Frank Cockerill, M.D. was recently interviewed by ADVANCE about the upcoming 2013 annual meeting of the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), Nov. 14-16 at the Phoenix (Ariz.) Convention Center.
The October issue of CAP TODAY features five microbiology laboratory tales about adventures in culturing. Interviewed for the story was Mayo Clinic’s Aaron Tande, M.D., clinical and research fellow in the Mayo Clinic Division of Infectious Diseases. Tande discussed clinical cultures for prosthetic joint infections.
As few as 3 percent of Americans eligible to donate blood do. Fear and anxiety are common reasons why many decline to give. U.S. hospitals are always in need of new donors, so to inspire more people to give blood, Manish Gandhi, M.D., medical director of the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center, addresses six common blood donation phobias.
In the August 2013 issue of “CAP TODAY,” Devin Oglesbee, Ph.D., was interviewed for the article, “Checklists 2013: newborn screening and MALDI-TOF.” The article discusses a major update to the College of American Pathologists’ clinical biochemical genetics checklist, which, after two years of work, was released on July 29.
At the 2013 American Association of Clinical Chemistry Annual Meeting and Expo, Mayo Clinical Chemistry Fellows Maria Willrich, Ph.D., and Jeff Meeusen, Ph.D., took first and second place in the student poster contest and also received three other awards.
Jeffrey Winters, M.D., was presented with the American Society for Aphersis’ (ASFA) Lecturer Award at the ASFA Annual Business Meeting Luncheon on May 24. The Lecturer Award of the American Society for Apheresis is bestowed upon a member of the Society who has consistently contributed to the Society as a speaker, teacher, or mentor.
In the April issue of Clinical Laboratory News, Nikola Baumann, Ph.D., gives expert advice on how to think systematically about maintaining quality laboratory operations when an institution’s IT systems are down. The article, “Mitigating Patient Risk During IT Outages,” includes seven tips to ensure your laboratory is ready when it experiences IT downtime.
Mayo Medical Laboratories and Mayo Clinic’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology have a commitment to test utilization. Bobbi Pritt, M.D., director of clinical parasitology and virology in the Division of Clinical Microbiology, discussed her challenges with the education of physicians on test utilization in the March issue of CAP TODAY. Read more for a link to the full article.
Fergus Couch, Ph.D., Experimental Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, was recently interviewed for the NBC Nightly News story, Researchers discover genes linked to deadly cancers. NBC’s Robert Bazell reported from Rochester about how, “gene variations known to affect risk for some of the deadliest cancers may soon lead to new blood tests that determine how much a person is at risk.”
In celebration of National Laboratory Professionals Week, students from the Mayo Clinic Clinical Laboratory Science Program produced a short video explaining what sparked their interest in laboratory science. The video is for a contest hosted by the American Society of Clinical Pathology. The video with the most YouTube views wins, so please take a few minutes to watch the video and share it.
The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) has recognized Mayo Clinic for its participation in the 2013 USCAP Annual Meeting held in March in Baltimore. Mayo Clinic was one of the top 10 programs in the world for number of first-authored scientific abstracts submitted for the prestigious Stowell-Orbison Awards Competition for pathologists in training, and was also in the top five percent of all medical institutions of first-authored scientific abstracts accepted for presentation at the annual meeting.
Franklin Cockerill, M.D., Chair of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic, and President and CEO of Mayo Collaborative Services, Inc., has been named as a keynote speaker at the 2013 MDx Next: Gaining Ground in Molecular Testing and Genomic Medicine, to be held June 12-14 in Las Vegas.
The American Cancer Society estimates that 22,280 new cases and 15,500 deaths from ovarian cancer occurred in the U.S. in 2012. The disease is the leading cause of death from gynecological cancers, as well as the fifth-leading cause of cancer deaths in women. Alicia Algecerias-Schimnich, Ph.D., discusses more about ovarian cancer in the March issue of Clinical Laboratory News, the monthly publication from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.