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Clinical laboratory scientists are committed every day to providing high quality, accurate test results essential for diagnosis, monitoring, and prevention of disease. They not only provide important consultative services to health care providers and their patients through communication of appropriate test selection and interpretation of laboratory data, but they also make significant contributions to the wellbeing of their communities. The commitment to service goes well beyond the walls of the laboratory and the impact is far-reaching.

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni from the Division of Clinical Laboratory Science are dedicated to making a difference in their communities through service and related scholarship. The Division of Clinical Laboratory Science encourages engagement with individuals in the community through opportunities that:

  • Promote community involvement locally and globally
  • Create multidisciplinary and interprofessional engagement
  • Advocate for patients and quality care
  • Recognize the significant contributions of the profession
  • Support recruitment of prospective students
  • Embrace diversity and recognize its benefits to improving health care
  • Encourage effective communication practices
  • Stimulate ideas for improving health in the community
  • Nurture collaborative partnerships with all stakeholders


UNC CLS Class of 2020
UNC CLS Class of 2020


Some of the many service contributions include:

  • Assistance at Red Cross Blood Drives
  • Preparation of meals at the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill
  • Food, water, and supply collections for organizations helping with relief efforts
  • Hospital volunteer needs
  • Organized events that promote health and wellness
  • Career fairs and STEM demonstrations in middle and high schools
  • Science and STEM festivals
  • Recruitment events, laboratory tours, and CLS information sessions
  • Other volunteer activities at department, university, and community events