Robert Moran, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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BS, 1964; Chemistry; Stonehill College
MS 1971; Health Science; Northeastern University
PhD, 1989; Health Sciences Management; Pacific Western University

Robert F. Moran is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physics at Wentworth Institute of Technology (Boston, MA), where he served on the Faculty Senate (2005-2016) as well as the Institute Curriculum Committee.

Dr. Moran is an elected Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM), the American Institute of Chemists (FAIC), and the Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (FACB) and is an appointed Fellow of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (FIUPAC). Dr. Moran holds certificates in CPR/First Aid from the American Heart Association; as a Clinical Laboratory Consultant and Allied Health Instructor from the American Medical Technologists and as a Point-of-Care Specialist from the American Association of Clinical Chemistry.

Dr. Moran is a Board Member & President of AccuTest Inc., a USA-based, non-profit company providing approved (CLIA & CAP) External Quality Assessment (Proficiency Testing) for US Clinical and Physician’s Office Laboratories, and of mvi Sciences, a consulting and educational services organization.  Dr. Moran is on the Executive Board of Mary, Mother of God Missionary Society, which is promoting the reviving of the Catholic Church in Eastern Russia and Southeast Asia.(Indonesia, The Philippines’ and Vietnam.

Dr. Moran received a BS in Chemistry from Stonehill College, an MS in Health Sciences from Northeastern University and a PhD in Health Sciences Management from Pacific Western University. He has held various positions, including academic appointments at Hampden College of Pharmacy, Chicopee, MA (Instructor of Biochemistry) and the adjunct faculty of the University of Massachusetts –Amherst (Instructor of Clinical Chemistry), Wentworth Institute of Technology and Cambridge College. He was also supervising Chemist at the world-renowned Framingham Heart Study of the US DHEW, and in technical/supervisory positions at several Boston (Massachusetts) area hospitals.


 

Working successively for the Medical Division of Corning Glass Works, Ciba Corning Diagnostics Corp and Chiron Diagnostics from 1976 to 1997, Dr. Moran's responsibilities included technical and applications support and integration of customer requirements into the design process of new critical care systems, development and implementation of internal and external training and educational programs, as well as assessment and interpretation of laws, regulation (CLIA’67, 88 and revisions) and voluntary standards (ISO 15189) used in the diagnostics industry throughout the world. He also was Director of Customer Quality Information Technology for Corning’s customer QC and EQA institute. Most recently, he served Chiron Diagnostics as Manager, Medical Affairs: Critical Blood Analytes, and Senior Technical Liaison for International Marketing Operations.

Professor Moran has been active with the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute-CLSI –formerly NCCLS, ASTM International and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). He served three terms on the NCCLS Board and is currently member/advisor to other CLSI committees and previously was co–chair of the Global Training Initiative responding to the need for laboratory assistance in Africa and other countries under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Prof. Moran is a member of the ASTM Committee E02 –Terminology. Additionally, he was a Titular Member of IUPAC serving on the Commission on Components of Quality Systems in the Clinical Laboratory, a member of the Board of Advisors of Whitney International. and of the Technical Advisory Board of the Foundation for Blood Research. Dr. Moran was also consulting editor for the Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 19th, 20th  21st and 22nd Editions.

Prof. Moran has published numerous papers and monographs, as well as some book chapters, in several languages on subjects including lipoprotein assessment, Federal Regulation for the Clinical Laboratory, international standardization, blood gas quality performance and hemoglobin analysis. He has been certified as an expert witness in clinical chemistry by the State of Colorado and provided technical counsel to both prosecution and defense in the field of clinical chemistry. He has also received “Outstanding Speaker” and “Clinical Chemist’s Recognition” awards from the AACC.

Prof. Moran was awarded the 2002 Eiler’s Award from NCCLS (Now CLSI) for outstanding contributions to consensus standardization.

  • Eiler’s Award -2002,  NCCLS  for outstanding contributions to consensus standardization.
  • Corning Glass Works: Food and Drug Law Certification -1982.
  • Corning Glass Works:Persuasive Communications Award. 1982.
  • NCCLS Pre-Analytical Considerations Working Group (C27); 1984-1986
  • Ciba-Corning Diagnostics: 1987 Leadership Award for Introduction and Support of Confirmation™
  • AACC “Clinical Chemist’s Recognition”  1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994
  • NCCLS Oxygen Saturation Working Group (C-25), Chair; 1987 - 1990
  • NCCLS Combined Measurement of BG/Electrolytes Working Group (C32) Chair; 1990 - 1998
  • Laboratory Medicine: Author’s Award, 1990.
  • AACC “Outstanding Speaker”  1991, 1992
  • NCCLS Board of Directors 1990-2001: Secretary 1997-2001
  • NCCLS Working Group on Electrolytes and Preanalytical Variables:
  • Outstanding Service as Chairman 1991-1997
  • NCCLS Working Group on Terminology and Definitions:
  • Outstanding Service as Chairman 1993-1998
  • Florida Society for Respiratory Care: Sunshine Seminar Award, June 2, 1992, Outstanding Speaker