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Inaugural Clinical Laboratory Sciences Class Arrives at NYMC

A new chapter began at New York Medical College (NYMC)'s Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences.

July 22, 2019
Standing from left: John T. Fallon III, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Pathology; Haiou Yang, Carol A. Carbonaro, Ph.D. ’89, SM, MLSCM (ASCP), CLS program director; Caitlin Pietrobono, Laicey Rochester, and Debbie Isabella, CLS program coordinator. Seated from left: Lisbbeth Aybar, Elizabeth Hidalgo, Kristen Grumblatt and Christina DaSilva Cavoilo.
Standing from left: John T. Fallon III, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Pathology; Haiou Yang, Carol A. Carbonaro, Ph.D. ’89, SM, MLSCM (ASCP), CLS program director; Caitlin Pietrobono, Laicey Rochester, and Debbie Isabella, CLS program coordinator. Seated from left: Lisbbeth Aybar, Elizabeth Hidalgo, Kristen Grumblatt and Christina DaSilva Cavoilo.

During the first year, CLS students will complete a year of coursework and clinical training at Westchester Medical Center Health Network hospitals, followed by the New York State licensure exam, qualifying passing students as clinical laboratory scientists. During the second half of the two-year program, students will complete a literature review or clinical research project as the final step for the Master of Science degree. 

“After four years of planning, the program has started with seven highly enthusiastic and qualified students. We are very thankful for the help we have received from the staff of the Westchester Medical Center laboratory and we look forward to continue to working with them,” said Carol A. Carbonaro, Ph.D. ’89, SM, MLSCM (ASCP), CLS program director.

Photo, standing from left: John T. Fallon III, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Pathology; Haiou Yang, Carol A. Carbonaro, Ph.D. ’89, SM, MLSCM (ASCP), CLS program director; Caitlin Pietrobono, Laicey Rochester, and Debbie Isabella, CLS program coordinator. Seated from left: Lisbbeth Aybar, Elizabeth Hidalgo, Kristen Grumblatt and Christina DaSilva Cavoilo.