Medical Laboratory Sciences professor honored, elected

Masih Shokrani
Masih Shokrani

Masih Shokrani, associate professor in the NIU Medical Laboratory Sciences program, has been named Educator of the Year for 2014-2015 by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Sciences-Illinois (ASCLS-IL).

The honor came during the organization’s annual meeting and awards ceremony, held from April 14 to 16 in Peoria.

This award serves to recognize an ASCLS-IL member/educator for outstanding achievements, contributions and service to the professional and celebrates the value of professional ability and commitment.

Shokrani also was elected to be the next president of ASCLS-IL. The election is a three-year term: 2015 to 2016 as president-elect; 2016 to 2017 as president and 2017 to 2018 as past-president.

ASCLS is preeminent voice of all clinical laboratory professionals, creating a vision for the advancement of the clinical laboratory practice field and advocating the value and the role of the profession in ensuring sage, effective, efficient, equitable and patient-centered health care.

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