Suzanne Campbell, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM has been appointed by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Board of Directors as Focus Editor for the Clinical Laboratory Science journal. She is the Medical Laboratory Technician coordinator at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School.
Dr. Vicki S. Freeman, MLS(ASCP)CM SC, FACB, current president of Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity (AMTF) also announced that Campbell will be inducted into the fraternity at the AMTF annual dinner in Atlanta, Georgia in July.


The journal appointment is for three years with the opportunity to serve two consecutive terms. Campbell will be mentored by George Fristma until the end of his term in 2012.
Clinical Laboratory Science is the official, peer-reviewed journal of the ASCLS. The journal is published quarterly and serves as a source of current, relevant clinical laboratory science information as well as an opportunity to earn continuing education credits. The Focus section selects a quarterly topic for which three to four manuscripts are published. Readers are then able to complete an assessment to earn continuing education units. Being a life longer learner in clinical laboratory science is vital to maintaining a high level of quality patient care.
“It is an honor to be recognized for my writing and editorial skills,” said Campbell. “I have had manuscripts published in CLS and it is no easy feat. I appreciate the recommendation of a colleague, David McGlasson, as the next Focus Editor. This will provide me an excellent opportunity to contribute nationally to the medical laboratory science profession.”
AMTF is the advancement of clinical laboratory science as a scientific profession by providing monies to deserving applicants for educational endeavors. During the last year, $30,000 was distributed in scholarships.
Nominees for AMTF must demonstrate outstanding contributions to clinical laboratory science which is considered worthy of national recognition. Campbell has been actively involved in the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) since 1996. She has served on various committees and in leadership roles at the national, regional, and state levels. Campbell has served as a delegate at the ASCLS House of Delegates for five years. Additional leadership activities include volunteering for various roles for the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) as well as local civic, community, and church events. Campbell has presented at state and national meetings as well as have manuscripts published in the Clinical Laboratory Science journal. Honors and awards have included regional and state Omicron Sigma awards and the NAACLS volunteer recognition award.
Nominators Fristma and Paula Garrott said that the following in their letter of recommendation for Dr. Campbell: “Dr. Campbell is a woman of professional stature and high character. She projects a comfortable, yet charismatic public presence and treats her colleagues with esteem. She is valued as a professional colleague, mentor, and friend. One of the missions of the AMTF is to recognize persons that have made outstanding contributions to the clinical laboratory science profession – Dr. Suzanne Campbell is definitely one of these individuals!”