COVID-19

In this episode, Dr. Pritt and Dr. Morice discuss the science behind the increasing COVID-19 infections, why individuals can get reinfected with different variants, and the effectiveness of the at-home antigen tests.

By Suzanne Ferguson • July 21, 2022

William Morice II, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic and president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, joins "Answers From the Lab" for his weekly leadership update with podcast host Bobbi Pritt, M.D. In this episode, Dr. Pritt and Dr. Morice discuss advances in monkeypox testing, working with the CDC to scale testing and response efforts, the fast-spreading BA.5 variant of COVID-19, and how at-home testing affects the number of reported cases.

By Suzanne Ferguson • July 14, 2022

Diagnostic tests are a critical part of America’s health infrastructure and helping people live healthier lives. But in a recent op-ed published on RealClearPolicy, William Morice II, M.D., president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories and Matt Sause, president and CEO of Roche Diagnostics North America, explain how the well-intended Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) puts vital diagnostic tests at risk.

By Luci Gens • July 13, 2022

Mayo Clinic Laboratories' rapid response to public health threats has been honed during outbreaks of viruses like 2009’s H1N1 influenza, Zika, Ebola and, most recently, COVID-19. Before COVID-19, laboratory staff were already experts in developing and implementing new tests — but never on such an aggressive timeline.

By Barbara J. Toman • June 28, 2022

PACE - In this month’s “Virtual Lecture,” William Morice, 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.

By MCL Education • June 22, 2022

Today's highlights include: Spread of monkeypox underscores need for physicians to be ready to understand, Pfizer completes application to FDA for vaccine for children under 5, and connect is key to supporting multiple sclerosis patients.

By Meghann Southwick • June 3, 2022

Dr. Morice talks about what lies ahead for laboratory medicine and how the opportunities and challenges in the field are intertwined.

By Tracy Will • May 31, 2022

Topics include: Community leaders are key to reaching people underrepresented in research.

By Meghann Southwick • May 30, 2022

Today's highlights include: Long COVID affects more older adults, US has a new dominant COVID-19 strain, and Gianrico Farrugia explains how we can transform healthcare by moving from pipeline to platform.

By Meghann Southwick • May 27, 2022

Topics include: COVID-19 update, tips for navigating a return to work with long COVID, and COVID-19 booster vaccinations extended to kids 5-11.

By Meghann Southwick • May 23, 2022

Today's highlights include: US at risk of COVID-19 drug shortages this summer, Rochester startup Vyriad developing cancer-fighting viruses, and CDC expresses concern about possibility of undetected monkeypox spread in U.K.

By Meghann Southwick • May 20, 2022

Today's highlights include: Pandemic gets tougher to track as COVID testing plunges, Rochester hospitals score top grades in safety, and Mayo Clinic breaks ground on $155M Minnesota hospital expansion.

By Meghann Southwick • May 13, 2022

Topics include: Hepatitis in children: What parents need to know, and FDA limits use of J&J COVID-19 vaccine.

By Meghann Southwick • May 9, 2022