VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, May 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Medical laboratories are where tests are performed on clinical specimens to acquire pertinent information regarding the health of patients relating to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases. Beginning in the late 60’s one exceptionally innovative woman paved the path for all future scientists.
Patricia Stoddard is a retired Professor, Scientist, and Director of Miracle Medical Laboratory, the Willamette Laboratory, and Naturopathic Medical Laboratory with over 55 plus years of exceptional work in her field.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my experience working in the lab creating life-saving vaccines,” says Patricia. “We can discover enormous amount of vital solutions through lab work and I was proud of what I was able to contribute. When I went on to teaching it was also the opportunity to expand my knowledge to students that was so extremely rewarding and gratifying and I feel very fortunate and blessed to have had such an extraordinary career.”
Born in Minnesota, Patricia was one of five siblings whose early childhood years were marked by struggles and poverty so extreme they sometimes only had oatmeal to eat. But young Patricia innately possessed a remarkable determination to not only follow a career path but to make a difference in the world. By 1946, sixteen year old Patricia was attending school and working at the hospital part time. As she followed her path, she faced the devastating tragedies with the loss of two of her sons but even through her tremendous grief continued to persevere.
“What I learned during my career is how being positive and well-intentioned is a gateway to success,” says Patricia. “You can lean so much in the lab because mistakes are part of being human and we can learn from our errors and move forward with a positive frame of mind that will keep you uplifted and optimistic.”
Patricia received her Bachelor of Arts in 1976 and a Master of Science in Education Administration in 1993 from Portland State University. Her career spanned decades with different positions including being Director of Willamette Animal Laboratory, Assistant Professor with The National College of Naturopathic Medicine, a medical technologist with King County Blood Bank, and general Supervisor of Willamette Falls Hospital. After finally becoming frustrated with hospital politics Patricia was prompted to open up Willamette lab doing work for veterinarians. She ran the lab successfully for twenty three year creating life-saving vaccines to use on animals including one vaccine that helped restore a calf’s eyesight.
In 1993 Patricia closed her lab to pursue her Masters in Education Administration and taught in proprietary medical colleges and became Medical Program Director until her retirement three years ago at 86 years old. Hers was a career dedicated to giving back, social responsibility, and living an authentic meaningful life.
“As an American I had instilled in me the value of hard work,” says Patricia. “I was never afraid to set goals and be absolutely optimistic. I encourage everyone to follow their passion and follow a career where you can be authentically happy and spread kindness and joy to every life you touch.”
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Source: EIN Presswire