Dawn Schneider Recognized with 2009 Wisconsin Histology Society Member of the Year Award
Dawn Schneider, a Howard Young Medical Center Histotechnician, was recently recognized with the 2009 Wisconsin Histology Society (WHS) Member of the Year Award at the WHS 2009 State Meeting in Madison.
This annual award is presented to a Histotechnician who in the opinion of the WHS Awards Committee best exemplifies the qualities of dedication and service to the profession of Histotechnology. Schneider is an active member of the WHS and is currently the vice president, and in the past has served in various positions including secretary, WHS delegate to the National Histology Society, and has volunteered and donated her time in assisting with meetings and other duties at the state and national levels.
Schneider is responsible for preparing microscopic slides from tissue removed during surgery and autopsy. Her work makes it possible for the pathologist to render a diagnosis.
“This recognition of Dawn at the state level further exemplifies her commitment to her job and community, and keeping patients first in all she does,” said Lisa Michaelis-Alft, Howard Young Health Care Laboratory Director.
The National Society for Histotechnology (NSH) was incorporated in 1973, and presently has approximately 4,500 members in nine regions and several foreign countries. The majority of members work in hospital pathology laboratories (clinical), preparing microscopic slides from tissue removed during surgery and autopsy. Their work makes it possible for the pathologist to render a diagnosis. Other members work in Veterinary, Industry or Research facilities (VIR), performing similar functions.