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Ernst Tapped for CLSI Board of Directors

"Greatest honor of my profession"

by Dennis Ernst • February 06, 2020

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Delegates of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) recently elected Center for Phlebotomy Education Director Dennis J. Ernst MT(ASCP), NCPT(NCT) to the organization's Board of Directors. In his notification letter, CLSI President Carl Mottram congratulated Ernst stating "I am confident that your support and contributions will be most valuable in ensuring that CLSI maintains its growth and outstanding reputation."

Ernst first became involved with CLSI as a conference attendee at an event in Raleigh, NC in 2000, then served on his first document development committee revising the venipuncture standard, H3-A5. Since then he's participated in 10 more committees developing a wide variety of preexamination standards and guidelines, chairing six of them.

"Being selected as a member of the board is the greatest honor of my profession," he says. "When I drove my rickety old pickup 11 hours to attend a Raleigh, NC event in 2000, it was such an amazing experience. I knew I had to be involved in these standards and this organization. To be offered a seat at this level of the organization is both humbling and exciting."

Ernst encourages all Phlebotomy Today readers to become a CLSI volunteer. "It's the most appreciative organization you'll ever find and the most passionate professionals you'll ever work with." Ernst's 3-year term will run through 2022.

Interested subscribers can learn more about all the volunteer options on the CLSI volunteer web page.

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