First-Generation Clinical Laboratory Science Student Lexie Edwards Set to Graduate with Second Degree in 2020

November 1, 2019

Lexie Edwards, who will graduate with her second bachelor’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2020, discovered a match with clinical laboratory science after earning a degree in biology in 2018. “I’ve always had an interest in science. The human body really fascinates me,” Edwards said. As a biology major, Edwards, a first-generation college student, realized … Continued

Beck Receives Distinguished Service Award from the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification

October 15, 2019

Susan Beck, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM has received a Distinguished Service Award from the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification. Beck served as an American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) representative to the Board of Certification (BOC) for nearly a decade. Along with other ASCLS representatives, she helped navigate the merger of the Board … Continued

Alumna Spotlight: Jennifer Swift ‘07

October 11, 2019

Jennifer Swift ’07 graduated with her undergraduate degree in clinical laboratory science. As a student, she was excited to learn that this major included both of her passions of science and medicine and had multiple career opportunities available after graduation. Current Employer and Job Title: Duke Clinical Transplantation Immunology Laboratory; MLS Specialist Tell us about … Continued

Alumna Spotlight: Mackenzie Collins ‘17

September 5, 2019

Mackenzie Collins ’17 graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2015 with a degree in biology. After realizing she wanted to work in a laboratory environment, she discovered an interest in microbiology and decided to complete a degree in clinical laboratory science. Collins hopes to earn her PhD to become a clinical laboratory director. Hometown: Greensboro, North … Continued

American Society for Clinical Pathology Names Alumna Letycia Nuñez-Argote as a Champion for Diversity

August 30, 2019

The American Society for Clinical Pathology has recognized Division of Clinical Laboratory Science alumna Letycia Nuñez-Argote ’07 as a Champion for Diversity in the laboratory workforce. The July 2019 edition of ASCP’s Critical Values publication highlighted Nuñez-Argote; the edition was dedicated to diversity in the laboratory and the importance of diversity of gender, race, and … Continued

Division of Clinical Laboratory Science Alumna Melissa Jones ’91 Receives Award from American Society for Microbiology

August 9, 2019

Melissa Jones ’91 has received the American Society for Microbiology‘s Schergao-Rubin Award for outstanding bench-level microbiology. This award recognizes someone who is involved in distinguished performance in diagnostic work. Jones received the award at the society’s 2019 meeting in San Francisco. “My favorite part is being able to share my passion about microbiology and this profession,” … Continued

Master’s of Clinical Laboratory Science Track Launches for Working Professionals

July 24, 2019

A new online master’s degree program in clinical laboratory science designed for working professionals—the first of its kind our state—will prepare its graduates for service through education, research, and clinical laboratory administration. The program, housed in the Department of Allied Health Sciences’ Division of Clinical Laboratory Science, will contribute to innovative solutions for better delivery … Continued

First-Year Clinical Laboratory Science Students Gain Real-World Experience at McLendon Clinical Laboratories

July 17, 2019

For several years, students from the Division of Clinical Laboratory Science have had the opportunity to work part-time in McLendon Clinical Laboratories, the in-house laboratories for the UNC Medical Center and UNC Health Care. Students are able to begin work at McLendon Laboratories following their first year of instruction; most continue to work part-time until … Continued

New Hanover Regional Medical Center Recognizes Astrid Keusseyan ’12

July 16, 2019

New Hanover Regional Medical Center has recognized Astrid Keusseyan, a 2012 alumna of the Division of Clinical Laboratory Science, as its employee of excellence for July 2019. Keusseyan is also pursuing her master’s degree. She received the recognition based on her insight, creativeness, and attitude, among other qualities.