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Episode 22: Practical Advice for Aspiring DCLS Professionals from Experienced Practitioners
Episode 222nd July 2024 • eLABorate Topics • dibroadcasting
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Join us for an insightful episode where we delve into the impactful careers and contributions of two trailblazing doctors in clinical laboratory science, Dr. Lashanta Brice and Dr. Melody Boudreaux Nelson. Explore their journeys, the significance of a DCLS degree, and the crucial role of interdisciplinary collaboration in healthcare.

Today, we'll cover:

- The Importance of DCLS Professionals and Collaborative Healthcare

- Comprehensive Advice for Pursuing a DCLS Degree

- How to Showcase the Laboratory’s Value in Patient Care and Outcomes

Tune in to learn valuable insights and strategies for elevating your career in medical laboratory science.

Guest Bios:


Dr. LaShanta Brice graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston December 2021 with her Doctorate in Clinical Laboratory Sciences. She received her Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Science from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2014 and her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science from Virginia Commonwealth University-Medical College of Virginia in 2008. Dr. Brice specializes in hematology and coagulation with 15 years of bench experience, management experience, process development, quality and compliance, and teaching experience. Her most recent position was the Hematology and Flow Cytometry Supervisor at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. She currently serves as Diagnostica Stago's Scientific Engagement & Clinical Education Scientist. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and designing Happy Planner layouts.

Melody Boudreaux Nelson, DCLS, CC (NRCC), MS, MLS (ASCP)cm

Dr. Melody Boudreux Nelson is a board-certified Clinical Chemist and a Doctor of Clinical Laboratory Science at the University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City, KS. Her leadership experience spans core laboratory oversight, operational management, and informatics. Dr. Nelson advocates for laboratory prominence in healthcare and enjoys creating quality improvement initiatives with interdisciplinary teams.


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