Around 5 o’clock each morning, approximately 500 cranberry colored boxes arrive at Rochester International Airport from the Federal Express hub in Memphis, Tennessee. The boxes, created by Mayo Clinic Laboratories to allow FedEx staff to identify high-priority patient specimens destined for Mayo Clinic Laboratories, originate at medical institutions around the world and contain 35,000 unique specimens to be tested or analyzed at one of more than 65 specialty labs at Mayo Clinic.
Dietrich Matern, M.D., Ph.D., Division Chair of Laboratory Genetics in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology in Rochester, Minnesota, has been appointed as a new director on the board of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG).
Bobbi Pritt, M.D., Director of the Clinical Parasitology Laboratory and Co-Director of Vector-Borne Diseases Lab Services in Mayo Clinic’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, was recently featured in an article in CAP TODAY discussing how to recognize parasites in tissue.
Jennifer Jones lay in a hospital bed about to take her first breath with new lungs. Cystic fibrosis had stolen Jennifer’s breath, and so much more, over the years. A lung transplant gave her a chance to get some of it back.
In April 2018, Frank Lonabaugh was driving when his hand slid down the steering wheel. Odd, he thought. Unusual. And looking back, the first sign of a problem that would lead Frank and his wife, Christine, from their home in Fort Myers, Florida, to Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester, Minnesota. “Mayo Clinic saved Frank’s life,” Christine says.
At just 3 years old, Reid Gleeson’s passion is quite unique. He loves all things garbage. Mayo staff recently pulled some strings so Reid could get an insider’s look at the world of garbage.
In an article about “titans who defined a new era in business during the last decade,” former Mayo Clinic President and CEO John Noseworthy, M.D., looked back on his tenure with gratitude.
Every day a fleet of planes carrying Mayo Clinic patients — and thousands of pounds of cargo — flies into the Rochester International Airport.
Bobbi Pritt, M.D., was recently elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology. AAM fellows are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology.
It’s not every day that Steelers fans Patrick Quandt and Dr. John Stulak meet an even bigger fan in the middle of Vikings country. So when they met young Seth Bayles, the connection was immediate.
Mayo Clinic Laboratories employees showed their support for heart disease awareness on National Wear Red Day. As the number-one killer of women in the United States, National Wear Red Day was established by the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to raise awareness of this critical issue.
Jane Hermansen, Outreach and Network Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester, Minnesota, recently authored an article featured in MedicalLab Management on outreach as a laboratory service line.