Clinical Laboratory Science students joined other members of the Class of 2021 from the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Social Work, Public Health, Dentistry, and Nursing at the year’s first commencement ceremony in Kenan Stadium on May 14, 2021. Graduates enjoyed an in-person celebration with Carolina Blue skies and speeches from Drs. Anthony Fauci and Kizzmekia … Continued
In this episode of Laboratory Equipment’s LabChat podcast, Michelle Taylor speaks with Melissa Miller, PhD, the director of the Clinical Molecular Microbiology Laboratory and the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at the UNC Medical Center, about how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a critical need for medical laboratory professionals in the workforce.
Lisa Cremeans, Assistant Professor in the UNC Division of Clinical Laboratory Science, is featured in this article about the Laboratory Workforce Shortage. Cremeans has been a member of the UNC CLS faculty since 2013 and currently serves on a clinical laboratory workforce task force for the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science. https://www.medicaltechnologyschools.com/medical-lab-scientist/interview-clinical-worker-shortage
Kaitlin Walsh ‘19, an alumna of the Division of Clinical Laboratory Science, found a passion for cancer research as she pursued her undergraduate degree in clinical laboratory science. Walsh knew she wanted to launch a career in medicine but sought a non-patient-facing role. When she discovered the field of laboratory science, she was drawn to … Continued
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a critical need for medical laboratory professionals —or those who work tirelessly behind the scenes in laboratories across the United States— to develop, perform and interpret diagnostic tests, among other duties. The Need for Medical Laboratory Professionals Nationally and locally, medical laboratory professionals fill roles at medical centers, but there … Continued
Vicky LeGrys, a well-respected educator and researcher, is set to retire from the Division of Clinical Laboratory Science in July 2021. LeGrys joined the faculty in 1983 and was promoted to professor in 1995. Her scholarly work involved the laboratory diagnosis of cystic fibrosis (CF). She applied her clinical and scientific expertise to improving the … Continued
Division of Clinical Laboratory Science alumna Srijana Chhetri ’20 was weeks away from graduation when the COVID-19 pandemic emerged—which facilitated the opportunity for her to study the virus alongside other researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill. In early 2020, Chhetri joined a the Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Ecology (IDEEL) Lab, part of the Institute for Global Health … Continued