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

To submit an article for ASCLS Today, contact Editor Debra Rodahl.

Hassan Aziz

Community – Do You Like Your Profession?

Volume 36 Number 3 | June 2022 Hassan Aziz, PhD, FACSs, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS President A former student of mine and a current colleague posted a photo of her new vehicle on social media. It was a very nice vehicle. I posted, complimenting her new ride. She replied, “Lab has been good to me.” I was…

Stacy Walz

Community and Patient Safety

Volume 36 Number 3 | June 2022 Patient Safety Corner Stacy Walz, PhD, MT(ASCP), ASCLS Patient Safety Committee Chair According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, one definition of the word, community, is “a unified body of individuals, with a common characteristic or interest.” This “interest” could be professional, political, social, historical, or economic. In the context…

Barbara Harvey

A Home for a Tumbleweed

Volume 36 Number 3 | June 2022 Barbara Ann Harvey, MAEd, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS Membership Committee It may seem odd for someone who’s spent most of her life roaming from one end of the country to the other to be writing an article on community. When you are crazy enough to take the roads less traveled,…

National Pan-Hellenic Council Sororities and ASCLS members

Community and a Sense of Belonging

Volume 36 Number 3 | June 2022 Deb Rodahl, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS Today Editor Community is the theme for this issue of ASCLS Today. Community can be found in the workplace, within the laboratory, or in collaboration with the rest of the healthcare team members in your workplace. Community is also very present at our…

Kentucky Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (KSCLS) members in 2012

Craigslist, Community, and ASCLS Connections

Volume 36 Number 3 | June 2022 Beth Warning, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, AHI(AMT), ASCLS Region IV Director Elizabeth Warning, MS MLS How do you begin to explain the community found within ASCLS? When I first became active in the Society in 2001, I joined at the request of my employer to be eligible for reduced registration…

Opening Keynote Speaker at CLEC 2022 in Denver

CLEC 2022 Sets Record Attendance

Volume 36 Number 3 | June 2022 DeAnne Maxwell, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM, CLEC 2022 Steering Committee Chair Well, it finally happened. We welcomed over 630 educators from across the country at the 2022 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (CLEC) in Denver on March 14. Whether attending in-person or joining virtually, for three days we bonded, learned, shared,…

Claude Rector

Meet the Candidates 2022

Volume 36 Number 3 | June 2022 The ASCLS Nominations Committee is pleased to present the following candidates for office in the 2022-23 Society year. Candidates selected by the House of Delegates will take office during the 2022 ASCLS, AGT & SAFMLS Joint Annual Meeting. Delegates will elect one president-elect; one secretary-treasurer; one director each…

Hassan Aziz

Professional Visibility – Major or Career

Volume 36 Number 2 | April 2022 Hassan Aziz, PhD, FACSs, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS President Over the years, I have advised hundreds of students. Prospective and current students, as well as graduates, seek my advice on academic and professional issues. Academic advising is an ongoing, decision-making process between educators and students. The purpose is to assist…

Kevin McGuire

A Calling to the Laboratory Profession

Volume 36 Number 2 | April 2022 Kevin McGuire, MHPTT, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS Virtual Learning Steering Committee, ASCLS-Nebraska Awards Chair Fabienne Frederickson once said, “The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling.” Determining what you are passionate about is not always easy. A career in healthcare should be a calling to…