Department


Basic & Clinical Sciences

Instructor

(518) 694-7315
jenna.benson@acphs.edu


Speaker Request
Jenna LeBlanc, MS, CT (ASCP)

EDUCATION 

  • M.S. in Biotechnology, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Cytotechnology Certificate Program, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • B.A. in Biology/Cytotechnology, The College of Saint Rose 

COURSES TAUGHT AT ACPHS 

  • CYT510 Cytopathology of the Female Genital Tract
  • CYT520 Exfoliative Non-Gynecologic Cytology I
  • CYT530 Exfoliative Non-Gynecologic Cytology II
  • CYT540 Cytopreparatory Techniques I
  • CYT550 Cytopreparatory Techniques II
  • CYT560 Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology I
  • CYT570 Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology II
  • CYT590 Clinical Practicum I
  • CYT600 Clinical Practicum II
  • BHS600 Capstone Project
  • BHS690 Advanced Topics in Biotechnology
  • BHS830 Grand Rounds in Pathology 

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSURE 

  • American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Cytotechnologist Certification
  • New York State Department of Health Cytotechnologist Licensure
  • ThinPrep® Certification
  • SurePath® Certification 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Cytotechnologist, University of Rochester Medical Center

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS 

  • American Society for Cytotechnology (ASCT). Member, 2014-present.
    • Chair of Education Committee (2014-present)
  • American Society of Cytopathology (ASC). Member, 2009-present.
    • Scientific Program Committee (2013-present)
    • Editorial Board, The ASC Bulletin (2009-13)
  • American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Member, 2008-present.

AWARDS

  • 2009 American Society of Cytopathology Foundation Cytotechnologist Scholarship

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Hug KA, Anthony L, Eldeiry D, Benson J, Wheeler E, Mousa S and Shi B. Expression and Tissue Distribution of MicroRNA-21 in Malignant and Benign Breast Tissues. Anticancer Research. 35: 3175-3184, 2015.
  • Benson J, Russell DK, Bonfiglio T and Varghese S. Effect of TIS on Laboratory Rate of ASC-H and HGSIL Interpretations. CANCER (Cancer Cytopathology), 118(5): 331-332, 2010.
  • Wagner DG, Russell DK, Benson JM, Schneider AE, Hoda RS, Bonfiglio TA. Cellient™ automated cell block versus traditional cell block preparation: A comparison of morphologic features and immunohistochemical staining. Diagnostic Cytopathology, 39(10): 730-736, 2011.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS 

  • 63rd American Society of Cytopathology Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. 11/2015
    • Participated in the Diagnostic Seminar with three other panelists (pathologists)
    • Presented two unknown cases and provided final diagnoses for audience
  • National Society for Histotechnology Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA. 09/2010
    • Co-Director: Workshop on "Histochemical and Immunocytochemical Methods:  Their Use for Cytology Specimens”