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MCLS Program Celebrates First Graduate, Amber Vaughn

June 17, 2022

The Division of Clinical Laboratory Science, housed in the Department of Allied Health Sciences within UNC’s School of Medicine, recently celebrated Amber Vaughn, the first graduate of the online Master’s in Clinical Laboratory Science – Medical Laboratory Science (MCLS) program.  This program, launched in 2020, was developed for certified laboratory professionals who wish to advance … Continued

Shawn Luby Trains CLS Students in Digital Design Concepts for Public Health Materials

May 13, 2022

Earlier this academic year, Clinical Laboratory Science assistant professor Shawn Luby was awarded a UNC/Adobe Course Development Grant. The program provides incentives ($1,250 awards) and a support program for faculty members interested in creating course assignments that help develop students’ digital media-authoring skills. The program is part of a larger University initiative to promote digital … Continued

Meet Alexis Otway, Second Generation Clinical Laboratory Science Student

February 1, 2022

Many children hope to follow in their parents’ footsteps when they grow up and begin working. For Alexis Otway, that wasn’t necessarily the case. However, as she wraps up her first semester in the Clinical Laboratory Science program – the same one her mother, Erin Crittenton, graduated from in 2008 – she reflects on the … Continued

ASCLS “Off the Bench” Podcast Episode Features UNC CLS Alumni

August 10, 2021

The June 25, 2021 episode of the ASCLS “Off the Bench” podcast featured three UNC Division of Clinical Laboratory Science alumni. Host Sophia Chandrasekar (CLS ’16) interviewed Lisa Cremeans (MDS ’12 and former CLS faculty) and Gabbi Frimpong (CLS ’21) about the impact of COVID on teaching and learning in the CLS program. We are … Continued

MDS Alumna and Adjunct Faculty Member Michelle Campbell ’18 Named to “Power List”

August 2, 2021

Michelle Campbell, a 2018 graduate of the Master’s of Clinical Laboratory Science – Molecular Diagnostic Science program, was recently recognized on The Pathologist website’s  “Power List for 2021”. This list honors the most inspirational laboratory professionals for the year.  Michelle is currently a Development Technologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and is also … Continued

Congratulations Class of 2021!

May 14, 2021

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

Dr. Melissa Miller interviewed on LabChat

April 30, 2021

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.

Assistant Professor Lisa Cremeans Featured in Article About Laboratory Workforce

April 14, 2021

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