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.

APPLY FOR EDUCATION & RESEARCH FUND SCHOLARSHIPS BY APRIL 1

Barbara Snyderman, MLS(ASCP)CM, DLM, ASCLS E&R Fund Vice Chair What student couldn’t use some additional cash to fund his or her education, graduate studies, or research? The ASCLS Education & Research Fund, Inc., (E&R Fund) provides scholarships and grants available for students enrolled in programs in medical laboratory technology, medical laboratory science, and graduate degrees…

COALITION TO IMPROVE DIAGNOSIS 2019 ANNUAL MEETING

Brandy Gunsolus, DCLS, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS Patient Safety Committee Vice Chair, ASCLS Representative to the Coalition to Improve Diagnosis The Coalition to Improve Diagnosis hosted an annual in-person meeting November 10-13 in Washington, D.C., where coalition representatives met to discuss what their organizations have been doing to improve diagnosis and to collaborate with other coalition members.…

THE POWER OF KNOWLEDGE

Cindy Johnson, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS President Life-long learning is critical to laboratory professionals maintaining their expertise and advancing in their careers, as well as advancing the profession. ASCLS develops and delivers educational programming to assure that laboratory professionals acquire that knowledge by utilizing a variety of modes, including virtual and live meetings. In this month’s…

“STILL I RISE”

Christal Lane, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM Maya Angelou reciting her poem, “On the Pulse of Morning,” at Bill Clinton’s presidential inauguration in 1993. One of my favorite quotes is from Maya Angelou: “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” I’ve had this quote posted on mirrors, in lockers,…

EMPOWERING LABORATORIES TO SAY NO

Brandy Gunsolus, DCLS, MLS(ASCP)CM Medical laboratories are continuously faced with more obstacles. However, the theme is inherently the same: do more with less. I have seen laboratories pinch pennies in an effort to make budget when supplies, shipping costs, and labor costs continue to increase. Some of the more creative efforts include utilizing a sterilization…