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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/

Alexander Shaw

Patient Safety Broken Down for New Laboratorians

Volume 36 Number 4 | August 2022 Developing Professionals Forum Alex Shaw, MLS(ASCP)CM, Developing Professionals Forum Councilor-at-Large Laboratorians play a vital role in patient safety. While direct patient contact is limited for laboratorians, we are just as important in being patient safety stewards as those in direct contact with patients every day. It is estimated…

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Brittney Craig

Patient Safety in the Laboratory

Volume 36 Number 4 | August 2022 Developing Professionals Forum Brittney Craig, MHS, ASCLS Developing Professionals Forum The work delivered by laboratory professionals each day is heavily centered around patient safety. Laboratory professionals dedicate countless numbers of hours verifying, analyzing, and performing tests on each specimen received in the laboratory. They perform several tasks to…

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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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