Karen Honeycutt, M.Ed., MLS(ASCP)CMSMCM will assume the role of new director of the Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) program on February 2, 2013. She has been a valuable member of the School of Allied Health Professions (SAHP) CLS faculty for many years and most recently has served as the Associate Program Director.
In 1996, Ms. Honeycutt began as instructor and rural clinical coordinator in the CLS Program. She received her BS in Medical Technology from UNMC in 1984, with a specialist certification in microbiology. She received her M.Ed. from UNL in 2001 in Adult and Vocational Education and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Studies with a specialization in Instructional Technology at UNL.
The recipient of several teaching awards, Ms. Honeycutt has been instrumental in developing the CLS distance education curriculum that allows the program to annually deliver educational content to approximately 60 students placed at various clinical sites across Nebraska and the region.
A seven-year member of the UNMC Faculty Senate, Ms. Honeycutt served as President of the Senate in 2009-10. She has also served as the Associate Director of the CLS Program since 2006, and since 2009 has chaired the National Board of Certification Microbiology Examination Committee of the American Society for Clinical Pathology.
I believe Ms. Honeycutt will prove to be a highly effective director. She is well respected within the profession, and I have no doubt that her knowledge of UNMC and the CLS program, coupled with her vision for the program will continue to advance CLS education at UNMC and nationally. Please join me in welcoming Karen to her new role in the SAHP.