The Gift of Conflict

This is the time of year for gratitude, and each year, I am always very grateful for our lab team and team spirit. Our collaborative inter-professional approach to our work is, in my opinion, what makes the discipline of pathology and laboratory medicine unique, successful and extra special. In fact, my husband drew my [...]

By | 2017-11-30T23:28:15+00:00 December 1, 2017|1 Comment

We Have Stars Among Us!

It’s award season! No, not the kind of awards that come with red carpets, tuxes or glamorous evening gowns – instead, it’s the season for the annual UC Davis School of Medicine Alumni Awards. I am so pleased to share that two School of Medicine pathologist alums who are also alums of our residency program are recipien [...]

By | 2017-11-02T23:00:51+00:00 November 1, 2017|0 Comments

Our New Collaborative for Diagnostic Innovation – How We Are Reducing Err and Improving Care

Our New Collaborative for Diagnostic Innovation – How We Are Reducing Err and Improving Care Among the many reasons that I love being in pathology and laboratory medicine is the fact that we are so central and foundational to the practice of medicine.  After all, it’s impossible to provide good health care without a t [...]

By | 2017-10-17T22:39:38+00:00 October 1, 2017|0 Comments

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|1 Comment

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