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

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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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Beth Warning with two high school students

Be the Spark—Ignite the Flame

Volume 35 Number 2 | April 2021 Beth Warning, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, AHI(AMT), ASCLS Region IV Director While we hear about mentoring young professionals within ASCLS, have you considered mentoring even younger individuals who have an interest in a healthcare profession…

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Kaylin Viccellio

A Vital Part of the Patient’s Healthcare Team

Volume 35 Number 2 | April 2021 Kaylin Viccellio, MLS(ASCP)CM This article first appeared as a post for the ASCLS Ascending Professionals Forum blog, The Labora-Story. As medical laboratory professionals, most of us are usually confined within the four walls…

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Social media on a smart phone

Rethinking Visibility:

Leveraging Social Media to Promote the Profession Volume 35 Number 2 | April 2021 Tera L. Webb, MLS(ASCP)CM, CPHQ, ASCLS Education Scientific Assembly Chair Take a moment to reflect on the medical laboratory profession in the media. When represented in…

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St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Sim Wars

Inter-Professional Education:

A Competition for Cooperation and Learning Volume 35 Number 2 | April 2021 Lisa Hochstein, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS Region I Director Inter-professional education has become increasingly popular in the health science professions. It is important that students in these professions…

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YouTube Screenshot

We Are the Future:

How the Internet Can Be Used to Promote the Profession Volume 35 Number 2 | April 2021 Joanna F. Miranda, MLS(ASCP)CM, and Byanca Narro, MLS(ASCP)CM Who would have thought that a little over six months after our graduation from Texas…

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Aymen Alsaihati

Guarding Health from the Shadows

Volume 35 Number 2 | April 2021 Aymen Alsaihati Clinical laboratories are essential to medicine and fundamental to modern research. Laboratory professionals are usually unnoticed and silent due to the fact they are mainly in laboratories and not seen by…

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Brandy Gunsolus

No Two Tests Are Equal

Volume 35 Number 2 | April 2021 Patient Safety Corner Brandy D. Gunsolus, DCLS, MLS(ASCP)CM The COVID-19 pandemic has done many things, including shining a spotlight on laboratory testing like it has never had before. Unfortunately, what it has also…

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