Perspectives

Justin Kreuter, M.D., Clinical Pathologist and Medical Director of the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center in Rochester, Minnesota, and Theresa Malin, an Education Specialist in Transfusion Medicine at Mayo Clinic, have launched “Transfusion Toons” as an innovative approach to teaching and learning transfusion medicine. View this post to see the new toon.

By Theresa Malin • February 16, 2018

What is your organization doing to help foster and promote creativity within the workplace? Creativity is a skill that is needed in the workplace now more than ever.

By Carrie Bowler • February 15, 2018

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case presents two little worms that were found in a concentrated stool specimen and measure approximately 250 micrometers long. What is the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • February 14, 2018

Elizabeth Gamache, a student in Mayo Clinic’s Medical Laboratory Science class of 2018, highlights her experience with clinical rotations.

By Elizabeth Gamache • February 14, 2018

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case presents a 65-year-old Spanish woman who brought 3 worm-like structures to her physician. She had expelled the structures 30 minutes prior to presentation, and one was noted to still be moving. She reports no travel outside of Europe. What is the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • February 7, 2018

Justin Kreuter, M.D., Clinical Pathologist and Medical Director of the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center in Rochester, Minnesota, and Theresa Malin, an Education Specialist in Transfusion Medicine at Mayo Clinic, have launched “Transfusion Toons” as an innovative approach to teaching and learning transfusion medicine. View this post to see the new toon.

By Theresa Malin • February 2, 2018

Justin Kreuter, M.D., discusses why he thinks “design thinking” is particularly useful for the laboratory.

By Justin Kreuter, M.D. • February 1, 2018

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case presents the following object, which was found in the diaper of 3-year-old child. It measures approximately 30 cm in length. What is the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • January 31, 2018

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case presents objects noted in the stool of an apparently healthy man with no known travel history. The eosin wet mounts were photographed using the 40x objective, while the trichrome-stained slides were photographed using 100x. What is the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • January 24, 2018

Justin Kreuter, M.D., Clinical Pathologist and Medical Director of the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center in Rochester, Minnesota, and Theresa Malin, an Education Specialist in Transfusion Medicine at Mayo Clinic, have launched “Transfusion Toons” as an innovative approach to teaching and learning transfusion medicine. View this post to see the new toon.

By Theresa Malin • January 19, 2018

Pat Hlavka, CSP, Safety Coordinator at Mayo Clinic, discusses the most commonly cited Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspection findings for medical and diagnostic laboratories.

By Pat Hlavka • January 18, 2018

Nikiesha Myers, a student in Mayo Clinic’s Medical Laboratory Science class of 2018, discusses creative ways to remember scientific terminology.

By Nikiesha Myers • January 17, 2018

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case presents the following structures, which were initially observed by a hematology fellow in a wet mount (40X) from a BAL specimen. What is the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • January 17, 2018