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The Medical Laboratory Science Program at Stevenson University has some amazing alumni!  2017 graduate Cody Maddox was hired before graduation in the Point of Care Department at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore.  Sinai has a Superstar program that rewards employees who demonstrate superior customer service that is recognized by patients and co-workers. Cody quickly rose to "superstar" fame in June, earning the praise of his colleagues and management.  Some statements that earned him this recognition are:  "Cody has an upbeat and professional demeanor that inspires those around him to match that level of behavior.  He has a good sense of humor that allows him to handle stressful situations in a positive manner and comes to work engaged in every aspect of his job.  He is an excellent role model to all staff in the form of accountability and service excellence."  Way to go Cody!  Your Stevenson University family is very proud of you!

Want to learn more about this amazing, versatile and engaging profession?  Visit us at http://www.stevenson.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/medical-laboratory-science/

Medical Laboratory Science is a little known profession, but one of tremendous importance to everyone's health and well being.  Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) underscored the importance of laboratory diagnostics, publishing a Model List of Essential In Vitro Diagnostics (EDL).  This list consists of 58 laboratory tests considered essential for the diagnosis, treatment and health maintenance of just about everyone.  The WHO publication stresses the importance of these essential laboratory tests, especially in under-served populations.  With a small amount of blood or body fluid, medical laboratory professionals can provide a wealth of information vital to the health and well being of the patient. 

The link between early detection and prevention of disease and quality of life cannot be overstated.  Medical laboratory professionals are needed now more than ever.  There has been, and continues to be, a critical shortage of these professionals.  Demand is high, salaries are rising and job opportunities are varied, fascinating and cutting edge.  We are the "little known profession"- but doctors and other health practitioners simply cannot do their jobs without us and the health of the world's population depends on us.  Think about that.  Are you looking for a career in healthcare?  Are you a critical thinker who likes to solve problems?  Do you enjoy science?  Think about becoming a medical laboratory professional.  You can get there with a degree from Stevenson University.      

Medical Laboratory Science Sophomores Bailey Martini and Jamie Murphy presented posters on a genetic disease or the use of genetics in technology at Johns Hopkins. The presenters were judged by graduate students and post doctoral fellows who felt our students were poised, confident and knowledgeable about the topics they researched. This event was organized by the Office of Career Development at Johns Hopkins. Stevenson University is a partner in the collaborative teaching fellowship between Hopkins and other Maryland universities. Bailey’s poster was scored the highest by the graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from Hopkins and the University of Maryland who reviewed the posters.  Congratulations Bailey and Jamie!

Genetic markers and genetic therapies are often used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Medical Laboratory Professionals are at the forefront of using this technology to provide doctors with the answers they need to make the best treatment choices for their patients. Want to learn more about becoming a Medical Laboratory Professional? Click here to learn about how you can become an integral part of the medical team with an exciting and rewarding career in Medical Laboratory Science. Our program boasts a 100% employment rate and a 100% Board of Certification pass rate. Demand is great and salaries are RISING. Check us out!

Congratulations to Medical Laboratory Science senior, Caitlin Pizarro!  Caitlin has earned numerous scholarships and grants, the latest of which are the Regina Welch Scholarship and the Bill Sweger Memorial Grant from the Keystone Point of Care Coordinators (KEYPOCC).  

Caitlin, the inaugural recipient of the Regina Welch Scholarship, applied through Stevenson University's Office of Financial Aid.  Both the KEYPOCC and the Welch Scholarships have requirements specifying that the recipient be a Medical Laboratory Science major, be enrolled full-time and meet specific GPA requirements.  Caitlin is pictured above (right) with Jeanne Mumford, President of the Keystone Point of Care Coordinators when she was awarded her grant. 

Medical Laboratory Professionals are in high demand due to a severe shortage of practitioners.  This means higher salaries and many job opportunities.  Click here to learn more about the profession and the Medical Laboratory Science Program at Stevenson University.  Click here to view A Life Saved.   This poignant and moving story helps to demonstrate the active, vital role that laboratorians play every day in every lab in the country. It is our hope that the video inspires you to consider the important contributions you could make to your community and to healthcare by becoming a Medical Laboratory Scientist.  

2017 Medical Laboratory Science Graduate Megan Mioduszewski suffered debilitating, near constant migraines. In fact, she was often hospitalized due to the pain. Her headaches did not respond to normal migraine treatments.

During the summer prior to her senior year at Stevenson University, Megan visited the Migraine Clinic at Med Star Good Samaritan Hospital and began receiving Botox® injections around her head and neck. Every three months Megan returned for more injections to relieve future headache symptoms. The treatment worked and now she is headache free. Read the full story here.  Megan's story can be found on page 11.  To read about Botox® and the many diseases it treats, click here.

Megan chose to become a medical laboratory scientist partly because of her experience. Medical Laboratory Scientists are an integral part of the healthcare team, helping to diagnose and treat disease.  There is a demand for more laboratory testing as our population grows older and medical knowledge expands into biogenetics, DNA and cell marker technologies and personal­ized medicine. There is a critical shortage of medical laboratory scientists that is growing by 10,000 practitioners per year. Our graduates enjoy 100% employment at graduation and salaries are increasing. Learn more about this amazing profession and how you can be a part of it at Stevenson University.