Perspectives

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features the following that was noted in skin scrapings from an elderly man. What’s the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • February 13, 2019

In this “Chat with the Chair” podcast, William Morice, II, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and President of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, reflects on his time as chair of the department as he reaches the midway point of his tenure.

By William Morice, II, M.D., Ph.D. • February 7, 2019

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features the following objects that were seen on a wet mount (with iodine) of a concentrated stool specimen (400x original magnification). Size is between 15 and 20 µm in length. What’s the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • February 6, 2019

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features the following objects that were seen in a wet mount of a concentrated stool specimen from a 50-year-old woman. They measure approximately 50-60 micrometers in greatest dimension. What’s the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • January 30, 2019

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features a middle-aged man who recently returned from Tanzania. He presented with multiple furuncular lesions. What’s the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • January 23, 2019

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features a toddler who passed the following 15-cm long worm. What’s the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • January 16, 2019

In this “Chat with the Chair” podcast, William Morice, II, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and President of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, sits down with Dr. Anil Parwani from The Ohio State University to talk about digital pathology.

By William Morice, II, M.D., Ph.D. • January 10, 2019

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features the following worm. She was ripped in half, and only the anterior end was submitted to us. If intact, she would have measured approximately 1 cm long. What’s the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • January 9, 2019

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features an arthropod that was donated to Dr. Pritt. What’s the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • January 2, 2019

Elizabeth Atneosen, a student in the Mayo Clinic Medical Laboratory Science program, discusses interesting applications she has learned thus far in the program.

By Elizabeth Atneosen • December 27, 2018

Discussion is an effective pedagogical strategy to facilitate a learning experience and assess understanding. Carrie Bowler, Program Manager of Staff Development in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, discusses the benefits of discussion as a strategy.

By Carrie Bowler • December 20, 2018

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features the following transmission electron microscopy images of a liquid-based stock culture that were used as a positive control. What’s the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • December 19, 2018

Kylie Reising, a student in the Mayo Clinic Medical Laboratory Science program, takes a look back on her Clinical Chemistry 1 course.

By Kylie Reising • December 13, 2018