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Medical Laboratory Science Program

College & University Affiliations

The UPMC Chautauqua WCA Medical Laboratory Science Program is affiliated with the following institutions of higher learning and extends courtesy faculty appointments to their program Coordinators/Directors.

The student will be bound by the affiliation agreement between the hospital program and the degree granting institution. The affiliation protects all entities, including assuring an accepted student of his/her right to complete the program year should the hospital or university discontinue their respective program.  These universities listed below have been found to provide the necessary academic preparation for students wishing to pursue a career in Medical Laboratory Science at the UPMC Chautauqua WCA Medical Laboratory Science Program.

Canisius College
Buffalo, NY
Allyson Backstrom, Ph.D., Director, Pre-Medical Center

Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Clarion, PA
Dr. Doug Smith, Professor of Biology, Medical Technology Coordinator

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Edinboro, PA
Dr. Matthew Foradori, Department of Biology & Health Services; Advisor, Medical Technology Program

Elmira College
Elmira, NY
Dr. Christine Bezotte, Associate Professor of Biology; Director, Clinical Laboratory Science

Gannon University
Erie, PA
Karla Mashburn, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM; Director, Medical Laboratory Science

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA
Mrs. Joyce Shanty, MN, RN, Coordinator, Allied Health Professions

Kent State University
Kent, OH
Dr. Chi-hua Groff, Associate Professor, Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program Coordinator

Keuka College
Keuka Park, NY
Dr. Marianne Jahnke, Professor of Biology; Medical Technology Program Coordinator

Roberts Wesleyan College
Rochester, NY

Dr. Cynthia Davis, Associate Professor of Biology

Saint Francis University
Loretto, PA
Dr. Marian Langer, Professor of Biology; Coordinator, Medical Technology

Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA
Stacy Hrizo, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology, Health Professions Coordinator

State University of New York College at Brockport
Brockport, NY

Dr. Craig Lending, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

State University of New York College at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY
Patricia S. Astry, MS, MT(ASCP), Assistant Professor of Biology

Thiel College
Greenville, PA
Sarah J. Swerdlow, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Chairperson, Biology Department

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
Margaret Reinhart, MMA, MT(ASCP), Program Director, Instructor of Biology

York College of Pennsylvania
York, PA
Marie E. Dunstan, CLS Coordinator

Students attending non-affiliated colleges or universities are also considered for acceptance providing admission criteria have been met. It is generally determined that given equality in all other aspects, the affiliated student will be given preference over a non-affiliated student.