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Medical Technologist

Gainesville, FL
September 05, 2018

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Stephanie M. Pollard

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Orlando, Florida 32808

(Cell) 352-***-**** (e-mail)

Education University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Master of Public Health Degree

Graduation Date: August 2004

Bachelor of Health Science Rehabilitation Counseling Degree

Minor in Health Education Science

Graduation Date: December 2001

Santa Fe College, Gainesville, Florida

Associate of Arts Degree

Graduation Date: December 1998

Surgical Technologist Program

Scholar Graduate

Graduation Date: December 1997

Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida

Medical Laboratory Technology Program

Licensed Medical Technologist

Graduation Date: December 1986

Career Experience and Leadership

Stephanie Pollard has almost 30 years of experience in the healthcare arena as a Licensed Clinical Laboratory Technologist and 11 years as a Community Health Educator/Epidemiologist. Ms. Pollard’s career began with working in the Core Lab and the hospital mobile health outreach program, which provided low cost lab work (Lipid profile and blood glucose testing) and blood pressure screenings. The Team traveled to Community centers, Fitness centers, Senior Citizens centers, and Military bases throughout Jacksonville, FL and Georgia. Her Clinical laboratory experience has expanded throughout her career including: Invitro Fertilization (IVF), Infertility surgery assistant, Stem Cell Therapy and Cell Engineering.

She was a UF Graduate Research assistant for 2 years in the UF Dental department, conducting oral cancer patient interviews, evaluating statistical data, and follow-up patient contact.

In her academic career as a master’s student; her coursework included: epidemiology, biostatistics, policy and procedures, community health, and program planning. She was the Principle Investigator for her research project: “Exercise and Diabetes”. The research project consisted of creating a questionnaire for diabetic patients. Shands at UF Medical Plaza Type II Diabetic Clinic was the facility that was used to interview the patients. Drs. Lawrence Kennedy and Claire-Salazar were the physicians she worked with and they allowed her to speak to their patients after their doctor’s visit. The purpose of the data collection was to correlate the benefits of exercise in patients with Type II diabetes. Also, the questionnaire revealed the level of patient compliance and long term physical activity. Dr. Elizabeth Swett was her academic supervisor for this project and she was very pleased with the work that was completed.

Work Experience

June 2013 – May 2015

Moffitt Cancer Center Tampa, FL

BMT Cell Therapy Technologist/Apheresis

Apheresis – Photopheresis procedures, computer programs used (Capstone and Sorian)

BMT Infusion procedures – Inpatient and Outpatient

QC Assays – Perform assays on the FACS Calibur Cytometers #1 and #2, training on the FACS Canto Cytometer, Endotoxin testing, Microplasma PCR

Assays performed: CD34, CD3, 7AAD, CD40L, TIL Study Assays,

Perform Cell count on Sysmex analyzer, QC and Maintenance on FACS Caliburs

Computer programs used (StemLab, Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, and Pathnet)

July 2012 – June 2013

Toxicology Laboratory Tampa, FL

Clinical Laboratory Technologist

Review and Evaluate toxicology lab results/Assist with THC Research and Development

November 2011 – 02/2012

VA Medical Center Tampa, FL

Laboratory Technologist


August 2004 – present

Health Workshops R Us Gainesville/Tampa, FL

Community Health Educator

May 1991 - 2011

University of Florida and Shands Hospital Gainesville, FL

Medical Technologist - Part-time (1991-2002)

Medical Technologist - Full-time (2002 - 2011)

UF Hematology Oncology Pediatric Clinic

UF Women’s Center

Women’s Health Initiative

May 2001 – June 2004

University of Florida/Santa Fe College Gainesville, FL

Graduate Student - Health Educator and Strike Advisor

Research Assistant - Dental Cancer Center Research

January 1999 – May 2001

LifeSouth Blood Bank, Gainesville, Florida

Medical Technologist

Performed - HIV PCR, HBsAg, HBcore Ag, HBAb ELISA assays

May 1991 – February 1999

NABI Biomedical Gainesville, Florida

Medical Technologist

Phlebotomy for Donors

May 1998 – May 1999

City College, Gainesville, Florida

Medical Extern Coordinator and Adjunct Instructor

Phlebotomy Instructor

December 1986 – May 1991

Baptist Medical Center at the Beach Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Medical Technologist

Lead Technologist/Supervisor Experience

May 1991 – September 2011 (PRN and FT)

Shands Hospital/UF Women’s Center – Assisted OB/Gyn and Infertility Physicians and nurses with:

In-office medical procedures

Patients infertility regimen: lab work, medication reminders, and educating patients about lab results

Assisted Physicians with IVF Procedures in OR

Spoke with male patients in clinic and hospital on the proper way to collect semen sample for IVF and in-clinic IUI

In addition to my IVF Technologist duties, I was the Administrative Assistant for Dr. Drury (Laboratory Director).

Ordered Inventory and contact person for vendors

Arranged conference calls, attended board/staff meetings

Researched and Developed guidelines for semen preparations

Implemented guidelines for IVF semen procedures

May 1991 – January 1999

NABI Biomedical Plasma Center

Performed Donor Plasma aphaeresis

Educated Donors on HIV and STDs

Perform Laboratory screening testing

Assisted administration with Special Events

January 2001 – August 2001 (Graduate Student)

Alachua Regional Marine Institute - supervised three staff members and twenty students.

Created and implemented educational programs for students.

The program included drug awareness, health, and life management

Supervised instructors, coordinated all recreational and community service activities

Assisted case manager in home visits, in which I conducted an intake interview and helped write up the assessment intake report.

May 1998 – May 1999 (Adjunct Professor)

City College Gainesville - supervised medical assistant students in their clinical rotations.

Instructor for Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry and Phlebotomy

Made weekly visits to each facility and monitored the student’s progress

Negotiated contract between City College and Shands at the University of Florida; which allowed each student to have a facility to complete their clinical rotations

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