Monday, July 23, 2018

Kimberly Helton Promoted to MLT Director

Kimberly Helton is the new director of Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT). She has taught at Vol State since 2013. She also works at Centennial Medical Center as a Medical Laboratory Scientist II. Medical Laboratory Technicians collect samples from patients and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue, and other substances. An MLT degree can lead to many different career directions, including forensic science in law enforcement. 

“I love my career. It’s a lot of fun to teach other people and get them excited about MLT as well,” Helton said. “I would really like to expand in the future. We’re going to be asking for more student seats for the program. We’re going to be doing simulated labs for some areas and that should help us add more students.”

Helton has also worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Lipscomb University, and most recently a Master’s of Science in Medical Laboratory Science from the University of Southern Mississippi.

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