Paula Garrott Lifetime Achievement Award
2018 ASCLS Lifetime Achievement Award
CLS faculty emerita and past program director, Paula Garrott, was awarded the prestigious lifetime achievement award at the national American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science meeting in July in Chicago. This award honors members who have “made a difference” to the organization and the profession. Among her many services to the profession are the offices that she held at state and national levels, including the presidency of ASCLS, and service on the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee which advises the Secretary of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. She also served on the board of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Her legacy continues through the laboratory professionals that she taught and mentored at UIS/SSU.
At the annual state meeting of ASCLS-IL, Paula was awarded the inaugural lifetime achievement award for her service to the state society and professional of medical laboratory science. The was held in April 2018 in Naperville, IL.
And of course, Paula was awarded emeritus status at UIS for her service to the department, division, and university. She was program director of Medical Technology/Clinical Laboratory Science for many years and was interim associate dean of CLAS and inaugural director of the Natural Science Division.
Congratulations to Paula and many thanks!