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ADVANCE Discourse: Lab

Distractingly Sexy
June 15, 2015 4:10 PM by Michael Jones
After winning the Nobel Prize 1 in 2001 for his research in cell division, Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt recently made headlines for his attempt to prove the existence of foot-in-mouth disease while speaking at the World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ). Read More...
Generational Differences in Physicians
September 12, 2013 3:41 PM by Michael Jones
Thanks to the state of the US economy, the Baby Boomer generation has largely been forced to remain in the workforce rather than entering retirement. As recent graduates continue flood the market, this has left multiple generations and, subsequently, Read More...
Unofficial Representative
July 25, 2013 10:01 AM by Michael Jones
I am a Millennial -- or, as Time Magazine referred to us, I am one of the “Me Me Me Generation.” I imagine the number of people who will be shocked by how I managed to write something so coherent without checking my phone a half-dozen times and attaching Read More...
Laboratory Leadership Training
March 29, 2013 12:58 PM by Michael Jones
There’s that famous saying, “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” I think it can be applied to any quality, especially leadership. As a kid, I always thought it was something people were just born with Read More...
Bridging the Gap
December 14, 2012 4:54 PM by Michael Jones
Teamwork and technology are quickly replacing the concept of the one-man show. A recent news briefing noted on the major differences between Baby Boomer Physicians and even the doctors of Generation “X” versus the new hires of Generation “Y,” but who Read More...
Uncertainty in Healthcare
May 9, 2012 11:41 AM by Lynn
It’s hard enough to work in an environment where there’s some uncertainty—perhaps regarding job security, technology implementations and effects and the like. Today, however, there’s monumental vagueness or doubts on a host of issues directly impacting Read More...
It's Time to Inspire a New Generation of Lab Professionals
April 24, 2012 8:55 AM by Valerie Newitt
While you're celebrating the accomplishments of valued lab professionals in your own facility, take a few moments to consider the future of the profession. The shortage of lab professionals is well known, and it will only get more critical. What can you Read More...
Mixed Messages?
April 11, 2012 11:13 AM by Lynn
Recently, the stock market has taken a hit from the less-than-stellar unemployment rate. While there’s been some jobs added in March, the numbers weren’t what analysts expected. However, it wasn’t so long ago that stocks responded to positive news (January Read More...
A Story to Tell?
April 4, 2012 2:08 PM by Lynn
It’s true that as one ages, one also gets wiser. I value the knowledge shared by peers and truly appreciate them sharing experiences—good and bad—when, for example, we’re initiating an enterprise-wide or department-specific project. If you have a story Read More...
Work/Life Balance Advice
March 21, 2012 2:45 PM by Lynn
The majority of us are finding it more difficult to keep our heads above water with professional and personal responsibilities piling up. Years ago I heard such a strong time management-related advice from clinical laboratory consultant Christopher Frings, Read More...
Exclusive Content
February 2, 2012 3:18 PM by Kerri Penno
ADVANCE wants to reward our loyal community of readers. We've gathered an exclusive collection of resources, spotlights and tools you won't find anywhere else. We'll continue compiling valuable information accessible only by ADVANCE members. Not yet a Read More...
Celebrate Your Staff
February 1, 2012 11:22 AM by Lynn
Although National Medical Laboratory Professionals week is two months away, I hope by now your plans to celebrate the teamwork, dedication and achievements of your staff are well under way. (If not, be sure to check out the special NMLPW on our web site Read More...
On the Hunt
January 19, 2012 3:49 PM by Kerri Penno
(Editor's Note: This blog post is brought to you by Managing Editor Kerri Hatt.) Are you looking for a job? Career blogger Penelope Trunk tells us nearly 75 percent of workers are. In fact, she says most people change jobs every 2 years, and it can be Read More...
Healthcare Staffing Predictions
November 2, 2011 9:20 AM by Lynn
While the recession and healthcare reform created the “perfect storm” for challenges in healthcare staffing needs, it’s predicted that once more hospitals and health networks adopt new patient care delivery models, particularly the accountable care organization Read More...
Lab Staffing Issues
September 14, 2011 9:13 AM by Lynn
Several resources— Dark Daily , American Society of Clinical Pathology, American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science, San Francisco Business Times and so one—continue to report on the severe shortage of medical technologists. In addition to healthcare Read More...


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