Nancy Crenshaw

Lab Medicine

Specializing In:

Laboratory Medicine Central Processing Clinical Laboratory Science Chemistry/Hematology Bio-specimen Management Clinical Research IATA Shipment of Dangerous Goods Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Rehabilitation Nursing Organizational Leadership

Research Interests:

Cancer Prevention

About Nancy Crenshaw


I am a native of Western New York and have more than 25 years of combined experience at Roswell Park in Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Research Services, Pathology. I started out as Medical Technologist hired to the Department of Pathology & Lab Medicine in Clinical Chemistry and Hematology. I have a dual background as a Registered Nurse and Licensed Clinical Laboratory Technologist, who is IATA certified in the Shipment of Biologics. I was recruited to Clinical Research Services as a Clinical Research Laboratory Coordinator where the CRS Lab Team processes, in conjunction with the Lab Medicine Administration, were created and developed to support the management of bio-specimens for clinical trials on a 24hr basis. I was promoted to CRS Laboratory Manager, then subsequently to CRS Lab Administrator, Senior CRS Lab Administrator, and then Director, Clinical Research Laboratory Medicine Services. Most recently I was appointed as the Director, Clinical Research Laboratory Services (a subdivision of Pathology Network Shared Resource) and Department Diversity Administrator to support the critical initiative to drive and maintain a diverse workforce in the Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Professions. At Roswell Park, I continuously served on the Leadership team and as liaison between Clinical Research Services and the Department of Pathology & Lab Medicine. Serves Operational Review, Scientific Review Committee, Hematologic Procurement Share Resource Advisory and the Department of Pathology & Lab Medicine Steering Committee. 


Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Director, Clinical Research Laboratory Services
  • Department Diversity Administrator, Pathology


Education and Training:

  • 2021 – Pre-Doctoral Trainee, Cancer Sciences Program, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
  • 2009 – MA - Organizational Leadership, Medaille College, Buffalo, NY
  • 1997 – RN, BSN, Nursing - D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY
  • 1992 – BS, Medical Technology - State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Professional Memberships:

  • American Society of Clinical Pathologists
  • IATA Certification
  • Registered Professional Nurse # 494642
  • Licensed Clinical Laboratory Technologist
  • Certified Diversity Recruiter (CDR)

Professional Experience:

  • 2020-2022 - Clinical Research Laboratory Medicine Services Director
  • 2010-2020 - Senior CRS Administrator, Pathology and Lab Medicine Services
  • 2008-2010 - Clinical Research Laboratory Administrator
  • 2005-2008 - Clinical Research Laboratory Manager
  • 2004-2005 - Clinical Research Laboratory Coordinator
  • 1992-2004 - Medical Technologist, Hematology/Chemistry, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Honors & Awards:

  • Roswell Park “25 Year Club” Inductee
  • Multi Department of Pathology & Lab Medicine “High Five” Award Recipient 4th Quarter
  • Black Achievers in Industry Award Recipient- Sponsor Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • Honorary Scholarship for Scholastic self-discipline and a respect for learning, LSHS
  • Full Academic Scholarship: SUNY@ Buffalo Cora P. Mahoney Scholarship
  • All-American Scholar
  • Mark & Beulah Welch Academic Scholarship, D’Youville College
  • National Nursing Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau, D’Youville College
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute Peer-Voted Award “Laboratorian of the Year”
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute Peer-Voted Award “Most Efficient Technologist”