PRISM: Pride · Respect · Inclusion · Support · Momentum

January 16-18, 2023

PRISM: Pride Respect Inculsion Support MomentumJoin us as we celebrate and ignite discussions regarding diversity in the profession and the inequities in our healthcare system, the ASCLS Diversity Advocacy Council (DAC) invites you to participate in PRISM: Pride · Respect · Inclusion · Support · Momentum, which debuted in January 2021. As leaders and members, we understand that the most uncomfortable conversations can be the most educational, productive, and inspiring. With this in mind, the DAC organized PRISM, a series of virtual activities that culminates with a candid conversation with a featured guest.

All events will be held virtually via Zoom.  The links will be posted in the Event App/Webpage available by using the link to the left.

Glenda PriceGlenda Price Diversity in Leadership Award Online Fundraiser

January 12-17

All proceeds will go towards the Glenda Price Diversity in Leadership Award. Donations for the online auction are now being accepted through January 11. You can also donate directly to the Glenda Price scholarship by texting PRISM22 to 76278. Every donation counts!

Dynamic Discussion: The ABCs of DEI: Advocacy from the Bench to C-suite with Debra BenAvram
Join the leaders of the ASCLS Diversity Advocacy Council (DAC) for a discussion with AABB Chief Executive Officer Debra BenAvram, FASAE, CAE.

Debra BenAvram

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Candid Conversations: Scott Aikey

Link to Recording

Kyle Riding, ASCLS Secretary-Treasurer, will interview ASCLS Past President Scott Aikey. Scott is an inspirational leader and openly gay man. During his time in ASCLS and the clinical laboratory profession Scott witnessed a multitude of changes in how members of the LGBTQ+ community were seen and cared for by others. His courage, compassion, and grace towards everyone he encounters has helped pave the way for a more inclusive organization that does not require someone to hide their true selves from their colleagues.

Scott Aikey

2021 PRISM Events

Book Club Discussions

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

Health Disparities and Cultural Humility with Dr. Robin L. Eubanks

Dr. Robin L. Eubanks, associate professor at Rutgers University Biomedical and Health Sciences – School of Health Professions in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, an interactive discussion on cultural humility and health disparities.

Robin Eubanks

Candid Conversations: Glenda Price

Cheryl Caskey, past president of ASCLS, interviewed Glenda Price, first African American president of ASCLS. Glenda was considered a very inspiring mentor and leader to many. She was often the first African American or first women (and sometimes both) to hold a variety of leadership positions throughout ASCLS and academia. Some who knew her would say she was a trailblazer who spoke quietly, with honesty and measured words and tones.

Glenda Price