Level of instruction: Intermediate
Intended Audience: Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians as well as other health care personnel who are responsible for prescribing and administering therapeutic medications.
Author Credentials: Kevin F. Foley, PhD, DABCC, MT, SC earned his B.S. degree in History and Political Science before going on to complete additional courses and a one-year clinical internship in Medical Technology, earning ASCP certification as a medical technologist with further certification as a specialist in clinical chemistry. Following this training, Kevin earned his PhD in clinical pharmacology and toxicology at East Carolina School of Medicine in North Carolina. He then worked over four years as an assistant professor at the University of Vermont in the Departments of Medical Laboratory and Radiation Sciences as well and Pharmacology. Kevin then went on to train and work as an assistant professor and clinical chemist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. He then served as head of the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Department at Northern Michigan University. Currently, Kevin is the Northwest chemistry, toxicology, immunology and POC director for Kaiser Permanente. He continues to teach pharmacology, clinical chemistry, immunology and medicinal chemistry at Oregon Health Sciences University. His research areas include cardiovascular risk and inflammation markers as well as the neuropharmacology of amphetamine-like compounds. Kevin is very active in the American Association of Clinical Chemistry.