Women Leaders in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Women leaders are critical to high-quality patient care, play a significant role in reducing gender bias, and help ensure there is equity in the laboratory. To celebrate Women's History Month, we're looking at how women are represented in the laboratory and learning new insight from women leaders. Read more below to find out how women are changing the face of pathology and laboratory medicine. To learn more, check out interviews from our celebration of Women's History Month in 2021 and 2022.


Leading a Change in Care: An Interview with Histopathologist Aqua Asberry, HT(ASCP)CM

As a student, Aqua Asberry, HT(ASCP)CM, studied chemistry and was determined to become a forensic scientist. An intuitive mentor steered her towards histology. Critical Values spoke with her to learn more about her fascinating journey and future goals. Here’s what she had to say.

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Gender Representation of Awards in Pathology: A Level Playing Field

How are women represented as physician award recipients in pathology? That’s the question that a team of authors set out to explore in an article recently published in AJCP. Critical Values sat down with lead author Sara E. Wobker, MD, MPH, FASCP, and senior author Francesca Khani, MD, to learn more about their study, and importantly, their findings, and what they mean for the future of pathology.

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3 Questions with Susan Harrington, PhD, D(ABMM), MASCP, MLS(ASCP)CM

For the Critical Values series, “3 Questions With,” Dr. Susan Harrington, Chair of the ASCP Workforce Steering Committee, shares her thoughts on three questions (and a bonus!) on issues facing the laboratory, changes she’d like to see in educational programs, and more.

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