Global Health Narratives Interview Series: Meet Dr. Constantine E. Kanakis.

Constantine E. Kanakis, MSc, LS(ASCP)CM is a board certified Medical Laboratory Scientist and is a newly minted MD. Any pathology program director reading this should pay close attention, since he is currently completing the Pathology Match for July 2020 and you would be lucky to have him in your program. Constantine has done incredible work … Continue reading “Global Health Narratives Interview Series: Meet Dr. Constantine E. Kanakis.”

Virtually Amazing

Hello everyone and welcome back! I’ve appreciated some amazing feedback from my previous post discussing how doctors can sometimes be patients too, and the challenges one might face in different roles within our health care system. Not only a challenge of roles, but those that struggle with invisible illness have unique perspectives on patient care. … Continue reading “Virtually Amazing”

Doctors are Patients, Too

Hello again everyone, and welcome back! Last time we talked a bit about what exactly pathology and laboratory medicine training looks like—a much-needed peek behind the curtain, if you ask me. This time, I’d like to discuss something that’s been challenging me way before I started working as a resident: something that’s made both clinical … Continue reading “Doctors are Patients, Too”

Dr. Who?

Welcome back everyone! Thanks for reading my piece last month on liquid biopsies. And, as a side note, there is a growing number of awesome quality content and posts from pandemic response, to inclusion, alongside COVID and case-studies so subscribe, share, and add this page to your bookmarks—STAT! Lablogatory has been a fantastic platform to … Continue reading “Dr. Who?”

A Wave of Testing Advances or Just a Drop in the Bucket?

Hello again everyone and welcome back! Thanks for joining last time in my discussion of social media as an inexhaustible force in professional development. This month…something different… Yes, indeed, this month’s piece from me to you is a well-deserved break from your regularly scheduled pandemic reading. Consider this your COVID content caesura. Whatever will we … Continue reading “A Wave of Testing Advances or Just a Drop in the Bucket?”

The Social Medium is the Message

Hello again everyone and welcome back to Lablogatory! If you read my post last time, I talked about preserving integrity and delivery of our professional duty as laboratorians in the face of both overwhelming pandemic demands as well as working to  advocate for our field as more people realize each day what goes into every … Continue reading “The Social Medium is the Message”

Love in the Time of COVID-19

Hi everybody—welcome back! Although you better not have gone too far since last time, self-isolation and social distancing are still critical for us to get through this. Wash those hands, and dust off books and board games. #StrongerTogether (apart), am I right? Yes, it’s going to be another piece on the current pandemic. It probably … Continue reading “Love in the Time of COVID-19”

Testing (Our Patience)

Hi everyone, and welcome back! I’ll get straight to the point this time: there’s a legitimate crisis happening in our world that is highlighting a multitude of things. Just to name a of few: the complex intersection of state-sponsored healthcare as a human right, the availability of resources to clinical personnel, the logistics and implications … Continue reading “Testing (Our Patience)”

How to Validate a COVID-19 Assay

The FDA is now democratizing the testing of the novel coronavirus: SARS-CoV-2 (the virus which causes the COVID-19 disease syndrome—I will call it COVID-19 from here on as that is the colloquial name most people know) by allowing high complexity testing labs across the United States. This move will permit more labs to test for … Continue reading “How to Validate a COVID-19 Assay”

The Crown

Hello again everyone! Welcome back. No, I’m not talking about Netflix or HRH Queen Elizabeth II, nor am I making references to tiaras, bars, beer brands, or imminently deliverable babies…I am, of course, talking about Coronavirus as it would certainly have caught most of our collective attention in the media by now. I really enjoyed … Continue reading “The Crown”