Rodney S. Markin, MD, PhD

Department Affiliations
David T. Purtilo Distinguished Chair of Pathology (2004)
Medical Director, Laboratory Informatics
Associate Vice Chancellor for Business Development
Chief Technology Officer

Hepatic Pathology, Information Systems, Automation Systems

My professional and academic research interests have focused on solid organ transplantation, informatics and clinical laboratory automation, which include but are not limited to, robotics, information systems, medical utilization management and outcomes optimization.  Our laboratory automation and informatics research centers around the financial performance of the clinical laboratory. Included in ongoing research are the development and implementation of automation technology designed to reduce the cost per laboratory test results produced. We are also investigating methods to use rules based applications to minimize test volume while optimizing the patient outcome.
Education and Training
BS (Chemistry with a Minor in Mathematics and Physics) Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1977
PhD (Biochemistry) University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1980
MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1983
Residency, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1983-1986
Board Certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 1986.

Teaching Activities
Medical Students - General Pathology (620, 621), Gastrointestinal Pathology, Liver and Biliary Tract Pathology, Gastrointestinal Pathology Laboratory, Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas Laboratory, General Pathology Small Group, Clinical Pathology (622), Clinical Pathology Course Discussion Group, Clinical Pathology Medical Student Course
Pharmacy Students - Laboratory Testing, Liver and Biliary Tract Pathology
Pathology Residents - Clinical Chemistry and Chemical Pathology, Hepatic and Gastrointestinal Pathology, Informatics, Contract Negotiation and Management

National Activities
United States & Canadian Academy of Pathologists (USCAP)
American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)
College of American Pathologists (CAP)
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
American Association of Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Binford-Damin Infectious Disease Society
Nebraska Association of Pathologists (NAP)
Association for Laboratory Automation (ALA)
CLSI - Area Committee on Automation and Informatics

Notable Publications
Markin RS, and Whalen SA. Laboratory Automation: Trajectory, Technology, and Tactics. Clin Chem 46: 764-771. 

Blakolmer K, Seaberg EC, Batts K, Ferrell L, Markin RS, Wiesner R, Detre K, Demetris A. Analysis of the reversibility of chronic liver allograft rejection implications for a staging schema. Am J Surg Pathol 23(11):1328-1339, Nov 1999.

Combes B, Markin R, Wheeler D, Rubin R, West A, Mills A, Eigenbrodt E, Maddrey W, Munoz S, Garcia-Tsao G, Bonner G, Boyer J, Luketic V, Shiffman M, Peters M, White H, Zetterman R, Carithers R. The effect of ursodeoxycholic acid on the florid duct lesion of primary biliary cirrhosis. Hepatology 30:602-605, Sep 1999.

Karetnyi YV, Beck PR, Markin RS, Langnas AN, Naides SJ. Human Parvovirus B19 infection in acute fulminant liver failure. Arch of Virology 144 (9):1713-1724, 1999.

Birt DF, Markin RS, Blackwood D, Harvell DME, Shull JD, Pennington KL. Dietary Lignin, and insoluble, fiber, enhance uterine cancer but did not influence mammary cancer induced by N-Methyl-Nitrosourea in rats. Nutrition and Cancer 31 (1):24-30, 1998.

Kaufman SS, Wisecarver JL, Ruby EL, Fox IJ, Sudan DL, Pillen TJ, Dhawan A, Horslen SP, Vanderhoof JA, Radio SJ, Markin RS, Langnas AN. Correlation of mucosal disaccharidase activities with histology in evaluation of rejection following intestinal transplantation. Pediatr Transplantation 2 (2):134-138, May 1998. 

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