The Lab's Role in Health and Equity

Virtual Lecture

Expires: June 22, 2024


In this month’s “Virtual Lecture,” William Morice II, M.D., Ph.D., gives an overview of the national response to the need for COVID-19 testing at the onset of — and during — the pandemic, specifically focusing on the efforts made to make testing widely available, the disparities in access observed, and the association with outcomes.


Length of Video: 41 minutes


William Morice, II, M.D., Ph.D.

William Morice II, M.D., Ph.D. 

Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
President, Mayo Clinic Laboratories
Chair, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the magnitude of the effort required to make COVID-19 testing available during the pandemic.

Intended audience

This program is appropriate for clinicians, pathologists, medical technologists, nurses, pharmacists, and other allied health staff.


The following types of credit are offered for this event:


Mayo Clinic Laboratories is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program. This program has been approved for a maximum of 0.5 P.A.C.E.® contact hour.

To obtain credit

1. Watch the video.

2. Complete the post-test and evaluation that launches immediately following the video.

3. Generate and print your certificate(s).

Level of instruction for this program is basic.

Faculty disclosure

Course director(s), planning committee, faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Faculty members also will disclose any off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentations. Disclosure of this information will be published in course materials so those participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentations.


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