Associate Professor
Medical Diagnostic & Translational Sciences

Barbara Kraj PhD, MLS (ASCP) CMMBCM

2118 Health Sciences Bldg
Norfolk, 23529

Ph.D. in Health Related Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University, (2015)

Technologist in Molecular Biology MB # 2192
Sponsoring Organization: American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification
Date Obtained: 2013-04-01
Medical Education Research Certificate
Sponsoring Organization: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Group of Educational Affairs(GEA)
Date Obtained: 2010-01-01
Clinical Laboratory Scientist # 9909451
Sponsoring Organization: National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel (NCA)
Date Obtained: 2004-01-01
Medical Technologist MT (ASCP)/Medical Laboratory Scientist, MLS (ASCP)CM# 04121556
Sponsoring Organization: American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Date Obtained: 2004-01-01

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Kraj, B. J. "Educational Assistance Grant for Blood Bank Automation" $141625. Private. September 15, 2020 - August 31, 2025
Kraj, B. J. "Introduction of Trajecsys platform for MLS student competency assessment" $1000. Other. July 1, 2022 - August 28, 2023
Kraj, B. J. "Enrichment materials for transition of selected MLS face-to-face coursework online" $1000. Other. August 16, 2020 - August 15, 2021
Riethman, H. C., Bruno, R., Sachs, P., Mollica, P. and Kraj, B. J. "COVID-19 Testing Facility Development" $118270. Old Dominion University. May 1, 2020 - August 31, 2020
Kraj, B. J. "Flow Cytometry Enrichment Program for MLS" $2500. Other. August 16, 2018 - August 15, 2019
Kraj, B. J. "On-campus Clinical Microbiology Lab Simulation for Students Pursuing Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science, BSMLS." $3108. Old Dominion University. February 25, 2019 - June 30, 2019
Kraj, B. J. "Influence of Physical Activity on Leptin Receptor Expression in Adult Women" $220500. June 01, 2009 - May 31, 2010
Kraj, B. J. and Cannon, J. "Cytokine Modulation" $335710. Federal. May 1, 2006 - April 30, 2008

Articles

Cannon, J., Sharma, G., Sloan, G., Dimitropoulou, C., Baker, R., Mazzoli, A., Kraj, B. J., Mulloy, A. and Cortez-Cooper, M. (2014). Leptin Regulates CD16 Expression on Human Monocytes in a Sex-Specific Manner. Physiological Reports 2 (10).
Cortez-Cooper, M., Meaders, E., Stallings, J., Haddow, S., Kraj, B. J., Sloan, G., McCully, K. K.. and Cannon, J. (2013). Soluble TNF and IL-6 receptors: Indicators of vascular health in women without cardiovascular disease. Vascular Medicine (United Kingdom) 18 (5) , pp. 282–289.
Cortez-Cooper, M., Meaders, E., Stallings, J., Haddow, S., Kraj, B. J., Sloan, G., McCully, K. K.. and Cannon, J. (2013). Soluble TNF and IL-6 receptors: Indicators of vascular health in women without cardiovascular disease. Vascular Medicine (United Kingdom) 18 (5) , pp. 282–289.
Cortez-Cooper, M., Meaders, E., Stallings, J., Haddow, S., Kraj, B. J., Sloan, G., McCully, K. K.. and Cannon, J. (2013). Soluble TNF and IL-6 receptors: Indicators of vascular health in women without cardiovascular disease. Vascular Medicine (United Kingdom) 18 (5) , pp. 282–289.
Russell, B., Pretlow, L., Kraj, B. J. and Ranne, A. (2011). Advanced Cognitive and Psychomotor Objectives for a new MHS-CLS Curriculum. . Clinical Laboratory Science 24 (2) , pp. 89.
Russell, B., Owen, M., Leibach, E. K.., Stone, R., Meaders, E. and Kraj, B. J. (2011). Capturing Professionalism in Pre-Service Education: Professionalism Tool Development and Implementation. Clinical Laboratory Science 24 (4).
Russell, B., Kraj, B. J., Pretlow, L., Ranne, A. and Leibach, E. K.. (2011). Evidence based practice and advanced competencies in a MHS-CLS program.. Clinical laboratory science : journal of the American Society for Medical Technology 24 (4 Suppl).
Cannon, J., Kraj, B. J. and Sloan, G. (2011). Follicle-stimulating hormone promotes RANK expression on human monocytes. Cytokine 53 (2) , pp. 141–144.
Cannon, J., Kraj, B. J. and Sloan, G. (2011). Follicle-stimulating hormone promotes RANK expression on human monocytes. Cytokine 53 (2) , pp. 141–144.
Kraj, B. J., Pretlow, L. and Russell, B. (2011). Student molecular laboratory performance outcomes in a baccalaureate CLS program.. Clinical laboratory science : journal of the American Society for Medical Technology 24 (4 Suppl).
Cannon, J., Cortez-Cooper, M., Meaders, E., Stallings, J., Haddow, S., Kraj, B. J., Sloan, G. and Mulloy, A. (2010). Follicle-stimulating hormone, interleukin-1, and bone density in adult women. American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology 298 (3).
Cannon, J., Cortez-Cooper, M., Meaders, E., Stallings, J., Liebel, S., Kraj, B. J., Sloan, G. and Mulloy, A. (2010). Follicle-stimulating hormone, interleukin-1, and bone density in adult women. American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology 298 (3).
Cannon, J., Cortez-Cooper, M., Meaders, E., Stallings, J., Haddow, S., Kraj, B. J., Sloan, G. and Mulloy, A. (2010). Follicle-stimulating hormone, interleukin-1, and bone density in adult women. American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology 298 (3).
Cannon, J., Cortez-Cooper, M., Meaders, E., Stallings, J., Haddow, S., Kraj, B. J., Sloan, G. and Mulloy, A. (2010). Follicle-stimulating hormone, interleukin-1, and bone density in adult women. American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology 298 (3).
Barrows, E. and Kraj, B. J. (2010). Idiopathic autoimmune thrombocytopenia purpura in a 12-year-old boy.. Clinical laboratory science : journal of the American Society for Medical Technology 23 (4) , pp. 201–204.
Cannon, J., Cortez-Cooper, m., Meaders, E., Stallings, J., Haddow, S., Kraj, B. J., Sloan, G. and Mulloy, A. (2009). Follicle-stimulating hormone, interleukin-1 and bone density in adult women. American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology/ Epub 298 (3) , pp. R790-8. 2010.
Pretlow, L., Gandy, T., Leibach, E. Kenimer., Russell, B. and Kraj, B. J. (2008). A quality improvement cycle: hemolyzed specimens in the emergency department.. Clinical laboratory science : journal of the American Society for Medical Technology 21 (4) , pp. 219–224.
Cortez-Cooper, M., Meaders, E., Stallings, J., Haddow, s., Kraj, B. J., Sloan, G., Mulloy, A. and Cannon, J. (2008). Relation of follicle stimulating hormone to central arterial stiffness and endothelial function in young and middle-age women.. Circulation 117 , pp. e198-e291.
Russell, B., Turnbull, D., Leibach, E. Kenimer., Pretlow, L., Arnette, A., Ranne, A., Kraj, B. J., Mobley, R. and Stone, B. (2007). Evaluating distance learning in clinical laboratory science.. Clinical laboratory science : journal of the American Society for Medical Technology 20 (2) , pp. 106–111.
Russell, B., Turnbull, D., Leibach, E. Kenimer., Pretlow, L., Arnette, A., Ranne, A., Kraj, B. J., Mobley, R. and Stone, R. (2007). Evaluating distance learning in clinical laboratory science.. Clinical laboratory science : journal of the American Society for Medical Technology 20 (2) , pp. 106–111.
Satyamoorthy, K., DeJesus, E., Linnenbach, A. J., Kraj, B. J., Rendle, S., Elder, D. E. and Herlyn, M. (1997). Melanoma cell lines from different stages of progression and their biological and molecular analyses . Melanoma Research/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 7 (Suppl 2) , pp. S35-42.

Book Chapters

Bettinotti, M. P.., Kraj, B. J. and Zinni, J. G.. (2019). Chapter 4: Concepts in Molecular Biology. Modern Blood Banking and Transfusion Practices Philadelphia, PA: FA Davis.

Presentations

Kraj, B. J. (April 23, 2022). Code of Ethics in Everyday Practice of a Laboratory Professional. Oral Presentation 2022 ASCLS Four State Virtual Spring Meeting (virtual).
Kraj, B. J. (September 12, 2019). Inclusion of Flow Cytometry Psychomotor Exercise in Medical Laboratory Science Curriculum Facilitates Correct Interpretation of Lymphocyte Subset Analysis. Poster ASCP Annual Meeting Phoenix, AZ.
Kraj, B. J. (February 25, 2017). Entry-level curriculum update for Medical Laboratory Scientists and Medical Laboratory Technicians in Molecular Diagnostics Oral Presentation Clinical Laboratory Educator’s Conference National Meeting Boston, MA.
Kraj, B. J. (April 22, 2016). Delphi studies used in the development of competency-based curricula in health care education. Oral Presentation 2016 Annual ASCLS-GA State Meeting Lawrenceville, GA.
Kraj, B. J. (April 22, 2016). Legislative Matters that Affect the Clinical Laboratory - Review from 2016 ASCLS Legislative Symposium Oral Presentation 2016 Annual ASCLS-GA State Meeting Lawrenceville, GA.
Kraj, B. J. (March 19, 2015). Selecting Molecular Diagnostics Learning Objectives Using a Modified Delphi Process Other 2015 Health Sciences Education Week Education Commons Building GB 1120, Augusta, GA.
Kraj, B. J. (February 20, 2015). Selecting Molecular Diagnostics Learning Objectives Using a Modified Delphi Process Poster Clinical Laboratory Educator’s Conference National Meeting Cincinnati, OH.
Aaron, G., Kraj, B. J. and Peter, S. (July 30, 2014). “How to Best Identify Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae, a Modified Systematic Review” Poster American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science Annual Meeting Chicago, IL.
Kraj, B. J. (July 19, 2012). Antimicrobial Regimen Modifications after PNA-FISH Organism Identification Poster American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Annual Meeting Poster Competition Los Angeles, CA.
Kraj, B. J. (March 9, 2012). Capturing Professionalism in Pre-Service Education: Professionalism Tool Development and Implementation Poster Georgia Regents University Education Discovery Institute Education Day Poster Presentation Augusta, GA.
Kraj, B. J. (March 9, 2012). Evidence Based Practice and Advanced Competencies in an MHS-CLS Program Poster Georgia Regents University Education Discovery Institute Education Day Poster Presentation Augusta, GA.
Kraj, B. J. (July 30, 2011). Performance Evaluation of Sysmex XE-2100 Based on Q-Flags from Seven Hematologic Parameters Poster American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Annual Meeting Poster Competition Atlanta, GA.
Kraj, B. J. (March 12, 2011). Cases in Clinical Laboratory Science: Was the molecular test suggested to diagnose the disorder a correct test? Oral Presentation American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science - Georgia 63-rd Annual Meeting Atlanta, GA.
Kraj, B. J. (February 21, 2011). Advanced Cognitive and Psychomotor Objectives for a New MHS-CLS Curriculum Oral Presentation Clinical Laboratory Educator’s Conference National Meeting Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Kraj, B. J. (September 22, 2010). Fundamentals of Molecular Diagnostics in a Nut Shell Oral Presentation American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Region III Triennial Meeting Savannah, GA.
Kraj, B. J. (March 26, 2010). Cases in Clinical Laboratory Science: Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia in elderly patient admitted with pneumonia Oral Presentation American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science - Georgia 62-nd Annual Meeting Savannah, GA.
Kraj, B. J. (March 13, 2009). Molecular Diagnostics in Donor’s Blood Screening Oral Presentation American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science - Georgia 61-st Annual Meeting Clarkston, GA.
Kraj, B. J. (February 19, 2009). SoftChalk Program Applications in On-line Learning Modules Designed for CLS Curriculum Poster Clinical Laboratory Educator’s Conference National Meeting Denver, CO.
Kraj, B. J. (April 4, 2008). DNA Typing as Base for Molecular Diagnostics Lab Oral Presentation American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science -Georgia Annual State Meeting Atlanta, GA.
Kraj, B. J. (February 23, 2008). Student performance outcomes on molecular diagnostics laboratory modules incorporated into CLS program senior clinical chemistry course Clinical Laboratory Educator’s Conference National Meeting Savannah, GA.
Kraj, B. J. (November 27, 2007). Cord Blood Transplantation – History and Future Teleconference Network of Texas’ "Laboratory Technology Issues" series San Antonio, TX.
Kraj, B. J. (July 20, 2007). Molecular Antigen Typing: Emerging Methods in Blood Banking Oral Presentation American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Annual Meeting San Diego, CA.
Kraj, B. J. (July 29, 2006). Cord Blood Banking for Stem Cell Transplantation Oral Presentation American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Annual Meeting Chicago, IL.
Kraj, B. J. (March 9, 2006). Molecular Diagnostics Issues Discussed at CLEC 2006 American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science-Georgia 58-th Annual Meeting Macon, GA.
Kraj, B. J. (March 9, 2006). Mycology in the 21st Century Oral Presentation American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science-Georgia 58-th Annual Meeting Macon, GA.
Kraj, B. J. (March 5, 2006). Status of Molecular Diagnostics Incorporation into Clinical Laboratory Science Curricula: Results of a National Survey Poster Clinical Laboratory Educator’s Conference National Meeting San Antonio, TX.
  • 2022: Constituent Society Member of the Year, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science- Virginia
  • 2020: Keys to the Future, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
  • 2019: Omicron Sigma., American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science - Virginia
  • 2018: Inspirational Faculty Member for COHS, Old Dominion University
  • 2015: Regional Omicron Sigma President’s Honor Roll for Outstanding Service, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
  • 2014: Omicron Sigma., American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
  • 2013: ASCLS Education & Research (E&R) Gloria Gilbert Award,
  • 2013: Georgia Regents University Compass Award,
  • 2012: ASCLS 2012 Distinguished Author Award (co-recipient),
  • 2012: ASCLS Education & Research (E&R) Joseph J Kleiner Memorial Award for the Outstanding Clinical Laboratory Science Article in CLS (co-recipient),
  • 2012: Georgia Regents University 2012 Education Innovation Institute Educational Scholarship Award,
  • 2011: ASCLS 2011 Annual Meeting Peer-Reviewed Poster Competition Award,
  • 2011: ASCLS 2011 Distinguished Author Award. Clinical Laboratory Science Clinical Practice Section,
  • 2008: Contribution to the Profession Award in Research, Medical College of Georgia Dept. of Biomedical and Radiological Technologies
  • 2007: Distinguished Alumnus Award, Medical College of Georgia Program in Medical Technology
  • 2007: Gloria F. Gilbert Award, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science - Georgia
  • 2005: Medical Technologist of the Year, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science - Georgia