Debra M. Wood, MS
Program Director, Histotechnology Distance Learning
Educating, Advocating and Volunteering for the Histotechnology Profession
Debra Wood joined the Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine as faculty in 2004. After working as a histotechnologist in both clinical and veterinary labs she had a desire to teach. She now puts all of her energy into teaching histotechnology principles and techniques to college students in over 400 laboratories nationwide.
As a volunteer she serves on the: National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) volunteering as a member of the Review Committee for Accredited Programs (RCAP), site visitor and paper reviewer for programs going through the accreditation process; American Society for Pathology as Chairperson for the - Histotechnology (ASCP) HT/HTL Exam Committee and member of the Scholarship committee; and National Society for Histotechnology (NSH) as credentialing chair and lead of the Instructors of Histotechnology group.
Passionate about histotechnology, education and service to the profession the position of program director for a distance education program seemed like the perfect fit.
Certification: HT (ASCP)
Gill, Gary W., & Wood, Debra M., 2010, Education Guide: Special Stains & H&E, Chapter 21: Biological Micro-techniques. Kumar, George L., & Kiernan, John A., Dako
Leica Leadership in Teaching, National Society for Histotechnology, 2016
Peggy Wenk Histotechnology Program of the Year, National Society for Histotechnology, 2015
urEssential, Cardinal Health, 2014
Titles & Appointments
- Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Desc: Leica Leadership in Teaching Award is presented to an individual dedicated to sharing their knowledge of histotechnology with others.
Org: National Society for Histotechnology
Desc: The Peggy Wenk Histotechnology Program of the Year award is presented to a NAACLS accredited program of histotechnology (HT/HTL) that exhibits passion for producing highly qualified professionals for the purpose of furthering educational opportunities for students.
Org: Cardinal Health
Desc: The Cardinal Health UrEssential Award seeks to recognize clinical laboratory professionals who have improved processes within their laboratories, enhanced patient care through their work, and increased awareness of the importance of the profession.