Health Sciences professor honored in Voices Under 40 program

Health Sciences professor honored in Voices Under 40 program
Kristin Landis-Piwowar
Dr. Kristin Landis-Piwowar (center) is part of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science 2016 Voices Under 40 class.

Oakland University’s Kristin Landis-Piwowar is among 12 individuals being recognized as part of this year’s American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Voices Under 40 program. The program was developed to honor ASCLS members who have shown exceptional commitment to the organization, the laboratory profession and their community at large at a young age in their professional career. 


Dr. Landis-Piwowar, an assistant professor of Biomedical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences, joined Oakland in 2010. She has served ASCLS at the state and national level, including as vice chair of the Hematology Scientific Assembly and on the Continuing Education Advisory Committee. She currently serves on the editorial board for Clinical Laboratory Science, a peer-reviewed journal published by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.


“By active involvement in ASCLS, I’m exposed to the latest science and clinical best practices that augment my research and desire to learn,” Dr. Landis-Piwowar wrote in a letter the ASCLS Membership Committee. “Through the amazing mentorship that I received as a young professional, I’ve made connections in my state and across the country that have been vital to fulfilling several of my professional goals.”


In addition to her committee work, Dr. Landis-Piwowar received the 2012 Key to the Future Award for demonstrating leadership potential to ASCLS-Michigan, and the 2015 Donna Duberg Mentorship Award for inspiring and mentoring students and ASCLS-Michigan members. Her scholarly endeavors also include 25 professional presentations and more than 30 professional publications to her credit, mainly focused on cancer research.


To foster educational enrichment in the community, Dr. Landis-Piwowar has developed programming for OU’s Health Professions Camp, an annual event that introduces high school students to high-demand careers in health-related fields.


Along with the other Voices Under 40 honorees, Dr. Landis-Piwowar will be recognized at the ASCLS Member Awards Ceremony on August 3, in Philadelphia.