Congratulations to Tia Labarge, who has received the 2016 Rising Star Award from the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics.
The award is given to an outstanding human leukoctye antigen (HLA) technologist who has worked in the field for less than three years and wants to pursue a career in HLA.
Labarge has worked at URMC since 2004 and joined the HLA/Tissue Typing Lab in 2014. Prior to this, she worked in other lab areas including Flow Cytometry and Microbiology.
In her current role, she is responsible for testing that will determine which patients will receive a solid organ or stem cell transplant.
Labarge will accept the award at the ASHI Annual Meeting in September.