Off the Bench
Off the Bench
Scientific and not-so-scientific ideas in laboratory medicine. We share ideas and talk nerdy.
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.
Sep 25
1 hr 3 min
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.
Aug 28
1 hr 1 min
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.
Mar 3
15 min
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!
Apr 21, 2019
20 min
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.
Apr 10, 2019
43 min
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.
Feb 28, 2019
23 min
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.
Feb 5, 2019
17 min