In Brief: CLS chair Rohde honored with 2015 urEssential Award

By Mariah Medina
University News Service
May 8, 2015

Cardinal Health has recognized Texas State University’s Clinical Laboratory Science program chair, Rodney Rohde, with the 2015 urEssential Award for his contributions to the field of laboratory science.

In addition to the award, Cardinal Health has also established a scholarship with Texas State’s University Development Foundation in Rohde’s name, which will be awarded to students seeking careers in the profession of laboratory medicine. The award and $20,000 scholarship are given annually to medical professionals driving the future of healthcare and laboratory diagnostics.

Rohde was among four finalists, and was announced as the winner of the nomination-based award on April 24.

“I am so humbled, honored, dumbfounded and grateful for this amazing opportunity to give back to the Texas State CLS program,” Rohde said.

Rohde received his bachelor of science in microbiology, master of biology with an emphasis in virology and Ph.D. in education with an emphasis in a public health dissertation on MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, all from Texas State.