ASCLS Today is the membership newsletter of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.

To submit an article for ASCLS Todaycontact Editor Debra Rodahl.

Maddie Josephs

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Volume 35 Number 3 | June 2021 Maddie Josephs, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS President Diversity and inclusivity initiatives have become more of a priority for many companies and professional organizations. Studies have shown that diversity leads to creativity and improved performance,…

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A Seat at the Table

Volume 35 Number 3 | June 2021 Angela Darby, MPH, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS Region III Director In her recent Golden Globes acceptance speech, Jane Fonda made the following remarks: “There’s a story that we’ve been afraid to see and hear about…

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Diversity and Inclusion Just Aren’t Enough

Volume 35 Number 3 | June 2021 Heather Herrington, DVM, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS Developing Professionals Forum Secretary A few years ago, I was at a conference that featured a presenter who talked about diversity and inclusion while we were having breakfast.…

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Capnocytophaga Canimorsus Case Study Review

Volume 35 Number 3 | June 2021 Kora Freeman and Izabel Hanson Introduction Capnocytophaga canimorsus is a bacterial human pathogen with serious clinical implications. C. canimorsus is known to infect hosts with underlying health conditions and is considered normal flora…

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Sesame Street Gets It … So Should We

Volume 35 Number 3 | June 2021 Jean Bauer, MLS (ASCP)CM, ASCLS Region V Director In the wake of multiple horrors—the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, the shootings in Atlanta, and the others that we have experienced—we as a…

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Kim Von Ahsen

Meet the Candidates 2021

Volume 35 Number 3 | June 2021 The ASCLS Nominations Committee is pleased to present the following candidates for office in the 2021-22 Society year. Candidates selected by the House of Delegates will take office during the 2021 ASCLS, AGT…

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Maddie Josephs

Visibility of Our Profession

Volume 35 Number 2 | April 2021 Maddie Josephs, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS President In June of 2019, which seems like a lifetime ago, I delivered my president-elect candidate presentation to ASCLS Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) attendees. I discussed the visibility…

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Cheryl Caskey

Thanking our ASCLS Today Editor, Cheryl Caskey

Volume 35 Number 2 | April 2021 Deb Rodahl, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM ASCLS recognizes Cheryl Caskey for nearly 20 years of service as ASCLS Today editor. In January, ASCLS President Maddie Josephs posted an item in the ASCLS Open Forum: For…

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From the Sidelines to the Frontlines

MLS Students Fill in the Staffing Gaps for COVID-19 Testing Program Volume 35 Number 2 | April 2021 Jessica Bankey, MPH, MLS(ASCP)CM “An AMAZING opportunity!!!” That was initially how I proposed the idea to the MLS senior class. What started…

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