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NATIONAL MEDICAL LABORATORY PROFESSIONALS WEEK (NMLPW) 2023

May 10, 2023

ASCLS HI President elect Charmaine Kuehne spearheaded a cookie delivery event to recognize and honor our dedicated clinical laboratory professionals during NMLPW.  Can you recognize these happy faces?
From top left clockwise:
Charmaine and Claire, DLS
Jessie and Cassis, Kahuku Hospital
Celeste, Kaiser
Dr. Fox and Prescy, State Lab
Kerin at Veterans Admin (VA) Lab
Wahiawa Gen Lab staff
Gia and Adrian, Tripler Army Lab

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LAB RUN 2023

May 10, 2023

This year's Lab Run, part of NMLPW, was held at Ala Moana Park on April 29, 2023. ASCLS HI members enjoyed a beautiful day and cool breezes to walk, run, dine, and relax.  Pictured are Charmaine Kuehne, Marcella Yee, Claire Muranaka, Jennifer Baba, Rebecca Kanenaka, and Glenda Pangelinan.

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ASCLS HI PARTICIPATES IN STEMFEST

February 20, 2023

On Nov. 11, 2022, ASCLS HI members presented the world of clinical laboratory science to Girl Scouts attending the STEMfest at Chaminade University.  In 20 minute flash rounds, Kelie Augustine, Sheri Gon, Linda Sakuda, Lynn Nakahara, and Susan Naka introduced over 30 girls to infection control (hand hygiene), blood diseases (microscopic slides of blood smears), colon cancer (fecal occult blood), and pipetting techniques.  Attendees were mainly in the elementary school age, so it was challenging to engage the girls  at a very basic level.  Nevertheless, it was rewarding to spark the interest and curiousity of these potential future clinical laboratory professionals.

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MILILANI WAENA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAREER FAIR

March 13, 2023

 ASCLS HI President Kelie Augustine (on the right) and ASCLS HI Secretary Charmaine Kuehne (on the left) are pictured with teacher Kara Sakuda at Mililani Waena Elementary School's Career Fair on March 9, 2023.  Kelie and Charmaine led about 70 second grade students to explore the field of clinical laboratory science. 

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