Bette A. Jamieson, MA, MT(ASCP)SH

2012 ASCP Lifetime Member

“I loved the interaction with the pathologists and the other laboratory professionals in making a diagnosis on a difficult case. The solving of difficult cases is both challenging and exciting.”
—Bette A. Jamieson, MA, MT(ASCP)SH

Bette A. Jamieson, MA, MT(ASCP)SH, began her career as Hematology Supervisor at Children’s Hospital in Denver, in 1962. She subsequently served as Hematology/Flow Cytometry Supervisor and Evening and Night Supervisor. From 2004 until her retirement in 2011, she served as Educational Coordinator in the Pathology Department at Children’s Hospital, which had expanded and moved to Aurora, Colo.

“I loved the interaction with the pathologists and the other laboratory professionals in making a diagnosis on a difficult case,” Ms. Jamieson said. “The solving of difficult cases is both challenging and exciting.”

In appreciation of her accomplishments and Society activities throughout her career, she will receive the 2012 ASCP Member Lifetime Achievement Award for her commitment to the laboratory science profession. 

During her career, Ms. Jamieson has trained residents and fellows on peripheral blood morphology and bone marrows, and assisted in training medical laboratory scientists in all areas of the Hematology, Flow, and Coagulation Departments. She has also held numerous management responsibilities.

She has given generously of her time and leadership with ASCP, teaching hematology courses at many ASCP weekend workshops, serving as ASCP Hematology Work Group Chair for the Society’s involvement in the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program, and as a consultant to ASCP staff for PEPFAR trainings in Africa. Her work as an ASCP consultant, teaching hematology courses in Africa, holds a special place of pride in her heart.

Other ASCP activities include serving as Chair of the American Society for Clinical Pathology Associate Member Section Board, and serving on the ASCP Awards Committee, Nominating Committee, and Administrative Board, and as ASCP representative to the Laboratory Tests Online Editorial Board.

A prolific author, Ms. Jamieson has presented at numerous conferences nationwide. Last year, she was recognized as one of 11 founding and long-time editors of Lab Tests Online, an award-winning website of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry. She is a past recipient of the Children’s Hospital’s Annual Oca Cushman Outstanding Employee Award from Children’s Hospital.

In retirement, she has been enjoying her three elementary school-age grandchildren and playing tennis five days a week.