Melanie Giusti

Melanie J Giusti , BS

Instructor - Adjunct Clinical

Program Manager, MLS Program

Hastings L. & william A. French Building 373
Room 373
3202 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
Phone 513-558-4608

Professional Summary

Program Manager responsibilities include advising students on academic and program progression, management of students, data compilation and tracking, and performing various program administrative tasks. 

Clinical coordinator--Responsibilities include assisting students in the identification and procurement of clinical rotation sites, coordinating these rotations with the clinical sites and preceptors, as well as reviewing documentation for submission to accrediting agency (NAACLS).


Bachelor's Degree: University of Evansville 2000 (Biology and Chemistry)

Post-Baccalaureate: University of Cincinnati 2002 (Certificate in Clinical Laboratory Science)

Master of Science: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2016 (Health Informatics)

Positions and Work Experience

11-2006 -2012 Research Associate - CLS Program, Served as Distance Learning Clinical Coordinator; assisted faculty with course development and facilitation; generated and analyzed program data for annual and accreditation reports., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2012 -To Present Program Manager, MLS Program, Serve as Clinical Coordinator for DL Program students; manage student data; advise students on program progression; serve on Program Academic Policies Committee, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2002 -2006 Medical Technologist, Responsible for performing immunohematology testing on patient samples including ABO/Rh, antibody screen and antibody identification, in addition to compatibility testing of blood products. Also identified as a designated trainer for the purpose of training staff members in new policies and procedures., Hoxworth Blood Center - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH


Book Chapter

Melanie J. Giusti & Mark W. Ireton (2014 ) Laboratory Calculations Elsevier's Medical Laboratory Science Examination Review .(pp. 298).Elsevier (Co-Author)


Invited Presentations

Melanie Giusti (04-2011. ) Interpret This: Case Studies In Blood Banking .Kentucky Society of Clinical Laboratory Science Annual Meeting, Lexington, KY. Level:State

Melanie Giusti (02-2015. ) Making Legalese Easier! .2015 Clinical Laboratory Educator's Conference, Cincinnati, OH. Level:National

Melanie Giusti (02-2017. ) The Benefits of Getting Students Involved in Professional Organizations .2017 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference, Boston, MA. Level:National

Melanie Giusti (02-2018. ) Challenges Encountered with Clinical Affiliation Agreements .2018 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference, Houston, TX. Level:National

Melanie Giusti and Elizabeth Hertenstein (08-2018. ) Tales from Clinical Rotations: What Student Feedback from Clinical Experiences Says About Our Profession .2018 ASCLS Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Level:National

Honors and Awards

2017 ASCLS Voices Under 40 A recognition of the many talented and committed young professionals under 40 years old. The ASCLS Voices Under 40 Spotlight has been developed to honor ASCLS members who have shown exceptional commitment to ASCLS, the laboratory profession, and their community at large at a young age in their professional careers. American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Status:Recipient Level:National

2017 College of Allied Health Sciences Staff Member of the Year College of Allied Health Sciences Status:Recipient Level:College

2018 ASCLS-Ohio Member of the Year American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science-Ohio Level:State Type:Recognition

Post Graduate Training and Education

-2015 Leadership Education and Development Program, University of Cincinnati, , CAHS

Professional Affiliation

2002 -To Present: Associate Member American Society for Clinical Pathology,

2006 -To Present: Professional Member I American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science,

2009 -2013: Senior Director American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, Ohio Chapter,

2013 -To Present: President-Elect American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, Ohio Chapter,

Contact Information

Academic - Hastings L. & william A. French Building 373
Room 373
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267
Phone: 513-558-4608