New CLS director named

Karen Honeycutt, assistant professor in the School of Allied Health Professions, has been named director of UNMC's clinical laboratory science program, effective Feb. 2.

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Karen Honeycutt
"I am delighted to have Ms. Honeycutt assume the role of program director for the clinical laboratory science program," said Kyle Meyer, Ph.D., senior associate dean for the School of Allied Health Professions. "She is exceptionally well regarded in the CLS profession and at UNMC. She has been instrumental in advancing CLS education, and her vision for the program will ensure its continued advancement and success."

Honeycutt replaces Linda Fell, who is retiring after more than 20 years in the UNMC CLS program.

Honeycutt has been a member of the SAHP faculty since 1996, and has been instrumental in developing the CLS distance education curriculum.

She has been the CLS program's associate director since 2006. She also has chaired the National Board of Certification Microbiology Examination Committee of the American Society for Clinical Pathology since 2009, and is past president of the UNMC faculty senate.

She is a UNMC alum and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


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Ted Roche
January 16, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Congratulations, Karen. They couldn't have made a better choice.

Greg Karst
January 16, 2013 at 2:02 PM

Karen has already made significant contributions to the CLS program and to UNMC, and I look forward to a new era of advancement of the Division under her able guidance. Congratulations, Karen.

Victoria Whalen
January 16, 2013 at 9:16 AM

Congratulations! You insight is very valuable - I appreciateded your teaching skills.

Cindy Skarda
January 16, 2013 at 8:19 AM


Sue Prusia
January 16, 2013 at 7:52 AM

Congratulations, Karen! I know you will be great! Please let me know if I can assist you in any way.

Fran Higgins
January 16, 2013 at 6:55 AM

Woot! A fantastic choice for the program. Congratulations, Karen.