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NAACLS is seeking candidates for our Board of Directors and Programs Review Committees. The following positions will be open in 2012: Board of Directors Two Year Educator Review Committee for Accredited Programs (RCAP) MLS Educator (x2) MTL Educator DMS Educator CG Educator PathA Practitioner Programs Approval Review Committee (PARC) CA Educator PHLEB Educator PHLEB Practitioner […]

Vanessa Jones Johnson, MBA, MT(ASCP), CLS(NCA), is the Program Director of the MLS Program at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. She is an MLS Educator on the Review Committee for Accredited Programs (RCAP). Susan M. Orton, PhD, MS, MT(ASCP), D(ABMLI) is an Associate Professor, Division of Clinical Laboratory Science, School of Medicine […]

At the September 23, 2011 meeting of the NAACLS Board of Directors, in addition to accreditation and approval awards recommended by the RCAP and PARC, the following actions were taken:

MLS University of California-San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA  MLT Med Tech College Consortium-Ft. Wayne, Ft. Wayne, IN Med Tech College Consortium-Greenwood, Greenwood, IN Med Tech College Consortium-Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN Med Vance Institute of Ft Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Medical Education Training Campus, Ft. Sam Houston, TX (This is a consolidation of two military […]

Dear Dr. NAACLS, I have been a Program Director of a NAACLS Accredited Program for a few years now, but it wasn’t until this past year that my program went through the NAACLS re-accreditation process.  During my site visit, one of our site visitors mentioned that my faculty and I could get more involved with […]

The Board of Trustees of the American Association of Pathologists’ Assistants (AAPA), of which I am an ex-officio Adjunct member, has recently read several books on management to provide a background of best practices relative to professional association operation, growth, and development in today’s environment.  Many of these items are relevant to the operations and […]

In the Summer 2011 issue of NAACLS News, NAACLS President Peggy Simpson discussed the change to a focus on program outcomes as they relate to student readiness for clinical education. This is only one of the many factors currently impacting laboratory education programs across the country. The economic state of affairs is forcing hospitals and […]

For over 30 years the NAACLS News has been the primary way for NAACLS to inform our volunteers and programs of important updates regarding our accreditation process. After the fall newsletter the NAACLS News will be converted into a blog format. This evolution will allow staff to establish a more constant flow of information as […]

The American Medical Association (AMA) is pleased to announce the release of the 2011-2012 Health Care Careers Directory, which provides detailed information on more than 8,400 educational programs at 2,600 institutions encompassing 82 different health care occupations. This directory provides indispensable information on accredited educational programs in all 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, Canadian provinces, […]

Maria E. Delost, PhD, MT(ASCP), Chair of the NAACLS Review Committee for Accredited Programs (RCAP), was awarded Distinguished Professor in Teaching at Youngstown State University in Youngstown OH in April 2011. Hugh W. Bonner, PhD, Treasurer of the NAACLS Board of Directors, was elected as President of the CAAHEP BOD for a one-year term.

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