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Rodney Rohde

Professional Visibility: Be the Expert!

Volume 36 Number 2 | April 2022 Rodney E. Rohde, PhD, SM(ASCP)CMSVCMMBCM, FACSc, ASCLS and TACLS Mentor Did you know that medical laboratory professionals provide roughly 13 billion laboratory tests each year? Laboratory testing is the single highest-volume medical activity affecting Americans, and it drives about two-thirds of all medical decisions made by doctors and…

2022 ASCLS Leadership Academy Class

Introducing the Leadership Academy Class of 2022

Volume 36 Number 2 | April 2022 Suzanne Butch, MLS(ASCP)CMSBB, DLMCM, ASCLS Leadership Academy Class Coordinator This year the 2021-22 ASCLS Leadership Academy Class began its activities at the ASCLS, AGT & SAFMLS Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) in June of 2021 and had the opportunity to meet face-to-face again at the Laboratory Legislative Symposium in…

Heather Herrington

Professional Visibility Cannot Rely on Random Chance

Volume 36 Number 2 | April 2022 Heather Herrington, DVM, MLS(ASCP)CM, Ascending Professionals Forum Vice Chair The Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh holds an annual event called SciTech Days. It’s an opportunity for students in junior high and high school to interact with STEM-focused companies and professionals. This year, they did things a bit differently,…

Georgia Vega

Pre-Analytic Systems Oversight

Volume 36 Number 2 | April 2022 Patient Safety Corner Georgia Vega, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS Patient Safety Committee “Out of sight, out of mind.” Until recently, that phrase could easily describe laboratorians. As medical laboratory professionals work mainly in the background, a common source of career dissatisfaction is feeling overlooked by our patients and healthcare…

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…

Demanding More Book Cover

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…