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Maddie Josephs

Meet the Candidates 2019

The ASCLS Nominations Committee is pleased to present the following candidates for office in the 2019-20 Society year. Candidates selected by the House of Delegates will take office at the 2019 ASCLS Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina. {/textblock_content}[/yee_text_block][yee_accordion onclick_position=”text” ex_class=”” style_detail=”” yee-widget-theme=”default” border_color=”” border=”none” visiable=”1″][yee_accordion_item title=”PRESIDENT-ELECT: MADDIE JOSEPHS (LINCOLN, RI)” customid=”” icon=”fa fa-bars” item_status=”close”…

Professor Ellis at the microscope

UP, UP, AND ABROAD: CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE STUDENTS STUDY IN LATIN AMERICA

Joanna Ellis, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, CHWI Future Peruvian laboratory professional with Professor Ellis at the microscope. Francisco James and Jamie Vreeland perform anemia screening in Aco, Peru. From left: Jennifer Pemp, Ashley Wells, Professor Ellis, Ashleigh Graham, and Idahlia Bland in Nicaragua. Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) professionals are underrepresented in study abroad (SA) programs, public health…

Angela Zellner

INSPIRE AND DEVELOP OUR PROFESSION’S FUTURE THROUGH MENTORSHIP

One Ascending Professional’s Experience with Mentors Angela Zellner, C(ASCP)CM Angela Zellner is participating in multiple mentoring programs, including the 2018-19 ASCLS Mentorship Program. “Your career needs many mentors, not just one.” I recall reading this in an article by Dorie Clark in an online Harvard ManageMentor® course titled, Career Management, in 2018. At the time,…

Roslyn McQueen

MY JOURNEY TO ASCLS PRESIDENT

Roslyn McQueen, PhD, CCRC, ASCLS President As this is my first column of 2019, it is a good time to reflect on the past and plan for the future. In this month’s column, I will share my personal journey to becoming ASCLS president and discuss my plans for the rest of my presidential year. I…

THE KEY TO YOUR FUTURE: ASCLS PROVIDES THE FOUNDATION FOR STUDENT SUCCESS

Courtney Bennetts, ASCLS Region IX Student Representative Genaro Hernandez, Jr., MLT(ASCP), ASCLS Oregon Student Representative Region IX ASCLS Region IX members gathered at the 2018 ASCLS Annual Meeting in Chicago. ASCLS invests significant resources in student development to provide opportunities that can help them transition into highly qualified and successful professionals. This article details specific…

MY JOURNEY TO BECOMING A MICRO MLS

Franki-Marie Herdt, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS Ascending Professionals Forum Region VIII Representative I first stepped into a laboratory as a child in biology class, as most kids do. I loved the hands-on projects and real-world information we were given. Getting real answers to “Why is the sky blue?” was thrilling. As I got older, I continued to…

THE NATION’S FIRST CLINICAL PATHOLOGIST ASSISTANT PROGRAM

Floyd Josephat, EdD, MT(ASCP), ASCLS Education Scientific Assembly Chair The CPA program is an advanced-practice program for the medical laboratory science profession with emphasis on the clinical aspects of laboratory medicine. Photo courtesy UAB. Sam Cook mentioned about 50 years ago, “A Change is Gonna Come.” Laboratory medicine is also undergoing rapid changes driven by…

TECHNOLOGY, ENZYMES, AND COMPLEX COGNITION

HOW A NEW SPECTROPHOTOMETER ADDS NEW DIMENSIONS OF LEARNING AND DISCOVERY IN CLINICAL LABORATORY EDUCATION Gerald D. Redwine, PhD, MT(ASCP), ASCLS Chemistry/Urinalysis Scientific Assembly Chair Technology has taken cognition to the highest levels of learning in our labs, especially the technology for enzymes over the last three years on newly-acquired spectrophotometers. More than 30 years…