DePalma, Helene


Curriculum Vitae

  1. Education

    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

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

    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 EmploymentTitleDate
    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

    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. 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.

      3. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings

          DePalma H, Vege S, Hu Z, Burgos A, Hue-Roye K, Lomas-Francis C, and Westhoff C.. "Identification Of Novel JK*B Variants (Abstract).." Transfusion. 54 Suppl 2014: S71-030L.

          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. Government Reports or Monographs
    4. 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

    "Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia Overview and Serologic Case Studies" April 2015, April 2014: New York Blood Center, Current Practice in Transfusion Medicine Lecture Series.

    "What’s In Your Blood Bank Toolkit? A Case Study Approach to Resolving Serological Challenges" June 2014: American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Spring Seminar.

    "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

      Captain, CUNY Campaign: 2014.

    2. Service to the School

      Faculty Development,Scholarly Writing and Grants Committee: 2014.

      Student Progression and Retention Committee (alternate): 2014-present.

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

    3. Service to the College

      Library Committee: 2014-present.

      Provost Lecture Series Committee: 2014-present.

    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

    Blood Banks Association of NY State Annual Meeting Planning Committee: 2014-2015.

    Volunteer reviewer, student poster abstracts, American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science, Education Scientific Assembly: 2014-2015.

    AABB Molecular Testing Laboratories Standards Program Unit: 2013-present.

    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