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Diversity Advocacy Council Book Club

sittingThe ASCLS Diversity Advocacy Council (DAC) picks one book every year that focuses on an aspect of diversity to dive into throughout the year. The final Book Club conversation will occur during PRISM: Pride · Respect · Inclusion · Support · Momentum.  An annual event hosted by the DAC that occurs every January.  Find out more information at ascls.org/prism/

Alex Shaw

Advocacy from a Student’s Perspective

Volume 35 Number 6 | December 2021 Alex Shaw, ASCLS Developing Professionals Forum Councilor-at-Large As an MLS student and active ASCLS member, I have become more and more aware of the issues that plague the clinical laboratory. There are many laboratory personnel getting closer to retirement, not enough new graduates ready to fill those openings,…

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Kaylin Viccellio

A Vital Part of the Patient’s Healthcare Team

Volume 35 Number 2 | April 2021 Kaylin Viccellio, MLS(ASCP)CM This article first appeared as a post for the ASCLS Ascending Professionals Forum blog, The Labora-Story. As medical laboratory professionals, most of us are usually confined within the four walls of our labs—no windows connecting us to the outside world, and no face-to-face contact with…

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We Are the Future:

How the Internet Can Be Used to Promote the Profession Volume 35 Number 2 | April 2021 Joanna F. Miranda, MLS(ASCP)CM, and Byanca Narro, MLS(ASCP)CM Who would have thought that a little over six months after our graduation from Texas State University, a pandemic would ensue and change the course of the rest of our…

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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,…

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Angela Zellner


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,…

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