Professor, Microbiology; Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences
University of South Carolina
Richard (Rick) L. Hodinka, Ph.D. is currently a Professor in Microbiology and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville (USCSOMG). Dr. Hodinka completed his B.S. in Biology from Marietta College, an M.S. in Microbiology from the University of Montana and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from Ohio University. He then completed a research postdoctoral fellowship in Microbiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill followed by a clinical postdoctoral fellowship in medical and public health laboratory microbiology at the University of North Carolina Medical Center. Prior to coming to the USCSOMG in 2014, Dr. Hodinka spent 26 years at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine where he was a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Director of the Clinical Virology Laboratory at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He has years of experience in the development and translation of viral diagnostics into clinical practice, with emphasis on the design and implementation of molecular assays and their use in patient care and management. Dr. Hodinka is active in and has held positions of responsibility in the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology, American Society for Microbiology, Association for Molecular Pathology, Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, and Asian-Pacific Society for Medical Virology. He has served as the co-organizer of the Clinical Virology Symposium since 1994 and was co-organizer of the Molecular Virology Workshop from 1994-2013. Dr. Hodinka has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, review articles and book chapters in clinical virology and molecular diagnostics and is an editor of the Clinical Virology Manual. His awards include Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology, the ASM bioMérieux Sonnenwirth Award for Leadership in Clinical Microbiology and the PASCV Diagnostic Virology Award for his contributions to the field.
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Saturday, October 5
2:10 PM – 2:35 PM