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Dr. Mary Ann McLane

Dr. McLane has had an impact on thousands of students in the clinical laboratory sciences, many of whom now serve in professional leadership positions throughout the U.S. and the world.

The distinguished career of Mary Ann McLane, PhD, MLS(ASCP) spans both the clinical and academic settings. Her passions for the profession and development of clinical laboratory scientists is evidenced by the recognition she has received. She has been presented with the Excellence in Teaching award (2002) and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Professor of the Year – Delaware (2010). Dr. McLane views the success of her students as an extension of her own patient care record.

A professor in the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences at the University of Delaware, Dr. McLane’s passion for education spans beyond the classroom. She is currently utilizing an NIH grant to develop virtual clinical laboratory experiences across a variety of testing disciplines. To increase the robustness of critical thinking exercises for MLT/MLS programs nationally, Mary Ann is partnering with the Athena Corporation on animated online courses.

As Dr. McLane’s nominator states, “True leaders do not create followers, they create more leaders. I believe this is her legacy.” Cardinal Health agrees and is pleased to recognize Dr. Mary Ann McLane as a finalist for the 2017 urEssential Award.

Laboratory Professional of the Year