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

Clarion, PA

Craig Scott, Assistant Professor

Edinboro, PA

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

Elmira, NY

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

Erie, PA Melanie Gustafson-Ropski

Indiana, PA

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

Kent, OH

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

Rochester, NY

Dr. Cynthia Davis, Professor of Biology

Loretto, PA

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

Slippery Rock, PA

Hrizo, Stacy

Brockport, NY

Dr. Craig Lending, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Fredonia, NY Dr. Emeka Okeke, Assistant Professor

Greenville, PA

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

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.