Listee Features — Hematology

Susan Leclair


Susan J. Leclair, PhD, CLS, has been a hematologist, clinical laboratory scientist and chancellor professor emerita at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth since 2015. A professor of medical laboratory science who taught at the university for 35 years, she has focused much of her career on clinical hematology and oncology, as well as human genetics and bioethics. During her career in academia, Dr. Leclair has also served as president and secretary of the faculty senate. Prior to her work in academia, Dr. Leclair spent 12 years in the field. A hematology technologist for the Rhode Island Hospital in Providence between 1979 and 1980, she was also an education coordination and program director in the school of medical technology at Miriam

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Shirley Pritchett-Hilton


Inspired by America’s first female state Supreme Court justice, Justice Juanita Kidd Stout, Shirley Pritchett-Hilton, DD, ThD, PhD, is a global pastor, teacher, Christian counselor, professor of foundational hematology, oncology, neurology and biology, typist and editor, roles which she believes were chosen for her by the Lord. A retired public school teacher of the Philadelphia Board of Education, she served as an administrative judicial secretary for Hon. Judge Stout in Pennsylvania from 1974 to 1984. She was also president and senior pastor of Glory International University and Ministries in Philadelphia, and international chief executive officer of the International Warriors for Equality and Justice (IWEJ). Serving as an associate pastor in numerous churches, Dr. Pritchett-Hilton’s excellent Sunday school and university teachers

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Although Sheila Robertson Smith didn’t intend to pursue hematology, she is thrilled with how her career ended up. Having received an associate’s degree, she transferred to the University of Miami, but she did not find herself thrilled with the program. Shortly after leaving there, while visiting a friend in North Carolina, she visited the Duke University Medical Center employment office. A position in a hematology laboratory was offered and she accepted, remaining there for six years. She then took a position at North Arundel Hospital, and then worked in the hematology department at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Maryland, for almost 20 years. One of the highlights of Ms. Smith’s career occurred when she worked at the Anne Arundel

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