Episode 2: Beyond the Competition: Behind the scenes with the 2023 Cell Bowl Champions

Episode 2: Beyond the Competition: Behind the scenes with the 2023 Cell Bowl Champions

Calling all educators and program coordinators!!
In his episode, we catch up with the 2023 reigning Cell Bowl champions, the University of Connecticut's Bruce Blanchard (Director of Medical Laboratory Sciences and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Allied Health Sciences Department) and his MLS Student team, after their victory to uncover their playbook of tips and tricks to achieve a 2nd championship! From honing their skills to staying focused under pressure, we'll delve into the strategies they employed to outshine their opponents. Join us for a casual conversation filled with practical advice that could help you become the next Cell Bowl champion!

To hear the University of Connecticut team discuss their 2022 win- check out their previous episode here: eLABorate Topics | Episode 2: An interview with the 2022 Super Cell Bowl Champions, University of Connecticut (directimpactbroadcasting.com)

Are you looking for a challenge for your MLS or MLT Students? The Cell Bowl Competition (sponsored by the ASCP) is an annual, football-themed event that helps your students show off their hematology acumen through a weekly, interactive competition with other CLS programs. Click on the link to learn more about the annual #ASCP Cell Bowl Competition Cell Bowl (ascp.org)!

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Creators and Guests

Tywauna Coach Tee Wilson
Tywauna Coach Tee Wilson
Leadership Maven , International Trainer, Author, Laboratory Mentor, and Career Success Coach for Professionals Who Are On the Move. Tywauna Wilson is a leading authority on using your strengths to stand out above the crowd. You want to be the best, but you feel like you can’t. Your career is stalled, and you feel like you’re in a rut. It’s time to get unstuck! Mentorship with Coach Tee can be the catalyst that you have been waiting for to ignite your passion, push you past your limits, and inspire you to achieve success!
Aaron K. Odegard MS, MLS (ASCP) SM
Aaron K. Odegard MS, MLS (ASCP) SM
Aaron K. Odegard MS, MLS (ASCP) SM, is a quality laboratory coordinator at Baptist Health Jacksonville. He also serves as an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He received his master’s degree in biomedical sciences – molecular pharmacology and experimental therapeutics from Mayo Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Mr. Odegard is passionate about medical laboratory science. He serves as a member of the ASCP Social Media and DEI Committees, and the ASCP Commission on Continuing Professional Development (CCPD). He enjoys educating the public, students, and professionals on the topics of leadership, mentorship, and medical laboratory sciences through many platforms including the classrooms and local and regional meetings, and on social media
Tiffany "Medical Lab Lady" Gill
Tiffany Gill MA, MLS (ASCP)CM is a tenured professor and coordinator of the Medical Laboratory Technology program at the College of Southern Maryland in La Plata, MD. She teaches immunohematology, microbiology, biochemistry, and mycology, parasitology, and virology while maintaining NAACLS program continuous accreditation status. Through ASCP, she volunteers as a mentor, Career Ambassador, Social Media Committee member, and an ASCP Board of Certification Hematology Exam Committee member. She was one of the top five ASCP 40 Under Forty honorees for 2022. Ms. Gill founded the “Medical Lab Lady Gill” YouTube channel, offering virtual learning experiences for medical laboratory science students, current professionals, and promotional material for the laboratory profession. She partners with Aaron Odegard, the ASCP Council of Laboratory Professionals, and other ASCP members each fall to offer the Cell Bowl hematology competition to MLT and MLS students across the nation. The competition requires participants to correctly identify up to 30 blood cells in 60 seconds.