Oct 16, 2009

USD Medical School professor emeritus receives national honor

VERMILLION, S.D. -- A clinical professor of laboratory medicine emeritus with the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota is the recipient of a prestigious national award.
Alfred E. Hartmann, MD, FCAP, a pathologist from Sioux Falls, S.D., has been honored with the College of American Pathologists Laboratory Improvement Program Service Award at a ceremony held in Washington D.C. at the organization’s annual meeting earlier this month.

The award, established in 2006, is presented to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional service. Hartmann was honored for his outstanding contributions to the CAP Laboratory Improvement Programs. Hartmann is acknowledged for his many contributions to the College, beginning in 1975, when he was a member of the Product Evaluation Subcommittee.

In subsequent years he went on to chair the Chemistry Resource Committee and the Standards Committee. He further supported the College through service on the Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Resource Committee, the Laboratory Planning and Design Committee, and the Surveys Committee. Hartmann also has served as an inspector on the Inspection and Accreditation Committee for 25 years.

In addition serving as a clinical professor emeritus with the medical school, Hartmann is a pathologist at Physicians Laboratory, Ltd. in Sioux Falls, where he was president for 14 years. He was also the Medical Director of Laboratories at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Hartmann has also served on the Board of Directors for the National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards for nine years.

Hartmann earned his B.S. in chemistry and his M.S. in biochemistry at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln before completing his M.D. with distinction at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha. He completed an internship in straight medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles before his residency in Clinical and Anatomic Pathology at Nebraska Methodist Hospital in Omaha. Hartmann is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and is licensed in South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa.

About the Sanford School of Medicine

For more than a century, the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota has set the standard for medical education of students, residents and professionals in the state. The school’s mission includes education, research and service. It emphasizes family practice to help create the next generation of doctor’s for all parts of the state. The school’s economic impact includes attracting $17 million annually in research funding as well as hosting two of the four 2010 Research Centers designated by the governor.
About The University of South Dakota
Founded in 1862, The University of South Dakota is designated as the only public liberal arts university in the state and is home to a comprehensive College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, the state's only School of Law, School of Medicine, the accredited Beacom School of Business and the College of Fine Arts. USD has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students taught by more than 400 faculty members. More information is available at www.usd.edu/press/news.

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