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BLDSA Speakers Series Collection

Each semester, the BLDSA hosts several speaker events targeted towards opportunities both on campus and post graduation for BLD students. Here is a collection of the recorded virtual events. The most recent events are listed first. If you have any questions about the BLDSA Speaker Series, email bld@msu.edu.

Parker Acevedo, Centers for Disease Control, Puerto Rico

Watch here: Parker Acevedo 

Student Panel, Clinical Rotations

Watch here: Student Panel

Kristin Koshar, MT, Laboratory Services, Corewell Health South

Watch here: Kristin Koshar

Dr. Brandy Gunsolus, Being a doctor of clinical laboratory science

Watch here: Dr. Gunsolus

BLDSA Speaker Series – Diving into DCLS by Dr. Brandy Gunsolus on 01/21/21 

Please click on the link to watch the video. Diving into DCLS by Dr. Brandy Gunsolus

Dr. Brandy D. Gunsolus, DCLS, MLS(ASCP)cm 

Dr. Brandy Gunsolus received her BS degree in Chemistry from Southeastern Louisiana University, a BS degree in CLS from LSU Health Sciences Center – New Orleans, an MS degree and Doctor of Clinical Laboratory Science degree from Rutgers University. She is currently over Pathology Utilization, is the Physician/Laboratory Liaison, Director of Specimen Referral and oversees the Immunology & Toxicology Laboratories at Augusta University Medical Center. She also serves on the Doctoral Review Committee for NAACLS and is the ASCLS National delegate to the Coalition to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. She is Chair for the ASCLS National Fab 5 Scientific Assembly, Vice-Chair for the ASCLS National Patient Safety committee and President of South Carolina Society for Clinical Laboratory Science. 

BLDSA Speaker Series – Medical School Journey Q&A by Ms. Jessica Yen on 04/05/22  

Ms. Jessica Yen Graduated from BLD in BLS Chemistry concentration.  She shares her experience of admission to a medical school. Please click on the link to watch the video. Medical School Journey Q&A by Ms. Jessica Yen.

BLD Professionals in Public Health


BLDSA Spring 2021 Covance Presentation

Contact Information

Greg Renda, Early Talend Development and University Relations, RendaG@labcorp.com
Jenna Murphy- Lab Manager- Dublin, OH, eastwaj@labcorp.com
Kendrick Dowdy, People Experience Recruiter at Covance, Kendrick.dowdy@covance.com


Personalized Medicine - Dr. Leung - Clinical Director - Institute for Genomic Medicine



BLDSA Undergraduate Research Panel - URCA at MSU Worksheet
February 15th, 2021



Sarah Whitaker, Academic Student Affairs Director, Education Abroad & Off-Campus.
February 3rd, 2021 - Study Abroad and Internship Presentation