Dr. James Sparks
- PhD – Biology and Biochemistry, University of Tennessee
- BS – Biology and Chemistry, University of Tennessee
Over 43 years’ experience/expertise: clinical laboratory operations development and leadership; hospital clinical operations improvement and infection prevention; clinical technology assessment; hospital clinical best practices development and implementation; developing strategies to perform well in Hospital Value-Based Purchasing, Readmissions and HAC Prevention under CMS PPACA programs; care variation reduction and cost reduction for hospital inpatients; patient experience improvement strategies.
Awards and Recognitions
“Patient Safety Hero-2012” – Indianapolis Patient Safety Committee award for leading Franciscan Alliance in implementing mandatory influenza vaccination for all caregivers; Fellow, National Association of Clinical Biochemists
Endocrine Society; American Thyroid Association; American Association for Clinical Chemistry; Clinical Laboratory Management Association (all emeritus)
Over 30 publications in basic and clinical biochemistry and physiology.
Numerous presentations at local, regional and national professional society meetings.
Three major research areas – modeling hypertension causes in hydronephrotic rats; hormone receptors in human breast cancer; validating assays for human parathyroid hormone.