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    ASCP Vacancy Survey Yields Surprising Results for Some States

    January 17, 2013
    Increasing demand for medical care for an aging population is prompting rapid change in medical technology, coupled with anticipated increases in the volume of laboratory tests. This may require new workforce skills to meet future laboratory needs, according to the results of the ASCP 2012 Vacancy Survey, which will appear in the February 2013 issue of Lab Medicine.  Read more
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    ASCP Walks the Talk in French to Accomplish Global Connection

    January 17, 2013
    Aji Sanneh, Associate Manager of ASCP Global Outreach, received a resounding “Akwaba!” (“Welcome!”) from 50 laboratory professionals she met in Cote d’Ivoire last November. The enthusiastic greeting in the Wolof language signified their acceptance of the newcomer with open arms. Read more
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    American Society for Clinical Pathology and the Association of Clinical Scientists Join Forces to Pursue Mutual Scientific Pursuits

    January 16, 2013
    The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and the Association of Clinical Scientists (ACS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) effective Jan. 1 to collaborate on education, advocacy, and membership strategies to the mutual benefit of the pathologists and doctorate-level clinical scientists who belong to both medical organizations. This strategic alliance enables each organization to gain from one another’s areas of expertise. Read more
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    Natural Disasters Spur Innovation and Upgrades in the Lab

    January 07, 2013
    As the massive Hurricane Sandy bore down on the East Coast last October, water gushed through the entrances of New York University’s Langone Medical Center on New York City’s Upper East Side. As the water raced rapidly down the first floor corridors, hospital and laboratory staff began moving equipment into elevators to get to higher ground. The elevators shut down, and the entire hospital went dark. Read more