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Off the Bench
64 minutes | May 28, 2021
Leadership: Foundations that Follow
Host Galina Dronova sits down with Patrek Lundstrom, Leadership Development Specialist, for a discussion on how to develop your personal leadership philosophy and helpful advice on how to successfully take on leadership roles. Patrek currently works for the U.S. government and has held leadership positions for over 10 years at various organizations. His area of expertise is in emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, and leadership theory.
56 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
History of the Medical Laboratory Science Profession with Elissa Passiment
Sit down for an inspiring conversation with Elissa Passiment, EdM, MT(ASCP), about the general history of the medical laboratory science profession, the role of ASCLS in making positive change, and why medical laboratory professionals are so important to quality patient care.
53 minutes | Apr 2, 2021
First Lab Job Interviews Part 2: During and After the Interview
In this Part 2 of First Lab Interviews, Sophia Chandrasekar, Galina Dronova, and Justin Hanenberg give tips and tricks on what to do during and after the interview, with story time—including an actual job interview answer that involves telling a man to take lingerie out of his pants! Disclaimer: Based off of some feedback from First Lab Interviews - Part 1, while the hosts may have used the terms, tech, lab tech, and med tech, what we meant to say was medical laboratory scientist. Moving forward, we will do our best to use more appropriate language to give recognition to our profession.
38 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
First Lab Job Interviews Part 1: Preparing for the Interview
In this first of two podcasts, Galina, Justin, and Sophia talk about their first laboratory job interviews. The three hosts discuss some basic interview prep and tips, the need for perseverance through the first several interviews, the importance of trying to find a place that is a good fit for you, and how it all goes back to, "What do you want in your job?"
48 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
COVID-19 Pandemic: Monoclonal Antibodies, Vaccines, and the Medical Laboratory Profession
In this episode Kyle McCafferty, a medical laboratory scientist in Detroit, Michigan, speaks with Dr. Rodney E. Rohde, chair of the Texas State University Clinical Laboratory Science Program and Specialist in Virology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, about COVID-19, specifically monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, and the medical laboratory profession. The episode is available for P.A.C.E.® credit; visit www.ascls.org/offthebench to learn more.
69 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
Acute Myeloid Leukemia Workup, Management, and Prognosis with Dr. John McClure
In this episode, Galina Dronova talks with Dr. John McClure, a pathologist in Minneapolis, Minnesota, about Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), the lab testing necessary to identify AML, and where a medical technologist fits in the process. The episode is available for P.A.C.E.® credit; visit www.ascls.org/offthebench to learn more.
25 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
ASCLS Updates: January 2021
This special minisode of Off the Bench features hosts Sophia Chandrasekar, Galina Dronova, and Justin Hanenberg with ASCLS President Maddie Josephs. They discuss the past "crazy, awesome week for ASCLS" that included three new events: PRISM: Pride · Respect · Inclusion · Support · Momentum; the Emerging Laboratory Managers Collaborative Conference (ELMC2); and a Mid-Year House of Delegates Meeting.
51 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
Understanding Emerging Zoonotic Diseases on a Global Scale with Dr. Tracey Goldstein
One major driving force to viral spillover from wildlife to humans is human behavior. On this episode Jasmine Pante, MT(ASCP), of Monterey County, California, interviews Dr. Tracey Goldstein, PhD, of One Health Institute Laboratory at University of California-Davis, about emerging zoonotic diseases on a global scale and the One Health approach to prevent future outbreaks.
33 minutes | Nov 27, 2020
This episode focuses on the medical laboratory’s role in addressing gaps in healthcare quality for transgender patients. Romi Selzer, of Henry Ford Hospital Blood Bank in Detroit, interviews Dr. Gabrielle Winston-McPherson, associate director of chemistry, who oversees the core automation laboratory at Henry Ford Hospital.
49 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
Legislation Insights for the Laboratory with Stephanie Noblit
Legislative awareness is important for laboratory professionals because what happens in legislation can affect our daily lives. Join ASCLS Leadership Academy graduates Billie Ketelsen, MLS(ASCP)CMMB(ASCP)CM, and Stephanie Noblit, JD, MLS(ASCP)CM, as they discuss two legislative efforts currently impacting laboratories, PAMA and the Laboratory Workforce Shortage. The episode is available for P.A.C.E.® credit; visit www.ascls.org/offthebench to learn more.
63 minutes | Sep 25, 2020
Recalibration - Bad Lab Science on TV
This month's episode of the Off the Bench Podcast is a recalibration episode produced by several of the ASCLS Leadership Academy Class of 2020 students: Jasmine Pante, Romy Selzer, and Sophia Chandrasekar. Join them as they watch, react, and dissect scenes from three popular medical television shows. Watch the show clips they reference.
61 minutes | Aug 28, 2020
Recalibration: COVID Laboratory Conspiracy Theories
Hosts Galina Dronova, Justin Haneneberg, and Sophia Chandrasekar talk with guest speaker, Cliff Cymrot, about various COVID-19 conspiracy theories that Galina stumbled upon on social media that involve laboratory testing. Join us as we process and recalibrate these ideas with discussion of laboratory science and methodologies.
16 minutes | Mar 3, 2020
Knowledge Hoarders and Control Freaks
Sam and Lindsey interview Beth Warning, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, instructor with the University of Cincinnati-College of Allied Health Sciences, about the importance of sharing knowledge and succession planning in the laboratory. As more technologists begin to retire, or move on to other opportunities, they take with them a wealth of knowledge of laboratory procedures and organizational history. How can we retain this expertise in specific lab methods and basic tenets of testing? Learn more in Beth's March 5 ASCLS webinar, Knowledge Sharing and Succession Planning in the Laboratory.
20 minutes | Apr 21, 2019
Happy Lab Week 2019
To kick off Medical Laboratory Professionals Week 2019 (April 21-27), Sam and Lindsey discuss the origin of Lab Week, ideas to celebrate, and where to find resources. Happy Lab Week and enjoy the bonus episode!
15 minutes | Apr 10, 2019
From MLS to PhD: An Interview with Dr. Kyle Riding
Hear about the educational journey of active ASCLS member Kyle Riding, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Central Florida.
23 minutes | Feb 28, 2019
A Waived CBC Analyzer?
Lindsey and Sam explain waived tests, which are test systems cleared by the FDA for home use and those tests designated by CLIA as simple tests that carry a low risk for an incorrect result. They also discuss a new CLIA-waived automated hematology analyzer and impacts on the clinical laboratory profession.
18 minutes | Feb 5, 2019
Walk It Run It Bike It ... Lab Week Run 2019
Hosts Samantha Treutel and Lindsey Davenport-Landry discuss plans for the 2019 Lab Week Run (April 21-27) and why you should sign up now.
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