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A New Year, A New President, A New Future: What Does This Means for Academic Pathology, Lab Medicine, and Healthcare?

The new year will soon be here. It's always exciting to be able to wipe the slate clean and have a new beginning, and in 2017 this will include the inauguration of a new president.

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It's Thanksgiving – What Are You Grateful For?

November is Thanksgiving time – our country's wonderful tradition of taking time to reflect and give thanks. To me, Thanksgiving is all about gratitude – in other words,

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What does Kung Fu Panda and Strategic Planning Have in Common?

“If you only do what you can do, you'll never be better than you are.” – Kung Fu Panda, DreamWorks Animation I wish I could take credit for finding this terrific qu

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Do You Know the Real “Job to Be Done” in Your Job??

So perhaps this sounds like a ridiculous title because of course, you know the job you need to do – you make or read slides, you run tests and produce results, you provide reports,

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What Are You Reading?

August is a popular vacation month – though here in Northern California, we are lucky that beautiful weather stretches into the fall, so maybe you have vacation yet to come. Vacati

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Is It Patient Care? Is It Research? Is It My Job??

You've probably heard that our school is in the midst of a major strategic planning process – our vice chancellor and dean Julie Freischlag is working with faculty, staff, stu

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Is Our Workplace Culture as Special as the Silicon Valley's?

We've all heard a lot about the famous work culture in the tech industry in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. LinkedIn has new offices in SOMA and a recent article in Forbes la

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What does Lean Process Improvement, Residency Education and Lab Week All Have in Common??

There's never a dull moment in our department – always a zillion diagnoses to be made, tests to run, consultations to share, concepts to teach, discoveries to make. April was

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Launching the Chair's Blog: It's Never Too Late for a New Year's Resolution – April 2016

I don't think it is ever too late for a new year's resolution, even if the resolution doesn't happen 'til a month or two after the new year – after all, declarin

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