For BLD Spartans near and far, enjoy and explore the laboratory and student spaces of the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program. From stations at the bench to fun facts about the program, this virtual tour has a lot to discover.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Esther M. Brown on June 23, 2021. She was 98 years old.
Dr. Brown was a great champion and catalyst for the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program (BLD), Michigan State University (MSU), and the entire laboratory profession. She was director of the program at MSU from 1960-1970 and a pioneer and trailblazer for women in STEM fields at the time. She had a deep passion for the laboratory, the university, and the students of the program. From her contributions to the curriculum and profession, to the students she taught and mentored and the patients they went on to help, Dr. Brown shaped so many lives and was a true giant in the medical laboratory profession.
These past few semesters have been a challenging but a Spartan's resilience remains true. A SpartansWill is strong. Even though this celebration looks different than those in year's past, your accomplishment is still significant. You completed a difficult degree and are now ready to enter a workforce on the frontline of public and patient health in a time where your skills are needed. Congratulations!
Adrianna Kirby, a first-generation college student and junior, AP-MLS, Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program, recently won Best Biology Poster for the Lyman Briggs Research Showcase.
BLD Make Connection connects alumni and current students to have conversations around student experiences in BLD, exciting career opportunities available after completing a major in the BLD program, and the medical laboratory scientist profession. The events are held throughout the semester during different times of the week to accommodate students with different academic schedules.
As COVID-19 vaccines roll out, Spartans continue their work on the front lines, testing, treating, and even manufacturing the vaccine. Addyson Ives, a biomedical laboratory science major from the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program at Michigan State University, is part of the Biological Operations team for Pfizer. She and her unit are on the front lines, manufacturing the COVID-19 vaccine.
Medical laboratory scientist honored at international art competition.
Picture a hospital or clinical laboratory. What do you see? Perhaps lab coats and gloves, test tubes and beakers, petri dishes and instruments. A clean, white, sterile world of medical equipment occupied by busy, dedicated professionals. But if you look closer you will find a world filled with vibrant colors and artistic ambitions.
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.