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About Mercy College

Kyla Dippold

Interim Dean of the School of Allied Health, Clinical Laboratory Science Program Chair and Assistant Professor

Courses Regularly Taught  

  • CLS 418 Clinical Laboratory Management Didactic I
  • CLS 435 Clinical Microbiology Rotation I
  • CLS 442 Clinical Microbiology Didactic I
  • CLS 448 Clinical Laboratory Management and Education Methods Didactic II
  • CLS 465 Clinical Microbiology Rotation II
  • CLS 472 Clinical Microbiology Didactic II
  • CLS 478 Clinical Laboratory Management and Education Methods Didactic III
  • CLS 485 Phlebotomy

Year Started at Mercy College 2008

Education

  • BA, Drake University (1986)
  • MT Certificate, Mercy School of Medical Technology (1986)
  • MS, Drake University (2005)

Certifications

  • MLS(ASCP)CM - Medical Laboratory Scientist

Clinical History

  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist in a large Microbiology laboratory - 22 years
  • Clinical and didactic Instructor in Microbiology - 27 years.
  • Didactic Instructor in Management and Education - 13 years.
  • CLS Program Microbiology Education Coordinator - 14 years.
  • CLS Program On-Site Coordinator - 5 years.
  • CLS Program Director/Chair - 13 years.

Professional Memberships

  • ASCLS - American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
  • ASCLS-IA - American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Iowa Branch

Advice to Students

What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love...Give it the best there is in you...Seize your opportunities...And be a member of the team. - Benjamin F. Fairless

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Kyla Dippold, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM

Interim Dean of the School of Allied Health, Clinical Laboratory Science
Program Chair and Assistant Professor
kdippold@mercydesmoines.org

(515) 643-6772


Office Location

Mercy Court, Room B18 (Lower Level)

Office Hours
Monday-Friday 7:00 am-2:30 pm
By appointment

Mailing Address
Mercy College of Health Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science Program
928 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-1239