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Category: President’s Report

Greetings, colleagues! It is hard to believe almost another year has gone by since I wrote the last “President’s Report.  While the world may still be under an ongoing pandemic, NAACLS has been moving forward with its strategic plan and maintaining the same services as it has always been.  So let us take a closer look at the new strategic plan. 

By Peter Hu, PhD, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM,  CGCM, MBCM, FACSc, FASAHP President, NAACLS Board of Directors Greetings, colleagues! It is hard to believe it has been nearly a year since I wrote the previous “President’s Report” for the NAACLS Blog. Many things have happened, and some we are still living through. Nevertheless, clinical laboratorians are tough, […]

By Peter Hu, PhD, MS, CG(ASCP)CM, CLS CM, MB CM, FACSc Long before the ongoing hot topic of IPE, NAACLS has been promoting this concept through our accreditation and approval processes. For example, our self study and site visit review processes. These external peer-review based processes, which oversee nine different disciplines, rely on experts across […]

By Bill Hunt, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM Greetings! Now that we are leaving winter behind and moving into spring it’s time for some updates of the activities at NAACLS. Of the 614 programs that are Approved and Accredited by NAACLS, there are 80 new program directors which equates to a 13% turnover. Welcome aboard! This turnover is […]

By Bill Hunt, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM NAACLS Needs You!! In the Mission of NAACLS it states that we are, “dedicated to peer review as the foundation of accreditation and approval.” We are an agency that, “strives to prepare volunteer reviewers and to assist them in providing exemplary program analysis, based upon principles of honesty, fairness, objectivity […]

By Bill Hunt, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM As we approach the end of the year a quick reminder that NAACLS is requesting public comments on the proposed changes to the Pathologist Assistant Program requirements and the proposed changes and “updates” to the DCLS standards. During my time on the board it is surprising that minimal comments come […]

By Yasmen Simonian, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM This is my last article as the President of the NAACLS Board of Directors. It was over twenty years ago when I started as a reviewer, site visitor, RCAP member, PARC member and then on to the Board of Directors. It has been an educational and highly rewarding journey. I […]

By Yasmen Simonian, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM It was over thirty years ago that Frankie Gibbs presented her keynote speech addressing Blood Banking in China at our Region VIII, Intermountain State Seminar (IMSS) in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It was an interesting talk which I never forgot. She showed us how blood was collected and how it was […]

By Yasmen Simonian, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM As I peruse the ASCLS’s Educators Listserve, it is so heartwarming to see the comradery between our educators. I notice that a number of important topics are currently addressed. The topics run from current and up-to-date textbooks, proper and affordable instrumentation to be used in the student laboratories, online offerings, […]

By Yasmen Simonian, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM Thank you for the opportunity to serve NAACLS in this capacity. It is truly an honor to call myself an educator and be a part of this superb profession. Please permit me to share some observations and thoughts with you. As I was preparing to write this column, I thought […]

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