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 Has served as the Examination Council Chair and President of NCA (National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel), and as the President of NCSCLS (North Carolina Society for Clinical Laboratory Science).
Rebecca J. Laudicina, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM Professor
Education BS in Medical Technology, Purdue University; MEd, PhD in Educational Psychology, Temple University.
Teaches/Directs Hematology I and II, Hematology Laboratory I and II, Clinical Hematology Practicum, Clinical Hemostasis Practicum, Current Topics in Clinical Laboratory Medicine.
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.
Office 4110 Bondurant Hall
Office phone (919)843-4350
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 Laboratory Education, Quality Assurance, Molecular Techniques Practicum, Clinical Chemistry Practicum, Current Topics in Clinical Medicine. CLS Safety Advisor.
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, MS, 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; Currently seeking doctoral degree in Health Related Science at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Teaches/Directs Immunology Laboratory, Clinical Laboratory Analysis Laboratory, Clinical Chemistry Laboratory, Immunohematology Laboratory, Clinical Laboratory Management, Community Laboratory Experience Practicum, and Research for Clinical Laboratory Science Students. Research Design and Method Evaluation for Molecular Diagnostic Science Students.
Research/Scholarly Interests Immunohematology and Transfusion Medicine. Currently performing a retrospective study using a survival model to investigate the relationship between ABO blood groups and longevity in a United States population.
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.
|Susan M. Orton, PhD, MS, MT(ASCP) Associate Professor
Education BS in Medical Technology and MS in Cellular Biology from East Carolina University; PhD in Immunology from North Carolina State University.
Teaches/Directs Molecular Techniques Practicum (for CLS students), Immunology, Clinical Laboratory Methods, Principles of Molecular Diagnostics, Applications of Molecular Diagnostics, Molecular Applications Techniques Laboratory, Research Design and Method Evaluation, Molecular Methods Clinical Practicum (for MDS students).
Research/Scholarly Interests Course development for the Masters of Molecular Diagnostic Science within the CLS department, the majority of which will be taught on-line. This program has been developed to prepare professionals to become competent in performance, interpretation, evaluation, and validation of various molecular-based assays in the clinical laboratory. Evaluation of cell surface markers, using flow cytometry, associated with acute and chronic symptoms in asthmatic children, and development of predictive markers for exacerbation of symptoms in children with asthma. Other research interests include evaluation of various cell surface markers currently used for diagnosis of hematological malignancies in humans, for use in veterinary medicine to diagnose similar malignancies.
Experience Faculty member since 2004. More than 20 years experience in both research and clinical laboratory settings, including three years of post-doctorate training in clinical immunology. CAP inspector in Flow Cytometry and Immunology (serology and molecular techniques).
Alice Pope, Student Services Representative
Responsibilities Coordinates the admissions process, provides administrative services for enrolled students, schedules rooms for classes and meetings.
Experience Administrative Assistant since 1988.
Laine Stewart, BS, MLS(ASCP)CM Instructor, Clinical Education Coordinator
Education BS in Clinical Laboratory Science from UNC-CH.
Teaches/Directs Hematology I and II Laboratories, Microbiology I Laboratory, Microbiology II and Lab, 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.