Personalized Medicine: Opportunities and Challenges for the Laboratory

The development of personalized medicine holds the promise of radically changing the practice of medicine from reactive to pro-active. Historically, medical treatment was initiated as a response to the symptomatic onset of diseases. And because we haven’t fully understood the genetic and environmental factors that cause diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes, our efforts…

Difficult Employees

One of the inevitable experiences of managing a workforce is dealing with difficult employees. In the broadest sense we mean those who have demonstrated a lack of responsible behavior; but in a laboratory, where the continuum of work goes well beyond specimen testing (analytical) to include interaction and communication with the public (pre and post-analytical),…