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.

THE END OF THE FRIEDEWALD EQUATION?

Diane Davis, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CMSCCM, SLSCM In 1948 an ambitious, long-term prospective study started in the small town of Framingham, Massachusetts1. The goal was to follow a large group of adults over many years to study the evolution of hypertension and cardiovascular disease and in so doing, identify risk factors and prognostic markers in subjects who…

PLAN AHEAD AND ACT YEAR-ROUND TO IMPACT LEGISLATION

Stephanie K. Rink, MS, MLS(ASCP)CMSCCM, ASCLS PAC Chair Members of ASCLS-MI meet with Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow. For me and many ASCLS members, the Legislative Symposium in Washington, D.C., each March is the most anticipated event of the year. The venue steeped in history, the camaraderie with fellow laboratorians from across the country, and the…

YOU KNOW YOU’RE FROM WISCONSIN WHEN …

Susan Stalewski, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS-Wisconsin Past President You know you’re from Wisconsin when: green and gold make up the bulk of your wardrobe; “bubbler” is part of your vocabulary; you know the difference between frozen custard and ice cream; 40 degrees is shorts and t-shirt weather in March; you always know what you’re having to…

Deb Rodahl

ASCLS “COMMUNITY” WITHIN OUR COMMUNITIES!

Deb Rodahl, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM, 2017-18 ASCLS President Over the last few months, I have had the pleasure of attending four of our constituent society spring meetings. Our spring meetings are such a great opportunity to experience all the benefits of professional involvement. I noted with great interest one of our community questions posted by Kathy…

REGION VIII LEADERSHIP ACADEMY 5 YEARS LATER

Holly Weinberg, MLS(ASCP)SH, Region Region VIII Director  The Region VIII Leadership Academy (R8LA) graduated our fifth class of Interns at the ASCLS Annual Meeting in Chicago this summer. Now that we’ve been running for a few years, it’s time to look back and evaluate our program. First, how did we get here? In 2013, ASLCS…

ASCLS/POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

Linda Hickok, MLS(ASCP)CM, Political Action Committee Secretary The ASCLS/Political Action Committee (PAC) is a voluntary nonprofit organization created to provide financial and educational support for the election campaigns of responsible candidates for Congress. All PACs are legal, ethical, and strictly regulated by federal law, which limits the amount of individual contributions and requires full and…

Purpose and Methodology of the ASCLS Entry Level CURRICULUM AND THE ASCP BOC PRACTICE ANALYSIS

Written in collaboration with ASCLS and ASCP Board of Certification Medical laboratory science associations’ blogs, discussion boards, and listserv lists are continually populated with questions concerning what to teach laboratory science students, how to prepare for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) examination, and what is or isn’t on the…

Legislative Symposium: A First Timer’s Perspective

Cherika Robertson, MEd, MLS(ASCP)CM Excited. Nervous. Intimidated. Those were my initial feelings upon first arriving in Washington, D.C., for the 2018 Legislative Symposium. I had never thought of myself as being interested in politics, or much less as a lobbyist. But, I did know that I love the profession of medical laboratory science. And, this…