WSU Clinical Laboratory Science seniors participate in national hematology challenge

CLS seniors

This fall, Clinical Laboratory Science program seniors, led by Assistant Clinical Professor MaryAnne Stewart, are participating in the first-ever National Cell Bowl for students in Medical Laboratory Science (CLS) and Medical Laboratory Technician programs.National Cell Bowl 

The Cell Bowl is sponsored by the American Society for Clinical Pathology and YouTube celebrity Medical Lab Lady Gill. In this contest, students will be using an app to identify blood cells and school teams will compete for prizes and the national title now through Nov. 19.

"I really love competing and feel like I’m engaged with the cells now," said CLS student Hawraa Alchiban. "This experience is really pushing me to get even higher scores each week and learn about more hematological cells."Dr. MaryAnne Stewart

Dr. Stewart is happy to be leading her students in this endeavor, saying, "This is a national hematology challenge that has never been done before, and our CLS students are all participating as a team. Despite the hardships of learning experienced during the pandemic, this did not deter our students. These women demonstrate resilience and determination to compete at a national level in hematology. I am very proud to be their professor and see their growth from their junior to senior year in this field."

About clinical laboratory science

Clinical laboratory scientists work behind the scenes to provide critical information to doctors through medical tests. In fact, lab results inform more than 70% of diagnoses, allowing doctors to tailor treatment plans and therapies to each patient. Clinical laboratory scientists may also pursue careers in medical information systems technology, research and design new testing methods, or go on to medical school.

The bachelor of science in clinical laboratory science is offered through Wayne State’s Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The application deadline is May 1. Learn more on the CLS website.

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