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Mary Ann McLane, PhD, MLS(ASCP)cm

Retired Professor at University of Delaware


Dr. Mary Ann McLane received her PhD in Physiology (1993) and MSc in Medical Technology Education (1980) from Temple University (Philadelphia PA), and a BSc in Medical Technology (1976) from Neumann University (Aston PA). She has taught in medical laboratory science programs at the University of Delaware, Neumann University, Temple University, and Thomas Jefferson University, specializing in clinical chemistry, urinalysis, medical terminology. Her NIH-funded research dealt with naturally-occurring inhibitors of melanoma cell activity. She was named the Graduate Director of the University of Delaware's Medical Sciences PhD program from 2011-2018. She has been a member of the Consumer Webpage Response Team of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science since 1999. Her efforts to "provide the face" of the clinical laboratory have included organizing the ASCLS booth at the national US Science & Engineering Festivals since 2010 and the ASCLS-DE booth at the local Apple-Scrapple Festival in Bridgeville DE since 2010.

Awards & Accolades

  • President, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (2009-2010)
  • Lindback Award for Excellence in Teaching, awarded by the University of Delaware (2002)
  • Professor of the Year (Delaware), awarded by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (2010)
  • Robin H. Mendelson Memorial Award from the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (2001, 2011)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (2017)
  • urEssential Medical Laboratory Professional of the Year, awarded by Cardinal Health (2018)