Faculty & Staff

Susan Beck

Susan J. Beck, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM Professor and Director

Education BS in Biology and Medical Technology from Moorhead State University; Master’s Degree in Medical Technology from the University of Minnesota; PhD in Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Teaches/Directs Immunohematology, Immunohematology Laboratory, Clinical Laboratory Analysis, Clinical Laboratory Education, and clinical courses in Transfusion Medicine Services and Transplantation Medicine.

Research/Scholarly Interests Educational issues in clinical laboratory science including entry-level competencies for laboratory practitioners. Laboratory practice issues such as retention of clinical laboratory personnel.

Service Serves as an ASCLS representative to the ASCP - Board of Certification.

Experience Faculty member since 1980.

Email sbeck@med.unc.edu

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Lisa Cremeans

Lisa Cremeans, MMDS, MLS(ASCP)CM, SMCM, MBCM, Clinical Assistant Professor

Education BA in Clinical Laboratory Science from The College of St. Scholastica; Master of Molecular Diagnostic Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; certificates in Core Public Health Concepts and Environment, Health and Safety Technology.

Teaches/Directs Microbiology and molecular diagnostic science course work, and clinical course practicums in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Diagnostic Science.

Research/Scholarly Interests Career recruitment and retention of clinical laboratory science professionals, interprofessional collaboration in healthcare, and improved quality and safety of patient care.

Service CLS Service Society Advisor, NCSCLS Secretary and Career Recruitment Committee Chair.

Experience Faculty member since 2013. Fourteen years of experience as a medical technologist working in the Nephropathology Laboratory at UNC, in Clinical Microbiology and Immunology in McLendon Clinical Laboratories at UNC Hospitals, and as a generalist in physician office labs. Additional experience working for clinical research organizations in clinical trials and post-approval pharmaceutical safety, emergency medical services, and organ and tissue donation services.

Email lisa_cremeans@med.unc.edu

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Vicky LeGrys

Vicky A. LeGrys, DA, MT(ASCP) Professor

Education BS in Medical Technology from Wake Forest University; MS and Doctorate in Clinical Chemistry from Catholic University of America.

Teaches/Directs In the CLS undergraduate program: Biochemistry, Laboratory Mathematics, Clinical Chemistry Laboratory, and Clinical Chemistry Practicum. In the CLS graduate program:  Method Validation and  Capstone Seminar. In the PA program: Topics in Clinical Chemistry .

Research/Scholarly Interests Laboratory Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis to include the following grant supported projects: Variation in sweat chloride test analysis (VISTA); Evaluation of a novel POCT device for sweat testing; Quality improvement in sweat testing following a positive newborn screen for CF.

Service Dr. LeGrys' research and professional service is focused on standardizing sweat testing for the diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) She has published numerous journal articles on the topic and consults with laboratories worldwide. She serves as the chairperson of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) sweat testing document and she developed sweat analysis proficiency testing and accreditation guidelines with the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Dr. LeGrys serves as a consultant to the CF Foundation on sweat testing issues. Experience Faculty member since 1983.

Email vlegrys@med.unc.edu

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Tara Moon

Tara C. Moon, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM Associate Professor

Education BS in Biology and Clinical Laboratory Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; MS in Health Services Research from Wake Forest University; PhD in Health Related Sciences from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Teaches/Directs Hematology I and II, Clinical Courses in Hematology and Hemostasis, and Research Methods.

Research/Scholarly Interests Diagnostic Testing for Cystic Fibrosis, Immunohematology and Transfusion Medicine (ABO blood groups and lifespan), and CLS workforce issues.

Service North Carolina Association of Blood Bankers; UNC Chapel Hill Faculty Governance Committee on Scholarships, Awards and Student Aid; Alpha Chi Omega, Epsilon Chi Chapter, Faculty Advisor.

Experience Faculty member since 2002.

Email tmoon@med.unc.edu

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Laine Stewart

Laine Stewart, BS, MLS(ASCP)CM Assistant Professor, Clinical Education Coordinator

Education BS in Clinical Laboratory Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Teaches/Directs Hematology I and II Laboratories, Microbiology I and II Laboratories, Phlebotomy, Safety. Diagnostic Methods for PA students.

Research/Scholarly Interests Academic Integrity in CLS and CLT programs; Phlebotomy standards.

Service AHEC Liaison and Clinical Education Coordinator for the Division of CLS, NCSCLS Scholarship Chair.

Experience Faculty member since 2000. Previous experience as a CLS generalist with Kaiser Permanente and Carolina Premier Medical Group.

Email lstewart@med.unc.edu

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Rebecca Laudicina

Rebecca J. Laudicina, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM Professor Emerita

Education BS in Medical Technology, Purdue University; MEd, PhD in Educational Psychology, Temple University.

Research/Scholarly Interests Colorectal cancer and hemochromatosis screening in underserved populations;academic integrity; intergenerational differences affecting laboratory management and education; CLS/CLT student persistence; management of clinical laboratory testing for research studies.

Service ReSULTs consultant, NC Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute; consultant for community screening projects.

Experience Faculty member since 1991. Experience in higher education teaching and administration at the MLS and MLT levels and experience in all areas of clinical laboratory practice.

Email Rebecca_Laudicina@med.unc.edu

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Kristine Barnette

Kristine Barnette, BS, MLS(ASCP)CM, CLS Student Laboratory Manager

Education BS in Clinical Laboratory Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Minor in Spanish.

Teaches Teaching assistant in CLS laboratory courses.

Scholarly Interests Hematology technology and microscopics.

Service Reviewer for MediaLab courses.

Experience Staff member since 2016. Four years as a generalist and six years as a Lead Technologist in Hematology and Coagulation in UNC Hospital's Core Laboratory.

Email Kristine_Barnette@med.unc.edu

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