We are Celebrating 50 Years!

Did you know that the UC Davis School of Medicine is celebrating its 50th anniversary?? And Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is celebrating 50 years as an academic department, too – 1967-68 was the academic year in which Robert Stowell MD PhD arrived from the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology to serve as the first [...]

By | 2018-05-01T18:27:14+00:00 May 1, 2018|0 Comments

Celebrating Our Collective Excellence

This chart is hung on the door of every new patient in our bone marrow transplant unit. As you can see, these patients – and their providers, family and friends – closely follow our lab test results for the 4-5 weeks of their in-patient admission. We often consider ourselves to be behind-the-scenes members of the healt [...]

By | 2018-04-02T16:42:06+00:00 April 1, 2018|0 Comments

Feeling Safe at Work: Lice, Guns, and More

I hope I never have to write a blog about a shooting. The recent school shooting in Florida is horrible and tragic, and an event that should never occur again. I also never thought I’d be writing a blog about lice. Our recent lice incident is a far cry from a shooting, but both are workplace safety issues. Our lice pro [...]

By | 2018-02-27T22:10:47+00:00 March 1, 2018|0 Comments

Things to Look Forward to in 2018

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”    - Oprah Winfrey “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing thin [...]

By | 2017-12-30T22:04:29+00:00 January 1, 2018|0 Comments

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