Women in Histology: Work-Life Balance

March 24, 2017

Work-Life balance, it’s the thing most of us work hardest to achieve, yet there is no certificate or diploma to signify success.  In this episode Kathy Dwyer and Kim Simmons, two extremely successful women in the histology profoession talk about how they have managed to do it all-  a successful career, family, and volunteering.  Grace Jenson, who is your host for this episode, is no stranger to the balancing act herself.  She is an HTL working at the Mayo Clinic and just started her MBA program.  Enjoy their stories and great tips!

 Kathy Dwyer             Kim Simmons       Grace Jenson

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Women in Histology: Women Business Owners

March 17, 2017

In this episode of Women in Histology two of NSH's most well-known members Ada Feldman and Elizabeth Chlipala talk about what its like owning a small business in the histology community.  There discussion covers everything from how they got started to work philosophies. 

AdaFeldman.jpg Ada is the CEO and cofounder of Anatech Limited.  ANATECH LTD. has been creating innovative products for the histopathology laboratory since 1984.  They have a unique product line of fixing, processing and staining fluids intended to produce the high quality preparations for light microscopy with either greater safety, better efficacy, or both.  In addition Ada leads Anatech as a company internationally known for educational, professional and research contributions to the field of histotechnology.

 

Elizabeth Chlipala is partner and founder of Premier Laboratory, LLC.   Premier Laboratory is a GLP compliant contract research organization with the experience and expertise to process both standardized and specialized histology samples from the most demanding studies.  It offers customized  histology, immunohistochemistry, and is an industry leader and innovator in digital pathology offering high through put whole slide scanning services and customized image analysis solutions to its clients. Premier’s focus on strict process control ensures the delivery of relevant, consistent, and reproducible histopathology data.
 
Liz would like to thank her husband Jim Kerrins for his encouragement and support through the years.
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Women in Histology: Mentor-Mentee Relationships

March 10, 2017

For many the word mentor is heard regularly around the office, professional development workshops, and lists that provide career advancing tips. But does finding a mentor or being a mentor really make a difference in a person’s career?  To answer that question we asked some of our members who are engaged in these supportive relationships to share their stories and tips.

The first interview is with Lois Anderson and Janice Alvarez, who reflected on the supportive relationship they developed over the years while working together at Johns Hopkins.  While Lois describes that she was mentored by Janice, Janice shares the lessons she has learned from Lois.  It’s a honest conversation that really helps illustrate a successful mentor-mentee relationship.

We also spoke with Sarah Mack, our NSH Hard Tissue Committee Chair.  She shared her story on how being mentored has advanced and changed her career and her thoughts on why its important for others to mentor and share the knowledge.

Last, but not least Diane Sterchi, the NSH president gave her tips on ways to be a successful mentor based on the experiences she has had. 

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Lois Anderson & Janice Alvarez  Sarah Mack   Diane Sterchi 

 

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Women in Histology: Women in Negotiations

March 3, 2017

Whether sitting at the bargaining table with a vendor, in a performance review meeting, or just trying to agree on the outcomes of a project, we often find ourselves engaged daily in some form of negotiation. In this episode of Women in Histology, NSH's five part series to celebrate women's history month, Annastacia Penrod, Jenny Bull, and Traci DeGeer - three NSH members talked about this tricky skill and their approaches to walking away successful.

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AnnaStacia Penrod

Histology
Supervisor

Quest Diagnostics

Jenny Bull

Director of Laboratory
Operations

Northwest Pathology

Traci DeGeer

Discovery Training
Manager

Roche Molecular Systems

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P-19 Relationship Between Bone Density and Optimal Decalcification of Benign and Malignant Neoplasms

December 21, 2016

This podcast is part of the 2016 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series.  The lead author of this poster is Grace Jenson. For more information on the authors and to view the abstract, visit The Block.

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P-07 A Small Reduction in Tissue Size Yields a Significant Reduction in Digital Image Storage Cost

December 21, 2016

This podcast is part of the 2016 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series.  The lead author of this poster is Lisa Stephens. For more information on the authors and to view the abstract, visit The Block.

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P-15 Don’t knock it till you try it: Comparison of four different antibody diluents

December 14, 2016

This podcast is part of the 2016 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series.  The lead author of this poster is Brooke McCann. For more information on the authors and to view the abstract, visit The Block.

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P-37 Multiplexing in situ Hybridization, Immunofluorescence, Immunohistochemistry and Special Stains on the Same Section

December 12, 2016

This podcast is part of the 2016 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series.  The lead author of this poster is Yongfu Wang. For more information on the authors and to view the abstract, visit The Block.

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P-03 TruSlice and TruSlice Digital Histological Dissection Devices Introducing An Exciting Development In Providing Improved Accuracy

December 7, 2016

This podcast is part of the 2016 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series.  The lead author of this poster is Guy Orchard. For more information on the authors and to view the abstract, visit The Block.

 
 
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P-56 A Novel Method Of In Delayed Programme For Enhanced And Optimal Tissue Processing

December 5, 2016

This podcast is part of the 2016 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series.  The lead author of this poster is Rekah Thorat. For more information on the authors and to view the abstract, visit The Block.

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