Building the Pipeline and Plugging the Leaks: How We Grow and Support Talent in Science and Health Professions

Summer is a relaxing time for many, but in our department, we are active and energized, thanks to our Edmondson Summer Research Internship program.1  This year’s program is in full swing, and concludes with presentations by the interns on August 14 and 15.   Founded in 1982 by former department chair Murray Gardner, t [...]

By | 2017-07-31T18:17:06+00:00 August 1, 2017|0 Comments

Temperatures and Teamwork: How the Heat Brought Out the Best in Us

If you were a global-warming skeptic, maybe our June heatwave convinced you that there is really something to this warming thing. As you likely remember, we had eight straight days of triple digit temperatures which peaked on June 22 with a high of 108 degrees in Sacramento, breaking the previous record set in 1981 by [...]

By | 2017-06-29T17:11:35+00:00 July 1, 2017|0 Comments

What Are We Sharing in Shared Governance?

The search will soon begin for a new Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine here at UC Davis Health.  As we search for a leader, many are asking more questions than ever about how we are led and how others outside of administration get to participate in governance in our school, on [...]

By | 2017-06-03T01:09:11+00:00 June 1, 2017|0 Comments

Is this the Age of Unreasonableness in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine?

I don’t know about you, but it seems like many of my work-related e-mails and other requests frequently have a ring of unreasonableness.  Can turnaround time be faster?  Can we do more work (clinical, research, teaching, you name it) with fewer people?  Can we give free testing and other free support for research?  Ca [...]

By | 2017-06-03T01:13:37+00:00 May 4, 2017|0 Comments

What Does It Mean to Be a Laboratory Professional and Wear the White Coat?

Spring is a special season – it is a time of transition and renewal, very fitting for the season of graduations and new beginnings.  Last month, I attended the graduation ceremony for our clinical lab scientist (CLS) training program which also includes a welcome and white coat ceremony for our incoming CLS class.  I [...]

By | 2017-06-03T01:22:38+00:00 March 27, 2017|0 Comments