4th Annual CDS Professional Networking Mixer

CDS Mixer 2016On Thursday, April 7, 2016, the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences hosts their 4th annual Professional Networking Mixer. This event is guaranteed to be bigger and better than the past.

  • Network with the best and brightest health professions students
  • Meet key professionals and leaders in health professions
  • 1st ever awarding of Outstanding First Year Students
  • Visit the new Hill University Student Center

Please RSVP

This is an opportunity that only happens once each school year - it cannot be missed.

Please RSVP to cdssupport@uab.edu to reserve your spot.

If you have any questions, you may send those to the same email address above.

Your future, now. Your opportunity, now. RSVP, now.

Program Director Position, Medical Technology / Clinical Laboratory Sciences Programs

Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences

School of Health Professions     

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Nominations and applications are invited for a full-time, regular, twelve-month faculty position with a corresponding administrative title of Director, BS Medical Technology and Director, MS Clinical Laboratory Sciences Programs, Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, School of Health Professions, The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Faculty rank and tenure status are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Organizationally, the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences is one of five departments in the School of Health Professions (SHP). SHP is one of the nation’s largest and most diverse schools of its type with 20 innovative programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. SHP is one of six medical-focused schools in a thriving academic health center. UAB is among the highest tier of US research institutions, with total funding of approximately $460 million per year and SHP is currently ranked in the top three for NIH funding for similar schools.

The UAB School of Health Professions is seeking a dynamic individual to lead the Medical Technology / Clinical Laboratory Sciences Programs in setting the future direction of the programs in alignment with the School’s vision of being recognized as leaders in healthcare. Candidates with experience in leading new initiatives in an academic setting are highly preferred.

Qualifications include a Doctorate Degree (Masters Degree with significant clinical and academic experience will be considered), National Certification (NCA or ASCP), and at least 3 years academic experience in clinical laboratory sciences curriculum content areas.  Responsibilities include participation in teaching, research, service, and administration. 

The Medical Technology / Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program Director is responsible for leading program faculty and staff in the attainment of programmatic goals. Responsibilities also include providing instruction through teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, laboratories, and clinical education consistent with programmatic needs and department workload policies, contributing to the advancement of knowledge through institutionally approved research, and participating in other teaching, service, and scholarly activities that are consistent with the needs of the Program, Department, and/or School.

A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of ethnicity, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three professional references to:

Norman E. Bolus, MSPH, MPH, CNMT, FSNMTS


Chair, MT/CLS Search Committee

School of Health Professions

University of Alabama at Birmingham

1705 University Boulevard, SHPB 446

Birmingham, AL 35294-1212

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

JanelleChiaseraNewOn behalf of the faculty and staff of the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences in the School of Health Professions, I welcome you to our website.

If you are a first time visitor, I invite you to explore our disciplines in more detail to see the variety of programs and curriculum options offered within our department. Our department includes academic programs leading to a bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology, Nuclear Medicine Technology, and Respiratory Therapy and Master’s degree options in Clinical Laboratory Sciences (Cytology), and Surgical Physician Assistant Studies. For over 35 years we have educated clinical, educational, and research leaders of tomorrow under the framework of our long-standing commitment to excellence in three core areas: teaching, research, and service.

Our department faculty has the educational preparation, clinical experience, research expertise, and national and international reputation to educate future leaders who will help shape the future of healthcare. We are housed in a state-of-the-art building with updated laboratory space, technology inspired classrooms, and expansive patient simulation equipment all within walking distance to the Lister Hill Library for the Health Sciences and major affiliated hospitals including the University Hospital, Children’s Hospital and others.

In this time of rapid change and uncertainty, one thing remains constant: We are focused on sustaining excellence in your education to enable you to realize your full potential as a professional.

Whether you have already decided the program that best fits your needs or are exploring opportunities available to you, we welcome the opportunity to talk to you and help guide you to your career of choice.

Thank you for visiting our site.


Janelle M. Chiasera, PhD
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences