College & University Affiliations

The UPMC Chautauqua 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 Medical Laboratory Science Program.

Buffalo, NY

Dr. Robert J. Grebenok, Professor of Biology, Director Medical Laboratory Science

http://www.canisius.edu/

Clarion, PA

Dr. Douglas Smith, Professor of Biology, Medical Technology Coordinator

http://www.clarion.edu/

Edinboro, PA

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

http://www.edinboro.edu/

Elmira, NY

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

http://www.elmira.edu/

Erie, PA

Melanie Gustafson-Ropski, M.A., Instructor of Biology, Interim Director Medical Laboratory Science

http://www.gannon.edu/

Indiana, PA

Mrs. Joyce Shanty, MN, RN, Coordinator, Allied Health Professions

http://www.iup.edu/

Kent, OH

Dr. Chi-hua Groff, Associate Professor, Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program Coordinator

http://www.kent.edu/

Keuka Park, NY

Dr. Marianne Jahnke, Professor of Biology; Medical Technology Program Coordinator

http://www.keuka.edu/

Rochester, NY

Dr. Cynthia Davis, Professor of Biology

http://www.roberts.edu/

Loretto, PA

Dr. John Trimble, Professor of Biology; Coordinator, Medical Technology

http://www.francis.edu/

Slippery Rock, PA

Wayne M. Forbes, PhD, Associate Professor; Coordinator, Medical Technology

http://www.sru.edu/

Brockport, NY

Dr. Craig Lending, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

http://www.brockport.edu/

Fredonia, NY

Dr. Emeka Okeke, Associate Professor of Biology

http://www.fredonia.edu/

Greenville, PA

Sarah J. Swerdlow, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Chairperson, Biology Department

http://www.thiel.edu/

Philadelphia, PA

Diane Valentin, MS, MT(ASCP)MB, Director, Medical Laboratory Science Program

https://www.usciences.edu/

York, PA

Elizabeth Hodgson, Program Director, Medical Laboratory Science

http://www.ycp.edu/

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.