Before joining Farmingdale in the summer of 2014, Dr. Ryman - also a professor of medical technology - was Dean of the College of Health Sciences at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. During his tenure there, he established master’s degrees in occupational therapy and long-term-care nursing, and developed a doctorate in health professions education. Prentice Hall published his book on medical technology/clinical laboratory science, and he has authored more than 20 articles on the health sciences. He has won nine grants during his career and presented papers at a dozen conferences. He did post-doctoral work in health disparities in under-served populations at The Johns Hopkins University.
Areas of Expertise (5)
Infectious Disease, Including Hepatitis and Legionella
Handicapped Students in the Health Science Fields
Cancer Tumor Markers (Blood Tests That Can Detect Various Forms of Cancer)
Industry Expertise (2)
Health and Wellness
Lambda Tau (professional)
Phi Kappa Phi (professional)
Non-Traditional Student Support Award (professional)
Non-Traditional Student Support Award
Joseph J. Kleiner Memorial Award-ASCLS (professional)
Joseph J. Kleiner Memorial Award-ASCLS
Omicron Sigma President's Honor Roll (professional)
Omicron Sigma President's Honor Roll
School of Health Sciences Research Award (professional)
School of Health Sciences Research Award
Award for Exceptional Dedication and Services to WSSU (professional)
Award for Exceptional Dedication and Services to WSSU
Johns Hopkins University: Post-doctoral, Healthcare Disparities in Underserved Populations 2004
University of Sarasota: EdD, Human Services Administration 1994
University of Arkansas : MS, Microbiology 1982
James Madison University: BS, Biology and Geography 1979
Ferrum College: AS, Biology and Mathematics 1977
- North Carolina ASCLS
- Association of Allied Health School Deans
Event Appearances (7)
Poster Presentation: Distress, fatigue, and QOL in primary caregivers of breast cancer ABMT patients
Second Annual Future of Breast Cancer Congress Banff, Alberta, Canada
Genetic based cancer assays
Advance Job Fair and CE Event Charlotte, NC
Psychological distress, fatigue, burden of care and quality of life in primary caregivers of breast cancer ABMT patients
Department of Defense Cancer Conference Orlando, FL
Got staffing woe’s? Here’s a new source of qualified MT’s
16th Annual Northeast Region Clinical Laboratory Management Association Conference and Exhibition Boxborough, MA
Developing a multidisciplinary training program in breast cancer research
Carolina Clinical Connection Greensboro, NC
Developing a web-based CLS program
Clinical Laboratory Educator’s Conference Saint Louis, MO
Genetic-based cancer assays
Advance Job Fair and CE Event Charlotte, NC
Sample Talks (2)
Psychological distress, fatigue, burden of care and quality of life in primary caregivers of breast cancer ABMT patients.
I discussed issues presented by caregiver of breast cancer patients who were generally in stage 4. Financial, time, social factors facing caregivers were highlighted. Also information was given about support groups, end- of-care treatment, etc. Presented at Era of Hope, National Breast Cancer Conference, Department of Defense Cancer Project.
An overview of bioterrorism agents.
The talk ranges from 30-45 minutes in length and can be edited as to the makeup of the audience. Speaking points range from descriptions of bacterial/viral agents to methods of dissemination. Some history is provided, including examples of anthrax spores sent via the US Mail, spraying a homemade soup of bacteria on salad bars in Oregon, and Tylenol contaminated bottles. Also, depending on the audience, time will be spent vaguely addressing the ease to which one’s kitchen could become a bioterrorism production area.
- Workshop Leader
- Author Appearance
- Corporate Training
Media Appearances (1)
Executive Suite: Denny Ryman, Farmingdale
An article about the direction of Health Sciences at Farmingdale with some coverage of overcoming a personal handicap.
Research Grants (4)
• eCare: Electronic Computer-Assisted Alcohol Relapse Prevention Among Elders
National Institutes of Health
eCare: Electronic Computer-Assisted Alcohol Relapse Prevention Among Elders
Operational fund for the Mobile Dental Hygiene Unit at University of Lousiano at Monroe
City of Monroe, Louisiana
Operational fund for the Mobile Dental Hygiene Unit for the University of Louisiana at Monroe, funded by the City of Monroe, Louisiana in 2010. $90,000.
Expansion of the Dental Hygiene Clinic and Labs at University of Louisiana at Monroe
Expansion of the Dental Hygiene clinic and labs at University of Louisiana at Monroe. $820,000.
Purchase of a Mobile Dental Hygiene Unit for University of Louisiana at Monroe
Purchase of a Mobile Dental Hygiene Unit for University of Louisiana at Monroe. $476,000.
Published Articles (2)
“Biological weapon: preparing for the worst”Medical Laboratory Observer
An academic article dealing with the history of biological warfare, live agents used, types of bacterial, viral, fungal agents that lend themselves to uses of war, dissemination methods, and detection methods. This was one of the major articles of the year dealing with this particular subject matter.
“A pilot study: how oncologists use breast cancer serum tumor markers in clinical practice."Journal of Clinical Laboratory Science
A summary article that used survey data as to how oncologists used tumor markers in their practice in the initial diagnosis, recurrence, and treatment monitoring in breast cancer patients. At the time 25% of surveyed oncologist used these blood test in their practice, current literature reveals the percentage to be much higher.