Celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

By on April 22, 2019
Churchville’s Dyan Monte Verde, MS, MT(ASCP) received the 2018 ASCLS Scientific Assembly Award for Chemistry/Urinalysis.

Churchville’s Dyan Monte Verde, MS, MT(ASCP) received the 2018 ASCLS Scientific Assembly Award for Chemistry/Urinalysis.

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW), April 21 through 27, offers an opportunity to increase public understanding of and appreciation for Clinical Laboratory Personnel and Educators.

“I love my profession!” said Dyan Monte Verde, MS, MT (ASCP), of Churchville. “I am a  Registered Medical Technologist, Licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientist and Educator with over 50 years of experience.”

There are many aspects of the profession that Monte Verde calls the “Detective Agency” of the hospital. Lab professionals help the doctors with their diagnoses, monitoring and treatment of many illnesses. Look for lab professionals in small or large hospital laboratories, running various tests on specimens of blood, urine, tissues or other fluids, and cross matching blood in time of need. They can also be found in CSI labs solving crimes, in research industries finding new medicines, or in colleges/universities teaching future clinical laboratory scientists.

As Head of Laboratory Services Department, Associate Professor Strong Memorial Hospital, UR Medical Center, Monte Verde was instrumental in starting the Urinalysis and Phlebotomy Departments and taught the third year medical students in urinalysis and hematology laboratory techniques. After retirement, she taught chemistry as adjunct faculty at NTID/RIT, then later started an evening course, Laboratory Medicine, at Monroe Community College.

Putting together many unique case studies along with a multitude of photo micrographs of urinary sediments led her to form Monte Verde Productions, Inc. where she presented teleconferences, seminars and workshops in many state, regional, national and international meetings under the auspices of  the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS). Her media booklets, slide programs and case study CDs have been purchased in Australia, Singapore, Japan, Sweden, Germany and Kenya.

Monte Verde was honored with the 2018 ASCLS Scientific Assembly Award for outstanding work in the field of Chemistry/Urinalysis.

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