What Are You Looking Forward to in 2019?

Happy New Year! The start of the new year is a time to look ahead to new beginnings, including new year’s resolutions, a tradition that originated way back in the days of the ancient Babylonians. To celebrate the start of 2019, I asked some of the newest members of our department what they are most looking forward to i [...]

By | 2019-01-03T00:33:57+00:00 January 3, 2019|0 Comments

Sharing Gratitude and Appreciation at the Holidays and Throughout the New Year

The end of the year and the accompanying holidays mark the season for reflection and gratitude. As department chair, I’m feeling especially grateful for many reasons – here are just a few: Our accreditation inspection from the College of American Pathologists just ended, so I am especially grateful for our laboratory’s [...]

By | 2018-12-03T17:53:11+00:00 December 3, 2018|0 Comments

Artificial Intelligence, Pathology, and Driverless Cars: Who’s Behind the Wheel?

The topic of artificial intelligence (AI) is hard to get away from. Did you know that you will soon be able get a ride regularly in a driverless car? My daughter just took a position as a marketing manager for a driverless car company which will launch the service soon in San Francisco. To prepare for her interview, sh [...]

By | 2018-10-29T15:43:02+00:00 November 1, 2018|2 Comments

How Curious Are You?

I’ve always assumed that a high-level of curiosity must be an essential attribute for everyone working at an academic health center – after all, universities and their medical centers are places of discovery and learning, and these activities are rooted in curiosity.  But apparently this is not always the case.  Severa [...]

By | 2018-09-28T19:38:38+00:00 October 1, 2018|1 Comment