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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.

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Reflections on Being a Patient

Last month I was on medical leave after a hip replacement. They say doctors make the worst patients – I don’t know if that’s true, but being on the other side is an interesting and humbling experience.

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The Past, Present, and Future: Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

I’m delighted to share a presentation that I gave to my department on Sept. 30 as part of my 10-year chair review: “The Past, Present, and Future: Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.”

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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, house staff, faculty, and lots of clinical lab scientists.

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Is It Really the Start of Year 10??

Do you remember 2010? 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.

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Looking for a Good Vacation Read? It's the Pathology Summer Book List!

Summer is back and so is the department’s summer book list! I first shared recommended reads from department members in 2016 – after all, everyone is looking for a good book to take on vacation at this time of year.

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Feeling a Little Crabby?

I think that spring can be a kind of cranky, crabby time of year. That may seem strange since the weather gets warmer, the days are brighter and longer, and flowers and trees are in bloom.

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Why Do You Work Here – and Why For So Long?

Last month, we celebrated our profession — and importantly, our laboratory professionals — as part of National Lab Week.

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Reinventing Ourselves Through the Art of the Possible

I’ve often thought that a university and an academic health center are more than just places where talented faculty, healthcare professionals and biomedical scientists do their work.

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Are You Living Your Legacy?

Last month I attended our spring graduation and white coat induction ceremony for our spring clinical laboratory scientist (CLS) classes.

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Hospital or Hospitality – Which Industry Do We Work In?

I often joke that running a clinical laboratory is a lot like being in the hotel business – our clients are just as hard to please.

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What Are You Looking Forward to in 2019?

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.

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