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The summer 2019 cycle includes programs that will have site visits during spring 2019 and will be placed on the agenda for the summer 2019 meeting of the review committees. Recommendations from the committees will be acted upon by the Board in fall 2019.

MLS:

Albany College of Pharmacy, Albany, NY

Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

Carolinas College of Health Sciences, Charlotte, NC

Franciscan Health Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA

Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls, Church, VA

Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, Lake Charles, LA

Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA

Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA

Mercy Integrated CLS Program, Toledo, OH

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The NAACLS Board of Directors is requesting public comment for proposed Standards changes. To view the potential Standards changes, as well as the process to submit your comments, please download the files linked below.

Standard I.A.3. Proposed Standard Change PDF

Standard VII.A.2.c Proposed Standard Change PDF

DCLS Standard I.C.2 Proposed Standard Change PDF

All of the current standards are available on the NAACLS website.

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We are pleased to introduce the following new members of the NAACLS Review Committee for Accredited Programs (RCAP) and Programs Approval Review Committee (PARC):

Candice Grayson, MS, MA, MT(ASCP), is the Program Coordinator of the Medical Laboratory Technology Program at the Community College of Baltimore County in Baltimore, MD. She is a MLT Educator on the Review Committee for Accredited Programs (RCAP).

 

Michelle M. Costas, MHS, PA(ASCP), is the Program Director, Department of Pathology, at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. She is a Pathologists’ Assistant Educator on the Review Committee for Accredited Programs (RCAP).

 

Edwin M. Beitz, MHA, MLS(ASCP)CM, is the Program Director of the Medical Laboratory Science Program at York Hospital in York, PA. He is a MLS Educator on the Review Committee for Accredited Programs (RCAP).

 

Ericka Hendrix, PhD, MB(ASCP)CM, is the Program Director, Department of Lab Sciences and Primary Care at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX. She is a DMS Educator on the Review Committee for Accredited Programs (RCAP).

 

Frankie Harris-Lyne, MS, MLS(ASCP) CM, is a Professor Emeritus at Northern Virginia Community College in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC. She is a MLT Educator on the Review Committee for Accredited Programs (RCAP).

 

Keri Brophy-Martinez, MHA, MT(ASCP), is the Program Director of the Phlebotomy Program at Austin Community College in Austin, TX. She is a Phlebotomy Educator on the Programs Approval Review Committee (PARC).

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By Megan Eggert, Meetings and Events Planner

NAACLS will conduct a new workshop titled, “The Secrets to a Super Self-Study,” on February 21, 2019, from 7:00am-12:00pm in Baltimore, MD (in concurrence with the ASCLS Clinical Laboratory Educators’ Conference (CLEC)). The workshop will include a continental breakfast and working lunch.

The workshop will be presented by:

Andrea Gordon, MEd, MT(ASCP)SH, is the Program Director of the MLS/MLT Program at Brookline College in Phoenix, Arizona. She is an MLT Educator on the NAACLS Review Committee for Accredited Programs (RCAP) and previously served as a Member and Chair of the NAACLS Programs Approval Review Committee (PARC).

Dawn Tripolino, MBA, MT(ASCP), is Program Director of the MLS Program at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. Ms. Tripolino is a Phlebotomy Educator and Vice Chair of the NAACLS Programs Approval Review Committee (PARC).

Upon completion of the workshop, and with the opportunity to discuss questions, the participant should be able to:

  1. Identify the roles of the program, the self-study reviewers and the site visitors.
  2. Identify the key elements pertaining to all eight of NAACLS’ Standards.
  3. Recognize and avoid common struggles in using the self-study template.
  4. Analyze the quality of a sample self-study.
  5. Identify key NAACLS resources for the accreditation and approval processes

The fee for the workshop is $325/person if you register by 1/10/19. The fee is $375/person if you register between 1/11/19 to 2/7/19).

Please visit www.naacls.org  for more information and to register (payment and registration is separate from the CLEC). We hope to see you at this NAACLS workshop!

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If you are attending the November 2nd workshop, Demystifying NAACLS’ Accreditation/Approval Processes, you should have received reference materials yesterday. The materials were emailed to the address provided on the registration form. If you did not receive the materials, please contact the office as soon as possible.

We still have a few spots left at our workshop. If you would like to attend, please submit the linked form by the end of the business day, October 26th, 2018.

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This is a friendly reminder that we are halfway to the due date of the Annual Survey of Programs. The survey was sent on October 5 and is due November 5. If you have not received the link to the survey, please contact the NAACLS staff immediately.

Please note that the Annual Survey is required of Accredited and Approved programs by Standard II. Also, Standard VI C indicates “Informing NAACLS of relevant administrative and operational changes within 30 days. This includes changes in program official names, addresses or telephone numbers; affiliates, status (e.g. inactivity, closure) or location, and institution name”.

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Peter Hu, PhD, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, CG CM, MB CM, Vice President and AGT Representative on the NAACLS Board of Directors, has been appointed the new Co-Dean of the University of Texas MD Anderson School of Health Professions effective August 31, 2018. Dr. Hu is sharing this role with Dr. William Undie, EdD. Dr. Hu is a Professor in the School of Health Professions (SHP) and is the founding Director of the Undergraduate Program in Molecular Genetic Technology and the Graduate Program in Diagnostic Genetics. He received his BS in Psychology from Purdue University and his MS in Microbiology from Lamar University. Dr. Hu conducted his graduate thesis work in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Siciliano at the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center and received his PhD from Trident University International in Healthcare Administration and Molecular Genetics. Dr. Hu also holds specialty clinical certifications in Molecular Biology, Cytogenetics, and Clinical Laboratory Science.  Dr. Hu began his career in the cytogenetics clinical laboratory at MD Anderson Cancer Center in 1995. In 2003 Dr. Hu joined the SHP where he is the founding director of undergraduate program in molecular genetic technology and the graduate program in diagnostic genetics. During his tenure, the diagnostic molecular science (dms) programs have grown from 3 students in 2004 to 65 students (54 undergraduate and 11 graduate).  Dr. Hu has established clinical affiliations with nearly 40 laboratories nationwide. Dr. Hu has received numerous honors and awards and is involved in several professional and societal organizations.

Jeanne Isabel, EdD, MLS, SH(ASCP), MLT Educator on the NAACLS Review Committee for Accredited Programs, has been appointed the first Chair of the College of Health and Human Services, School of Health Studies at Northern Illinois University (NIU) in DeKalb, Illinois, effective June 1, 2018. Previously, Dr. Isabel was the former Program Director of the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program at NIU. Dr. Isabel has extensive experience at NIU. She began instructing there in 1989 but also earned her bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctoral degree from NIU. She became the MLS program director in 2006. She is the recipient of numerous honors and awards.

 

 

 

 

 

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