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

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Advocacy in Times of Change

Volume 35 Number 5 | October 2021 Letycia Nuñez-Argote, MPH, MLS(ASCP)CM In March of 2020, the concerns over deaths due to COVID-19 were on the rise. Then came the travel restrictions, closing schools and venues, wearing masks, and suspending gatherings and celebrations. All of these changes happened in quick succession. And unfortunately, these changes also…

Professional Development

Cultivating Professional Growth at Each Stage of Career Development

Volume 35 Number 5 | October 2021 Carol Rentas, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS Leadership Development Committee Chair What is professional growth, especially as it applies to a medical laboratory professional? It begins with the individual professional. Professionalism is a progression, from building a professional identity to participating in meaningful advocacy in the profession, and ultimately leading other…

2021 ASCLS Lifetime Achievement Award

2021 ASCLS Lifetime Achievement Award

Volume 35 Number 5 | October 2021 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…

ASCLS Board of Directors 2021-2022

2021-2022 ASCLS Election Results

Volume 35 Number 5 | October 2021 The 2021-2022 Elections were held on June 28 as part of the 2021 ASCLS, AGT & SAFMLS Joint Annual Meeting. Many thanks to all the candidates who were on the ballot this year! Board of Directors: President-Elect: Kim Von Ahsen Region III Director: Angela Darby Region IV Director:…

Hassan Aziz

Leading ASCLS into the Future

Volume 35 Number 4 | August 2021 Hassan Aziz, PhD, FACSs, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS President, 2021-22 Today’s healthcare environment is unusually complex and challenging. It is even more difficult due to the pandemic. In times like these, we need strong leadership and healthy organizations more than ever. We must remain committed to the ASCLS mission. Making…

Patricia Tille

COVID-19: The Road to Recovery Part 2

Volume 35 Number 4 | August 2021 A Tale of Two Patients from Diagnosis Until Now Pat Tille, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM, AHI(AMT), FACSc, AMTF President-Elect You may have read about my unexpected diagnosis of COVID-19 and the experience from a personal perspective in the October 2020 issue of ASCLS Today. Now you are going to see…