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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.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • March 12, 2013

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.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • February 15, 2013

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.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • January 18, 2013

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.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • November 9, 2012

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.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • November 9, 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.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • August 17, 2012

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.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • July 26, 2012

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.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • July 24, 2012

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.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • July 23, 2012

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.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • July 17, 2012

Mayo Clinic has ranked highly among Midwest-based providers in U.S. News & World Report's 2012-13 Best Children's Hospitals rankings. Mayo Medical Laboratories has an extensive pediatric test catalog which supports not only Mayo Clinic's children's services, but children's hospitals around the world.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • June 20, 2012

Based on its recent analysis of the clinical laboratory market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Mayo Medical Laboratories with the 2012 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Competitive Strategy Leadership. View this article to learn more about the award and read the full report from Frost & Sullivan.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • May 30, 2012

Bobbi Pritt, M.D., Clinical Microbiology, and Carol Reynolds, M.D., Anatomic Pathology, have been named the 2012 Teacher of the Year by the Mayo Fellows’ Association in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. This award recognizes superior commitment to education, mentoring, patient care and compassion.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • April 27, 2012