Shirley I. Fabian-Cruzada, Ed.D., MS, MT (AMT)
Dr. Cruzada is a full-time professor at the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Department of the College of Southern Nevada (CSN), Las Vegas, NV. Before joining CSN, she was the dean of the College of Medical Technology, Trinity University of Asia in Quezon City, Philippines. She held the deanship for 10 years before joining her family in Las Vegas. Her more than 30 years experience as reviewer in Hematology and Parasitology for the Philippine Licensure Examinations and in recent years for the AMT and ASCP certifying examinations for Medical Technology allowed her to handle review classes in the different medical technology schools and review centers nationwide. She authored a “Handbook in Hematology for Medical Technologists” which was used for many years by students and graduates alike.
Her clinical and research experiences include working as research associate at the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), medical research technologist at the US Naval Medical Research Unit 2 (NAMRU-2), chief medical technologist at the Tropical Disease Research Foundation (TDRF), and intermittent medical technologist at the US Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA) Outpatient Clinic, all in the Philippines.
Her academic background includes degrees in Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from FEU, Master of Science in Public Health (major in Medical Parasitology; minor in Medical Microbiology) from UP Manila, and Doctor of Education (major in Educational Management) from TUA. Dr. Cruzada’s professional involvement includes serving in such positions as President of the Philippine Association of Medical Technologists, Inc. (PAMET), Auditor of the ASEAN Association of Medical Laboratory Technologists (AAMLT), Advisory Council Member of the Asian Association of Medical laboratory Scientists (AAMLS), and of late as 1st VP of PAMET USA – Nevada Chapter.
She has been a lecturer at numerous seminars, workshops, and national conventions in the Philippines and in the USA. Her current focus is to develop and provide up-to-date dynamic review materials to help prepare those who are to take the AMT / ASCP / CLS and other national certifying examinations in medical technology.