eLABorate Topics

Episode 20 – A “FYI” on LDTs (featuring Michelle Campbell)

For many labs, validating their own laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) is the best solution to provide innovative, niche laboratory results in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.   In this episode, Stephanie Whitehead had the privilege of interviewing Michelle Campbell, MS, MLS(ASCP) MB, SC – an accomplished laboratory diagnostic development scientist (and medical laboratory professional) with expertise…

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Episode 19: Growing Beyond the Lab: 7 Personal Growth Steps for Medical Lab Professionals

On this episode of eLABorate Topics, host Tywauna Wilson shares practical tips for personal and professional growth that can help medical laboratory professionals excel in their careers. As a healthcare detective herself, Tywauna provides valuable insights for listeners, encouraging them to reflect on their current situation, rate past experiences, and set SMART goals. Additionally, she…

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Episode 18- “Ask Us Anything!” An eLABorate Topics Q&A, Roundtable Talk

Are you looking for answers to your burning questions about life, your career and everything in between?  In this episode, the eLABorate Topics co-hosts answer questions submitted by our fans on social media.  Tune in as they offer advice on how to successfully navigate your career path, how to increase your confidence, and tips to…

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Episode 17: An effective way to set career goals that you will be excited to keep

In this episode Lona Small discussed ways lab leaders can use an innovative way to set career goals they would be excited to keep. Lona discussed the importance of setting end goals instead of means goals, in order to reach career objectives. Lona also discussed the 3 MIQ or 3 Most Important Questions made popular…

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Episode 16: Innovative Solutions to the Challenges facing our laboratories (Featuring Nicole Colby)

Nicole Colby MLS(ASCP)cm, SBBcm, SCcm is an accomplished laboratory professional who’s passion for educating others has helped her make a lasting impact within the laboratory industry. In this enlightening episode, Stephanie Whitehead chats with Nicole about her laboratory journey and how she is using her current role at COLA to help advocate and educate the…

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Episode 15: Unlocking the Secrets to Winning Professional Awards: Tips from Forty Under 40 Winners

On this episode of eLABorate Topics, host Tywauna Wilson interviews past ASCP Forty under 40 award winners Stephanie Whitehead and Tiffany “Medical Lab Lady” Gill. They share their leadership tips and talk about their laboratory journeys. Tiffany talks about receiving the Forty Under 40 award and what she did to make her application stand out….

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Episode 14: Navigating the Complexities of Hiring Foreign Healthcare Practitioners – Rex F. Famitangco

On this episode of eLABorate Topics, Tywauna Wilson and Stephanie Whitehead discuss navigating the complexities of hiring foreign healthcare practitioners in the US. They have an expert guest, Rex Famitangco, who provides pro tips for overcoming challenges and filling workforce shortages. Rex shares his personal journey from working in medical laboratories in the Philippines to…

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Episode 13: Improve the overall wellness for yourself and your team in little time.

For busy lab professionals who badly want to prioritize their health but have little time, this podcast episode is for you. In today’s episode of eLABorate Topics podcast Lona Small talks on how to improve the overall wellness for yourself and your team with small investment of time. Lona discussed using Positive Intelligence Quotient (PQ)…

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Episode 12: Teaming Up! The Benefit of Interdisciplinary Relationships for Laboratory Leaders(featuring Melody Boudreaux Nelson)

“Without mastering collaborative relationships, both inside and outside the company, we won’t produce the outcomes needed….”   — Lori Beer Great leaders understand the incredible value of collaboration, especially in healthcare. Leadership is a TEAM sport. The World Health Organization defines interdisciplinary teams as “multiple health workers from different professional backgrounds work[ing] together with patients, families,…

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Episode 11: Make a Great First Impression By Increasing Your Business Email Etiquette

As Medical Laboratory Professionals, professionalism in the workplace is necessary for success. While many focus on verbal professionalism, it also includes using the proper business etiquette when communicating with colleagues, clients, and clinicians by via email. As the world becomes increasingly digitized, email etiquette is becoming an essential skill for any successful professional.  In this…

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