According to one of the world’s first SARS-CoV-2 proficiency testing programs – an objective method for measuring a laboratory’s testing performance and result validity – indicates that these newly developed laboratory testing methods are highly accurate for detecting the novel coronavirus, providing confidence in results and assurance for the clinical and public health decisions based on these test results.
Michelle Russell and Mariane Wolfe from MSU Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program join the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) - Michigan board of directors.
The Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics (BLD) program at Michigan State University was recently awarded a Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) Grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for BLD’s project, SMiLeS: Support in Medical Laboratory Science to increase the number of students entering the clinical laboratory sciences workforce and specifically place many of these supported students into clinical training sites in medically underserved communities.
BLD Spartan and Maine native, Dr. Rachel Morris, steps up to train scientists on the frontline. Dr. Morris is part of the BLD faculty, dedicated to train medical laboratory scientists and advance the profession.
For two juniors in MSU’s Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program—Racheal Nassimbwa and Shamya Harris—undergraduate research brought an opportunity to travel and present research projects to fellow undergraduates from around the country.
Across Michigan, the United States, and the globe, medical laboratory scientists – many trained by the Michigan State University Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program (BLD) – are working around the clock to test for and inform the public about the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic.