Neha & Shobhit Sharma
Married on Friday, November 29, 2013
Shobhit is the Doctoral Instructional Assistant for the CLS Program
CLS Honors Vets
The Clinical Laboratory Science Faculty and Students Honor These Veterans and Thank Them for Their Service to our Country
Alexandra Aponte – Marine – Student
Bruno Castillo – Army – Student
Michael McCauley – Air Force – Student
Thomas Patterson – Air Force – Faculty
Gerald Redwine – Air Force – Faculty
Bobcat Day, November 16, 2013
The next Bobcat Day is scheduled for November 16, 2013. Come meet our students and faculty at Bobcat Day.
For more information on Bobcat Day please visit the Admissions website at http://www.admissions.txstate.edu/visit/bobcat-days.html
Texas State T-Shirts for Sale
The Texas State CLS Student Society has a variety of shirts (and past CLS society shirts) available for sale as a fundraiser. To order a shirt, please call our CLS Program office at 512-245-3500 or email us. We are investigating an online payment process so keep checking back with us at our website! Thanks for supporting our students.
CLS Graduation 2013
This year we had our largest graduating class in the history of the program. To view photos from the completion ceremony and commencement, click here.
Texas State Student Wins Poster Award at ASCLS
Priya Dhagat, a senior in the Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) Program, was awarded first place in the undergraduate research poster competition at the 81st Annual Conference of the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS). Priya’s project, “ Prevalence of Staphylococci, including Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, in a Physical Therapy Education Facility,” was conducted as part of the course requirements for CLS 4361: Clinical Research. She is sponsored by Karen Gibbs, PT, PhD, DPT, CWS, and Rodney E. Rohde, PhD, MS, SV, SM(ASCP)CMMBCM who are co-authors on the poster presentation.
Priya was selected to receive the Rising STAR Grant to attend the ASCLS conference. The Associated Student Government launched this past year the Rising STAR (Scholarly Travel Activity and Research) Grant that provides students who are traveling to perform research. The Rising Scholarly Travel Activity and Research (S.T.A.R.) Grant program has been established by the Associated Student Government (ASG) to promote and enhance the efforts undertaken by the colleges and departments to send students to programs, conferences and activities of a scholarly nature. We have bench marked the number of students participating in this kind of activity and at the end of 2013 wish, with the help of the S.T.A.R. grant, to see a sizable increase in the number of students participating.
Priya received a cash award of $500 and free membership for one year in the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science. Priya graduated on August 9th, 2013 with a BSCLS and is beginning graduate studies at Drexel University. The focus of her graduate work will be in infectious disease and molecular medicine.
CLS Students Participate in American Diabetes Association Expo
Student volunteers from the Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) program at Texas State University performed glucose testing at the American Diabetes Association Expo in San Antonio on May 18.
Texas State students Emily Brown, Kathleen Aguero, Michael McCauley, Diana Rayo, and Megan Taylor participated. Texas State alum Lindsey Stewart also helped along with CLS faculty member Gerald Redwine who organized and supervised the event.
Capillary blood samples were collected and tested using the Infinity™ glucose testing meter. The meters and reagents were donated by Philosys, Inc. New York, NY. Patients received educational information about diabetes and their risk for developing diabetes.
For more information about the event, contact Gerald Redwine at (512) 245-6682 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To see more photos, click here
Jalisa Hall - CLS Track Gold Medal Winner
Congratulations to Jalisa Hall, Texas State Track and Field team member for her Gold Medal in the Hammer Throw at the Western Athletic Conference Championships. Jalisa won with a hammer throw of 191 feet, two inches. The women's team dominated with a 39-point victory (179-140). Jalisa is a senior in our CLS program and will graduate in August.
CLS Students Participate in the College of Health Professions Research Forum
CLS students participate in the Research Forum each year which provides real-world experience with presentation of different clinical laboratory topics. The following student posters were winners in the Educational Section.
Nicolet Hurley, Neeti Gyawali, and Bruno Castillo – “Theory and Applications of the Multiplex Bead Suspension Array for Neisseria Gonorrhoeae”
Lindsey Coulter and Michael McCauley – “Antibodies are Necessary for rVSV/ZEBOU-GP Mediated Protection Against Lethal Ebola Virus Challenge in Non-Human Primates”
To see more photos, click here
Texas State Students at the Capitol
A group of senior CLS students visited the Capitol on March 28. These students met with the legislative assistants for our represenatives and senators, and discussed their role as health professionals and the need to support clinical laboratory science programs across the state.
To see more photos of our Capitol visit, click here
David Falleur Scholarship
On December 7, 2012, the Dean of the College of Health Professions announced that a new scholarship for Health Professions students has been created and named after David Falleur, Chair of the Clinical Laboratory Science Program. For more information about applying for the scholarship, contact the CLS Program Office, Room 350-B, Health Professions Building, 512-245-3500.
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