Clinical Laboratory Sciences program receives seven year accreditation
TUSKEGEE, Ala. (May 13, 2011) — The Board of Directors for the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), at its April 7 meeting, awarded continued accreditation for seven more years to the Tuskegee University Clinical Laboratory Sciences (CLS) Program (formerly Medical Technology Program). Official notice was sent to Dr. Cheryl Davis, Tuskegee University CLS Acting Program Director, for accreditation until April 30, 2018.
The NAACLS Board of Directors based continuing accreditation after the CLS Program at Tuskegee had undergone a review process that included a self study report and site visit on October 28, 2010. Tuskegee University’s CLS program will have its next reaccreditation site visit in the fall of 2017.
“The CLS Program’s faculty, staff, and students, under the leadership of acting program director Dr. Cheryl Davis, are to be commended for putting forth a great deal of diligent effort to ensure that all necessary guidelines were followed and that the program was ready for the NAACLS site visit,” said Dr. Tsegaye Habtemariam, dean of the Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health.
Faculty in the CLS program focus on preparing students to work in the branch of medicine concerned with the performance of laboratory determinations and analyses used in the prevention, diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of diseases.
“Our graduates work in hospitals and physicians’ offices, public health laboratories, reference laboratories, research, industry, the Department of Defense, and other areas of health care. We have a great support team in the School of Nursing and Allied Health under the leadership of Associate Dean and Director Dr. Doris Holeman,” said program director Cheryl Davis.
Tuskegee University’s Clinical Laboratory Sciences program is under the umbrella of the School of Nursing and Allied Health in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health. The CLS program has been accredited by the NAACLS since 1978.
The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences is the premier international agency for accreditation and approval of education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences and related health care professions through the involvement of expert volunteers and its commitment to public service. To learn more about the CLS program specifically or other programs in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health, visit www.onemedicine.tuskegee.edu and www.tuskegee.edu/cvmnah.