Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences: Kristy Shanahan, MS, MLS (ASCP) received her Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from the University of Wisconsin in 1974 and completed a clinical internship at University Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin. In 1988, she received a master's degree in medical technology from the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School. She also received a second master's degree in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University in 2005. Her work experience includes several years as a clinical laboratory scientist, supervisor, and chief tech in hospitals and clinics in both Wisconsin and Illinois. Kristy also taught at Oakton Community College from 1989 until 2007 in their Medical Laboratory Technology program. Kristy has served as past president of the Chicago Society for Clinical Laboratory Science and for the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science-Illinois. She also was the president, from 2007-2009, of the Illinois Society for Microbiology, a branch of the American Society for Microbiology. She was selected as an American Society for Microbiology Scholar-in-Residence from 2006-2007. She also is the immediate past president, 2007-2009, of the Illinois Society for Microbiology, a branch of the American Society for Microbiology. She recently, 2010, received the Rosalind Franklin University College of Health Professions Award for Professional Scholarship. At Rosalind Franklin University, Kristy holds a full time appointment within the College of Pharmacy, where she is responsible for teaching in the pharmacy skills laboratories. Her areas of expertise include microbiology, immunology, and clinical molecular laboratory testing. The variety of her clinical laboratory experience also supports the College’s teaching in the PharmD program.