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Denise Griffin earned her bachelor’s degree in medical technology from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, La., and her master’s degree in health sciences from LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. She began her teaching career at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans as the clinical coordinator for medical technology students and received her specialization in blood banking from Charity Hospital there.
She taught in the medical laboratory technician program at New Orleans’ Delgado Community College for four years before moving to Dallas, where she began teaching as an adjunct faculty member at El Centro in January 2006. She teaches courses for Medical Lab Technology as well as Health Occupations Core Curriculum courses for El Centro’s nursing and allied health programs. She is certified as a medical technologist (MT) by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and is a specialist in blood bank (SBB).