Bio: Denise L. Uettwiller-Geiger, PhD, is a Clinical Chemist and Director of Clinical Trials for Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson, New York. The laboratory processes more than 2.4 million tests a year. Dr. Uettwiller-Geiger assists with new technology and menu expansion; serves as principal investigator for clinical trials; and provides expert education, guidance, and consultation to clinicians.
In 2010, she received the AACC Management Sciences Abstract Award for Outstanding Project; the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB) Distinguished Abstract Award; and the Brookhaven’s Women’s Recognition Award for Science. In 2011, she received the Best Lab Practice Award from American Society Clinical Pathology and the Siemens 2011 Inspired Healthcare Outcomes award for her work in reducing MRSA infection rates. In 2015, she received the ICE Award (Increasing Clinical Effectiveness) from the Clinical Laboratory Management Association for her work in reducing hospital acquired infections.
She is the author of more than 80 clinical journal articles and is an experienced speaker, who has participated in many presentations, webcasts, workshops, and press conferences.