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 • August 18, 2017

In this episode of “Chat With the Chair,” William Morice, II, M.D., Ph.D., sits down with the new chair of the Mayo Clinic Division of Anatomic Pathology Amy Clayton, M.D., to discuss the role, leadership, and a shared history.

By William Morice, II, M.D., Ph.D. • August 17, 2017

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case presents a specimen seen in a liquid culture of a skin biopsy using Tobie Sang Lapin (TSL) medium (Phase contrast, x1000 magnification). The specimen was first ground in a Dounce tissue grinder. What is the diagnosis?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • August 16, 2017

Ultimately, a pathologist has to commit to a diagnosis. Many trainees have difficulty committing to a diagnosis for fear of being wrong. Gary Keeney, M.D., Consultant in Division of Anatomic Pathology at Mayo Clinic, provides a unique teaching approach with his cases, detailing the ancillary studies and discussing the differential diagnosis of the cases. View the first case.

By Gary Keeney, M.D. • August 10, 2017

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features a middle-aged man from Nigeria who presented with signs of increased intracranial pressure, including nausea and vomiting. An MRI showed dilated ventricles and irregular lesions in the cerebellum. What is the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • August 9, 2017

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 • August 4, 2017

Mike Baisch, Principal Systems Engineer at Mayo Clinic, demonstrates how daily indirect effort tasks contribute to staffing plans and needs in the staffing-to-workload methodology.

By Mike Baisch • August 3, 2017

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case presents a female patient in her 30’s who passed the following object in her stool. What is the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • August 2, 2017

In this month’s “Safety in the Laboratory” podcast, Pat Hlavka, CSP, Safety Coordinator in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP) at Mayo Clinic, sits down with Deb Hagen-Moe, Education Coordinator in DLMP, to discuss safety education resources and training.

By Pat Hlavka • July 27, 2017

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features a specimen that was extracted from the leg of a 70-year-old man who had recently returned from a trip to Costa Rica. It measures approximately 1.5 cm in length. What is the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • July 26, 2017

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 • July 21, 2017

When people look at their agendas for a meeting or conference and see “team building” listed as one of the events, many let out a sigh or roll their eyes. Nicole Folken, Education Specialist at Mayo Medical Laboratories, highlights how team building contributes toward employee motivation and building trust.

By Nicole Folken • July 20, 2017

Bobbi Pritt, M.D., Director of the Clinical Parasitology Laboratory and Co-Director of Mayo’s Vector-Borne Diseases Laboratory Services, shares her insights about the official naming process for a new bacterial species. View the post to listen to the podcast.

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • July 13, 2017