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Paula Malloy who was a member of SCACM since 1978 and a SCACM Director at Large, died on August 26, 1994. She is survived by her husband and three children. Paula received a B. S .in Medical Technology from Marquette University in 1976 and an M.S. in Medical Technology from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 1983. She was certified as a medical technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologist and as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist by the National Certifying Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel. Paula received the Outstanding Service A ward from the College of Medical Technology of Marquette University in both 1975 and 1976. She received the Alpha Mu Tau Scholarship and the Ames Company Advanced Study Scholarship from the American Society of Medical Technology in 1982 and was the recipient of the Graduate Student Travel Award from UIC in 1983.
Paula spent all of her professional career at the University of Illinois at Chicago, working as various times as a medical technologist, supervisor, and laboratory manager in the clinical microbiology laboratory and as an instructor in the medical technology program.
Paula' s legacy to science will be her pioneering work in rapid and automated testing of bacteria. Paula was one of the pioneers of rapid methods for the identification of bacteria from blood cultures and her 1983 publication in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology remains one of the most frequently cited references on Rapid Methods for Identification of Microorganisms in Blood. In addition to her numerous publications, Paula presented her research in numerous local, state, regional, and national meetings. She also presented her research internationally at the Fourth International Symposium on Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology and Immunology, held in Berlin, Germany in June 1984. Paula most recently authored a chapter in the new reference publication from the American Society of Microbiology entitled Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook, H. Isenberg (ed.), 1992. Rupp and Bowman Company