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.
Dr. Robert J. Grebenok, Professor of Biology, Director Medical Laboratory Science
Craig Scott, Assistant Professor
Dr. Matthew Foradori, Department of Biology & Health Services; Advisor, Medical Technology Program
Dr. Christine Bezotte, Associate Professor of Biology; Director, Clinical Laboratory Science
Melanie Gustafson-Ropski, Associate Professor, Director-Medical Laboratory Science
Mrs. Joyce Shanty, MN, RN, Coordinator, Allied Health Professions
Dr. Chi-hua Groff, Associate Professor, Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program Coordinator
Dr. Cynthia Davis, Professor of Biology
Dr. John Trimble, Professor of Biology; Coordinator, Medical Technology
Slippery Rock, PA
Stacy Hrizo, Associate Professor of Biology
Dr. Craig Lending, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Dr. Emeka Okeke, Assistant Professor
Sarah J. Swerdlow, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Chairperson, Biology Department
Diane Valentin, MS, MT(ASCP)MB, Director, Medical Laboratory Science Program
Bobbie Patton, Professor, Program Director-Medical Lab Sciences
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.