© Lori Lappin, the Witch of WITCHCRAFTS ARTISAN ALCHEMY®
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).
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
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.)