Come and start your day in a healthy way while celebrating medical laboratory professionals! We invite you to... read more >
Lab Week Run/Walk 5K
Come and start your day in a healthy way while celebrating medical laboratory professionals! We invite you to participate in our third annual 5K Lab Week Run & Walk. This national event is sponsored by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science and the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences here at Andrews University. This event brings together medical laboratory professionals from the Michiana region to bring awareness of their contributions to health care. The 5K run/walk is self-timed, and it will begin by the Administration Drive side of the Science Complex (across from the Bookstore), taking you throughout our beautiful campus. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the run begins promptly at 9 a.m. The first 15 people to register will receive a special gift from ASCLS. Registration is $15 until April 6 and $20 after. For sign-up and more information, please contact the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences at 269-471-6043 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there!
Medical laboratory professionals are key members of today's health care team, and quality medical care depends on them.... read more >
National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week
Medical laboratory professionals are key members of today's health care team, and quality medical care depends on them. Every day nurses, physicians and other clinicians rely on laboratory professionals to collect and process samples; perform tests on tissue, blood or other body fluids; interpret and correlate laboratory results with pathophysiological processes; and help provide answers for a complete picture of a patient’s health. Without this precise and valuable information, medicine would simply become guesswork.
According to the ASCLS, there are about 300,000 Medical Laboratory Science practitioners in the United States. Considering that approximately 70 percent of the medical decisions originate in clinical laboratory work, these professionals play an increasingly vital role in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases. Because laboratory medicine is behind the scenes, often their dedicated efforts go unnoticed by the general public and other health care professionals. In today's demands for the delivery of high-quality healthcare, medical laboratory professionals have the opportunity to ensure that the public is well informed about the high standards and professionalism that has always characterized their careers.
The Andrews University accredited program for Medical Laboratory Science has contributed to the field of laboratory medicine by educating Medical Laboratory Scientists since 1989, although the Medical Technologist program began many decades before. The graduates of the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences minister to others by practicing and promoting standards of excellence and working at world-renowned institutions like the John Hopkins Hospital, Mayo Clinic, Loma Linda University Health and many others. They are lifelong learners and professionals with exceptional skills and are employed as generalist medical laboratory scientists, laboratory medicine specialists, pathology & laboratory medicine administration, clinical researchers, missionaries, educators, physicians, dentists, presidents and CEOs of health care organizations.
Please join us to celebrate the 2018 Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 22 to 28. You are invited to participate in any of our special activities and find out more about the contributions of these professionals to health care. For more information, please contact the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences at 269-471-3336 or email email@example.com.
You are invited to the annual Medical Laboratory Science Research Symposium in the Halenz Hall Amphitheater (Halenz Hall... read more >
2017 MLS Research Symposium
You are invited to the annual Medical Laboratory Science Research Symposium in the Halenz Hall Amphitheater (Halenz Hall 107, Science Complex), on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 4 p.m.
For many years the Department of Medical Laboratory Science has showcased the research projects completed by the MLS Clinical Year Cohort students. We would like to extend the invitation to anyone who would be interested to hear what our students have been researching and support them with your presence. This year, six research teams will be presenting on topics related to the different laboratory medicine disciplines like clinical microbiology, clinical chemistry and laboratory operations.
Co-curricular credit will be available. Thank you for joining us!