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Julie Rosser and Ronald J. Whitley

Julie Rosser, DO
University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY

Julie Rosser earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois in June 2010. She is currently a second year AP/CP pathology resident at the University of Kentucky, Lexington.

Ron WhitleyRonald J. Whitley, PhD, DABCC, FACB
University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY

Ron Whitley is Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Kentucky (UK), and Director of the Chemistry, Toxicology and Core Clinical Laboratories at Chandler and Samaritan Hospitals. Ron received his PhD degree in organic chemistry from Georgia Tech. After completing fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic, he joined the UK faculty in 1980. Ron currently serves as Past-President of the NACB and Chairholder of the CLSI Area Committee on Immunology and Ligand Assay. His primary scientific/research interests include applications of immunoassays and mass spectrometry to endocrine and genetic disorders. In recent years he has helped developed NACB practice guidelines for using tumor markers in thyroid cancer, and for follow-up testing for metabolic diseases identified by expanded newborn screening (NBS). He has also helped develop CLSI consensus documents for immunoassay systems, NBS blood collections, and NBS by tandem mass spectrometry. His passions include classical piano and mountain climbing.