Clinical Microbiology Mentoring Subcommittee
Contact one of the clinical microbiologists for clinical or public health microbiology career advice:

Pezzlo Web Roster

Marie Pezzlo, MA, MT(ASCP)SMCM, F(AAM), Chair
Clinical Microbiology Consultant

Marie believes that mentoring bench technologists, early in their careers, has a positive impact on their futures as clinical microbiologists.

Marie loves to cook, travel and attend Jazzercise classes.

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Alby Web Roster

 

Kevin Alby, PhD, D(ABMM)
Assistant Professor Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine
Director, Clinical Microbiology Lab
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Kevin has had the benefit of having a number of outstanding mentors to help him get to where he is today. He realizes the importance of mentors in helping throughout someone's career and hope to be able to provide support and be a resource for other clinical microbiologists.

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Cunningham Web Roster

Scott Cunningham, MS, MT(ASCP) SM
Research and Development Technologist II
Mayo Clinic

Scott is interested in networking with other clinical microbiology professionals, helping with career advice and continuing education.

Scott is a proud father of two kiddos and enjoys playing (bad) guitar.

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Glover Web Roster


William A. Glover II , PhD, D(ABMM), MT(ASCP)
Director of Science & Technology
CLIA Director
Washington State Public Health Laboratories

William is interested in helping others interested in careers in clinical or public health microbiology laboratories.

William enjoys aquascaping freshwater aquariums in his free time.

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Hindler Web Roster


Janet A. Hindler, MCLS MT(ASCP)

Consultant, Clinical Microbiology
CLS, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Janet is interested in sharing her many years of experience as a CLS and volunteer for several professional organizations (including ASM and SCASM) with new clinical microbiologists. She is also interested in helping clinical microbiologists with their career advancement in whatever way she can.

Janet loves to travel, hike, and cook!

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Jones Web Roster


Melissa Jones, MT(ASCP)

Technical Specialist, Clinical Microbiology
UNC Healthcare

Melissa is interested in furthering the causes of bench techs from daily laboratory issues to advocacy in ASM.

Melissa loves to read, spend time with family and 'all things summer'.

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Knobloch Web Roster

 

 


Ester Knobloch, MLS(ASCP)CM

Microbiology Supervisor
Infection Preventionist
Newman Regional Health, Emporia, KS

Ester has a heart for bench-level clinical microbiologists serving patients in rural America and wants to help them grow in the profession.

Ester enjoys hiking and kayaking in National Parks.

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Myers Web Roster

 

Debra S. Myers , MS, MT(ASCP)SM
Chief Technologist, Clinical Microbiology
Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Debbie would like to give others exposure to what is going on in the world of clinical microbiology outside of their own laboratories. Participating in ASM activities (meetings, webinars and listservs) will enable microbiologists to connect with leaders in the field and develop a network of peers.

Debbie plays tennis and golf. She also enjoys ski and beach vacations.

Email Debbie

Susan

Susan Novak-Weekley, PhD, SM ASCP, D(ABMM)
Vice President, Medical Affairs, Qvella

Young scientists are the future of ASM. I can think of nothing better than helping young microbiologists in their careers and in their future. My desire is to share my experiences and knowledge so that our mentees can use that to enhance their experience with ASM and their careers.

I love to sail and be outdoors.

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ASM 2018 New Tech Professional Development Grant Program
ASM Microbe Meeting June 7-11, 2018
Atlanta, Georgia

If you are a relatively new clinical laboratory scientist (CLS) or equivalent working in a clinical microbiology laboratory, are directly involved with bench work, have aspirations of doing more and possibly assume a leadership role, you may be eligible for an ASM $1,500 Professional Development Grant. The eligibility criteria are―

• Worked as a clinical microbiologist in a clinical microbiology laboratory for more than one and less than five years at the time of application submission
• Non-doctoral level professional
• ASM member
• Never attended an ASM General or Microbe Meeting
• Not presenting a poster or talk at the 2018 meeting

This grant is designed to inspire beginning non-doctoral level clinical microbiologists to get more engaged in our profession by attending the 2018 ASM Microbe meeting. The award will be used for the meeting registration fee and to help defray travel expenses. During the meeting you will interact with a pre-assigned mentor, attend symposia, visit poster sessions, peruse industry-sponsored exhibits featuring the latest technological advances, have the opportunity to network with other new and "seasoned" microbiologists and learn more about the profession of microbiology.

Click here to learn more about the 2018 recipients.

Click here to learn more about the 2017 recipients.

This application is now closed.

 

Congratulations to this year’s grantees:

  • Katherine Auernheimer, Sonora Quest Laboratory
  • Mehdi Bandali, University of Colorado Hospital
  • Aaron Beczkiewicz, Minnesota Department of Health - Public Health Laboratory Division
  • Chelsea Bressler, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • Abby Crozier, Barnes Jewish Hospital
  • Kanyeba Ilunga, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Zara Elysia Kunkler, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  • Oluwadamilola Odusanya, National Institutes of Health
  • Kylie Weber, University of Florida Shands Hospital

Funding for the 2018 grant was generously provided by: Accelerate Diagnostics, AlphaTec Systems, Beckman Coulter Foundation, bioFire Diagnostics, Check-Points BV, COPAN Diagnostics, Hardy Diagnostics, Hologic, Liofilchem, Inc., Medical Chemical Corporation, Pocared Diagnostics, Quidel Corporation, Tech Lab and TIB MOLBIOL Inc.

 

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