Today is the beginning of Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW) 2017. This week, April 23-29, provides the profession with a unique opportunity to increase public understanding of and appreciation for clinical laboratory personnel and the vital role they play in every aspect of health care.

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week 2017
Medical Laboratory Professionals Week 2017

On today’s show we put together a great panel to discuss the ins-and-outs of the profession so people listening–friends, family, the public and even fellow colleagues in the health care setting know what we do and our critical importance in health care.

I am honored to have the following laboratory professionals on the show:

  • Suzanne Campbell, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CMAmerican Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) President and Dean of Allied Health and Director of Medical Laboratory Technology Program at Seward County Community College
  • Stephanie Noblit, MLS (ASCP)CM, Medical Laboratory Scientist- Medical Toxicology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, ASCLS Mentorship Committee (ad hoc)- Chair and Government Action Committee- Board Member
  • Jazmen Myers, MLS (ASCP)CM, Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas, Microbiology and Special Procedures Laboratory, ASCLS New Professional and New Member Director
  • Rodney E. Rohde, PhD, MS, SV, SM(ASCP) CMMBCM, Associate Dean for Research, College of Health Professions  and Chair & Professor, Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) at Texas State University and President, Texas Association for CLS

Over the course of the show we discuss the role of the medical laboratory professional, the education, their role in the organization and more.

LISTEN to the panel interview below:

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