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Dr. Kim-Sue Tudor heads Medical Laboratory Program at Motlow State

Kim-Sue Tudor

LYNCHBURG, TN (Aug. 8, 2017) — Dr. Kim-Sue Tudor has been selected to lead the newly approved medical laboratory technology (MLT) program at Motlow State Community College, according to Pat Hendrix, dean of allied health. The goal of the Smyrna campus-based program is to obtain state approval and to be positioned to attain national accreditation by the summer of 2018, when MLT classes are scheduled to begin.

Having served as both a clinician and academician, Tudor comes to Motlow State with the blended background needed to establish as well as to grow a first-class, competitive, and successful MLT program. She has worked on staff at John Hopkins University and Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland among other leading hospitals in Georgia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Ohio, Kentucky, and Virginia.

"We are indeed fortunate to have Kim-Sue join the Motlow staff as program director of the MLT program, which expands the college's allied health programs and meets a specific healthcare need in our communities," said Hendrix. "The program will attract a student population that has been requesting MLT training for years. Kim-Sue's well-versed, extensive background in the field will yield dividends and position the program as another leader in the allied health profession at Motlow State."

"With the charge of establishing the medical laboratory technology program, I am privileged to be able to contribute to Motlow's mission of promoting personal enrichment and economic and community development," Tudor said. "I aspire to create and lead a nationally accredited clinical laboratory science program that features educational innovation and sophisticated contemporary laboratory technology and automation."

Tudor received a bachelor's degree in biology and medical technology from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, a certificate in medical technology from Rockingham Memorial Hospital School of Medical Technology, and a Ph.D. in pathobiology and molecular medicine from the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. Additionally, Tudor has certifications and licensures from the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel, and the State of Tennessee, Division of Health.

As a clinical laboratory science educator and academic professional, Tudor has worked as a medical technologist 2, clinical laboratory scientist 3, senior research specialist, and a senior flow cytometry analyst. She most recently served as program director of the MLT program at Volunteer State Community College. She served as an assistant professor in the clinical laboratory sciences division at University Minnesota.

Tudor's most recent published works are An Introduction to Genetic Analysis: A Self-Study Unit in Molecular Biology and Molecular Diagnostic Testing and Your Immune System video in collaboration with Master Communication Group.

Tudor's office is based at the Smyrna campus, MaryLou Apple Building, room 213. She can be reached at 615.220.7912 or ktudor@mscc.edu.