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.
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.
Experience Faculty member since 1980.
Other Serves as an ASCLS representative to the ASCP - Board of Certification.
Lisa Cremeans, MMDS, MLS(ASCP)CM, SMCM, MBCM, 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 I & II Lecture, co-instructor for Microbiology I & II Laboratory, Principles of Molecular Diagnostic Science, Applications of Molecular Diagnostic Science, Applications of Molecular Diagnostic Science Laboratory, and course director for Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostic Science Clinical Rotations.
Research/Scholarly Interests Career recruitment and retention of clinical laboratory science professionals, interprofessional collaboration in healthcare, and improved quality and safety of patient care.
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. Over three years of experience working for clinical research organizations in clinical trials and post-approval pharmaceutical safety. Direct patient care experience as an emergency medical technician.
Service/Other CLS Service Society Advisor, NCSCLS Secretary and Career Recruitment Committee Chair, DAHS Strategic Task Force on Education Committee member
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.
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 Biochemistry, Laboratory Mathematics, Clinical Laboratory Analysis Laboratory, Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Chemistry Laboratory, Clinical Chemistry Practicum, MDS Capstone Seminar.
Research/Scholarly Interests Laboratory Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis. Subclinical Hypothyroidism and the risk of MI and Stroke in Post-Menopausal Women.
Experience Faculty member since 1983.
Other Dr. LeGrys' research and professional service is focused on standardizing sweat testing for the diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis. 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 is a member of an expert consensus panel of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation responsible for developing diagnostic criteria for CF in the era of newborn screening and serves as a consultant to the North Carolina Newborn Screening advisory panel.
Tara C. Moon, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM Assistant 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 at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Teaches/Directs Hematology I and II, Hematology Laboratory I and II, Clinical Courses in Hematology and Hemostasis, and Research Methods.
Research/Scholarly Interests 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 including Faculty Council, Fixed-Term Faculty Committee, Committee on Scholarships, Awards and Student Aid; Alpha Chi Omega, Epsilon Chi Chapter, Faculty Advisor.
Experience Faculty member since 2002. Seven years experience working in Transfusion Medicine at Rowan Regional Medical Center and UNC Hospitals. Former Medical Laboratory Specialist at UNC Hospitals.
Laine Stewart, BS, MLS(ASCP)CM Assistant Professor, Clinical Education Coordinator
Education BS in Clinical Laboratory Science from UNC-CH.
Teaches/Directs Hematology I and II Laboratories, Microbiology I and II Laboratories, Phlebotomy, Safety.
Research/Scholarly Interests Academic Integrity in CLS and CLT programs; Phlebotomy standards.
Experience Faculty member since 2000. Six years as a CLS generalist with Kaiser Permanente and Carolina Premier Medical Group.
Other AHEC Liaison and Clinical Education Coordinator for the Division of CLS.