eLABorate Topics

Episode 10: Elevate your Career: The Do’s and Don’ts to Pitching yourself

Self-promotion can be essential to career advancement and growth in any industry. Although we all know that pitching yourself is necessary when applying for a job, prepping for a networking event or submitting yourself for an award -many of us tend not to do this. Sitting back, working hard and hoping someone notices you is…

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Episode 9: How the “hyper-achiever” could lead to burn-out in medical lab leaders

Who will help the lab leaders who are burnt out? Are we only focused on just a few of the challenges and are ignoring what could become a bigger problem? In this episode of eLABorate Topics podcast Lona Small talks about how the “hyper-achiever” could lead to burn-out in medical lab leaders. Lona explained hyper-achiever…

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Episode 8: Health, Success and Wellbeing for Laboratory Professionals (featuring Dr. Letycia Nuñez Argote)

“Judge your success by the degree that you’re enjoying peace, health, and love.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr. Dr. Nuñez-Argote is an accomplished laboratory professional that is passionate about her colleagues being healthy and prosperous. In this exciting episode, co-host Stephanie Whitehead and Dr. Nuñez-Argote, discuss her professional journey and her ongoing research focused on…

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Episode 7: Building a Strong Foundation- Developing Managers From Within

Effective management is crucial for the success of any organization, but it’s not enough to simply hire experienced managers from outside the organization. Developing new managers from within is a worthwhile investment of time and resources that can ensure the organization has a pool of talented managers who can lead the organization to success. In…

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Episode 6: The Effects of not focusing on the team you already have.

There is a lot of discussions about attracting new medical lab professionals to the field, but what can we do to keep the ones we already have? In today’s episode of eLABorate Topics podcast, we are going to discuss the effects of not focusing on our current team members. Lona discussed the many ways it…

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Episode 5: Useful Tips to Survive as an Understaffed Lab

Critical staffing, under-staffed, short-staffed – it’s all the same. And, no matter what terminology you use, most labs (especially recently) have faced this significant problem. The stress of not having enough staff to cover the needed shifts and cause anxiety for the entire laboratory. In this episode of eLABorate Topics podcast hosts Lona Small, Tywauna…

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Episode 4: How to Navigate your Leadership Journey (featuring Sean Tucker)

In this exciting episode, co-host Stephanie Whitehead and Sean Tucker, MBA, MLS (ASCP), discuss their professional journeys as lab leaders. Tune in as Sean shares how his continuous focus on building cultures, encouraging emerging leaders and volunteering

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Episode 3: Navigating Conflict in the Medical Laboratory

In this episode, co-host, Tywauna Wilson, gives practical tips for navigating conflict in the medical laboratory.

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Episode 2: An interview with the 2022 Super Cell Bowl Champions, University of Connecticut

In this episode, the co-hosts interview University of Connecticut’s Bruce Blanchard (Director of Medical Laboratory Sciences and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Allied Health Sciences Department) and his 2022 Cell Bowl Competition team!

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Episode 1: Let’s eLaborate! Season 2 Recap and Highlights

Tune in today as the co-hosts reflect over their eLaborate Topics journey and share tidbits from their favorite episodes of 2022.

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