Dr. Patrick Monaghan has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of BRI for the past four years. He has recently retired as a full Professor at the University of Florida, College of Medicine and College of Health, University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL. He was also the Director of Research for the department of Anesthesiology for 10 years. Previously, he completed 27 years of military service and retired from the U.S. Navy. During his military career he served as a Navy Corpsman for the first eight years stationed at various naval hospitals and dispensaries. He also served with the U.S. Naval Amphibious forces attached to Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit, Team 21, located at Little Creek, VA. For four years he also was attached to the Fleet Marine Force of the U.S. Marine Corps. He became a commissioned officer in 1969 and served for the next 19 years in clinical laboratories, blood banks, medical research facilities and in providing clinical education to other biomedical scientists, medical students, physicians and nurses. He retired from active duty as an Assistant Dean for Graduate and Continuing Education, School of Medicine of the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He was awarded personal decorations as the Legion of Merit, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2), and the Naval Commendation Medal for Heroic Achievement. Several other military campaign awards, combat and personal awards were also earned.
Dr. Monaghan was previously inducted into the Distinguished Alumni Academy of both Old Dominion University and Bowling Green State University. He has published over 128 scientific manuscripts, papers, abstracts and 8 different book chapter in various published texts.
In 2011 he received the Department of Defense Lifetime Achievement Award for providing transformative contributions and a lifetime of dedication to the science, operation and practice in support of the Armed Forces Blood Program over an extensive period of time. Many of his contributions are still in current use in providing accurate and life saving blood products to combat casualties.