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Alumni Spotlight: Erica C. Falcon, MCLS, MLS (ASCP)CM

November 28, 2023

Erica Falcon graduated in May 2023 from the Master of Clinical Laboratory Science (MCLS) program. Her journey to an advanced degree seemed to happen by chance and, much to her surprise, positioned her to take a leap of faith into a new career path. Exploring Options Falcon received her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory … Read more

Alumni Feature: Jay Chen

November 21, 2023

Jay Chen, MLS(ASCP)CM (’20) followed a nontraditional path to reach the Division of Clinical Laboratory Science and continues to forge his own route as a graduate of the program. Chen joined the U.S. Army in 2015 as a Combat Medic, which included a special program for fast-tracked citizenship. He served two years in the military … Read more

Division of Clinical Laboratory Science Spearheads EnChroma Color Accessibility Program for Education at UNC

June 26, 2023

On April 25, EnChroma officially announced its partnership with The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an effort and outcome spearheaded by Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) assistant professor Laine Stewart, MLS. EnChroma creates glasses for color blindness and partners with universities across the country to bring glasses to educational settings through its Color Accessibility … Read more

CLS Student Feature: Leila Vafayi

June 15, 2023

Leila Vafayi is a first-year student in the Division of Clinical Laboratory Science, located within the UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Health Sciences. Leila is a nontraditional undergraduate student who, despite multiple international moves and setbacks along her higher education journey, is determined to fulfill her goal of working as a clinical laboratory scientist. … Read more

Three CLS Graduates Receive American Society of Clinical Pathology’s (ASCP) 40 Under Forty Awards

December 1, 2022

ASCP’s 40 Under Forty program spotlights 40 highly accomplished pathologists, pathology residents, and laboratory professionals under age 40 who have made significant contributions to the profession and stand out as leaders who will help shape the future of pathology and laboratory medicine. The Division of Clinical Laboratory Science within UNC’s Department of Health Sciences is … Read more

MLS Student Caroline Henderson Featured on Podcast With Mentor

July 1, 2022

Caroline Henderson, a 2015 graduate of the CLS program and current MCLS-MLS student, was recently featured as a guest on the eLABorate Topics Podcast. In the episode, Caroline, who has participated in the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Mentorship program for the past year, was interviewed and she and her mentor talked about … Read more

MCLS Program Celebrates First Graduate, Amber Vaughn

June 17, 2022

The Division of Clinical Laboratory Science, housed in the Department of 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 their … Read more