Publications

SCHOLARLY/CREATIVE ACTIVITES

A. Works in Print (including works accepted, forthcoming, in press)

1. Books (if not refereed, please indicate)

a. Scholarly Monographs:

Rohde, Rodney E. 2011. Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Knowledge, Learning, and Adaptation: I guess everything changes when it happens to you – their stories. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, Dudweiler Landstraße 99, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany. ISBN 978-3-8433-8225-0

b. Textbooks: NA

c. Edited Books: NA

d. Chapters in Books:

Rohde, R.E., Weigum, S., & McGowin, C., Chapter 8, “Nucleic Acid-Based Analytic Methods for Microbial Identification and Characterization.” In P. Tille (ed), Bailey & Scott’s Diagnostic Microbiology, 14th edition, St. Louis, Missouri: 14th edition, Elsevier Inc., 2017 [ISBN 978-0-323-35482-0]

Rohde, R.E., & McGowin, C., Chapter 13, “Staphylococcus, Micrococcus, and Similar Organisms.” In P. Tille (ed), Bailey & Scott’s Diagnostic Microbiology, 14th edition, St. Louis, Missouri: 14th edition, Elsevier Inc., 2017 [ISBN 978-0-323-35482-0]

Rohde, R.E., & McGowin, C., Chapter 44, “Cell Wall-Deficient Bacteria.” In P. Tille (ed), Bailey & Scott’s Diagnostic Microbiology, 14th edition, St. Louis, Missouri: 14th edition, Elsevier Inc., 2017 [ISBN 978-0-323-35482-0]

Rohde, R.E., & McGowin, C., Chapter 64, “Overview of the Methods and Strategies in Virology.” In P. Tille (ed), Bailey & Scott’s Diagnostic Microbiology, 14th edition, St. Louis, Missouri: 14th edition, Elsevier Inc., 2017 [ISBN 978-0-323-35482-0]

Rohde, R.E., & McGowin, C., Chapter 65, “Viruses in Human Disease.” In P. Tille (ed), Bailey & Scott’s Diagnostic Microbiology, 14th edition, St. Louis, Missouri: 14th edition, Elsevier Inc., 2017 [ISBN 978-0-323-35482-0]

Rohde, R.E., & McGowin, C., Chapter 78, “Infection Control.” In P. Tille (ed), Bailey & Scott’s Diagnostic Microbiology, 14th edition, St. Louis, Missouri: 14th edition, Elsevier Inc., 2017 [ISBN 978-0-323-35482-0]

Rohde, Rodney E. & Mayes, Bonny C. “Molecular Diagnosis and Epidemiology of Rabies.” In P. Hu, M. Hedge, & P.A. Lennon (eds.), Modern Clinical Molecular Techniques (New Edition), NY: Springer Press, 2012. [ISBN 978-1-4614-2169-6]: http://www.springer.com/medicine/pathology/book/978-1-4614-2169-6

McGowin, Chris L., Rohde, Rodney E. & Whitlock, Greg C. “Other Pathogens of Significant Public Health Concern.” In P. Hu, M. Hedge, & P.A. Lennon (eds.), Modern Clinical Molecular Techniques (New Edition), NY: Springer Press, 2012. [ISBN 978-1-4614-2169-6]: http://www.springer.com/medicine/pathology/book/978-1-4614-2169-6

e. Creative Books:

Wilson, Pamela, J. 2009. Tales From Tubblewood Too: Miss Duck to the Rescue. AuthorHouse, Bloomington, Indiana {R. Rohde contributor to this book}

Wilson, Pamela, J. 2005. Puppy Pal Pointers: From the True Tails of Ripple and Jessie. AuthorHouse, Bloomington, Indiana ISBN 1-4208-0629. {R. Rohde contributor to this book (pp. 7-9) for the education of pet owners with respect to zoonotic disease}

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

2. Articles

a. Refereed Journal Articles:

Pérez, E., Uyan, B., Rohde, R.E., Wehbe-Janek, H., Hochhalter, A.K., & Fenton, S.H. Assessing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections Prevention Interventions in Intensive Care Units: A Discrete Event Simulation Study (MDM-15-226). IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering – Health Care Operations Management, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19488300.2016.1265616   Jan 3, 2017

Sharma, S., Graham, R., Rohde, R.E., Ceballos, N.A. Stress-induced change in serum BDNF is related to quantitative family history of alcohol use disorder and age at first alcohol use. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 153 (2017): 12-17. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pbb.2016.12.002

Rohde, R.E. “I guess everything changes when it happens to you” – Editorial Reflections on #WorldMRSADay September 30, 2016. http://infectioncontrol.tips/2016/09/30/world-mrsa-day-editorial/

Wilson, P.J. & Rohde, R.E. The many faces of rabies: High- and low-risk animals, different ways to get rabies – and tips to prevent it. September 22, 2016. https://www.elsevier.com/connect/the-many-faces-of-rabies

Rohde, R.E. & Noblit, Steph. Behind the curtain. Feature article, April 25, 2016. Advance for Laboratory. http://laboratory-manager.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/Behind-the-Curtain.aspx?platform=hootsuite

Rohde, R.E. & Noblit, Steph. Revealing the “hidden profession that saves lives.” Elsevier Connect, April 25, 2016. https://www.elsevier.com/connect/revealing-the-hidden-profession-that-saves-lives

Rohde, R.E. Medical Laboratory Professionals Save Lives Every day, but do you know who we are? Editorial, April 20, 2016. http://infectioncontrol.tips/2016/04/20/medical-laboratory-professionals/

Rohde, R.E. & Noblit, Steph. The Hidden Profession that Saves Lives Everyday – Medical Laboratory Science. April 19, 2016. Vol. 1. http://www.labtestingmatters.org/the-hidden-profession-that-saves-lives-every-day-medical-laboratory-science/

Rohde, R.E. Infection Prevention: Housekeepers Are Your SSI Foot Soldiers
A dedicated cleaning crew is the first line of defense against infections. Outpatient Surgery Magazine, April 16, 2016; XVII, No. 4. http://magazine.outpatientsurgery.net/i/662668-battle-post-op-pain-without-opioids-april-2016-subscribe-to-outpatient-surgery-magazine/114

Riggs JM, McLean RJC, Rohde RE, Aron GM (2016) Development of Teicoplanin Tolerance  by  Staphylococcus  epidermidis  and  Increased  Susceptibility  to  Bacteriophage Type 92 by Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Polymicrobial Biofilms. J Infect Dis Epidemiol 2:009

Rohde, R.E. Colour-Coding to Prevent Hospital Infections. InfectionControl.tips http://infectioncontrol.tips/2016/02/12/colour-coding-to-prevent-hospital-infections/

Rohde, R.E., Felker, M., Regan, J. et al. Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI): The Perfect Storm has Arrived! R.E. Rohde – Invited Focus Series. Clin Lab Sci Winter 2016;29(1):28-31.

Tille, P., Rohde, R.E., Regan, J. et al. The Perfect Storm: Emerging Trends and Pathogens in Healthcare. R.E. Rohde – Invited Focus Series. Clin Lab Sci Winter 2016;29(1):32-38.

Regan, J., Rohde, R.E., Mitchell, A.H. et al. The Legal Landscape: HAI Public Reporting in the United States. R.E. Rohde – Invited Focus Series. Clin Lab Sci Winter 2016;29(1):38-42.

Mitchell, A.H. Rohde, R.E., Tille, P. et al. The Changing Role of the Healthcare Environment. R.E. Rohde – Invited Focus Series. Clin Lab Sci Winter 2016;29(1):42-46.

Rohde, R.E. Zika Cases Confirmed in North America: Time to Panic? InfectionControl.tips http://infectioncontrol.tips/2016/01/14/zika-cases-confirmed-in-north-america-time-to-panic/

Rohde, R.E. Two Laboratory Tests you must Demand – Advice from MRSA Survivors and a Scientist. InfectionControl.tips http://infectioncontrol.tips/2016/01/11/2labtests-mrsa/

*Dhagat, P.V., Gibbs, K.A., and Rohde, R.E. Prevalence of Staphylococcus, including Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), in a Physical Therapy Educational Facility. Journal of Allied Health 12/2015; 44(4):215-218.

  • *CLS Undergraduate publication (Rohde PI); International & National poster recognition

Wilson, P.J. & Rohde, R.E. 8 things you may not know about rabies but should. Elsevier Connect, September 28, 2015. http://www.elsevier.com/connect/8-things-you-may-not-know-about-rabies-but-should

Rohde, R.E. Tips for success on your path to tenure. Elsevier Connect, September 17, 2015. https://www.elsevier.com/connect/tips-for-success-on-your-path-to-tenure

Rohde, R.E. September 2015. What is a Mentor? ASCLS Today 29(8), p.9, 14-15.

Rohde, R.E., Falleur, D.M., and Ellis, J.R. Elsevier Connect: March 9, 2015. Almost anyone can perform your medical laboratory tests – wait, what?

Rohde, R.E. 11 Pointers for College Success from a Professor (and Dad). December 3, 2014. http://www.elsevier.com/connect/11-pointers-for-college-success-from-a-professor-and-dad

Griffith, James T. and Rohde, R.E. Ebola: Implications for the Clinical Laboratory. December 2014; Clin Lab Sci :1-6. See: http://www.ascls.org/images/publications/journals/Ebola_virus_manuscript.pdf

Coulter, L.B., McLean, R.J.C., Rohde, R.E., and Aron, G.M. Effect of Bacteriophage Infection in Combination with Tobramycin on the Emergence of Resistance in Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilms. Viruses 2014, 6(10), 3778-3786; doi:10.3390/v6103778

  • *Featured in World Biomedical Frontiers, because of its innovation and potential for significant impact: https://lnkd.in/euiZuPY

Rohde, R.E. A Secret Weapon for Preventing HAIs: A scientist’s message to hospitals trying to rid themselves of healthcare-associated infections. Elsevier Connect, July 15, 2014. http://www.elsevier.com/connect/a-secret-weapon-for-preventing-hais

Rohde, R.E. and Regan, Julie. MRSA: Science and the Law. Advance 2014;23(3):30-33. http://laboratory-manager.advanceweb.com/sharedResources/EBook/2014/March/AL031014/index.html#/32/

Rohde, R.E. The Hidden Profession that Saves Lives – Medical Laboratory Science (also called Clinical Laboratory Science) is one of the most under-recognized health professions – with excellent job prospects. Elsevier Connect, February 11, 2014. http://www.elsevier.com/connect/the-hidden-profession-that-saves-lives

Rohde, R.E., Patterson, T., Covington, B., Redwine, G., Vásquez, B., & Carranco, E., Staphylococcus, not MRSA?  A Final Report of Carriage and Conversion Rates in Nursing Students. Clin Lab Sci 2014;27(1):21-31.

McGowin, C.L., Rohde, R.E., and Redwine, G. Molecular Diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Infections: A Diverse and Dynamic Landscape. R.E. Rohde – Invited Focus Series. Clin Lab Sci 2014;27(1):40-42.

McGowin, C.L., Rohde, R.E., and Redwine, G. More than just a test result: Molecular screening of Human Papilloma Virus for contemporary management of cervical cancer risk. R.E. Rohde – Invited Focus Series. Clin Lab Sci 2014;27(1):43-46.

McGowin, C.L., Rohde, R.E., and Redwine, G. Epidemiological and clinical rationale for Mycoplasma genitalium testing.  R.E. Rohde – Invited Focus Series. Clin Lab Sci 2014;27(1):47-52.

McGowin, C.L., Rohde, R.E., and Redwine, G. Trichomonas vaginalis: Common, curable and in the diagnostic spotlight. R.E. Rohde – Invited Focus Series. Clin Lab Sci 2014;27(1):53-56.

Rohde, R.E. Ten Tips to Finishing your PhD Faster. Elsevier Connect, 2013 http://www.elsevier.com/connect/10-tips-to-finishing-your-phd-faster

Bonny Mayes, MA; Pamela J. Wilson, MEd; Ernest H. Oertli, DVM, PhD, DACVPM; Patrick R. Hunt, BS; Rodney E. Rohde, PhD, MS. Epidemiology of rabies in bats in Texas, 2001-2010. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2013;243:1129–1137.

Rohde, R.E. October 2012. What the Education and Research Fund can do for YOU! ASCLS Today 26(9), p.6, 15.

Garcia, S.A., McKenzie, J.F., Patterson, T & Rohde, R.E.  Snapshot Prevalence and Characterization of Staphylococci, including MRSA, in a Student Athletic Facility: An Undergraduate Research Project. Clin Lab Sci 2012;25(3):156-164.

  • 2nd faculty-CLS undergrad publication at Texas State
  • Project organization & design overseen by R.E. Rohde

Rohde, R.E., Rowder, C., Patterson, T., Redwine, G., Vásquez, B., & Carranco, E. Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): An Interim Report of Carriage and Conversion Rates in Nursing Students. Clin Lab Sci 2012;25(2):94-101

Rohde, R.E. & Ross-Gordon, Jovita. MRSA model of learning and adaptation: a qualitative study among the general public. BMC Health Services Research, 2012, 12:88.  Available at http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/12/88/abstract

Patterson, T.L. & Rohde, R.E. Five Rules that can Build Effective Training Objectives and Plans. Medical Laboratory Observer 2011;43(5). Available at http://www.mlo-online.com/features/201105/default.aspx

Patterson, T.L., Redwine, G.D., & Rohde, R.E. Pseudoscience in the Clinical Laboratory. Medical Laboratory Observer 2011;43(1). Available at http://www.mlo-online.com/features/2011_january/1101_PS.aspx

Ph.D. Dissertation – Rohde, R.E. 2010. Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): Knowledge, Learning, and Adaptation. Texas State University Library, San Marcos, TX

Rohde, R.E., Falleur, D., Redwine, G.D., & Patterson, T.L. (Summer 2010). Growing our Own: Teaching and Doing Research in CLS. Clin Lab Sci 2010;23(3)Suppl:3-11

  • Ranked #2 by BioMedLib (www.BioMedLib.com) “Who is Publishing in my Domain”

Reardon, R. F., Traverse, M. A., Feakes, D. A., Gibbs, K. A., & Rohde, R. E. Discovering the Determinants of Chemistry Course Perceptions in Undergraduate Students. Journal of Chemical Education. doi: 10.1021/ed100198r

Rohde, R.E. Denham, R., & Brannon, A. (Summer, 2009). Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus: Nasal Carriage Rate and Characterization in a Texas University Setting. Clinical Laboratory Science, 22(3): 176-184.

  • 1st faculty-CLS undergrad publication at Texas State

Ernest H. Oertli, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVPM; Pamela J. Wilson, MEd; Patrick R. Hunt, BS; Thomas J. Sidwa, DVM; Rodney E. Rohde, MS, SV, SM, MP (ASCP). (2009). Rabies in Skunks in Texas. JAVMA, 234(5): 1-5.

Rohde, R.E., Falleur, D., & Kostroun, P. (Winter, 2009). Molecular Diagnostics CLS Course Design: Making it Real. Clinical Laboratory Science, 22(1): 9-15.

  • Ranked #1 by BioMedLib (www.BioMedLib.com) “Who is Publishing in my Domain”

Rivers, M. N., Alexander, J. L., Rohde, R. E., & Rush Pierce Jr., J.  (2009). Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) in Texas, 1993 – 2006. Southern Medical Journal, 102(1): 36-41.

Rohde, R.E. May, 2008. Controlling Rabies at its Source: The Texas Experience – Oral Rabies Vaccination Program. ASCLS Today, 22(5), 14-15.

Texas Department of Health and Correctional Facilities Workgroup (Rohde, R. workgroup member), October 2007, Prevention and Containment of Staphylococcal  Infections in Communities.  Clinical Guidelines available from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Publication No. E59-12824

Rohde, R.E.  September, 2007. Rabies: An Old Disease for a New GenerationASCLS Today Newsletter, 21(8), 14-15.

Felkner, Marilyn, R. E. Rohde, Ana Maria Valle-Rivera, Tamara Baldwin, and L.P. (Sky) Newsome.  Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Carriage Rate in Texas County Jail Inmates.  Journal of Correctional Health Care, 2007;13(4): 289-295.

  • Ranked in 50 most read articles (#20) in this journal
  • Rohde received the ASCLS National Scientific Research Award for this project, only one award in U.S.

Rohde, R. and L. Fletcher.  South Central Regional News. Biolink Connection Newsletter for the National Advanced Technological Education Resource Center for Biotechnology.  Vol. 8 No. 1: October 2006

Texas Department of Health and Correctional Facilities Workgroup (Rohde, R. workgroup member), April 2006, Prevention, Treatment, and Containment of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections in County Jails.  Clinical Guidelines available from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Publication No. 59-12493

Leslie, MJ, Messenger S, Rohde RE, Smith J, Cheshier R, Hanlon C, et al. Bat-associated rabies virus in skunks. Emerg Infect Dis [serial on the Internet]. 2006 Aug [date cited]. Available from http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol12no08/05-1526.htm

  • Interview story on National Geographic News, May 4th, 2009, “New, Fast-Evolving Rabies Virus Found — And Spreading”, http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/05/090504-rabies-evolution.html
  • 1st documentation in literature of a bat rabies variant serially transmitted in a terrestrial population
  • Nomination for Charles C. Shepard Science Award “Assessment and Epidemiology” from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sidwa, T., P. Wilson, G. Moore, E. Oertli, B. Hicks, R.E. Rohde and D. Johnston.  Evaluation of Oral Rabies Vaccination Programs for control of rabies epizootics in coyotes and gray foxes: 1995-2003. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2005;227(5):785-792.

Rohde R. E. contributing author.  2005.  American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Registry Comprehensive Examination.  The American Society for Clinical Pathology, Inc., 2100 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL, 60612

Rohde R. E. , K.M. Mulawski and M. Oates.  August 2004.  National Laboratory Training Network Public Health Series Course: Molecular Diagnostic Techniques for the Public Health Laboratory.  Laboratory Medicine 35, No 8: 10-14.

Rohde RE, Mayes BC, Smith JS, Neill SU. Bat rabies, Texas, 1996–2000. Emerg Infect Dis [serial online]. 2004 May [date cited].

  • Ranked #1 by BioMedLib (www.BioMedLib.com) “Who is Publishing in my Domain”

Rohde R.E., P.J Wilson, B.C. Mayes, E. Oertli and J.S. Smith.  January 2004.  Rabies: Methods and Guidelines for Assessing a Clinical Rarity.  American Society for Clinical Pathology, 2004 Microbiology No. MB-4 Tech Sample  21-29.

Sabouraud, A., J.S. Smith, L.A. Orciari, C. de Mattos, C. de Mattos, and R.E. Rohde.  1999.   Typing of rabies virus isolates by DNA enzyme immunoassay. J Clin Virol. 12: 9-19.

Rohde R.E. and C. Hodges.  1998.   Healthy Texans: The Veterinary Perspective.  Texas Veterinarian 60, No 2: p. 16.

Rohde R.E., S.U.Neill, K.A. Clark, and J.S. Smith.  1997.  Molecular epidemiology of rabies epizootics in Texas.  J Clin Virol. 8:209-217.

Rohde, R.  1992.  Effect of Pokeweed Antiviral Protein in Combination with Guanidine on Poliovirus Macromolecular Synthesis: Master’s Thesis.  Southwest Texas State University Library, San Marcos, TX

b. Non-refereed Articles:
N/A

3. Conference Proceedings
a. Refereed Conference Proceedings

Crippen, T.L., M.E. Benbow, J. Pechal, B. Singh, J.K. Tomberlin, A.M. Tarone, S.E. Dowd, R. Rohde, and *M. Burke. 2014. Swine as a model for decomposition: a comparison of postmortem microbiomes. Proc. Amer. Acad. Foren. Sci. 20: 362-363.

  • *CLS Undergraduate Research – M. Burke, Multi-institutional project – USDA, University of Dayton, Texas A&M University, Mr. DNA (company) & Texas State University, R.E. Rohde, Advisor

Singh, B., T.L. Crippen, A.M. Tarone, J. Pechal, M.E. Benbow, *M. Burke, R. Rohde, and J.K. Tomberlin. 2014. Utility of bacteria with human cadavers in estimation of postmortem interval (PMI). Proc. Amer. Acad. Foren. Sci. 20: 360-361.

  • *CLS Undergraduate Research – M. Burke, Multi-institutional project – USDA, University of Dayton, Texas A&M University, Mr. DNA (company) & Texas State University, R.E. Rohde, Advisor

Benbow, M.E., J. Pechal, B. Singh, J.K. Tomberlin, *M. Burke, R. Rohde, and T.L. Crippen. 2014. An initial assessment of the structure and function of the postmortem human microbiome: Forensic applications. Proc. Amer. Acad. Foren. Sci. 20: 360.

  • *CLS Undergraduate Research – M. Burke, Multi-institutional project – USDA, University of Dayton, Texas A&M University, Mr. DNA (company) & Texas State University, R.E. Rohde, Advisor

b. Non-refereed
N/A

5. Reports:

Texas Department of Health and Correctional Facilities Workgroup (Rohde, R. workgroup member); October 2007, Prevention and Containment of Staphylococcal Infections in Communities; Clinical Guidelines available from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Publication No. E59-12824

Texas Department of Health and Correctional Facilities Workgroup (Rohde, R. workgroup member); April 2006, Prevention, Treatment, and Containment of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections in County Jails. Clinical Guidelines available from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Publication No. 59-12493

6. Reviews (Books, Journals, etc.):

Reviewed MediaLab 2016: Mosquito-Borne Viral Diseases by Dr. Lynda Britton, https://www.medialabinc.net/courses/ October 6, 2016

7. Other Works in Print:

Rohde, R.E. Invited Interview for Texas State “Professor to Professor Webcast Series – Promoting Healthcare Research.” http://www.ada.txstate.edu/Videos.html (scroll down) May 16, 2917

Rohde, R.E. & Tim Gauthier. Stewards Working To Save Antibiotics: Pharmacy & The Medical Laboratory IC.tips April 27, 2017

Rohde, R.E. Feature Story for #MLPW2017 #LabWeek, http://infectioncontrol.tips/2017/04/25/medical-laboratory-professionals-2017/ April 25, 2017

Rohde, R.E. Invited Interview for Outbreak News Today radio podcast April 20, 2017. Text: http://outbreaknewstoday.com/lab-week-2017-discussion-panel-96773/ Radio Podcast: https://youtu.be/q0e8bscFOWY

Rohde, R.E. Feature Story for TEDx video – Saving Lives in the Shadows of Healthcare, http://www.labtestingmatters.org/saving-lives-in-the-shadows-of-healthcare/ February 23, 2017

Rohde, R.E. Feature story via UMF Corporation in Infection Control Today (ICT) regarding TEDx talk, January 5th, 2017. Text: http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2017/01/umf-corporation-applauds-microbiologists-message-of-need-to-increase-awareness-of-everyday-heroes.aspx

Rohde, R.E. Invited Interview for Outbreak News Today radio podcast December 28, 2016. Text: http://outbreaknewstoday.com/podcast-dr-rodney-rohde-discusses-medical-laboratory-science-hour-36380/ Radio Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPbxjCT4rNg

 Rohde, R.E. Feature Story for TEDx video – Saving Lives in the Shadows of Healthcare, December 22, 2016. http://infectioncontrol.tips/2016/12/22/saving-lives-in-the-shadows-of-healthcare/

Rohde, R.E. Interview for print article in ADVANCE for Administrators of the Laboratory – Changes in Zika diagnostics: How is the field of medical laboratory science advancing when it comes to identifying and monitoring Zika? December, 2016. http://advanceweb.com/SharedResources/EBook/2016/November/AL112816/index.html#/24/

Rohde, R.E. Interview for print article: Medical Laboratory Scientists, Educators speak out against CMS position on nursing degrees. Outbreak News Today, October 3, 2016 – http://outbreaknewstoday.com/medical-laboratory-scientists-educators-speak-out-against-cms-position-on-nursing-degrees-74049/

Wilson, P. & Rohde, R.E. Outbreak News Today Podcast interview – Rabies: A comprehensive interview with Pamela Wilson (from Rohde & Wilson article). September 18th, 2016 http://outbreaknewstoday.com/rabies-a-comprehensive-interview-with-pamela-wilson-95548/

Rohde, R.E. University Star Interview – Updates on Zika Virus and Precautions. August 25, 2016. http://star.txstate.edu/2016/08/24/new-developments-on-zika-becomes-worrisome-for-the-united-states/

Rohde, R.E. Invited interview for ‘The Big Bid Theory’ Podcast, Zika virus perspective in the U.S. August 25 (Part 1) & September 1 (Part 2), 2016. http://www.iheart.com/show/53-The-Big-Bid-Theory/

Rohde, R.E. KXAN NBC (Austin) television interview –  Professor puts Zika Virus into Perspective. June 28, 2016. http://kxan.com/2016/06/28/professor-puts-concern-about-zika-virus-into-perspective/

Rohde, R.E. Commentary – If you thought Ebola and Zika were scary, just wait! June 21, 2016. http://www.labtestingmatters.org/if-you-thought-ebola-and-zika-were-scaryjust-wait/

Rohde, R.E. Interviewed by The News Dispatch (Hays Free Press) – State Health Officials Discuss Zika Virus. June 21, 2016. http://www.newsdispatchnewspaper.com/content/state-officials-discuss-zika-virus-spread

Rohde, R.E. Article Feature Focus: Newly Published HAI Series for Clinical Laboratory Professionals. http://infectioncontrol.tips/2016/04/11/focus-series/

Rohde, R.E.  Article Feature Focus: The Hidden Profession that Saves Lives. http://www.labtestingmatters.org/the-hidden-profession-that-saves-lives/

Rohde R.E. University Star Interview – New Developments for the Zika Virus and what to do. February 24, 2016. http://star.txstate.edu/2016/02/24/new-developments-for-the-zika-virus-and-what-to-do/

KTSW Radio Interview (R.E. Rohde) February 4, 2016. Zika virus and implications for health. http://ktsw.txstate.edu/

Rohde, R.E. Bobcat Blog invited commentary. February 3, 2016. Don’t Look Now – #Zika is in Texas!

Rohde, R.E. Health magazine online – published written interview, Zika Mosquito Outbreak. February 4, 2016. http://news.health.com/2016/02/03/should-you-cancel-your-caribbean-trip-zika-experts-weigh-in/

Rohde, R.E. Texas Standard (KUT) audio interview on Zika virus in the Americas. February 2, 2016. http://kut.org/ (podcast and web story) via http://www.texasstandard.org/stories/five-things-to-know-about-the-spreading-zika-virus/

Rohde, R.E. San Marcos Daily Record – published written interview, Zika Mosquito Endemic in Texas. February 2, 2016. http://www.sanmarcosrecord.com/news/zika-mosquito-endemic-texas

Rohde, R.E. et al. Texas State Hillviews, 2015 spring edition. Focus on College of Health Professions, including Clinical Laboratory Science. May 12, 2015: pp. 18-21. http://www.ua.txstate.edu/campus-connections/hillviews.html

Rohde, R.E. Healthcare Facilities Today – published written interview, Scholar bringing ES role in infection prevention to the forefront. Q2, April 2015: pp. 11-13. http://www.healthcarefacilitiestoday.com/posts/Scholar-bringing-ES-role-in-infection-prevention-to-the-forefront–9115

Rohde, R.E. Austin American Statesman Editorial – MRSA Poses Major Health Danger. February 13th, 2015. http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/opinion/rohde-mrsa-poses-increasing-public-health-danger/nj9Q4/

Hogan, Erin & Gobolt, Bucky. October 17th 2014. 104.9 The Horn Radio Interview (R.E. Rohde) – Ebola virus and media frenzy. http://tunein.com/radio/Afternoons-with-Bucky-and-Erin-p533814/

Olson, Megan Jo. October 2014. KTSW Radio Interview (R.E. Rohde) – Rabies virus and implications for health. http://ktsw.txstate.edu/

KTSW Radio Interview. October 2014. (R.E. Rohde) – Ebola virus and implications for public health. http://ktsw.txstate.edu/

Eisler, Peter, USA Today interview – investigative report on MRSA and HAIs from a national health perspective context: http://usat.ly/1bLg8rc R. Rohde interviewed as subject matter expert on dissertation and other MRSA/HAI research projects, December 16th, 2013.

Jon Otter, Micro Blog at http://www.micro-blog.info/2013/11/high-levels-of-antibiotic-resistance-and-low-levels-of-antibiotic-literacy-in-the-general-public-are-on-a-dangerous-collision-course/, invited guest editorial by R. Rohde, High levels of antibiotic resistance and low levels of ‘antibiotic literacy’ in the general public are on a dangerous collision course, November 5th, 2013

Cosgrove, Joe, Vaishali Shows, 2013. Contact Talk Radio interview of Tuan Dam, Cleanint.com (R. Rohde subject matter expert on HAIs), http://www.purplev.com/purple_player/v_content/purple_audio_player.html (9/14/13 interview)

Bigony, Mary-Love. “A Pound of Prevention.” Hillviews. Fall 2012: pgs. 28-31. Available from: http://www.ua.txstate.edu/ua-connections/Hillviews/archives/Hillviews_Fall2012.html.
* University marketing focus on R.E. Rohde’s HAIs/MRSA research

HAIs. Healthcare-associated infections. [Internet] Texas State University. August 17, 2012. [cited 2012 Sept 10]. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnpdmHi50rc
*University marketing focus on R.E. Rohde’s HAIs/MRSA research

Texas State University. Advertisement. ESPN video clip of Texas State University Emerging Research University. September 8, 2012.
*Ending segment focus on R.E. Rohde HAIs/MRSA Work with Undergraduate Student in CLS Laboratory. Available from: Texas State University, University Marketing.

Texas State University. Advertisement. Texas Monthly. Wash, Rinse, Repeat: HAIs – Healthcare Associated Infections in the U.S. September 2012: pgs. 88-89.
*Focus on R.E. Rohde’s HAIs/MRSA research

Rohde, Rodney E., “Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA): Knowledge, Learning, and Adaptation” (2010). Theses and Dissertations-Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology. https://digital-library-txstate-edu.libproxy.txstate.edu/handle/10877/4301

Interview National Geographic News, May 4th, 2009, “New, Fast-Evolving Rabies Virus Found – And Spreading.” Available from: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/05/090504-rabies-evolution.html. [Story is directly involved to 2006 publication: Leslie, MJ, Messenger S, Rohde RE, Smith J, Cheshier R, Hanlon C, et al. Bat-associated rabies virus in skunks. Emerg Infect Dis [serial on the Internet]. 2006 Aug [date cited]. See peer-reviewed section above.

Bigony, Mary-Love. “Disease Detective.” Hillviews. Fall 2008: pgs. 25-27. Available from: http://www.ua.txstate.edu/ua-connections/Hillviews/archives/Hillviews_Fall2008.html.
* University focus on R.E. Rohde’s Rabies and MRSA research

Rohde, Rodney E, “Effect of Pokeweed Antiviral Protein in Combination with Guanidine on Poliovirus Macromolecular Synthesis” (1992). Faculty Publications-Clinical Laboratory Science Program. https://digital-library-txstate-edu.libproxy.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3404

Contributer:

Rohde, R. and L. Fletcher. South Central Regional News. Biolink Connection Newsletter for the National Advanced Technological Education Resource Center for Biotechnology. Vol. 8 No. 1: October 2006

Rohde R. E. contributing author. 2005. American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Registry Comprehensive Examination. The American Society for Clinical Pathology, Inc., 2100 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL, 60612

DNA SEQUENCE DATABASE CONTRIBUTION
Smith, J.S., Mayes, B., Rohde, R.E. and Neill, S.U. January, 2003. RABV Nucleoprotein Gene, Partial Sequence- GenBank accession number: AY208163. SPECIFIC HOST = LASIURUS INTERMEDIUS; NOTE = ISOLATED IN 2000; NOTE = TEXAS; NOTE = KLEBERG COUNTY; NOTE = SAMPLE VR2437”. Bethesda, Maryland USA.

Smith, J.S., Mayes, B., Rohde, R.E. and Neill, S.U. January, 2003. RABV Nucleoprotein Gene, Partial Sequence- GenBank accession number: AY208164. “DATE=1995; NOTE=TEXAS; NOTE=MEDINA COUNTY; SPECIFIC HOST = NYCTECEIUS HUMERALIS”. Bethesda, Maryland USA.

Smith, J.S., Mayes, B., Rohde, R.E. and Neill, S.U. January, 2003. RABV Nucleoprotein Gene, Partial Sequence- GenBank accession number: AY208165. “DATE=1996; NOTE=TEXAS; NOTE=WILLIAMSON COUNTY; SPECIFIC HOST = MYOTIS VELIFER; SAMPLE = VR6-5869”. Bethesda, Maryland USA.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Larkin, Marilynn. Socially Motivated “Nudges” Can Curb Antibiotic Overprescribing in Primary Care. InfectionControl.tips R.E. Rohde Comments. http://infectioncontrol.tips/2016/02/09/nudges-curb-antibiotics/

Kish-Molina, M. “Analysis of Risk Factors Associated with Asymptomatic Colonization of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Among Community College Students” (2012). College of Health Sciences, Walden University, Ph.D. Dissertation, DAI/B 74-03(E), 102 pp., Nov 2012 Pub Number 3522644 http://gradworks.umi.com/35/22/3522644.html

Patterson, T., Straten, E., Jimenez, S. The Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori Antibody in Different Age Groups in Central Texas. Clin Lab Sci 2012;25(2):102-106.

  • *CLS Undergraduate publication (Rohde research consultant)

Felkner, M., L. Suarez, B. Liszka, J. Brender, & M. Canfield. 2007. Neural Tube Defects, Micronutrient Deficiencies, and Helicobacter pylori: A New Hypothesis. Birth Defects Research (Part A): Clinical and Molecular Teratology, 79, 617-621.

Oates, Marguerite and Karen Mulawski. 2004. Molecular Diagnostics Public Health Course Follow-Up Report. NLTN In-house newsletter; 1-4.

Wilson, Pamela, J., and Keith A. Clark. 2001. Postexposure rabies prophylaxis protocol for domestic animals and epidemiologic characteristics of rabies vaccination failures in Texas: 1995-1999. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 218, No. 4: 522-525.

Mahlow, J. & P. Wilson. 1998. Rabies in Texas. Texas Veterinarian. June 1999; 61(3):20.
Fearneyhough, M.G. , et al. 1998. Results of an oral rabies vaccination program for coyotes. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 212, No. 4: 498-502.

Davis, C. S.U. Neill, and P. Raj. 1997. Microwave fixation of rabies specimens for fluorescent antibody testing. J. Virol Meth. 68:177-182.

Yancey, FD, et al. 1997. Survey of rabies among free-flying bats from the Big Bend region of Texas. Occasional Papers, Museum of Texas Tech University. May; Number 165.

Texas DSHS-Zoonosis Control Division et al. 1997. Rabies Prevention in Texas. Brochure Guide: Stock No. 6-108.

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

2015 – 2018, PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), Co-PI: Dr. Louis Caruana, Emeritus Professor & retired Texas State CLS Program. Anonymous Donor – Sarcoidosis Research. Amount: $25,000.00 with $10,000 TX State match

2015 – 2016, Co-PI, R.E. Rohde (CLS), Texas State MIRG, Examination of Upper Threshold Events on the Necrobiome associated with Human Decomposition in a Sub tropic Ecosystem, PI Dr. Danny Wescott, FARF and Co-PI Dr. Ken Mix, Agriculture. Amount: $25,000.00

2013    Co-PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), Texas State MIRG, Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs): A Pilot Study Testing Simulation for Identification and Prevention. PI Dr. Eduardo Perez, Engineering. Amount: $25,000 with an equal match from Scott & White = $50,000.00

2012    PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), “Microbiology & Immunology Inservice Continuing Education.” Texas DSHS – Emerging and Acute Infectious Disease Branch (EAID). Amount: ~$12,095.00

2010-11    PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), Family Association Campaign for Student-Oriented Projects – Clinical Laboratory Science Program, Funding for CLS cohort of students to attend TACLS state conference in April, 2011. Amount  $2325.00       http://www.txstate.edu/family/About-Us/Welcome.html

2010   PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), “MRSA Colonization and Characterization in Nursing Students: A Longevity Study.”  Texas Society of Allied Health Professions Research Awards.  Amount: $1500.00.

2010   PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), Texas State University “Application for One-Time Research Support from the Associate Vice President for Research, qPCR support for MRSA research, Amount: $32,000

2009   PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), “MRSA: Knowledge, Learning, and Adaptation”, ASCLS Education and Research, Grant-in Aid (Restricted). Amount: $5000.00

2008, CLS Program Grant, Abbott Laboratories Instrument Donation (Cell-Dyn 3200 hematology analyzer) for education & research. Amount: $165,000.

2007, Co-PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS) Clinical Laboratory Science Orientation Program, SSTars Mini-Grant.  Texas State University-San Marcos. Amount $1175.00

2006, PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), “Molecular Characterization of MRSA Isolates.”  Texas State University Research Enhancement Grant.  Amount: $8000.00

2005,  PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), “MRSA Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Molecular Characteristics in a Texas Correctional Facility.”  Texas Society of Allied Health Professions Research Awards.  Amount: $1000.00.

2005, PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), Genomics Educational Grant, Beckman Coulter, Inc. Amount: $102,800.

2005 Team Investigator, “MRSA Prevalence in Texas Correctional Facilities.”  Texas DSHS – IDEAS Division and Texas State.  Amount: ~$14,602.00.

2005, PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), “Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Carriage Rates in a Texas County Jail.”  Texas State University Research Enhancement Grant.  Amount: ~$7916.00.

2004, Team Investigator, “MRSA Prevalence in Texas Correctional Facilities.”  DSHS-IDEAS Division and Texas State.  Amount: ~$13,500.00.

2003, PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), “Bat Rabies in Texas: 1996 – 2000.”  Texas State University Research Enhancement Grant.  Amount: $4022.70.

2002, Stipend for  “FRESH START” Workshop, Texas State University Spring Alkek Technology Institute, Texas State, May 14 – 17, 2002.  Amount: $300.00.

1998 – present, Team Investigator, CDC Cooperative Agreement No. U50/CCU614390, the State Epidemiology and Laboratory Surveillance and Response Program grant to DSHS.  Grant responsible for (1) reporting and surveillance training to local and regional health departments; (2) conduct surveillance, primarily for foodborne pathogens, in counties without health departments; (3) enhanced the laboratories capacity to perform pulsed field gel electrophoresis on Salmonella isolates; and (4) enhance the laboratories ability to analyze rabies by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). DSHS was also awarded funds to enhance influenza surveillance and purchase computer supplies and equipment to support DPDx, a Website being piloted by CDC to provide reference training and diagnostic information about parasitic diseases. Amount: $~168,000.

Grants submitted

2017, PI:  Dr. Elizabeth A. Benavides (Agriculture), Dr. Ken Mix (CO-PI, Agriculture), Dr. Rodney E. Rohde (CO-PI, CLS Program), and Dr. Sean Kerwin (Chemistry & Biochemistry), Texas State MIRG, Development of novel anthelmintics and antiparasitics derived from plant sources. Amount: $30,000.00

2017, PI:  Tania Betancourt (Chemistry and Biochemistry, MSEC) et al. Senior Personnel:  Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), et al. NSF 15-504– DBI – MAJOR RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION (MRI): Acquisition of a Flow Cytometer and Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorter for Multi-Disciplinary Research. NSF Proposal # 1725724   Amount: $ 234,532 (3y)

2016, PI, Center for Excellence for Emerging and Reemerging Vector-borne and Zoonotic Diseases of Significant Public Health Concern. NIH – Subcontract/award (five years) via Texas Tech (lead PI, Dr. Steve Pressley). Amount: $ 249,996.40 {NOT FUNDED}

2016, PI & Co – PI McLean, RJC. Efficacy Study for Smart Self-disinfecting Handle to Reduce Health Care-Associated Infections. NIH – SBIR subcontract via Innowitz Corporation. Amount: $20,000.00 {NOT FUNDED}

2016,  PI Joanna Ellis & Co-PI Dr. Rodney E. Rohde, Study Abroad Interprofessional Education – Laboratory Program Development Grants, American Society for Clinical Pathology. Amount: $2500.00 {NOT FUNDED}

2016, PI, MLS/MLT Faculty Shortages – Laboratory Program Development Grants, American Society for Clinical Pathology. Amount: $2500.00 {NOT FUNDED}

2015, PI: Eduardo Pérez-Román (Industrial Engineering, Texas State); Susan Fenton (UH); Rodney E. Rohde (CLS). Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) grant submission period, 09/2015 – 08/2020 – Reducing CAUTIs in the ICU by Using Systems Simulation Modeling. Amount: $2,158,515.00 {NOT FUNDED}

2014-2015, PI: Danny Wescott (FARF); Co-PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS). Collaborative: Planning Grants: NSF -NIJ I/UCRC Necrobiome Research and Its Application in Decomposition Ecology and Forensics – 1464600. Amount: $11,500 (Industry to add up to $300,000.00) {NOT FUNDED}

2014, PI: Melinda Villagran (Communication Studies); Co-PI: Marian Houser (Communication Studies); Megan Trad (Radiation Therapy); Consultant: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS). Just the Vax: An Evidence-Based HPV Literacy Communication Training Program.  CPRIT: Health Behavior Change through Public Education. Amount: $300,000.00 {NOT FUNDED}

2014 & Resubmit 2016, PI,  Shannon Weigum (Biology, MSEC); Co-PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS, 2016) Tania Betancourt (Chemistry and Biochemistry, MSEC); Senior Personnel:  Nihal Dharmasiri and Hong-Gu Kang (Biology), Alexander Karnienko, Corina Maeder, Walter Rudzinski (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Rodney E. Rohde (CLS, 2014), and Michelle Lane (FCS). NSF-MRI 2014 – Flow Cytometer and Cell Sorting System. Amount: $346,250.00 {NOT FUNDED}

2012 – 2013, PI, Ceballos, N.A., Graham, R. (Co-PI), Rohde, R.E. (Co-PI). Influence of BDNF genotype on P300 ERP indices of alcohol cue reactivity. Submitted to ABMRF: The Alcohol Research Foundation. (2-year proposal, Amount:  $91,465). {NOT FUNDED}

2012, PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program, Hispanic-Serving Institutions National Program, Executive Fellowship (Summer): Amount = full travel expenses (Washington, DC) and portion of summer salary estimated at $12,500.00 {NOT FUNDED}

2009, PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS),  “MRSA Prevalence and Risk Factors in University Dormitories”, ASCLS Unrestricted grant. Amount: $5K {NOT FUNDED}

2007, PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), Clinical Laboratory Science Professionalism Building, SSTars Mini-Grant.  Texas State University-San Marcos. Amount $5000.00 {NOT FUNDED}

2007, PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), Texas State University Library Grant for GIDEON Informatics database.  Amount: $~3000.00 {NOT FUNDED}

2006, (PI-Dr. Oren Renick), Co PI-R. Rohde, et al. “Texans Learn and Serve”, Corporation for National and Community Service, Learn and Serve America Program.  Amount: ~$1.5 million over 3 years {NOT FUNDED}

January, 2004 Co-Principal Investigator, Mobile Clinical Laboratory Science (Health Professions) Computer Laboratory.  Texas State University Student Computing Resources Grant Proposal.  Amount: ~$30,000.  {NOT FUNDED}

October, 2003 PI: Rodney E. Rohde (CLS), “Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Carriage Rates in Three Texas County Jails.”  Texas State University Research Enhancement Grant.  Amount: ~$8000.00. {NOT FUNDED}

Contracts submitted

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