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Robin Patel, M.D., Chair of the Division of Clinical Microbiology in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, recently participated in the American Society for Microbiology’s “Meet the Microbiologist” podcast to discuss her work on prosthetic joint infections and how metagenomics is changing infectious disease diagnostic procedures.

By Kelley Luedke • October 29, 2018

The Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program is having a “Pints for Preemies” blood-donation challenge, which is a push for people to donate blood for Mayo’s smallest and youngest patients. Justin Kreuter, M.D., Medical Director of Mayo’s Blood Donor Program, talks to KIMT about the challenge.

By Kelley Luedke • October 26, 2018

James Hernandez, M.D., Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, and Medical Director and Chair of the Division of Laboratory Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale and Phoenix, authored an article in Clinical Laboratory News on quality and safety in the laboratory.

By Kelley Luedke • October 25, 2018

For more than two decades, staff from Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus have become Team Mayo at the annual two-day cycling event, Bike MS. The ride raises funds for people affected by multiple sclerosis.

By In the Loop • October 25, 2018

Laura Raseman White grew up in an environment where helping others was part of the lifestyle, a household mentality. So it wasn’t a concern at all for Laura, a laboratory tech in Mayo’s Special Coagulation Laboratory, when she first gave blood as a teen back in high school. And she’s kept on donating ever since.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • October 24, 2018

Audrey Schuetz, M.D., Senior Associate Consultant in the Division of Clinical Microbiology in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, discusses antibiotic resistance.

By Kelley Luedke • October 22, 2018

Graduation for the Histology Technician Program, part of the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, was held on October 3. The class of 2018 features three graduates: My Huynh, Renny Tran, and Lara Hall.

By Molly Dee • October 19, 2018

Carol Morales hadn’t planned to celebrate her 80th birthday at work. But her colleagues couldn’t let the milestone pass without a proper celebration for the woman they call an “inspiration.”

By In the Loop • October 18, 2018

Ravinder Singh, Ph.D., Director of the Mayo Clinic Endocrine Laboratory, and Alicia Algeciras-Schimnich, Ph.D., Chair of Mayo Clinic’s Division of Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology, commented on the path to better growth hormone measurement in a recent article in CAP Today.

By Kelley Luedke • October 15, 2018

For almost three decades, Steve Eckdahl has worked the evening shift in Mayo Clinic’s Toxic Metals Laboratory in order to pursue another passion of his during the day: his 2,000-plus-tree apple orchard.

By In the Loop • October 12, 2018

Eighty years ago, Rose Bayuk earned a nursing diploma, signed and presented to her by the Mayo brothers. She recently shared a lifetime of memories during a visit to Rochester.

By In the Loop • October 11, 2018

Robert Jenkins, M.D., Ph.D., the Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Professor of Individualized Medicine Research and a Consultant in the Division of Laboratory Genetics and Genomics, was awarded a National Institutes of Health R01 grant.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • October 10, 2018

R. Ross Reichard, M.D., Chair of the CAP Forensic Pathology Committee and Associate Professor of Pathology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, discusses the new CAP checklist for forensic autopsies.

By Kelley Luedke • October 9, 2018