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ADVANCE Discourse: Lab

COLA Give Back Day
April 23, 2014 12:16 PM by Michael Jones
Not only does Medical Laboratory Professional’s Week (MLPW) celebrate the services provided by laboratorians throughout the year, but now it provides a platform from which to educate the public about the roles of these professionals and the potential Read More...
Crowdsourcing: Funding Vs. Information
February 13, 2014 2:22 PM by Michael Jones
In a recent post , I covered some unique opportunities presented by crowdfunding for technological advances in areas like molecular diagnostics. While the crowdsourcing mentality can work well in gathering funds for equipment producers, crowdsourcing 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...
Steady Hands
March 1, 2013 4:01 PM by Michael Jones
In what has to have been one of the most fun research studies in the history of academia, 21 surgical residents had to play video games on the Nintendo Wii “for an hour a day, five days a week, for four weeks” during their residency. In an article on 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...
Do You Know a Kid Interested in Cells?
August 28, 2012 9:02 AM by Valerie Newitt
Some students developed their geek muscles – and I use the term with affection and admiration – early on. For me, it was all about horses and dinosaurs. I read everything I could get my hands on, but there was never enough. The kid down the street – Leenie Read More...
Keg Parties Out, Oligonucleotide Primers In
May 8, 2012 3:47 PM by Valerie Newitt
Back in my undergrad days, many students "majored" in social life, devoting hours to hanging out, going out, and even passing out (do keg parties ring a bell?). Of course, this was the pre-cell phone, pre-Facebook, even pre-email era. And there sure as 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...
Penn’s Amazing Achievements
March 14, 2012 10:44 AM by Lynn
The ADVANCE team toured the wonderful laboratories at University of Pennsylvania/Penn Medicine last week. I wanted to help spread the word of some of their significant achievements. For example, a new treatment for leukemia, called CART 19, has proven Read More...
The Business of Health Care
December 14, 2011 9:34 AM by Lynn
Many healthcare professionals choose their career path because they want to practice some type of medicine—be it lab medicine, radiology, nursing and more—and perhaps be a valuable part of helping patients get well. But as you climb up the ranks, the Read More...
Last Chance to Attend Live Virtual Event!
October 5, 2011 8:56 AM by Lynn
If you haven’t already signed up for today’s virtual event, you can still do so….but don’t wait! You don’t want to miss the thought-provoking topics our presenters have planned or the fun virtual exhibit hall. We’ll start with a sponsored session titled, Read More...
Free Virtual Conference for CE
June 29, 2011 8:39 AM by Lynn
We’re excited to offer several compelling sessions in our FREE virtual conference in October. All the details can be found under our “Virtual Events” section of . This full-day event can be tailored around your needs; opportunities Read More...
CLS Program Cut at UW School of Medicine and Public Health
April 20, 2009 1:35 PM by Kelly Graham
Unfortunate news for the laboratory industry: the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is cutting its Clinical Laboratory Science program, thanks to—you guessed it—budget cuts. Dr. Robert Golden, dean of the medical school, says Read More...


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