Vincent J. L.
Vincent L. holds a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University and Wayne State University, a Master of Arts in Education from Wayne State University and a Science Specialist Certificate from University of Michigan and Wayne State University. He has taken advanced courses in biology and chemistry at Oakland University, University of Detroit, University of Tennessee, and Eastern Michigan University. Vincent began teaching at Catholic Central high school and transferred to DeLaSalle Collegiate high school where he was chairman of the biology department for thirty-years. He was an adjunct professor of biology at Oakland Community College for seven years and he has been an adjunct professor of biology at Macomb Community College for the past twenty five years.
Vincent worked in the emergency department at Detroit General Hospital as a medical assistant for three years and completed the basic emergency medical technician course sponsored by the Department of Surgery at Wayne State University and the Committee on Trauma in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Health. He also worked as a physician assistant at a private clinic for two years doing physical exams, triage, x-rays, suturing, immobilizing of injuries and physical therapy.
He holds a certificate in education through the Michigan Department of Education. He was awarded the Outstanding Biology Teacher of the year award, 2002 by the National Association of Biology Teachers and was the Michigan Science Teacher of the year finalist in 2000 by the Michigan Science Teachers Association. He was selected to attend the Nanobiotechnology Institute Training by Cornell University and Microbiological Concepts Training by the National Science Foundation and the American Type Culture Collection, Washington D.C.. He has Radiological Health/Radiation Safety Training by Wayne State University Health Physics and took part in the Biotechnology Teacher Internship by Environmental Health Science Center, Wayne State University.
Vincent has published seven articles in research and educational journals. He has given thirteen conference presentations at state and national conferences and has twelve years of biological research experience. He worked on the Human Genome Project at the Oak Ridge National Laboratories through the United States Department of Energy. He has done parasistological research at University of Michigan Biological Station, Steroid research at Oakland University, Calcium Metabolism research at Alma College, Hypertension research at Wayne State University and Veterans Hospital, and Cancer research for three years at the Institute of Environmental Health, Wayne State University.
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