Bob Gay Student Scholarship →
|Bob Gay Scholarship Announcement The American Society for Cytotechnology (ASCT) announced the creation of a new academic scholarship for cytotechnology students in 2014, the Bob Gay Scholarship. The Bob Gay Student Scholarship was created in honor and memory of Robert “Bob” Gay, who was a long-time supporter and a founding member of the ASCT and the ASCT Foundation. He served as regional director, President of ASCT, and Treasurer for ASCT Services for two terms. For more than 30 years, Bob Gay made significant contributions to the field of cytotechnology through his work as a cytology supervisor, education coordinator and program director for several cytotechnology programs. He was dedicated in his support and advocacy for the field of cytology. The selection process for the Bob Gay Student Scholarship is highly competitive. The application period for 2024 is now OPEN. Read more.
ASCT Services →
|CMS Contract Announcement ASCT SERVICES, INC. is proud to announce that it has been awarded a ninth consecutive contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to conduct surveys for the review of “Cytology Testing in Laboratories under the Clinical Laboratories Improvement Amendments (CLIA).” This is an initial one year agreement beginning September 29, 2019 with four options years renewable by CMS through 2024. Read more.
CDC Contract Announcement ASCT SERVICES, INC. is proud to announce that the Centers for Disease Detection and Prevention (CDC) exercised option year one of its contract with ASCT Services to continue to conduct a Study for Cytology Workload Assessment and Measure through September 2015. Deanna Iverson, MHS, MLT (ASCP) SCTCM, HTL, a longtime employee of ASCT Services, served as Project Leader. The CDC’s purpose of this contract was to assess the cytology laboratory practices related to workload for cytotechnologists and to measure the actual amount of time spent by cytotechnologists in screening Pap test glass slides using an automated review microscope with both FDA-approved image-assisted slide screening systems. Read more. The results of this study will be discussed on the first day of the CLIAC meeting in November 2016. For more information about this meeting, check out Events.
Hurricane Relief: Cytotechnology Program in Puerto Rico →
|Due to Hurricane Maria, the lives of all Puerto Ricans, including cytotechnology students at the University of Puerto Rico, has been disrupted. Today, they still do not have the basic utilities, such as water, electricity and internet services at home or in the dorms. Some assistance has been provided for food and water; but, the students still have mostly economic needs to cover the new expenses caused by the path of this phenomenon. For example, as a result of the lack of energy, every day students have to buy prepared foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Any help will be enormously appreciated and fundamental to move forward to meet academic goals.