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From CLS to MLS...the Journey

  • 1.  From CLS to MLS...the Journey

    Posted 04-17-2024 08:58

    Happy Humpdaaaaay! 

    I wanted to share some great news and press for our PROFESSION, as well as my MLS Program, College of Health Professions, and #TXST.

    As many of you know, "we" as a profession have been working at the national level for years to consolidate our degree name, program name, and credentials. I was honored to join the ASCP Blueprint for Action Committee a few years ago to help not only work on this process, but overall name brand recognition, awareness, and visibility.

    After almost two full years of hard work by my faculty and staff, we were highlighted in ASCP's Critical Value national magazine:  I attached two images as well of the actual look of the magazine. The article is online at the link.

    Alongside this great publicity, I was asked to speak about this journey and process on the eLABorate podcast: EPISODE 12: CLS TO MLS: THE TRAILBLAZING JOURNEY BEHIND TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY'S CLINICAL PROGRAM NAME CHANGE

    To say how PROUD I am of my MLS Family and our collective efforts is an understatement! I just wanted to share this with you during this week because it is also Medical Laboratory Professionals Week - #MLPW!

    Please feel free to share with other leadership!


    Doc R

    Rodney E. Rohde, PhD, MS, SM(ASCP)CM,SVCM,MBCM, FACSc
    Regents' Professor, Texas State University System
    University Distinguished Chair & Professor, Medical Laboratory Science [MLS] Program
    TEDx Speaker & Global Fellow – Global Citizenship Alliance
    Texas State Honorary Professor of International Studies
    Associate Director, Translational Health Research Initiative @txst_THR
    Past President, Texas Association for CLS

    Texas State University
    MLS Program, Encino Hall 350B [office ENC 363]
    601 University Drive
    San Marcos, TX 78666-4616
    512-245-3500 [CLS suite]; 512-245-2562 [office]
    Pronouns: he/him/his