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Health Network Laboratories (HNL Lab Medicine) Appoints Caitlin Murphy, PhD as Scientific Director, Microbiology

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January 20, 2020

Health Network Laboratories (HNL Lab Medicine)‚Äč Appoints Caitlin Murphy, PhD as Scientific Director, Microbiology 

Allentown, PA — (Jan 20, 2019) - Health Network Laboratories (HNL Lab Medicine), a leader in high quality, innovative laboratory medicine services, today announced the appointment of Caitlin Murphy, Ph.D. as Scientific Director of Microbiology for Health Network Laboratories (HNL Lab Medicine). In this role, Dr. Murphy will work directly with Laboratory Operations and Senior Leadership to expand the services of Health Network Laboratories (HNL Lab Medicine) in the field of clinical microbiology. Dr. Murphy is responsible for providing technical oversight and consultation to the microbiology laboratory and clients, implementing new testing, and overseeing that the laboratory produces quality results. 


“We are pleased to announce that Dr. Caitlin Murphy is now with HNL,” said Dr Ronald Walsh. M.D. Clinical Laboratory Director and Chief Medical Officer. “Her background and clinical experience in microbiology will be a tremendous addition and compliment to the services we provide our clients and their patients”.  


Dr. Murphy is board certified by the American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM). She currently serves as CLIA Director of the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory. Prior to joining HNL, Dr. Murphy was the Assistant Director of Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Pathology and Microbiology, and prior to that held a position as Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Pathology and Microbiology.  


Dr. Murphy received her Master of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Nevada and earned her Ph.D. in Microbiology at the University of Iowa. She completed her clinical fellowship in Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Public Health Laboratory and is a member of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) and College of American Pathologists (CAP).