Janelle Chiasera, PhD

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United States


Dr. Chiasera currently serves as a Professor and Chair of the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama. Her responsibilities include providing broad, strategic oversight to further advance education, clinical, and research initiatives of the department; provide guidance to enhance current programs and foster future academic collaborations; assure fiscal soundness of the department; evaluate, develop and lead 8 program directors, 24 faculty and 10 support staff; provide leadership, ensure quality, and supervise administration of department programs including M.S. programs in Biotechnology, Biomedical and Health Sciences, Physician Assistant Studies, Genetic Counseling, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Health Physics, and Clinical Laboratory Science and a B.S. program in Biomedical Sciences.

Dr. Chiasera was named a 2015-2016 American Council on Education Fellow (ACE fellow) where she completed a a 1 year comprehensive and immersive higher education administration fellowship under the mentorship and guidance of The Clemson University President, Dr. Jim Clements. She participated in key university meetings and events, completed special projects and assignments under the mentorship of a team of experienced campus or system leaders, participated in fellow-focused multi-day seminars, engaged in team-based case studies and a real-world case study, visited other campuses, and attended national meetings. She completed 2 major university-wide projects implemented at Clemson University and The University of Alabama at Birmingham focusing on diversity and inclusive excellence and the implementation of a new budget model.

Dr. Chiasera is the Region III Director for the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science providing oversight and guidance to 7 state Presidents in the Southeast region including Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, and Mississippi. She also serves as the 4-year MLS educator on the Review Committee for Accredited Programs (RCAP) of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS). She also currently serves as the MLS program discipline lead for NAACLS. She is one of the founding members of the ACE Women's Network in Alabama where she currently serves as the State Chair.