eLABorate Topics

Hosted ByLona Small, Stephanie Whitehead, & Tywauna Wilson

Leadership and Technical Strategies for Medical Laboratory Professionals to excel inside and outside of the lab.

Episode 28: “Kick Start your lab career- The Importance of joining a professional organization”

Tune into this episode as co-host, Stephanie Whitehead, and special guests, Tiffany Channer and Aaron Odegard, discuss the importance of joining a professional organization.  

If you are a laboratory professional looking to jump start your career or get more involved in your profession, this is the episode for you! 

Key takeaways:

  • Learn about the personal and professional benefits you will gain from joining professional organizations. 
  • Understand the benefits of being actively involved in a professional organization
  • Learn about volunteer opportunities and committees that support the laboratory profession 

Special Guest Bios:

Aaron Odegard serves as the current Chair of the ASCP Council of Laboratory Professionals.  He enjoys educating the public, medical laboratory science students and professionals on the topics of antimicrobial resistance and stewardship through many platforms including: classrooms, local and regional meetings, and social media. Aaron can be reached on LinkedIn at “Aaron Odegard”.

Tiffany Channer is the assistant administrative director of Laboratories and quality manager at White Plains Hospital (WPH). Prior to joining WPH, Ms. Channer worked for 9 years at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York, NY as lead medical technologist III/ safety officer, where she honed her skills in blood banking and transfusion medicine. In Ms. Channer’s spare time, she supports her passion for community service, laboratory science, and public health by conducting presentations at local high schools, educating students on the importance of an education and correlating epidemiological theory and statistics into the clinical laboratory setting. Ms. Channer also served as American Society Clinical Pathology (ASCP) / President Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) initiative consultant in Swaziland, Africa. Additionally, she has served as the ASCP Chair for the Council of Laboratory Professionals, Patient Champion Advisory Board Member, and Career Ambassador. Tiffany can be reached on LinkedIn at “Tiffany Channer”. 

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