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2023 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (CLEC) New Educator Workshop (NEW)

The Circle of Life

Volume 37 Number 3 | June 2023 Thao Vu, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM Having graduated from The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) New Orleans Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program in May 2013, I was excited to begin my next chapter as a medical laboratory sciences educator at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in August…

Meet the ASCLS National Candidates 2023

Meet the Candidates 2023

Volume 37 Number 3 | June 2023 The ASCLS Nominations Committee is pleased to present the following candidates for office in the 2023-24 Society year. Candidates selected by the House of Delegates will take office during the 2023 ASCLS, AGT & SAFMLS Joint Annual Meeting. Delegates will elect one president-elect; three directors; one 5-year term…

Melissa Wyatt

Developing Medical Laboratory Science Ambassadors

Volume 37 Number 2 | April 2023 Melissa E. Wyatt, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, Kentucky Society for Clinical Laboratory Science President “I wish I had found this degree sooner!” As a clinical laboratory educator, I have heard this statement many times from students. Students must identify with the medical laboratory profession before choosing this career path. The…

Constance Stager

The Hidden Profession that Saves Lives

Volume 37 Number 2 | April 2023 Constance Stager, MBA, MLS(ASCP), ASCLS Director This month’s focus on professional visibility is an important topic, not only for the profession, but for the individual professional as well. Medical laboratory science is often referred to as “The hidden profession that saves lives.” An often-repeated statistic is that “70…

ASCLS-Kansas Clinical Laboratory Science recruitment brochure

Doing Nothing is not an Option

Volume 37 Number 2 | April 2023 Heather Santaniello, MLS(ASCP)CMMB(ASCP)CM, ASCLS Political Action Committee Chair, ASCLS Ascending Professionals Forum Councilor-at-Large Visibility of this profession is crucial. Workforce shortages and burnout has been a struggle for this profession for years. The way we solve this problem long term is to promote the profession and make it…