Dr. Hassan Aziz, CONHS Dean, Named American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science President

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Dr. Hassan Aziz, Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, was installed on July 1, as the 2021-2022 President of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) during the Society’s Annual Meeting held June 27 – July 1 in Louisville, KY. The ASCLS’s mission is to make a positive impact in health care through leadership that will assure excellence in the practice of laboratory medicine.   

“I’m extremely fortunate and honored to head the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and to preside over the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science at the same time,” Aziz said. “The trust shown to me by the colleagues who nominated and elected me fills me with confidence and energy to get to work.”

Aziz has extensive international experience in higher education, medical laboratory operation, consulting, and advisory work. He is a Fellow of the Association of Clinical Scientists and of the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia. He is a certified Green Belt Six Sigma and TEDx speaker. He is an external examiner for several international academic programs and an adjunct faculty to a number of institutions. He is an active member of national and international professional and scientific societies and organizations. He represents ASCLS at the International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science and is a member of its Scientific Network of Experts. He is a VIP mentor to new program directors through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science as well as a site visitor for clinical laboratory programs.

In addition to numerous international conference presentations and guest speaking engagements, Aziz has over 80 peer-reviewed publications. In 2019, he was the recipient of the prestigious ASCP Lifetime Achievement Award and the Distinguished Author Award by ASCLS. He is a consulting editor for Clinical Laboratory Science published by ASCLS. Dr. Aziz is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi.

“This new role will enhance the Island University’s visibility and elevate our value as essential team players in healthcare at the national level,” Aziz said. “The combined role will ensure our legacy of academic excellence while maintaining our foundation in providing a pipeline of exceptional graduates in nursing and health sciences to the work force.”

The ASCLS provides advocacy, standards setting, education, personal and professional development for clinical laboratory science practitioners.