Doris M. (Dede) Haverstick, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology
Director of Toxicology, Point of Care
and Specimen Collection and
Associate Director of Clinical
Quality and Advisor for the Department
Graduate Education: St. Louis University
School of Medicine, 1982, Ph.D. in Pharmacology
1983 - 1985: Fellow in Lab Medicine,
1985 - 1987: Post Doctoral Fellow, Dept. of
Biochemistry, University of Illinois
1987 - 1989: Research Associate, Mount Sinai
Hospital of Detroit (Center for Cell Biology)
Toxicology: the identification of the agent
inducing acute illness and the consequences of environmental
Molecular Diagnostics: use of new techniques in
molecular diagnostics, with emphasis on real-time PCR for rapid,
Management of both financial and personnel
resources in the face of changes in health care delivery, including the
growth of point of care testing. Specific emphasis on decreasing
personnel resources with increasing automation and complexity of tests
performed and the impact on quality assurance activities and the need
to meet regulatory requirements of multiple agencies (TJC, CAP, CMS,
The cell biology of signal transduction pathways
involving changes in intracellular free Ca leading to proliferation
(growth). Our model systems include the study of lymphocytes, breast
and prostate cancer. Our goal is to understand calcium signaling
pathways and use this information to develop new antiproliferative
compounds for use in the control of human cancers in a cytostatic
- D.M. Haverstick, L.B. Brill, M.G. Scott, and D.E.
Bruns. Preanalytical variables in measurement of free (Ionized)
Calcium in Lithium Heparin-Containing Blood Collection Tubes.
Clin Chim Acta 403:102-104, 2009.
- L.K. Bechtel, D.M. Haverstick, and C.P.
Holstege. Verapamil Toxicity Dysregulates the
Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinase Pathway. Acad. Emerg.
Med. 15:368-374, 2008.
- L.M. Henrich, D.E. Bruns, D.M. Haverstick, V.G.
Reynolds, and J.C. Boyd. Indican interference in Bilirubin
assays: A classical solution still applies. Clin.
Chem. 53:359-360, 2007.
- W. F. McCalmont, J. R. Patterson, M. A. Lindenmuth, T. N. Heady,
D. M. Haverstick, L. S. Gray, and T. L.
Macdonald. Investigation into the structure-activity relationship
of novel concentration dependent, dual action T-type calcium channel
agonists/antagonists. Bioorg. Med.
Chemistry 13:6821-3839, 2005.
- D. M. Haverstick, G. C. Bullock, and D. E.
Bruns. Genotyping of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) by melting curve
analysis: analytical characteristics and performance.
Clin. Chem. 50:2405-2407, 2005.
- P. T. Taylor and D. M. Haverstick. Re: New
Guidelines to Evaluate the Response to Treatment in Solid Tumors
(Ovarian Cancer). (Correspondence) J. Nat. Cancer
Inst. 97:151-152, 2005.
- R.F. Louie, M.J. Lau, J. H. Lee, et al. Multicenter Study on
the Prevalence of Blood Contamination on Point-of-Care Glucose Meters
and recommendations for controlling contamination. Point of
Care 4:158-163, 2005.
- A.H.B. Wu, M. Packer, A. Smith, R. Bijou, D. Fink, J. Mair, L.
Wallentin, N. Johnston, C. S. Feldcamp, D. M.
Haverstick, C. Ahnardi, A. Grant, N. Despres, B. Bluestein,
and F. Ghani. Analytical and clinical evaluation of the Bayer
ADVIA Centaur® automated B-Type Naturiuretic Peptide assay in patients
with heart failure: A multisite study. Clin.
Chem. 50:867-873, 2004.
- L.S. Gray, E. Perez-Reyes, J.C. Gamorra, D. M.
Haverstick, M. Shattock, L. McLatchie, J. Harper, G. Brooks,
T. N. Heady, and T. L. Macdonald. The role of voltage gated T
type Ca2+ channel isoforms in mediating "capacitative" Ca2+ entry in
cancer cells. Cell Calcium 36:489-497,
- D. M. Haverstick. Critical Value Called -
Read Back Obtained. (invited editorial) Am J. Clin.
Path. 121:790-791, 2004.
Book Chapters -
D.M Haverstick and A. R. Groszbach. Specimen
Collection and Processing. In Fundamentals of Molecular
Diagnostics, DE Bruns, ER Ashwood, and CA Burtis, eds. Elsevier,
D.S. Young, E.W. Bermes, and D.M.
Haverstick. Specimen Collection and Other Preanalytical
Variables. In Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry, CA Burtis, ER
Ashwood, and DE Bruns, eds. Elsevier, 2008.
A more complete list of Dr. Haverstick's publications can
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