Philippine Association of
Medical Technologists-USA, Inc

Nebraska Chapter

Welcome to PAMET-USA, Inc NEBRASKA Chapter

PAMET-USA Inc, Nebraska Chapter is an association for Medical Laboratory Professionals with Philippine Ancestry working in the States of Nebraska and Western Iowa.

The Association aims to:

  • bring together and unify Filipino Medical Laboratory Professionals for their common welfare and interests;
  • promote continuing education that will enhance their professional growth and development;
  • provide scholarships to deserving students with Philippine Ancestry, pursuing a degree in clinical laboratory science;
  • provide assistance to members pursuing US Medical Laboratory Certifications and PAMET National Conventions;
  • sponsor fund raising projects and activities to raise revenue for local & international outreach programs such as charitable & donations to the Philippines and to defray costs & expenses incurred in the implementation of the aforementioned goals.  


Chapter Induction  Ceremony Invitation



 PAMET-USA Nebraska Officers and Members worked hard and volunteered for the Give a Hand, Take a Hand relief operations for Bohol earthquake and typhoon Haiyan victims.  A total of 10 jumbo boxes with canned goods, clothes and medical supplies were shipped to the Philippines and a total of $1000 were raised and donated to aforementioned cause.

PAMET-USA Nebraska initiated the Give a Hand, Take a Hand T-shirt Project that was adopted by PAMET-USA Inc for the collaborative project with ASCP.  The goal of the project is to raised funds to help rebuild schools for laboratory professionals that were destroyed by the earthquake and typhoon Haiyan. The chapter was responsible for the distribution of GHTH T-Shirt orders nationwide.  The collaborative effort between ASCP and PAMET-USA Inc raised $10,000.  

Formal turn-over of the proceeds of Give A Hand, Take A Hand Philippine Relief was done during the Annual Convention of the Philippine Association of Schools of Medical Technology (PASMETH) last May 5, 2014 at the University of Lyceum of Batangas, Batangas City. The recipients of the project were three schools of Medical Technology:  St. Scholastica's College-Tacloban, Remedios Trinidad Romualdez Medical Foundation-Tacloban and San Lorenzo Ruiz College of Ormoc, Inc-Ormoc City.

PAMET-USA Nebraska Congratulates MCCH Clinical Laboratory Staff on their Love the Lab 2014 Photo Contest Win!

PAMET-USA Nebraska Congratulates Morrill County Community Hospital Clinical Laboratory Department led by PAMET-USA Nebraska Chapter President Rex Famitangco on their ASCP Love the Lab 2014 Photo Contest Win.  MCCH was declared the grand winner over 120 photos submitted by laboratories around the globe.  More than 200,000 votes have been cast for the photo contest.

MCCH was also declared as one of the photo contest winners for the American Medical Technologist  NMLPW 2014 photo contest.

PAMET USA Nebraska Chapter 1st VP and Scholar wins Award

Gabriel "Gabby" Argamosa Jr. receiving ASCLS-NE Award of Excellence from ASCLS-NE President Linsey Donner.  Jessiellee "Jess" Ysazaga-Ross receiving ASCP National Student Honor Award from ASCP Regional Representative Rex Famitangco.

The Award of Excellence is given to Medical Laboratory Scientists who have made a significant contribution to the laboratory profession, to their institution and community.  Each year, the entire members of ASCLS-NE nominate a colleague who demonstrate those attributes.  Gabby is the second PAMET USA NE member to receive the ASCLS award.

The ASCP National Student Honor Award is students in the clinical laboratory that demonstrate academic excellence, commitment to community service and leadership activities.  Jess also passed her ASCP PBT Certification Examination.

PAMET-USA Nebraska Chapter President Rex Famitangco, 2012 ASCP Regional Member Award Recipient for the North Central Region.

2012 ASCP Annual Award Recipients Announced

(Online Article from ASCP website)  Tuesday, October 16, 2012

ASCP has many outstanding volunteers among its 100,000-plus members. The Society’s most exemplary volunteers will be honored at the 2012 ASCP Annual Meeting, Oct. 31–Nov. 3, Boston.  Several volunteers will be recognized for career-long achievements. Six volunteers will be honored for their commitment to support ASCP locally. Two Resident Representatives will receive the highly coveted Resident Leadership Representative Award for demonstrating leadership and promoting ASCP membership and resident activities.  

Each year, ASCP recognizes the individuals who have made outstanding, lifelong contributions to the Society. This year, ASCP honors members in several categories for their singular efforts toward the advancement of the organization. ASCP applauds them for their imagination, their tenacity, and their vision. You can read the biographies about these outstanding volunteers below.

Rex F. Famitangco, MSc, MLS(ASCP)CM
Regional Member Award - North Central Region

With experience working at a teaching hospital in the Philippines, at the Security Forces Hospital in Saudi Arabia, and at a critical access rural hospital in western Nebraska, Rex’s experience is wide-ranging and inspiring. His work in rural and underserved areas demonstrates the major impact laboratory professionals make in their communities. Rex is also recognized for his exceptional leadership as a mentor to new ASCP local representatives, motivating high school students to become laboratory professionals, and initiating roundtable discussions for Rural Nebraska Healthcare Network Laboratory Administrators, Managers, and Supervisors. He also serves as the Press Relations Office for the Philippine Association of Medical Technologists (PAMET)-USA and Founding President of the PAMET-USA Nebraska Chapter.
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Congratulations to PAMET-USA, Inc National Officers 2012 to 2014

Congratulations to the PAMET-USA 2012-2014 Executive Board: President Evelyn Ramirez (Midwest), Immediate Past President Nile Alconcel (Michigan) and President-Elect Art Trinidad(Southern California) and to our Chapter Founding President Rex Famitangco for being elected as Press Relations Officer.  Heartfelt THANKS to Ma'am Nile Alconcel, Ma'am Evelyn Ramirez and Ma'am Shirley Cruzada for your unwavering support and trust; and to our new PAMET-USA family thank you for your warm welcome to our Chapter and making us feel that WE BELONG......