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Dr. Samantha Langley-Turnbaugh Named to Gravity Diagnostics Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Langley-Turnbaugh

November 15, 2018– Northern Kentucky University’s Dr. Samantha Langley-Turnbaugh has been named to Gravity Diagnostics’ Scientific Advisory Board.

Gravity Diagnostics’ mission is to reduce drug abuse and the addiction of controlled substances through pharmacogenomics testing before medication is prescribed. This approach aims to get the right drug and dose the first time. Gravity also provides toxicology testing to monitor patients and prevent addiction.

Dr. Langley-Turnbaugh is the vice provost for Graduate Education, Research and Outreach at NKU. She has been a leader in the implementation of NKU’s strategic plan, including overseeing transformational initiatives across the university and the region.

“I’m excited for all the work the advisory board will do to help individuals struggling with addiction, and to help physicians and hospitals with improved patient care,” said Dr. Langley-Turnbaugh.

Dr. Langley-Turnbaugh earned her Ph.D. in Forest Soils from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.S. in Soil Science from the University of New Hampshire and Bachelor of Science in Forest Engineering from the University of Maine.

Gravity Diagnostics’ Scientific Advisory Board is comprised of six members, including Dr. Langley-Turnbaugh and Dr. Kathleen Jagger, Thomas Moore University’s president.

About Gravity Diagnostics: Gravity Diagnostics is a dynamic life-science organization with a mission to use targeted and personalized testing to reduce overall healthcare costs and improve patient outcomes. Privately owned and located in the Northern Kentucky region, Gravity Diagnostics is a full-service, state-of-the-art CLIA laboratory providing innovative services and licensed in all 50 states. To learn more:


About NKU:  Northern Kentucky University is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018! Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information on our 50th, visit