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'Meet YoUR Labs' Poster Session Sheds Light on Labs

altThe URMC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine hosted its first ever public poster session in the North End of Cafe 601 on Tuesday, April 26. 

All were welcomed to meet faculty and staff and learn more about laboratory careers, which, although they are largely behind the scenes, play a critical role in research and patient care. The event coincided with Medical Laboratory Professionals' Week.

UR Medicine Labs processes more than 6 million patient lab tests each year. The department is the second largest in URMC with over 900 total personnel, including 355 licensed lab professionals. The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) reports that lab tests guide more than 70 percent of medical decisions.

"Medical Laboratory Professionals are critical to the healthcare community," said Vicki Roberts, manager of education for Pathology and Lab Medicine. "The practice of medical laboratory science provides insight into a patient’s well-being, thus driving treatment forward, whether that means taking action or waiting to monitor his or her condition. All members of the laboratory community care deeply about the patient populations they serve."

The following posters showcased different department areas:

  1. Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine
  2. Chemistry and Hematology 
  3. Client Services
  4. Clinical Microbiology
  5. Clinical Trials Project Management
  6. Clinical Trials Kit Building
  7. Courier Services
  8. Cytogenetics
  9. Cytopathology
  10. Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  11. Flow/Bone Marrow
  12. HLA/Tissue Typing
  13. Mass Spectrometry-Toxicology
  14. Microarray
  15. Molecular Diagnostics
  16. Outpatient Ridgeland Road Labs
  17. Outreach
  18. Pathology Locations
  19. Patient Blood Management
  20. Phlebotomy
  21. Quality Assurance and Compliance
  22. Residency and GME Programs
  23. Specimen Management Systems
  24. Surgical Pathology Gross Room
  25. Surgical Pathology Sub Specialty Model
  26. Surgical Pathology-Ethiopia Project
  27. Virology