Kenneth Dale Beaman

Title: Immunology and Microbiology Educator
Company: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Location: Gurnee, Illinois, United States

Kenneth Dale Beaman, Immunology and Microbiology Educator at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in immunology and microbiology.

Growing up in the mountains and hills of Colorado, Dr. Beaman grew a deep appreciation and passion for life and living things. In school, he always enjoyed life science, along with the molecular aspects of the subject, which led him to ponder a future in the sciences. Originally interested in becoming a fishery biologist, he believed he was stronger in molecular-based topics and research, which guided him to become a microbiologist. Dr. Beaman earned a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 1975. He then received a Master of Science in biology from Cleveland State University College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences in 1977. Continuing with his education, he received a Doctor of Philosophy from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1982.

Notably, Dr. Beaman has worked at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Sciences since 1985. Throughout his tenure, he has held the positions of assistant professor, associate professor, acting chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, director of clinical immunology, vice-chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and program chair of the Clinical Postdoctoral Training Program. Since 1997, he has also held the position of director of the Clinical Laboratory Training Program at the American Academy of Microbiology and the Academy of Microbiologists. Reflecting on his career, Dr. Beaman’s most notable achievement was his research on reproductive immunology and testing for infertility in particular implantation failures. With samples from all over the world, he had 18 post-docs that worked with the program and are now directing laboratories and teaching worldwide.

As a testament to his success, Dr. Beaman has received myriad accolades including, but not limited to, a Distinguished Service Award from the American Society for Reproductive Immunology in 2008, a Board of Trustees Research Award from UHS/CMS in 1993 and a National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health from 1982 to 1985. He has also been inducted as a member of various esteemed organizations including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association of Immunologists, International Society of Immunology of Reproduction and American Society for Reproductive Immunology, to name a few. He is also listed in the 21st edition of Who’s Who in the Midwest and numerous editions of Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America.

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