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.

Canisius College

Buffalo, NY

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

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Clarion, PA

Craig Scott, Assistant Professor

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Edinboro, PA

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

Elmira College

Elmira, NY

Amy Lyndaker, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology; Director, Clinical Laboratory Science

Gannon University

Erie, PA

Melanie Gustafson-Ropski, Associate Professor, Director-Medical Laboratory Science

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Indiana, PA

Lei Hao, PhD, MD, Allied Health Coordinator

Kent State University

Kent, OH

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

Roberts Wesleyan College

Rochester, NY

Dr. Cynthia Davis, Professor of Biology

Saint Francis University

Loretto, PA

Andrew Scanlan, Coordinator, Medical Laboratory, Science

Slippery Rock University

Slippery Rock, PA

Stacy Hrizo, Associate Professor of Biology

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

Dr. Emeka Okeke, Assistant Professor

Thiel College

Greenville, PA

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

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

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

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.