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First national review shows SARS-CoV-2 test results are accurate

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. 

Undergraduates gain experience through research projects

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.

Spartan Alum, Medical Laboratory Scientists Test for COVID-19

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.

Michelle Russell and Mariane Wolfe from MSU Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program join the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) - Michigan board of directors.

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week 2021

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 18-24, 2021, is an annual celebration of medical laboratory professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in health care and patient advocacy! 

This year, we’re excited to announce that Leah Schebil (MLS) and Nakole Asia Turner (BLS) were selected to receive the BLD Alumni Board Outstanding Senior Award. Katelyn Rose Hadlich (MLS) and Mitch Daniel Engel (BLS) were selected to receive the Stevens Award. We congratulate these students on their awards and commend all 2020 BLD graduates for all they have achieved.

BLD Spartan and Maine native, Dr. Rachel Morris, steps up to train scientists on the frontline

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. 

In times where we wish we could come together and celebrate the accomplishments of our seniors, sending them off to the next phase of their lives, Michigan State University Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics faculty and staff share a warm congratulations and best wishes to our graduating seniors.

This year, we’re excited to announce that Madi Corda and Bethany Ribick were selected to receive the BLD Alumni Board Outstanding Senior Award and Chibuzo Nwachukwu and Macy Marie Kurth were selected to receive the Stevens Award in Medical Technology. We congratulate these students on their awards and commend all 2020 BLD graduates for all they have achieved.

Catalyst Innovation Grant: Teaching Clinical Genomic Analysis

Dr. Rachel Morris and Ms. Michelle Russell of MSU BLD Win Catalyst Innovation Grant: Purchase DNA Analyzing Software for Teaching Clinical Genomic Analysis.

BLD Spartan Gives Back: Honored with Spartan Service Award

Jyoti Prasad, a Junior from the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics, is honored with the 2019 Spartan Volunteer Service Award.

MSU Scientists Launch Educational Podcast

Two scientists walk into a coffee shop and before long more than just the coffee is brewing.  Read more about the Speaking Science Podcast here!

BLD Alumna Brings Clinical Knowledge Abroad To Help Others

You never know where your clinical training will take you or where you will take your clinical training.

The BLD Shows Support for the Go Teal Movement

The BLD participates in Teal Tuesdays.

In Memoriam Jerry Davis