People

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Facts and figures don’t usually make very sparkling stories. Yet registration at Mayo Clinic—the numbers of people who come here for medical care—is the best single indicator of demand for Mayo services. In May 1959, a quiet, young man named K. J. Ladner, Section of Administration, presented years of studies on the who, when, and why of Mayo patients.

By Brent Westra • December 8, 2016
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Matt Binnicker, Ph.D., Director of the Clinical Virology Laboratory in the Division of Clinical Microbiology at Mayo Clinic, recently presented on the Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity call, “Updated CDC Zika Laboratory Testing Guidance.”

By Kelley Schreiber • December 8, 2016
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The College of American Pathologists (CAP) Board of Governors has selected Vipul Trivedi, M.D., as a CAP Committee Member. Dr. Trivedi will specifically work with the International Organization for Standardization Committee, overseeing quality and competence requirements in medical laboratories.

By Kelley Schreiber • December 8, 2016
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It was celebration time in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday, Oct. 12, 1996. Mayo Clinic in Florida was 10 years old, and the staff invited the public to a special party.

By Brent Westra • December 1, 2016
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Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s specimens are Giemsa-stained peripheral blood smears from a young female patient who was recently treated for malaria. What is the material inside of the white blood cells?

By Kelley Schreiber • November 30, 2016
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At Mayo Clinic in Sept. 1990, work got underway to develop the Institutional Data Network, an integrated computer network for the Arizona, Florida, and Minnesota campuses.

By Brent Westra • November 24, 2016
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Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s specimen was observed in an aspirate of liver cyst fluid (carmine stain). Read this post to view the specimen.

By Kelley Schreiber • November 23, 2016
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Fifteen years ago, while working at IBM, John Simonette walked by a Mayo Clinic mobile blood drive on the IBM campus in Rochester and thought, “Hey, why not?” A few years later, he transitioned to a role at Mayo Clinic and has been a dedicated blood donor ever since. Read his story.

By Kelley Schreiber • November 23, 2016
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According to a recent article in Scientific American, the FDA want more control over some lab tests. Curtis Hanson, M.D., chief medical officer at Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester, Minn., weighs in on the topic.

By Kelley Schreiber • November 22, 2016
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Marti Schommer, Technical Specialist II in the Clinical Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, was recently awarded the prestigious Mayo Clinic Individual Award for Service Excellence for her long-time demonstration of Mayo Clinic values.

By Kelley Schreiber • November 21, 2016
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In April 1981, Mayo Clinic recognized its hard-working custodians. Rarely seen, custodians exert quiet influence on image.

By Brent Westra • November 17, 2016
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Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s specimen is from a middle-aged male patient in India. Read this post to view the specimen.

By Kelley Schreiber • November 16, 2016

Andrew Cousin, Jr., Director of Marketing for Mayo Medical Laboratories, has earned his fellowship from the American College of Health Care Executives and is now recognized as board-certified in health care management.

By Kelley Schreiber • November 14, 2016