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
Dr. Abbi Paulson, Associate Professor of Biology; Director, Clinical Laboratory Science
Dr. Lei Hao
Dr. Chi-hua Groff, Associate Professor, Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program Coordinator
Dr. Cynthia Davis
Dr. Craig Scott, Assistant Professor
Dr. Matthew Foradori, Department of Biology & Health Services; Advisor, Medical Technology Program
Diane Valentin, MS, MT(ASCP)MB, Director, Medical Laboratory Science Program
Slippery Rock, PA
Dr. Stacy Hrizo
Dr. Micael Pelletier & Dr. Rangkun Shen
Dr. Emeka Okeke, Assistant Professor
Sarah J. Swerdlow, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Chairperson, Biology Department
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.