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Cheryl A. Smith, MD, PhD

Education: Institution Degree or Certificate
2015-2016 University of Iowa, Department of Neurology. Iowa City, IA. Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship. Certificate of completion.

2011-2015 West Virginia University School of Medicine, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, Morgantown, WV. Neurology Residency Program. Certificate of Completion.

2007-2011 West Virginia University School of Medicine, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, Morgantown, WV. Doctor of Medicine.

1994-2000
West Virginia University School of Medicine, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, Morgantown, WV. Doctor of Philosophy. Anatomy.

1990-1994 Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA. Bachelor of Arts (cum laude). Biology.

1990 West Greene High School, Waynesburg, PA. Diploma.

Memberships
2012-present American Academy of Neurology

2007-present American Medical Association American College of Physicians West Virginia State Medical Association

1999-present Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Daughters of the American Revolution, John Corby Chapter

1990-present Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Phi Sigma Biological Honor Society

Work Experience:

2016-present Assistant Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV

2015-16 Neuromuscular Fellowship, Department of Neurology, University of Iowa
Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa Focus: Neuromuscular diagnosis and management. NCS/EMG. Subspecialty clinics included: CMT, ALS/Neuromuscular, Pediatric Neuromuscular, & Myotonic dystrophy. Clinical research in CMT as part of Inherited Neuropathies Consortium with Dr. Michael Shy and Dystroglycanopathies with Dr. Kathrine Mathews.

2011-15 Neurology Resident.
Department of Neurology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA.

2007-09 Lecturer.
Advanced Clinical Anatomy for Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Department of Human Performance, Division of Physical Therapy. School of Medicine, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA.

2004-07 Research Assistant Professor. Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics, University of Florida School of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, USA. Focus: Nitric Oxide Synthase in kidney. Kidney fibrosis. Animal model: rat, mouse. Research models included: DOCA, pregnancy, and viral vector systems. Skills: NOS knockout mice, genotyping, RNAi, subcloning, transfection, immunoprecipitation, and proteomics in conjunction with the proteomics core facility.
Research was conducted with Christine Baylis, PhD. Research was funded by the National Institute of Health, USA.

2003–04 Postdoctoral fellow. Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV, USA. Focus: Nitric Oxide Synthase in kidney. Kidney fibrosis. Animal model: rat. Research models included: puromycin, lipopolysaccharide, partial nephrectomy, allograph/isograph, and pregnancy. Skills: Laser capture dissection microscopy, kinetic PCR.
Research was conducted with Christine Baylis, PhD. Research was funded by the National Institute of Health, USA.

2001-03 Postdoctoral fellow.
Division of Exercise Physiology, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA. Focus: Alterations in myosin heavy chain isoform percent composition in aging, hypertrophy, denervation, and disease. Animal model: rat, quail, human. Research models included: aging, repetitive electric stimulation via nerve cuff, denervation, Charcot Marie Tooth Disease, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Skills: SDS gel electrophoresis, silver staining, image analysis, two-step quantitative real-time PCR, and primer design.
Research was conducted with Stephen E. Alway, Ph.D. Research was funded by the National Institute of Health, USA.

1995 – 2000 PhD project. Departments of Anatomy and Physiology, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV, USA. Focus: Acute and chronic skeletal muscle injury, changes in extracellular matrix composition, and cell markers for muscle cell injury. Animal model: rat. Research models included: hind-limb suspension, blunt trauma, hyper- and hypo-thyroid, overload (tenotomy of synergistic muscles), and repetitive strain (electric field stimulation, tetanus toxin). Skills: Scanning electron microscopy, fluorescent microscopy, image analysis, basic histological staining (Azure A, H&E, Toludine blue), immunohistochemistry, frozen tissue sections (cryostat), western blot, endpoint RT-PCR, and morphometric analysis.
Research was conducted with William T. Stauber, PhD. Research was funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, USA.

1993 Orthopedic Internship. Dr. Anthony Canterna, Washington, PA, USA. Focus: Clinical application and relevance.

1992-94 Undergraduate lab assistant for a general biology course. Department of Biology, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA, USA Focus: teaching and lab preparation. Skills: cell culture, recombinant DNA techniques, spectrophotometry, cell separation, gel electrophoresis, affinity chromatography, light microscopy, and dissection.

Goals: To support technologists in reaching their goal of ensuring quality care for all patients by promoting best practice standards in neurodiagnostic testing. To assisting in developing of resources and programs to aid neurodiagnositic technologists achieve their goal in delivering high quality patient care.

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