Higher, Faster, Stronger in 2020

    We are starting the new year on a really bright note.  At the very end of 2019, we received some lovely recognitions – one big award, and several other small but powerful personal notes of thanks.  Each of these acknowledged members of our pathology and laboratory medicine team who went the extra mile to provide hi [...]

By | 2020-01-08T23:54:44+00:00 January 8, 2020|0 Comments

Rediscovering Joy

It is holiday time, aka the happiest time of year.  Yet before Thanksgiving, I will admit that I was feeling like a grinch — too much to do, too little time, and way too cranky.  Maybe this is just because I hadn’t fully recovered after my recent surgery — or maybe it is just the chronic overwork that all of us in heal [...]

By | 2019-12-04T18:35:29+00:00 December 4, 2019|0 Comments

Reflections on Being a Patient

Last month I was out on medical leave following a total hip replacement.  They say that doctors make the worse patients – I don’t know if that’s necessarily true, but being on the other side of health care is an interesting and humbling experience.  Here’s what I learned: Appearing efficient and organized brings confid [...]

By | 2019-10-30T14:48:26+00:00 October 30, 2019|0 Comments

Sometimes We All Feel Like An Imposter

This is the time of year for new newcomers and new beginnings – between July and September, we welcome new medical students, housestaff, faculty, lots of clinical lab scientists (including many of our recent graduates).  Existing faculty and staff take also take on new roles or begin new programs since this is the star [...]

By | 2019-09-03T18:54:25+00:00 September 3, 2019|0 Comments

Is It Really the Start of Year 10??

Do you remember 2010? Might be hard to think back that far, but I can tell you exactly what I was doing – I was just appointed the chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine right here at UC Davis Health. I’m now starting my 10th year as department chair. A decade is a long time – and so much of what [...]

By | 2019-08-01T21:34:52+00:00 August 1, 2019|0 Comments