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The Red White and Blue Table

Volume 36 Number 5 | October 2022 Heather Santaniello, MLS(ASCP)CMMB(ASCP)CM, ASCLS Political Action Committee Trustee, ASCLS Ascending Professionals Forum Councilor-at-Large If you have been to the Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) or the Laboratory Legislative Symposium, then you have certainly seen the table decked out in red, white, and blue that draws your curiosity the first…

ASCLS Education & Research Fund, Inc.

New Scholarships from the E&R Fund

Volume 36 Number 5 | October 2022 The ASCLS Education & Research Fund, Inc., is pleased to announce two new scholarships that will be awarded in 2023. Barbara Snyderman has funded a scholarship called the Snyderwomen Scholarship. It is in memory of her mother, Shirley Snyderman, and her aunt, Eda Snyderman, both of whom inspired…

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Positive Results from Inaugural Lab Fair

Volume 36 Number 5 | October 2022 Kerry Toups, MT(ASCP), ASCLS Marketing and Communications Committee Member For the first time in over 20 years, I celebrated Medical Laboratory Professionals Week outside of a clinical laboratory. My former employer set the bar high for celebrating Lab Week with employee cook-offs, games, prizes, and gifts. I wanted…

James Griffith

Stand up and Be Counted

Volume 36 Number 5 | October 2022 James T. Griffith, PhD, ASCLS Past President, ASCLS Government Affairs Committee Advisor As clinical laboratory professionals, we are guardians of certain scientific knowledge, a way of professional practice, as well as an infrastructure that allows for patient interaction, specimen collection, test performance, and result reporting. All of this…

Lindsey Davenport-Landry

Advocate—Good. Follow through—Great!

Volume 36 Number 5 | October 2022 K. Lindsey Davenport-Landry, DCLS, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS Region VI Director There is a continuing need to advocate for our profession—not only for our laboratory community, but also for ourselves. There are Facebook groups saying we do not get the respect we deserve; news segments discussing the shortage of (laboratory)…

Andrea Prinzi and Carol Rauch

College of American Pathologists Accreditation Program: Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Breakpoint Updates and Beyond

Volume 36 Number 5 | October 2022 Andrea Prinzi PhD, MPH, SM(ASCP) I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Carol Rauch, MD, PhD, adjunct associate professor of pathology, microbiology, and immunology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and an active College of American Pathologists (CAP) committee member, about the CAP process for inspecting and accrediting…

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Call for Choosing Wisely Recommendations

Volume 36 Number 5 | October 2022 Muneeza Esani, PhD, MPH, MHA, MT(ASCP), ASCLS Choosing Wisely Committee The ASCLS Choosing Wisely Committee, in collaboration with the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), has published 10 recommendations for the Choosing Wisely initiative, operated by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation. These recommendations were authored…

2022 ASCLS Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Pat Tille and 2021-22 ASCLS President Hassan Aziz

2022 ASCLS Lifetime Achievement Award

Volume 36 Number 5 | October 2022 This recognition celebrates an ASCLS member who has made significant contributions to ASCLS at all levels. This is the eighth year for this award. The recipient will have made significant contributions to ASCLS as well as the laboratory field, and who, by example, has inspired others. There were…