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Professional Background

© Lori Lappin, the Witch of WITCHCRAFTS ARTISAN ALCHEMY®

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EDUCATION

Lakeview School of Nursing, Danville, IL, R.N. (Registered Nurse) Diploma (1986 - 1988)
Danville Area Community College, Danville, IL, general education classes (1986-1988, 1990)
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL, Specialized Advanced Curricula, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biochemistry (1990 – 1993)

Continuing Education Classes: Managed Care, Pharmaceutical Statistics, RAC-CT Certification, ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) Certification

UNDERGRADUATE THESIS RESEARCH

Conducted 2 years of undergraduate thesis research in collaboration with the Dept. of Cell & Structural Biology (thesis advisor Stanford-educated Dr. Alan Rick Horwitz, renowned worldwide for his pioneering research and leadership in the fields of cell adhesion and migration).

NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Earned monetary recognition award for the development of a novel fluid-phase flow-cytometric platelet-neutrophil adhesion-activation assay critical to our team's drug discovery project (as pharmaceutical research biochemist during my employment with The Upjohn Company, in collaboration with Harvard-educated scientist Dr. Michael Lawrence and the father of Adhesion Biology, renowned physician and former Baylor medical science professor Dr. Donald Anderson).

As a RAC-CT® MDS Professional contributing to the development of my healthcare facility's Medicare Program, my facility won the corporation's award for the Best Overall Medicare Program.

As an MDS Professional, I drove my facility's total Medicare-A reimbursements up 40% and achieved 100% records supported on EDS (electronic data systems) state audit.

Clinical Nursing Expertise: Intensive Care Unit Registered Professional Nurse with Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification. Completed 3-year nursing diploma education in 2 years.

AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

Entrepreneur
Pharmaceutical Research Biologist
Academic Research Specialist
Clinical Trials Data Coordinator
Quality Improvement Specialist
Quality Improvement Analyst
MDS Clinical Reimbursement Specialist
Non-Profit Health Clinic Coordinator
Nurse Trainer Consultant
Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Registered Professional Nurse (R.N.)