Letter from the director

July 25, 2018

Greetings from the Division of Clinical Laboratory Science!  In September 2017, an external review team visited the Division of CLS to review the CLS and MDS programs. The review team noted many strengths of the programs including: Highest NAACLS accreditation ratings for both programs Excellent outcomes on certification examinations and job placements Qualifications, productivity, and … Continued

Meet Erin Kinney, Allied Health Sciences Development Director

July 25, 2018

Hello! My name is Erin Kinney and I, first and foremost, want to thank you for welcoming me into your world. I have been here about a month now and I already consider myself a Tar Heel. I have had the opportunity to work with so many wonderful faculty members, students, alumni, our corporate partners, my … Continued

2018 Outstanding Senior Award: Neil Patel

June 22, 2018

Congratulations to Neil Patel, class of 2018, whom the Divison of Clinical Laboratory Science recognized as its outstanding senior at its graduation ceremony. Read more about Neil’s experience in our program and what he plans for the future. Where are you from? I have called the Charlotte area home for almost my whole life. Why … Continued

CLS Alumna Presents at the 2018 ASM Clinical Virology Symposium

June 11, 2018

Mackenzie Collins, MLS(ASCP)CM, a 2017 graduate of the UNC Clinical Laboratory Science program, presented a poster abstract titled Comparison of a Multiplex PCR Lower Respiratory Tract Assay with Bacterial Culture at the 2018 ASM Clinical Virology Symposium on May 8 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Mackenzie has worked as a medical technologist in the McLendon … Continued

Women in Science Wednesday Feature: Kripa Ahuja

June 7, 2018

Rising junior Kripa Ahuja is a student in the Division of Clinical Laboratory Science within the UNC School of Medicine. She is also a research assistant at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research focuses on cloning the AAV-CXCL 12 gene — an important cancer biomarker. When you were a child, what was your … Continued

Division of Clinical Laboratory Science Celebrates 2018 Commencement

June 1, 2018

The Division of Clinical Laboratory Science celebrated its graduates on Sunday, May 13, 2018, at the Louis Round Wilson Library immediately following University commencement exercises. Drs. Susan Beck and Stephen R. Hooper addressed graduates, encouraging them to be proud of their accomplishments and what they will contribute to health care. The program featured recognition of … Continued

Shawn Luby Awarded Excellence in Teaching Award

September 25, 2017

The Louise Ward Excellence in Teaching Award is presented annually to a faculty member who has demonstrated a high standard of teaching in the Division of CLS, based on student evaluations, peer evaluations, and teaching outcomes (such as the success of students in clinical rotations). The winner of the Louise Ward Excellence in Teaching Award … Continued

MDS Class of 2017 Presents Capstone Projects

May 8, 2017

On May 5, MS-CLS students presented their capstone projects, at an event celebrating the completion of their program and recognizing the Corporate Partners who provide scholarships and support to make it possible. Sean Rankin, center front, presented “Performance Characteristics of Abbott m2000 RealTime Systems for HIV Testing”; while Lauren Frady, right front, presented “Validation of … Continued