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Traditionally, Mayo Clinic’s Simulation Center is used for surgical procedures and teaching students how to run a code. Mayo Clinic pathology consultant Karen Fritchie, M.D., recently developed a new and innovative way to use the center.

By Molly Dee • August 16, 2019

Mayo Clinic startup company Vineti developed first-of-its-kind software package tracking for cell therapies. Vineti’s groundbreaking product captured a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer Award in the field of health.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • August 7, 2019

R. Ross Reichard, M.D., DLMP Vice Chair of Quality and Associate Chair of Practice, recently contributed to a College of American Pathologists (CAP) article in CAP Today. The article, “How the Laboratory Drives Patient Satisfaction,” explores the myriad ways laboratories can monitor and improve the patient experience.

By Molly Dee • August 2, 2019

Curtis Hanson, M.D., discusses the importance of detecting immunoglobulin heavy-chain variable region gene (IGHV) when acquiring prognostic and potentially therapeutic information in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients in CAP TODAY.

By Hannah Crawford • June 6, 2019

The current diagnostic tools in a pathologist’s arsenal sometimes cannot provide a clear distinction between primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma (one of the few lymphomas more common in younger women) and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, the most common type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma overall.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • April 30, 2019

The standard laboratory test to diagnose multiple myeloma dates back to the Eisenhower administration. Research at Mayo Clinic spearheaded by David Murray, M.D., Ph.D. (PATH ’10), and fueled by his experience as an industrial chemist has led to a new assay to screen and diagnose the disease.

By mayocliniclabs • April 29, 2019

Munson Healthcare, an eight-hospital system, has worked with Mayo Clinic Laboratories for more than 30 years. The system’s community hospital labs provide basic testing, but Munson turns to Mayo Clinic Laboratories for its highly specialized clinical lab test needs.

By mayocliniclabs • April 24, 2019

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.

By mayocliniclabs • April 18, 2019

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).

By Molly Dee • April 12, 2019

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.

By Hannah Crawford • March 22, 2019

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.

By In the Loop • March 7, 2019

Maria Alice Willrich, Ph.D., was featured in an article in “360Dx” discussing therapeutic monoclonal antibodies (t-mAbs).

By Molly Dee • March 4, 2019

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.

By In the Loop • March 1, 2019