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Stephanie Noblit

Labvocates Unite

Volume 36 Number 1 | February 2022 Stephanie Noblit, Esq, MLS(ASCP)CM This article first appeared as a post for the ASCLS Ascending Professionals Forum blog, The Labora-Story. What does it take to be an advocate for the clinical laboratory, or a “labvocate,” as we like to say in ASCLS? Honestly, not much. You do not…

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Being an Awesome Ally

Volume 36 Number 1 | February 2022 Dana Powell Baker, MBA, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS Diversity Advocacy Council Contributor, ASCLS Emerging Laboratory Managers Collaborative Conference Steering Committee Vice Chair Kyle Riding, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS Diversity Advocacy Council Contributor, ASCLS Secretary/Treasurer In a 2018 article, Forbes magazine contributor Sheree Atcheson defined an ally as “any person…

Lindsey Clark

DEI in the L-A-B

Volume 36 Number 1 | February 2022 Lindsey Clark, MPH, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS-Arkansas President-Elect It’s no secret that STEM fields in the United States need a major overhaul when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and the clinical laboratory is no exception. If you’re like me, you spend plenty of time thinking about how…

Providing an Affirmative Experience for Transgender Patients

Volume 36 Number 1 | February 2022 Patient Safety Corner Courtney Shrader, MSHS, MLS(ASCP)CM, CPHQ, ASCLS Patient Safety Committee (she/her) Katrina Moreau, MAT, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS Patient Safety Committee (she/her) Patient Perspective “He [physician] had looked at my results for my labs, which were for my testosterone levels, and only mentioned high cholesterol and high…

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in My Lab

Volume 36 Number 1 | February 2022 Stacey Robinson, MS, MLS(ASCP)CMSH, SCYM, ASCLS Region II Director When I think about diversity, equity, and inclusion, I immediately think about the laboratory that I work in. We are a truly diverse group. Even though we are all U.S. citizens, we are from Nepal, South Korea, Nigeria, the…

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Don’t Wait, Participate!

Volume 36 Number 1 | February 2022 Connect and Network with Medical Laboratory Professionals through the ASCLS Mentor Match Stephanie Noblit, Esq., MLS(ASCP)CM, Mentorship Committee Special Advisor It is hard to believe that an idea discussed in a coffee shop evolved into the ASCLS Mentorship Program. Over the past few years, the Mentorship Program has…