In this episode NSH members David Krull and Haydee Lara, Cellular Biomarker Investigator with GSK discuss Ms. Lara's incredible outreach work with STEM programming, her own journey into science and histology, and what is next for her career.
In this episode Michelle Bell interviews Faith Rice, Senior Research Specialist from the University of Arizona to discuss Falloposcope, a project that will potentially save lives but providing early detection for ovarian cancer. They also discuss working in research. To learn more about this project, click here.
Kelli C. Kiekens, Gabriella Romano, Dominique Galvez, Ricky Cordova, John Heusinkveld, Kenneth Hatch, William Drake, Zaynah Kmeid, Jennifer K. Barton"Re-engineering a Falloposcope Imaging System for Clinical Use", Translational biophotonics, Volume2, Issue4, November 2020, e202000011.
In this episode Dr. Elisa Balducci and Andrea Transou discuss Dr. Balducci's research journey with DYRK1A, her transition from research to industry, and her STEM outreach work.
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
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 NSH members who are "advanced-career." Despite retiring, they are still opening businesses, educating around the country, and advocating for the profession. Enjoy!
This Episode's Podcasts Stars Are:
Maureen Doran, MS, HTL(ASCP), Owner, Saffron Histology Services,
Dorothy Edwards, MS, HTL(ASCP)QIHC, Retired, St. Louis County Health Lab
Pamela Marcum, Retired, St. Louis, MO
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 NSH members who are "mid-career." They are running labs, doing novel research, all while balancing that thing called life. Enjoy!
This Episode's Podcasts Stars Are:
Jamie Pert, BS, HTL(ASCP)MB, Program Director and Instructor, Beaumont Health
Sherita Meyer-Gauen, MS, HTL(ASCP)QIHC, Chief Histologist and Clinical Preceptor, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Priscilla Garcia, BS, HT(ASCP) QIHC, Lab Manager of Innovation and Process Improvement, InformDiagnostics
In this fifth and final episode of NSH’s five part series, Women in Histology, we feature the stories of two inspirational NSH members who not only change the lives of patients in the lab, but are also touching the lives of their local and global communities in work that they do outside the lab. Your host for this episode is Lavinia Ray and she sat down with Beth Cox and Amanda Kelly. See their bios below and enjoy the episode!
|Lavinia Ray is the Pathology Supervisor at Southern Research and has made a tremendous impact in the field of histology and necropsy. She is a highly-dedicated professional who knows how to motivate her staff to strive for excellence and continue the learning process.|
|Beth Cox is a consultant with Premier, Inc, a healthcare improvement service, and assists Anatomic Pathology departments nationwide in managing growth and change. As a Specialist in Cytotechnology and a Histotechnologist, her specialties include workflow management, CLIA, CAP, and IHC validation. Beth is a frequent presenter on the state and national level and has held numerous board positions in the MSC and MSH. She has been an author in recent editions of Bancroft's Theory and Practice of Histological Techniques and Histotechnology, A Self-Instructional Text, and is active in the Global Health Outreach with medical missions to Managua, Nicaragua.|
Amanda Kelley has a BS degree in Biology from St. Louis University. She started her career as a microbiologist working for the USDA and had an opportunity in this lab to rotate between chemistry, Microbiology and Histology. It was during this time she decided that her true love was histology and began her career that would bring her to her current role as the manager of the Dermatopathology Center at Washington University in St. Louis. She became active in politics in the mid 2000’s when Missouri asked for state licensure of medical technicians but they refused to recognize histotechnicians and histotechnologists as professionals. Since then she has been a constant advocate for the profession, and has successfully helped shape policies that benefit histology and other important causes.
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
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.
|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.|
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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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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