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Every day College of Health Professions students, alumni, faculty and staff do extraordinary things. Read more about our latest achievements below.

Melissa Jamerson named chair of Medical Laboratory Sciences

Melissa Jamerson, Ph.D., associate professor of immunology and immunohematology, has been appointed chair of the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences at the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Health Professions, effective July 1. Jamerson succeeds Teresa Nadder, who retired this spring.

Unique collaboration between VCU, Virginia’s public health and environmental laboratory aims to train future scientists

RICHMOND, VA - Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and the Department of General Services (DGS) today announced a unique partnership between the university and DGS’ Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS), Virginia’s public health and environmental laboratory, to offer concentrated studies intended to prepare the next generation of scientists to work in public health laboratories. The two organizations will collaborate to offer a Medical Laboratory Sciences Master of Science with a concentration in public health laboratory sciences beginning in the Fall 2023 semester.

Antimicrobial wipes in health care: how effective are they?

Melissa Jamerson, Ph.D., Jenica L. Harrison, Ph.D., and Lisa Perkins, all of the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, are part of a team that is testing the effectiveness of antimicrobial wipes in the health care setting as well as in

CHP Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Marilyn Bibbs Freeman

 Meet Dr. Marilyn Bibbs Freeman, a Medical Laboratory Sciences graduate of the VCU College of Health Professions. Marilyn is the deputy director of the Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services in Richmond. Hear her thoughts on why the College is the foundation for who she

The Hidden Front Line

Becky Perdue, Joan Shumaker and Doris Costley, graduates of the College's Medical Lab Sciences program, were featured in a story on planned giving in the MCV Foundation's Chronicle of Giving publication. We are sincerely thankful for their continued

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