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.
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.
It is with great sadness that we announce that Heidi Scrable, Ph.D., passed away on Feb. 13 after a prolonged battle with an illness. Dr. Scrable has served as the Division Chair of the Division of Experimental Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Mayo Clinic since 2010. More information about funeral arrangements will be communicated as details become available.
Curtis Hanson, M.D, Hematopathology, and Elizabeth Plumhoff, Mayo Collaborative Services, wrote an article that was published in the Winter 2012 issue of the Canadian Journal of Pathology. View this post to read, “Test Utilization and the Clinical Laboratory.”
Syed Jalal, Ph.D., passed away on Jan. 15, 2013 at Saint Marys Hospital of complications from an influenza infection and was laid to rest at Oak Wood Cemetery in Rochester, Minn. Jalal – as friends and colleagues knew him – was a Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and an icon in the cytogenetics community. A memorial service will be held in Rochester on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 2:00 -4:00 p.m. at the Mayo Civic Center, Riverview Halls C & D.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Free Clinic (OLGFC) — a ministry of St. Mary’s Catholic Church — has been operating quarterly in Worthington, Minn. since July 2011, using the chiropractic facilities as well as rooms at the St. Mary’s Church rectory. David Plevak, M.D., from Mayo Clinic has been instrumental in staffing the OLGFC by recruiting his Mayo Clinic colleagues to volunteer their time.
Mayo Clinic has been named as one of the top companies for chemists to work for in the October, 22, 2012 issue of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN). Also featured were Wyatt Technology, Genomatica and DuPont Crop Protection. These companies, along with Mayo Clinic, all made Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” The Scientist’s “Best Places to Work in Industry,” and Working Mother’s “100 Best Companies” in 2012.
This week, Frost & Sullivan published a video press release to highlight why Mayo Medical Laboratories received the 2012 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Competitive Strategy Leadership. Mayo Medical Laboratories received the award based on Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis of the clinical laboratory market. The video includes perspective from an industry analyst and the brief remarks delivered by Mayo Medical Laboratories Chief Executive Officer Franklin Cockerill, M.D. at the formal award ceremony this summer.
Several members of Mayo Clinic’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology took home awards from the 2012 American Association for Clinical Chemistry Annual Meeting held last week in Los Angeles.
The Proteomic Division of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) has named Leslie Donato, Ph.D., of Mayo Clinic’s Division of Clinical Core Laboratory Services, as the 2012 recipient of the Young Investigator Award. Dr. Donato was presented this award on July 17 during the Proteomic Division meeting at the 2012 Annual AACC meeting in Los Angeles.
Glenn Roberts, Ph.D., Clinical Microbiology, has been named the 2012 winner of the Medical Mycological Society of the Americas’ Rhoda Benham Award. The Rhoda Benham Award is given to a medical mycologist for outstanding contributions to the field of mycology.
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry has named Thomas Moyer, Ph.D., of Mayo Clinic’s Division of Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology, as the recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine Award.