HistoTalks: NSH Podcasts
Histology Abroad: The Netherlands

Histology Abroad: The Netherlands

February 8, 2021

In this episode, Luc Nelemans, Senior Application Specialist with Sakura Finetek Europe, shares his experiences visiting labs across Europe, Russia, India, and the Middle East, providing training on histology equipment, and how COVID has forced them to innovate, providing digital opportunities for virtual equipment training.

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Histology Abroad: Qatar

Histology Abroad: Qatar

February 8, 2021

In this episode, Arfilson Mars Tansio discusses his previous work in the Philippines, as well as the rise of automation at his current lab, one of the largest histology providers in Qatar. He shares the similarities between Qatar’s continuing education requirements, and those of the United States, as well as how being an NSH member has helped him in his career.

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Histology Abroad: Italy

Histology Abroad: Italy

February 8, 2021

In this episode, Clara Pecorella and Cristina D’Amico, Product Specialists from Diapath, compare and contrast their experiences working in Italy vs the UK, and share their vision for a safer histology laboratory.  

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Histology Abroad: Liberia

Histology Abroad: Liberia

February 8, 2021

In this special two-part episode, we hear from both Ruth Kerkula, one of only 4 histotechs in the country of Liberia, and Dave Davis, one of the NSH members who helped open JFK Memorial Hospital’s first histology lab, where Ruth works.

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Histology Abroad: Canada

Histology Abroad: Canada

February 8, 2021

In this episode, Heidi Maxwell, Medical Laboratory Technologist and Pathology Assistant at Grey Bruce Health Services in Ontario, Canada, shares how she came to be an MLT specializing in histology and grossing, the requirements for Canadian recertification, and how she is working towards her accreditation to be an inspector for the Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare, the Canadian equivalent of a CAP inspector accreditation.

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Histology Abroad: Rwanda and Nigeria

Histology Abroad: Rwanda and Nigeria

February 8, 2021

In this episode, Emmanuel Hakizimana from Rwanda, and Daniel Osiagwu from Nigeria, compare their experiences working in different countries within Africa, and share some of the challenges they have experienced, including difficulty obtaining reagents and equipment.

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Histology Abroad: United Kingdom

Histology Abroad: United Kingdom

February 8, 2021

In this episode, Dr. Guy Orchard from St. John's Institute of Dermatology in the United Kingdom, talks about the process to become a biomedical scientist in England, opportunities for specialization through diplomas of expert practice, and the unique challenges presented by Victorian era hospital architecture.

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2020 Poster Podcast Interviews: P10- High-resolution histological preparation of Araneomorphae and Mygalomorphae chelicerae using a modified petrographic technique

2020 Poster Podcast Interviews: P10- High-resolution histological preparation of Araneomorphae and Mygalomorphae chelicerae using a modified petrographic technique

December 21, 2020

This podcast is part of the 2020 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series. 

Authors: Damien Laudier, Laudier Histology

2020 Poster Podcast Interviews: P09- A Modified Procedure For The Preparation of Rodent Heart Sections Using HistoGel Infusion

2020 Poster Podcast Interviews: P09- A Modified Procedure For The Preparation of Rodent Heart Sections Using HistoGel Infusion

December 21, 2020

This podcast is part of the 2020 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series. 

Authors: Jean Lanzanas, BS and Mandy Blankenship, BS; Experimental Pathology Laboratories (EPL), Inc Sterling, VA 20166
USA

2020 Poster Podcast Interviews: P08- Utilizing Image Analysis to Evaluate Overuse of Hematoxylin and Eosin Staining Reagents from Multiple Manufacturers

2020 Poster Podcast Interviews: P08- Utilizing Image Analysis to Evaluate Overuse of Hematoxylin and Eosin Staining Reagents from Multiple Manufacturers

December 21, 2020

This podcast is part of the 2020 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series. 

Authors: Miles Brous, BA, Premier Laboratory, Longmont, CO; Mark Butters, BS, Premier Laboratory, Longmont, CO; Jillian Wurtz, Premier Laboratory, Longmont, CO; Diana Grigore, Premier Laboratory, Longmont, CO; Roni Archuleta, Premier Laboratory, Longmont, CO; Elizabeth Chlipala, BS, HTL(ASCP)QIHC, Premier Laboratory, Longmont, CO

2020 Poster Podcast Interviews: P03- Anatomy and mechanical properties of the fallopian tubes

2020 Poster Podcast Interviews: P03- Anatomy and mechanical properties of the fallopian tubes

December 21, 2020

This podcast is part of the 2020 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series. 

Authors: Photini F. S. Rice, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, Caitlin Howard, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ,  Molly Keenan, PhD, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, Joceline Dominguez-Cooks, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ,  John Heusinkveld, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, Chiu-Hsieh Hsu, Mel and Enid Zukerman College of Public Health University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, Jennifer K. Barton, PhD, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Advice from a Histology Recruiter: Advocacy

Advice from a Histology Recruiter: Advocacy

December 3, 2020

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In this podcast episode, Pam Barker, histology recruiter and owner of RELIA Solutions, shares her advice on advocacy including advocating for yourself in the workplace, and joining NSH's advocacy efforts to speak on behalf of the profession. 

Advice from a Histology Recruiter: Education Employers Look For

Advice from a Histology Recruiter: Education Employers Look For

December 2, 2020

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In this podcast episode, Pam Barker, histology recruiter and owner of RELIA Solutions, shares her advice on advancing your career through education. She shares what employers look for in positions like management, IHC specialist, and vendor rep. 

Advice from a Histology Recruiter: Career Planning

Advice from a Histology Recruiter: Career Planning

December 1, 2020

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In this podcast episode, Pam Barker, histology recruiter and owner of RELIA Solutions, shares her advice on career planning. What are the steps you need to take to be successful in the next stage of your career, whether you're a recent grad, pursuing a management role, or looking ahead to retirement. 

Histology Thanksgiving 2020

Histology Thanksgiving 2020

November 25, 2020

2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, so NSH wanted to spread a little joy this Thanksgiving by asking our members to share what they are thankful for this year. They share how their colleagues, families, and local communities have come together to homeschool their children, implement new protocols to keep them safe, and continue to strive for excellence in patient care. 

Histotech of the Decade: Interview with Freida Carson

Histotech of the Decade: Interview with Freida Carson

June 25, 2020

In this episode of AwardsCast, NSH Awards Chair, LaVinia Ray, talks with Freida Carson, author of Histotechnology: A Self Instructional Text. Carson talks about the new edition of her book, how she got started in histology, and what it was like to receive the Histotech of the Decade Award in 2000. 

NSH is accepting applications for the 2020 Histotech of the Decade Award through July 1st. Click here to submit a nomination

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AwardsCast: Arthropod Immunohistochemistry

AwardsCast: Arthropod Immunohistochemistry

May 7, 2020

In this episode, Dr. Richard Cartun, the sponsor of the Jules Elias Excellence in IHC Award, and last year’s recipient of this award, Damien Laudier discuss why Dr. Cartun decided to start this award back in 2009, the work Damien is doing with arthropod immunohistochemistry, and the emergence of a new type of killer hornet! Click here to nominate a fellow IHC expert for the 2020 Jules Elias Excellence in IHC Award!

AwardsCast: Travel Scholarships in the Age of COVID-19

AwardsCast: Travel Scholarships in the Age of COVID-19

May 6, 2020

In this episode, Jerry Santiago and Janet Tunnicliffe, recipients of last year's Lee Luna Foreign Travel Scholarship, sponsored by Sakura Finetek, share their previous experiences teaching histology abroad and discuss how COVID-19 has put a pause on their 2020 travel plans. Despite COVID-19, NSH is still offering the Lee Luna Foreign Travel Scholarship this year. Click here to learn more!

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AwardsCast: Mentoring the Next Generation

AwardsCast: Mentoring the Next Generation

May 5, 2020

In this episode, Maureen Doran, 2019 recipient of the Histotech of the Year Award shares career advice with recent graduate and recipient of NSH’s 2019 student scholarship, Megan Hellie. Maureen discusses her love of safety in the lab, the growth of automation, and the importance of networking with fellow histologists. Nominate a fellow member to be the 2020 Histotech of the Year!

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AwardsCast: Confidence is Key

AwardsCast: Confidence is Key

May 1, 2020

In this episode, Emily Foster, last year’s Symposium/Convention Student Scholarship recipient and Guy Orchard, last year’s Leica Leadership in Management Scholarship recipient, discuss Guy’s progression through the ranks of UK biomedical science over the course of his 30-year career. Guy shares how he started out, a fresh- faced teen with very little confidence (his words!), but soon grew to manage several laboratory departments, publish over 80 publications, and pursue his PhD. Guy is using his scholarship to fund continuing education for the biomedical scientists enrolled in his hospital’s Future Leaders Program. Check out NSH’s scholarship opportunities to advance your own career, or support a noteworthy outreach project.  

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           Guy Orchard Then and Now

HistoHelp: a Little “Chit”-Chatter

HistoHelp: a Little “Chit”-Chatter

March 4, 2020

Welcome to HistoHelp, the podcast series filled with tips and tricks for the lab.  The great advice in this series is provided by NSH members who are here to help you with your common...and not so common problems! In this episode NSH member Robin Fitzl and I have a chit chatter about...well chatter.  She shares some basic information on what it is, how to recognize it, and how to fix the problem.  We also chat about wrinkles, and a way to fix them - Oil of Olay has nothing on this trick!  Enjoy.

 
 
HistoHelp: The Truth Behind Troubleshooting

HistoHelp: The Truth Behind Troubleshooting

February 28, 2020

Welcome to HistoHelp, the podcast series filled with tips and tricks for the lab.  The great advice in this series is provided by NSH members who are here to help you with your common...and not so common problems! In this episode NSH member and histo legend Clifford Chapman breaks down the truth behind troubleshooting, starting with defining exactly what it means, and why it matters when it comes to quality.  And there is good news - lots of the advice and tips provided in this episode are easy to implement - and they may be things you are already doing! So, plug in the those earbuds and use your ears to learn more about "using your eyes."  

HistoHelp: Equipment Maintenance Tips

HistoHelp: Equipment Maintenance Tips

February 26, 2020

Welcome to HistoHelp, the podcast series filled with tips and tricks for the lab.  The great advice in this series is provided by NSH members who are here to help you with your common...and not so common problems! In this episode we spoke with Matt Mincer from Tech One Biomedical who shared his advice to keep your lab equipment in tip top shape - and what to do when something goes wrong.  Enjoy!

HistoHelp: Education Can Move You Into Management

HistoHelp: Education Can Move You Into Management

February 21, 2020

Welcome to HistoHelp, the podcast series filled with tips and tricks for the lab.  The great advice in this series is provided by NSH members who are here to help you with your common...and not so common problems! In this episode NSH member Mary Abbuhl talks about how education is a the key to success in histology, and how it can help someone move into management.  Some of the tips Mary shares are making sure to take management classes or webinars before moving into management, taking diverse topics so that you stay on top of relevant information, and bringing back knowledge learned to share with coworkers after you attend a conference.  

HistoHelp: Artificial Intelligence - Not Scary Afterall!

HistoHelp: Artificial Intelligence - Not Scary Afterall!

February 19, 2020

Welcome to HistoHelp, the podcast series filled with tips and tricks for the lab.  The great advice in this series is provided by NSH members who are here to help you with your common...and not so common problems! When I think of artificial intelligence (or AI as it is known among the cooler kids)images of Back to the Future II, Total Recall, and other over the top movies from the 80's and 90's come to mind - but in fact AI is already here, and likely something you engage with everyday.  In this episode we chat once again with NSH member David Krull about what AI is and where you are seeing it both out of and in the lab.  

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P16- A New and Innovative Antibody p16 INK4a [BC42]: An IHC Comparative Analysis with Clone [E6H4]

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P16- A New and Innovative Antibody p16 INK4a [BC42]: An IHC Comparative Analysis with Clone [E6H4]

December 18, 2019

This podcast is part of the 2019 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series. To read the full abstract and download a PDF copy of the poster (should it be made available by the presenter) visit the Block

Authors: Jose Jonathan Diaz, AS, Biocare Medical, Pacheco, CA; Haiyan Zhai, MD, PhD, Biocare Medical, Pacheco, CA; Weimin Qi, MD, PhD, Biocare Medical, Pacheco, CA; Jason Ramos, PhD, Biocare Medical, Pacheco, CA.

 
 
2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P23-Developing an Immunohistochemistry (IHC) assay targeting PTK7, a novel target with a novel assay

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P23-Developing an Immunohistochemistry (IHC) assay targeting PTK7, a novel target with a novel assay

December 9, 2019

This podcast is part of the 2019 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series. To read the full abstract and download a PDF copy of the poster (should it be made available by the presenter) visit the Block

Authors: Pamela Vizcarra, Pamela Whalen, Amy Jackson-Fischer, Cory Painter, Steven Pirie-Shepherd, Diane R Fenandez, Eric Powell, Pfizer Early Oncology Development and Clinical Research, Oncology Translational Research. La Jolla, CA

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P01-Epithelioid haemangioendothelioma (EHE) of pleura

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P01-Epithelioid haemangioendothelioma (EHE) of pleura

December 8, 2019

This podcast is part of the 2019 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series. To read the full abstract and download a PDF copy of the poster (should it be made available by the presenter) visit the Block.  

Authors: Trung Nguyen, FAIMS, Cabrini Health, Malvern, Victoria, Australia; Donna Ristitch, CFIAC, Cabrini Health, Malvern, Victoria, Australia

 
 
2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P44-Conventional versus Tissue-Tek Xpress x120 Rapid Tissue Processing: A blind comparison study using large surgical tissues.

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P44-Conventional versus Tissue-Tek Xpress x120 Rapid Tissue Processing: A blind comparison study using large surgical tissues.

December 3, 2019

This podcast is part of the 2019 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series. To read the full abstract and download a PDF copy of the poster (should it be made available by the presenter) visit the Block.  

Authors: Joshua Greenlee, MBA, HT/HTL (ASCP)cm, Sakura Finetek USA, Torrance, CA Scott Webster, Ph.D., Sakura Finetek USA, Torrance, CA; Howard Gray, BS, MT (ASCP), Sakura Finetek USA, Torrance, CA; Patricia Reeves, HT (ASCP), Sakura Finetek USA, Torrance, CA; Erico von Bueren, MOR, Sakura Finetek USA, Torrance, CA

NSH Advocacy: Recognition Under CLIA

NSH Advocacy: Recognition Under CLIA

November 26, 2019

In this episode of HistoTalks, NSH members, Clare Thornton, HTL(ASCP), QIHC(ASCP) and Luis Chiriboga, PhD, HT(ASCP), QIHC(ASCP) discuss their role as representatives for NSH at the meetings of the CLIA Committee. They share why NSH has been working for the past few years to achieve recognition for histology under CLIA and how lack of recognition is contributing to workforce shortages felt in the histology field.  

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P33-Morphologic Measurement Of Tuberculoid Lung Disease By Multiple Methods

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P33-Morphologic Measurement Of Tuberculoid Lung Disease By Multiple Methods

November 26, 2019

This podcast is part of the 2019 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series. To read the full abstract and download a PDF copy of the poster (should it be made available by the presenter) visit the Block.  

Authors: E. Grace Van Dyke, DVM Candidate, Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine, Pullman, WA; Rachel Silvestri, HTL, Tulane National Primate Research Center, Covington, LA; Carol Coyne, BS, Tulane National Primate Research Center, Covington, LA; Heather Frye, Tulane National Primate Research Center, Covington, LA; Robert V. Blair, DVM, PhD, Tulane National Primate Research Center, Covington, LA; Peter J. Didier, DVM, PhD, Tulane National Primate Research Center, Covington, LA

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P48-In Situ Imaging of Tissue Remodeling with Collagen Hybridizing Peptides

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P48-In Situ Imaging of Tissue Remodeling with Collagen Hybridizing Peptides

November 19, 2019

This podcast is part of the 2019 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series. To read the full abstract and download a PDF copy of the poster (should it be made available by the presenter) visit the Block.  

Authors: Jeongmin Hwang- Graduate Student. Dept. of Bioengineering, University of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT; Yufeng Huang- MD, PhD. Dept. of Internal Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine. Salt Lake City, UT; Timothy J. Burwell- MSc. MedImmune. Gaithersburg, MD; Norman C. Peterson- DVM, Ph.D. MedImmune. Gaithersburg, MD.; Jane Connor- Ph.D. MedImmune. Gaithersburg, MD; Stephen J. Weiss- MD. Dept. Of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI; S. Michael Yu- Ph.D. Dept. of Bioengineering, University of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT; Yang Li- Ph.D. Dept. Of Bioengineering, University of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT, and 3Helix, Inc. Salt Lake City, UT; Presenter: Lucas L. Bennink- Ph.D. 3Helix, Inc. Salt Lake City, UT.

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P30-The effect of different decalcifying reagents on IHC and ISH assays

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P30-The effect of different decalcifying reagents on IHC and ISH assays

November 19, 2019

This podcast is part of the 2019 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series. To read the full abstract and download a PDF copy of the poster (should it be made available by the presenter) visit the Block.  

Authors: Kelsie Smith, Celgene, San Diego, CA; Tatiana Galvez, Celgene, San Diego, CA; Mathieu Marella, PhD, Celgene, San Diego, CA; Aryan Alavi, Celgene, San Diego, CA; Xianshu Huang, Celgene, San Diego, CA; Maria Wang, MD PhD, Celgene, San Diego, CA; Suzana Couto, DVM PhD, San Diego, CA; Roberto Guzman, DVM PhD, San Diego, CA; Yan Ren, MS, San Diego, CA; Mingjun Zhang, PhD, San Diego, CA

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P26-Digital Image analysis in GSK (- a useful tool for safety, efficacy and animal modelling)

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P26-Digital Image analysis in GSK (- a useful tool for safety, efficacy and animal modelling)

November 7, 2019

This podcast is part of the 2019 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series. To read the full abstract and download a PDF copy of the poster (should it be made available by the presenter) visit the Block.  

Authors: Hitesh Dave GSK R&D UK; Steven Taylor GSK R&D UK; Deon Hildebrand GSK R&D, UK

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P22-The Antibody Crisis: Leveraging machine learning for AI-assisted antibody selection

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P22-The Antibody Crisis: Leveraging machine learning for AI-assisted antibody selection

November 7, 2019

This podcast is part of the 2019 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series. To read the full abstract and download a PDF copy of the poster (should it be made available by the presenter) visit the Block.  

Authors: "Maurice Y.F. Shen, PhD., BenchSci, Toronto, Canada; Thomas Leung, PhD., BenchSci, Toronto, Canada; David Chen, PhD., BenchSci, Toronto, Canada; Elvis Wianda, PhD., BenchSci, Toronto, Canada; Liran Belenzon, MBA., BenchSci, Toronto, Canada"

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P52-7 Plex Whole Slide Serial Section Alignment of UltiMapper PD-L1 and PD-1 I/O Multiplex Kits with True Reference H&E

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P52-7 Plex Whole Slide Serial Section Alignment of UltiMapper PD-L1 and PD-1 I/O Multiplex Kits with True Reference H&E

October 30, 2019

This podcast is part of the 2019 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series. To read the full abstract, visit the Block.  

Authors: Mark Burton, HTL ASCP, Ultivue, Cambridge, MA; Bonnie L. Phillips, Ph.D., Ultivue, Cambridge, MA; Katir K. Patel, Ph.D., Ultivue, Cambridge, MA; Sean R. Downing, Ph.D., Ultivue, Cambridge, MA; Courtney Hauck, Ultivue, Cambridge, MA

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P40- Flex-Array A Novel Multi-Well Vessel System for the Immobilization and Multi-Modal Testing of Intact Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded (FFPE) Cells or Tissues

2019 Poster Podcast Interviews: P40- Flex-Array A Novel Multi-Well Vessel System for the Immobilization and Multi-Modal Testing of Intact Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded (FFPE) Cells or Tissues

October 30, 2019

This podcast is part of the 2019 NSH Symposium/Convention Poster Podcast Series. To read the full abstract, visit the Block.  

Authors: Carlos Genty, BS, HT(ASCP)QIHC, Critical X, Houston, Texas; Timothy McDonnell, MD, Ph.D., Critical X, Houston, Texas

 
 
HistoHelp: Distruptive Technology

HistoHelp: Distruptive Technology

September 3, 2019

Welcome to HistoHelp, the podcast series filled with tips and tricks for the lab.  The great advice in this series is provided by NSH members who are here to help you with your common...and not so common problems!  Disruptive technology.  Its a buzz phrase that is floating around not only the histology community, but in many other facets of our world.  But what does it really mean, and what does it mean for you?  One of NSH's most disruptive members, David Krull, took the time to chat with us and shed light on this topic. 

HistoHelp: Don’t Forget the Basics

HistoHelp: Don’t Forget the Basics

August 22, 2019

Welcome to HistoHelp, the podcast series filled with tips and tricks for the lab.  The great advice in this series is provided by NSH members who are here to help you with your common...and not so common problems!  This is episode is about not forgetting basic things like labels and even how to troubleshoot.  Its great advice for newer laboratory staff about things to watch out for and a reminder for you seasoned professionals that just because checking labels is second nature for you, it may not be for someone just starting out.  Thanks to Micheal Gubler for providing his advice on not one, but two great episodes in this series. 

HistoHelp: Working in Research vs. Clinical

HistoHelp: Working in Research vs. Clinical

August 22, 2019

Welcome to HistoHelp, the podcast series filled with tips and tricks for the lab.  The great advice in this series is provided by NSH members who are here to help you with your common...and not so common problems!  This episode discusses the difference between working in a research vs. clinical environment.  Thanks to Micheal Gubler for for taking the time share how these environments differed most for him!

HistoHelp: Cutting Thin Paraffin Sections

HistoHelp: Cutting Thin Paraffin Sections

August 13, 2019

Welcome to HistoHelp, the podcast series filled with tips and tricks for the lab.  The great advice in this series is provided by NSH members who are here to help you with your common...and not so common problems!  This episode discusses cutting thin paraffin sections.  Thanks to Gayle Callis for always sharing her experience with everyone!

HistoHelp: Removing Coverslips

HistoHelp: Removing Coverslips

August 13, 2019

Welcome to HistoHelp, the podcast series filled with tips and tricks for the lab.  The great advice in this series is provided by NSH members who are here to help you with your common...and not so common problems!  This episode discusses removing coverslips, shared by awesome NSH member Michelle Hart

HistoHelp: Ergonomics

HistoHelp: Ergonomics

August 4, 2019

Welcome to HistoHelp, the podcast series filled with tips and tricks for the lab.  The great advice in this series is provided by NSH members who are here to help you with your common...and not so common problems!  This episode discusses ways to stay more physically healthy in the lab.  Thanks to our rock star member Brad Flowers for his advice and insights on this very important topic! 

HistoHelp: Static in the Lab

HistoHelp: Static in the Lab

August 4, 2019

Welcome to histoHELP, the podcast series filled with tips and tricks for the lab.  The great advice in this series is provided by NSH members who are here to help you with your common...and not so common problems!  This episode discusses tricks to reduce static in the lab.  Thanks to our rock star members Lynn Gruman and Marilyn Wesiss for their advice on fixing this uniquely histo-problem!

AwardsCast: IHC

AwardsCast: IHC

May 16, 2019

In this bonus episode of AwardsCast, Clare Thornton interviews Luis Chiriboga, the recipient of the Jules Elias Excellence in IHC Award; but in this episode don’t expect awards to be the focus. Luis gets straight to the point, explaining how antibodies are used in research, the emergence of synthetic antibodies, and his most surprising results from his extensive IHC career. Get ready for a deep dive into the world of research IHC. 

Nominate a fellow IHC enthusiast for the Jules Elias IHC Award or apply for the IHC Scholarship to help develop your own education in IHC. 

AwardsCast: Gorilla Doctors: Newcomer Helping Hand Award

AwardsCast: Gorilla Doctors: Newcomer Helping Hand Award

May 9, 2019

In this episode, Julie Trejo, interviews Newcomer Helping Hand Award winner, Linda Cherepow. Linda has been working for the past two years, establishing a histology laboratory at the Makerere University Veterinary School in Uganda. By improving the skills of the local histologists, Linda hopes to reduce the turnaround time for wildlife specimens, to help the organization she works with, Gorilla Doctors, reach their goal of better wildlife health and disease surveillance.

Interested in applying for the Newcomer Helping Hand Award? Click here!

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AwardsCast: The Business of Histology

AwardsCast: The Business of Histology

May 8, 2019

In this episode, Amanda Kelley and Michelle Coker, two histologists turned business majors, discuss the business of histology; everything from workforce shortages to certification requirements, to building a histology lab from the ground up.

Interested in applying for a scholarship to fund your own degree? Click here to learn more!

AwardsCast: Leadership in Teaching

AwardsCast: Leadership in Teaching

May 7, 2019

gayle_s_library.jpgIn this episode, Yongfu Wang interviews his mentor Gayle Callis, a lifetime histologist who recently was awarded the Leica Leadership in Teaching Award for her dedication to passing on her extensive knowledge. Gayle shares her tips for presenting workshops, talks about her own start in histology, and shares her advice for keeping up with your education. (And talks about her massive histology library, pictured in part here!)

Interested in nominating your mentor for the Leica Leadership in Teaching Award? Click here. 

AwardsCast: Histology Abroad: Lee Luna Foreign Travel Scholarship

AwardsCast: Histology Abroad: Lee Luna Foreign Travel Scholarship

May 3, 2019

davedavis.pngIn this episode, Debbie Wood interviews Dave Davis, a man famous in the histology community for his foreign histology initiatives. Dave has completed work in countries such as Tanzania, Libya, Germany, Cambodia, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Madagascar, the eastern Caribbean, and is now living full time in Costa Rica. Dave shares with us his plans to use the scholarship funds from the Lee Luna Foreign Travel Scholarship, sponsored by Sakura Finetek, to hold his second Western African Histology Congress in Ghana. 

Interested in applying for the Lee Luna Foreign Travel Scholarship? Click here! The deadline is May 31, 2019. 

Women in Histology: Early Career Perspectives

Women in Histology: Early Career Perspectives

March 13, 2019

The 2019 NSH Women in Histology Podcast Series features three episodes that provide a unique focus of women at various career stages.  This episode highlights early career members. These two focused women are already making big impacts for the science and profession. 

This Episode's Podcasts Stars Are:

Rachel Liptak, BS, HTL(ASCP), Histotechnologist, Beaumont Hospital 

Maria Fernanda Artiles-Gonzalez, BS, HT(ASCP), Histotechnologist, Texas Health Resources

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