At the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) annual meeting last week, UD alumna Alexa Pierce-Matlack (L) was honored as a “Voices Under 40”,  and Professor Mary Ann McLane received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Ms. Pierce-Matlack graduated from UD in 2015 with a bachelor’s of science degree in Medical Laboratory Science and has been working at Christiana Care Health System in the microbiology laboratory on third shift since June 2015. She recently joined the UD Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences as an adjunct faculty member teaching a few different labs. She currently serves on the ASCLS-DE board as the Membership Chair, and is the Region II Communication Coordinator. The ASCLS Voices Under 40 award honors ASCLS members who have shown exceptional commitment to ASCLS, the laboratory profession, and their community at large at a young age in their professional careers.

Dr. McLane has been and continues to be extremely active at all levels of ASCLS from serving on numerous committees and task forces to holding various leadership positions. She is an ASCLS past president, currently serves as the Chair of the Education and Research Fund as well as the Alpha Mu Tau Secretary, among other things. Her nominators note that the “service she has provided to the Society as well as her professional contributions to clinical laboratory science are remarkable and truly epitomize the spirit of this award. She has made a difference in ASCLS, the profession, and her community.”  She has over 40 peer reviewed publications and has given over 50 presentations at local, state, national and international meetings. This member has urged and encouraged us all to Provide the Face for our profession.