The UIS MLS Club is a student led organization that promotes leadership, service and awareness of the MLS degree and profession by participation in exciting events! Leadership roles and membership in this club allows students to merge classroom education with leadership and service events to nicely round the student experience.

The MLS Club allows MLS majors and other interested students to meet for social, educational, service, and fund-raising activities.  UIS students can participate as members and elected executive committee members of the MLS Club.  Club executive committee elections are held toward the beginning of each Fall semester to designate club officers and student representatives.

The 2020-2021 MLS Club Executive Committee members are:

  • Co-Presidents: Kirsten Callaway and Pie Sharma
  • Vice President: Abby Frohning
  • Secretary: Haley Tolan
  • Co-Treasurers: Will Franz and Anna Woods

MLS Club Events

MLS club students at Trick or Treat for Canned Goods
The MLS club at a table in front of the Student Union with a poster about the club.
The MLS club at a table in the Student Union Ballroom

The students participate in service-driven annual events including:

  • Welcome Week activities
  • Campus Blood Typing
  • Trick or Treat for Canned Goods
  • Trivia for Family weekend
  • Poinsettia Fundraiser
  • Medical Laboratory Professionals Week events
  • Health and Wellness Fair
  • Volunteer opportunities

MLS Club Creates Educational Video

The MLS Club created an educational video in honor of Medical Laboratory Professionals Week. Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW) is held annually over the last full week of April.  The MLS Club had many activities planned for MLPW 2020.  When activities were canceled due to COVID-19, the MLS Club created an educational video about the Medical Laboratory Science profession and shared it on the MLS Club at UIS Facebook page.

We are Medical Laboratory Scientists

Don’t know who we are? Let us tell you. We are Medical Laboratory Scientists! The MLS Club at UIS is celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals Week 2020 the best we can during difficult times. #lab4life #labweek #iamASCLS #ASCP #MLSatUIS

Posted by MLS Club at UIS on Sunday, April 19, 2020

ASCLS-IL Student Bowl Competition

MLS Club sponsored teams compete annually against other statewide teams in the ASCLS-IL student bowl competition.  The UIS team regularly places in the student competition.  No student bowl competition was held in 2020 or 2021 due to COVID-19.

  • 2019: UIS won 2nd place
  • 2018: UIS won 2nd place
  • 2017: UIS won 1st place