Medical Laboratory Scientist Internship Program

MLS Clinical Educator Committee

 

 

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Karen Barron MLS (ASCP) (Allied Health Education Program Manager)

Email: karbarro@med.umich.edu  Phone:  734-232-6751

Karen has clinical laboratory experience in Transfusion Medicine, Microbiology, Point of Care Testing, Quality and Compliance, Billing and Revenue Cycle.  Karen received her Bachelor Degree in Biology at University of Toledo and completed her clinical laboratory internship at Mercy Hospital in Toledo.  She is a registered Medical Laboratory Scientist, MLS (ASCP).  Karen worked in the Blood Bank at Medical College of Ohio and then enjoyed many years as a medical technologist in Infectious Disease Pathology at Promedica Laboratories.  She later served as Laboratory Compliance Officer for ProMedica Laboratories.  Karen came to Michigan Medicine in 2017 and managed the Point of Care testing section.  In 2022 she took on the role of Allied Health Education Program Manager.

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Sheridan Mattson (Chemistry)

Email: smattson@med.umich.edu  Phone:  734-936-6758

Sheridan has been in the chemistry field since 1999 and has been a member of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) since 2009. Sheridan began his career at U of M Health Systems in 2006 as the Toxicology Supervisor.  His duties include the overall responsibility for the Toxicology Laboratory as well as assay development utilizing instrumentation such as Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (LCMS), Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GCMS), Atomic Absorption (AA) and High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC).  The labs primary role is to perform Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) and unknown drug analysis/screening for the treatment and follow up care of patients.  Before he started at U of M, he worked as the Lead Toxicologist at Biotech Clinical Laboratories in Farmington, MI and as Lab Manager at US Liquids in Detroit, MI. At both locations he received valuable technical skills, knowledge and experience with mass spectrometry.  Sheridan received his Bachelor Degree in Chemistry from Adrian College in Adrian, MI. 

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Kelsey Boylan MLS (ASCP)CM (Hematology and Coagulation)

Email: kjon@med.umich.edu  Phone:  734-936-6797

Kelsey graduated from Eastern Michigan University (EMU) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) and a minor in business.  Kelsey was involved in various activities at EMU while completing her coursework, including playing on the varsity volleyball team.  She completed a Medical Laboratory Science internship at the University of Michigan, followed by accepting a position in the Hematology and Coagulation laboratory at Michgian Medicine.  Kelsey continues to gain clinical experience in the Hematology and Coagulation laboratory as a Medical Technologist Specialist and is the department's Clinical Instructor.  She enjoys mentoring and working with interns to help them develop their skills as Medical Laboratory Scientists.  In her free time, Kelsey loves being with her family and participating in outdoor activities.

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Cody Demeter MLS (ASCP)CM (Blood Bank)

Email: jdemeter@med.umich.edu  Phone:  734-936-6888

Cody graduated from Ferris State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Science.  He completed a Medical Laboratory Science internship at the University of Michigan, followed by accepting a position in the Blood Bank laboratory at Michigan Medicine.  Cody continues to gain clinical experience in the Blood Bank laboratory as a Medical Technologist Specialist and is the dpeartments Clinical Educator.  He enjoys working with the interns to help them develop confidence in their skills as Blood bankers.  In his free time, Cody denjoys being a father, practicing jiu jitsu, and spending time with family.

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Ashley Cornell MLS (ASCP)CM (Molecular Diagnostics)

Email: ashbro@med.umich.edu  Phone:  734-936-0565

 

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Marisol Lafontaine MT (ASCP) (Microbiology)

Email: mlafont@med.umich.edu  Phone:  734-936-6877

 

 

Iris Luoto MLS (ASCP)CM (Immunology)

Email: irisl@med.umich.edu  Phone:  734-936-6749

 

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Lynn Knudson-Horneber (Constitutional Cytogenetics)

Email: lknudson@med.umich.edu  Phone:  734-763-5805

Lynn graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Science with a specialty in Cytogenetics.  She completed a Cytogenetics internship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit followed by accepting a position in the Cytogenetics laboratory at Henry Ford Hospital.  Lynn came to Michigan Medicine and the Cytogenetics laboratory in 2003.  She has been a supervisor for Constitutional Cytogenetics since 2017.

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Kathleen Chandler, MT(ASCP) (Histocompatibility)

Email: krchandl@med.umich.edu  Phone:  734-647-2774

Kathleen graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Grand Valley State University in 1993 in Health Science with emphasis in Medical Technology and a minor in Chemistry.  She completed her Internship at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City in 1994.  Kathleen began working at University of Michigan Hospital in the Hematology Laboratory in July 1994.  She took a position in the Histocompatibility Laboratory in November 1998.  She has performed lymphocyte crossmatching, HLA antibody testing and HLA typing by both serological and molecular methods.  Kathleen is a Senior Medical Technologist in the DNA section of the laboratory and performs many administrative duties as well as performing patient testing.

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Nicole Ducharme (Michgian Medical Genetics Lab)

Email: nducharm@med.umich.edu  Phone:  

 

 

 Jessica Matheny (Phlebotomy)

 

Janette Brown (Specimen Processing)