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Division of Clinical Laboratory Science Alumni Play Key Role in COVID-19 Testing

March 19, 2020

Alumni from the Division of Clinical Laboratory Science are playing a key role in COVID-19 testing in an effort to provide better access to care for patients who may have the virus. Several of the division’s alumni, particularly those in microbiology, are working at McLendon Clinical Laboratories, the in-house laboratory for UNC Health. NBC’s morning … Continued

Kripa Ahuja to Represent Division of Clinical Laboratory Science at Annual CLARION Competition for Interprofessional Collaboration

February 28, 2020

Kripa Ahuja, a senior in the Division of Clinical Laboratory Science, will represent the Department of Allied Health Sciences at the nationwide 2020 CLARION case competition, which is dedicated to improving health care through interprofessional collaboration. The competition, hosted annually at the University of Minnesota, brings together teams from different health professionals schools to analyze … Continued

Alumnus Spotlight: Christian Long ’19

January 24, 2020

Name: Christian Long Program: Division of Clinical Laboratory Science Graduation Year: 2019 Current Employer and Job Title: McLendon Core Laboratory – Medical Laboratory Technologist Tell us about your job: I absolutely love my career. I work nights in hematology at McLendon Core Laboratory at UNC Hospitals. Although the lab is very busy, the work is … Continued

First-Generation Clinical Laboratory Science Student Lexie Edwards Set to Graduate with Second Degree in 2020

November 1, 2019

Lexie Edwards, who will graduate with her second bachelor’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2020, discovered a match with clinical laboratory science after earning a degree in biology in 2018. “I’ve always had an interest in science. The human body really fascinates me,” Edwards said. As a biology major, Edwards, a first-generation college student, realized … Continued

Beck Receives Distinguished Service Award from the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification

October 15, 2019

Susan Beck, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM has received a Distinguished Service Award from the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification. Beck served as an American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) representative to the Board of Certification (BOC) for nearly a decade. Along with other ASCLS representatives, she helped navigate the merger of the Board … Continued

Alumna Spotlight: Jennifer Swift ‘07

October 11, 2019

Jennifer Swift ’07 graduated with her undergraduate degree in clinical laboratory science. As a student, she was excited to learn that this major included both of her passions of science and medicine and had multiple career opportunities available after graduation. Current Employer and Job Title: Duke Clinical Transplantation Immunology Laboratory; MLS Specialist Tell us about … Continued

Alumna Spotlight: Mackenzie Collins ‘17

September 5, 2019

Mackenzie Collins ’17 graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2015 with a degree in biology. After realizing she wanted to work in a laboratory environment, she discovered an interest in microbiology and decided to complete a degree in clinical laboratory science. Collins hopes to earn her PhD to become a clinical laboratory director. Hometown: Greensboro, North … Continued

American Society for Clinical Pathology Names Alumna Letycia Nuñez-Argote as a Champion for Diversity

August 30, 2019

The American Society for Clinical Pathology has recognized Division of Clinical Laboratory Science alumna Letycia Nuñez-Argote ’07 as a Champion for Diversity in the laboratory workforce. The July 2019 edition of ASCP’s Critical Values publication highlighted Nuñez-Argote; the edition was dedicated to diversity in the laboratory and the importance of diversity of gender, race, and … Continued

Division of Clinical Laboratory Science Alumna Melissa Jones ’91 Receives Award from American Society for Microbiology

August 9, 2019

Melissa Jones ’91 has received the American Society for Microbiology‘s Schergao-Rubin Award for outstanding bench-level microbiology. This award recognizes someone who is involved in distinguished performance in diagnostic work. Jones received the award at the society’s 2019 meeting in San Francisco. “My favorite part is being able to share my passion about microbiology and this profession,” … Continued