DePalma, Helene


Curriculum Vitae

  1. Education

    Degree Institution Field Dates
    MS  Fordham University  Adult Education and Human Resource Development  2011 
    BS  State University of New York at Albany  Medical Technology  1980 
  2. Full-Time Academic Experience

    Institution Rank Field Dates
    CUNY-York College  Associate Professor  Health Professions-Clinical Laboratory Sciences  Fall 2013-present 
  3. Part-Time Academic Experience

    Institution Rank Field Dates
    CUNY-York College  Adjunct Assistant Professor  Health Professions-Clinical Laboratory Sciences  2012-2013 
    CUNY-York College  Adjunct Lecturer  Health Professions-Clinical Laboratory Sciences  2007-2011 
  4. Non Academic Experience

    Place of Employment Title Date
    New York Blood Center  Director of Operations, Laboratory of Immunohematology and Genomics  2006-2013 
    New York University Hospital  Quality Analyst, Blood Bank  2004-2006 
    New York Blood Center  Senior Manager, Transfusion Services  1992-2004 
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center  Supervisor, Blood Bank  1984-1992 
  5. Employment Record At This Institution

    Rank Dates
    Associate Professor  Fall 2013-present 
    Adjunct Assistant Professor  2012-2013 
    Adjunct Lecturer  2007-2011 
  6. Publications In Field Of Expertise

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:

        Lomas-Francis, C., DePalma, H.. "DNA-based assays for patient testing: their application, interpretation, and correlation of results." Immunohematology. 24(4) 2008: 180-189.

        Mally P, Golombek S, Mishra R, Nigam S, Mohandas K, DePalma H, et al.. "Association of necrotizing enterocolitis with elective packed red blood cell transfusions in stable, growing, premature neonates." Am J Perinatol. 23 2006: 451-458.

        Montecalvo M, Lee MS, DePalma H, Wynn P, et al.. "Seroprevalence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1, Hepatitis B Virus and Hepatitis C Virus in patients having major surgery." Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 16 1995: 627-632.

      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings

          DePalma H, Strauss D, Corvino, T, et al.. "The Labeling of Antigen Negative Blood and Subsequent Discrepancies: A Retrospective Review (Abstract)." Transfusion. 52 Suppl 2012: S36-020C.

          Hue-Roye, K, Lomas-Francis, C, DePalma, H.. "Multiplex assays: Too many primers can lead to suboptimal results (Abstract)." Transfusion. 50 Suppl 2010: 152A.

          Hue-Roye K, Patel P, DePalma H, Lomas-Francis C, Charles-Pierre D, Reid ME. "DNA-based assays fill a reagent void to identify V/VS− and Js(a−) blood donors (Abstract)." Transfusion. 49 Suppl 2009: 121A-122A.

          J. Schwartz, H. DePalma, K. Kapoor et al.. "Anti-A titers in group O single donor platelets: to titer or not to titer." Transfusion. 43 Suppl 2003: 115.

        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:

      Reid, ME and DePalma H. "Molecular testing for blood groups in transfusion medicine." Immunohematology: Principles and Practice. 3rd edition. 2009: 95-106.

    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  7. Other Publications

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:
      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  8. Presented Papers, Lectures, And Exhibitions And Performances

    "Blood Group Systems" April 2013: Pathology Residents Lecture Series, New York Blood Center.

    "Molecular Methods in the Blood Bank" March 2013: Department of Pathology, Hospital for Special Surgery.

    "Blood Bank Case Studies" June 2012: ASCLS-NY Spring Seminar.

    "Blood Group Antigens and Antibodies" February 2011: NY Presbyterian-Cornell campus, Hematology/Oncology Fellows.

    "Molecular Methods in Immunohematology" September 2011: NY Presbeterian-Columbia Campus, Department of Pathology.

    "Introduction to Molecular Methods in Immunohematologu" February 2011: New Jersey Society of Blood Bank Professionals, Winter Seminar.

    "Molecular Biology Coming Your Way" October 2007: AABB Annual Meeting.

    "Management and Efficiencies in Transfusion Services" April 2005: American Society of Clinical Pathologists Teleconference Series.

  9. Patents


  10. Work In Progress

    1. Books in progress:
    2. Papers in Progress:
    3. Papers submitted to journals for consideration:
    4. Research in progress:
  11. Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

  12. Grants-In-Aid

  13. Institutional Service

    1. Service to the Department
    2. Service to the School

      SHS Customized Advisement Approach to Two Distinct Student Populations: 2013-current.

    3. Service to the College
    4. Service to the Graduate Center
    5. Service to the University
  14. Offices Held In Professional Societies

    President, Blood Banks Association of New York State: 2001-2003.

  15. Other Professional Activities And Public Service

    8th edition of the AABB Standards for Immunohematology Reference Laboratories (work product of the AABB IRL Standards Program Unit): published October 2013.

    CUNY-Hunter Advisory Board, MS in Biomedical Lab Management Program: 2012-present.

    AABB Immunohematology Reference Laboratories Standards Program Unit: 2011-present.

    Auxiliary Panel,NY State Education Department State Board for Clinical Laboratory Technology: 2005-present.

    AABB Annual Meeting Education Program Unit Committee: 2004-2008.

    Volunteer accreditation inspector, AABB and College of American Pathologists: 2004-present.

    New York State Licensed Clinical Laboratory Technologist: 2006-present.

  16. Teaching Activities At This Institution

    1. Courses Taught (List)
      HPMT 252 Introduction to Phlebotomy and Hematology 
      HPMT 343 Immunohematology 
      HPMT 358 Diagnostic Techniques in Molecular Pathology 
      HPMT 362 Seminar for Professional Issues 
    2. New courses/programs developed (list):
DePalma, Helene

DePalma, Helene
Associate Professor
Health Professions