CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Earlier this summer, the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) named Dr. Perry Scanlan, Austin Peay State University professor of allied health sciences, as one of the recipients of its prestigious Voices Under 40 award. The award was developed to honor ASCLS members under the age of 40 who have shown exceptional commitment to the organization, the laboratory profession and their community.
Scanlan, who is also director of APSU’s Medical Laboratory Science Program, is president-elect for the organization’s Tennessee chapter, and he currently serves on the editorial board for Clinical Laboratory Science, a peer-reviewed journal published by the national ASCLS. He has served the organization in numerous capacities over the years, including previous terms as president and board member for ASCLS-TN and as chair of more than eight committees.
“My mission has one central focus—advocating for clinical laboratory personnel through the highest standard of laboratory testing that promotes the highest level of patient care,” Scanlan said. “Many students don’t know about our profession and its important work in patient care. Many students interested in blending science with work in medical laboratories need to look into the field of Medical laboratory Science. I work to promote our profession to our nation’s young people”
In his scholarly work, Scanlan has delivered more than 32 professional presentations, and he has published more than 14 articles in academic publications. He has provided expert testimony to a subcommittee of the Tennessee House of Representatives, and he is an active advocate for medical laboratory scientists.
Scanlan was honored with the Voices Under 40 designation on Aug. 3, at the ASCLS Member Awards Ceremony in Philadelphia.
For more information on APSU’s Medical Laboratory Science Program, visit the website https://www.apsu.edu/medical-technology.