Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Dr. Michelle Kanuth Retirement
Dr. Michelle Kanuth is retiring from the department November 30th.
Clinical Laboratory Science receives 4.9 million dollar grant
The CLS department will be utilizing a 4.9 million dollar grant over the next 5 years to educate former employees of the Gulf Coast region to become
future Clinical Laboratory Scientists.
Lambda Tau National Honor Society Ceremony at Olympia Grill
Incoming junior Lambda Tau members were inducted at a dinner at Olympia Grill.
Graduating Seniors were recognized by current president Scott Newdang.
New Officers elected
President........ Charity Wood
Vice President... Arpita Patel
Secretary....... Shama Shaukatali
Treasurer...... Hayley Fritsche
Historian....... Rajkumar Rajendran
Check out the pictures on facebook.
Dr. Freeman receives ASCP Mastership
The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) has awarded Vicki Freeman,
Clinical Laboratory Sciences Chair, with an ASCP Mastership Designation. A
Mastership recognizes exceptional members who have made significant
contributions to the field of pathology, laboratory medicine as well as the ASCP
Graduation Dinner and Awards Banquet at Gaido's Seafood
The CLS Class of 2011 Seniors enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Gaido's Seafood Restaurant. Dr. Protas gave an inspiring speech on the ever expanding job opportunities of the CLS field and congratulated the students on their hard work. Dr. Freeman recognized students with awards for academic excellence and Community Service.
Check out the pictures on facebook.
SBB graduation party was held at the Olympia Grill.
Award given to Dr. Freeman
Dr.Vicki Freeman, Clinical Laboratory Sciences Chair was presented the SHP STARS award for January. This award recognizes an outstanding employee who has contributed to the community and exemplifies the vision and values of SHP. Congratulations Dr. Freeman!
Tina Harmon has joined the Clinical Laboratory Science Department as an Administrative Associate.
Eddie Salazar, CLS Assistant Professor, traveled with CLS and other UTMB students to Laredo, Texas, in partnership with Hands & Feet and the Baptist Student Ministries to facilitate a short term clinic providing care to the community.
We welcome Dr. Jianzhi Zhang to the faculty of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Before joining CLS, she was working as a Medical Technologist II in the Department of Pathology at the UTMB Clinical Microbiology Lab. She has a M.D. in Medicine and a M.S. in Microbiology and Immunology, is a member of ASCP and was named Students’ Choice Award for Outstanding Clinical Instructor in 2008. She has numerous scientific publications and book chapters. Her research has been with Rickettsiae, Chlamydia trachomatis , and Ehrlichia chaffenis as well as other infectious agents.
Clinical Laboratory Sciences Sixth Annual
This ceremony is presented by the University of Texas Medical Branch’s Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences to recognize the eminent journey our students have before them. As students transition to a professional program in the School of Health Professions, many changes occur when they realize their new role as a healthcare professional. Read about the program
Dr. Vicki Freeman and Jane Finley present in Kenya - Vicki Freeman, Clinical Laboratory Sciences Chair and Jane Finley, CLS Assistant Professor, attended the 29th World Congress of Biomedical Laboratory Science Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, and gave a presentation entitled “Using Learning Objects in Clinical Laboratory Science Course Material and Presentations.” The purpose of this congress is to promote excellence in biomedical science, enhance professional development, and provide networking opportunities in research, education and business.
While in Kenya, Vicki and Jane worked with laboratorians at Maua Methodist Hospital to set up a new Giemsa stain procedure for identifying Malaria. They trained them on standard operating procedures, and identifying and troubleshooting equipment issues. There was also an opportunity to collaborate with two visiting UTMB medical students. Click photo for a larger view.
CLS students shine at TACLS poster presentation - Clinical Laboratory Sciences students Meagan McDowell, John Samson, and Kara Wells won 2nd place on their poster presentation at the Texas Society for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. The 2010 TACLS Annual Meeting was held in El Paso April 7-10. The name of their poster was "The Influence of Vitamin C on Immune Cell Activity".
Lambda Tau Beach Adoption - SHP Dean Elizabeth Protas and John Samson, Secretary of the Lambda Tau CLS Honor Society appear with a certification of appreciation for their participation in the Adopt-a-Beach Program. Lambda Tau is the official beach guardians for one mile of beach at Stewart Beach.
Dr. Vicki Freeman receives lifetime achievement award - It is with great pleasure that we announce that Dr. Vicki Freeman, Chair of the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Master Teachers, University of Texas Medical Branch, at its annual Education Symposium on May 13.