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Scientific and not-so-scientific ideas in laboratory medicine. We share ideas and talk nerdy.

Off the Bench ASCLS

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5 • 12 Ratings

Scientific and not-so-scientific ideas in laboratory medicine. We share ideas and talk nerdy.

    Moose, Scat, E. coli, Oh My!

    Moose, Scat, E. coli, Oh My!

    In this month's episode, host Sophia Chandrasekar talks with Professor Grace Leu-Burke of the University of Alaska in Anchorage (UAA). Professor Leu-Burke shares the challenges for a medical laboratory professional in Alaska and the research program she developed at UAA for the MLS program. Hear about her students' research and fascinating (and terrifying!) observations that they've cultured.

    • 57 min
    The Challenges, Opportunities, and Importance of Diversity with Dr. Letycia Nuñez-Argote

    The Challenges, Opportunities, and Importance of Diversity with Dr. Letycia Nuñez-Argote

    In this episode, hosts Sophia Chandrasekar and Doryan Redding speak with Letycia Nuñez-Argote, PhD, CPH, MLS(ASCP)CM, about the ASCLS Diversity Advocacy Council, the 2024 ASCLS PRISM: Pride · Respect · Inclusion · Support · Momentum Book Club, and how we can always be improving and learning about diversity, equity, and inclusion and how we see the world. Special thanks go out to our episode sponsor, the University of Cincinnati Online.

    • 51 min
    2023 Reflections and Look Ahead to 2024

    2023 Reflections and Look Ahead to 2024

    It's the final episode of Off the Bench for 2023. Hosts Sophia Chandrasekar and Doryan Redding reflect on the past year and share upcoming news for 2024. Off the Bench will take a short break this winter and will be back with new episodes in March. Happy New Year to all medical laboratory professionals and listeners!

    • 12 min
    Tales from the Bench

    Tales from the Bench

    In this episode, hear impactful, heart-warming, and funny stories from medical laboratory professionals that were recorded during the 2023 ASCLS, AGT & SAFMLS Joint Annual Meeting in Providence. Hosts Doryan Redding and Sophia Chandrasekar reflect on what they love about each story. Special thanks go out to our episode sponsor, the University of Cincinnati Online.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Spooky Storytime with Dr. Brandy Gunsolus

    Spooky Storytime with Dr. Brandy Gunsolus

    Beware: This episode is not for the squeamish. To get in the Halloween spirit, host Sophia Chandrasekar sits down with Brandy Gunsolus, DCLS, MLS(ASCP)CM, to hear her creepiest, most disgusting, and "more unusual" stories that happened while working in medical laboratories. Special thanks go out to our episode sponsor, the University of Cincinnati Online.

    • 45 min
    Improptu Views from JAM 2023 Part 2

    Improptu Views from JAM 2023 Part 2

    In this episode, hosts Sophia Chandrasekar and Doryan Redding continue going through the "Impromptu Views" recorded at the 2023 ASCLS, AGT & SAFMLS Joint Annual Meeting and dive into the importance of self-advocacy, community, and outreach in the laboratory field.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Samantha Salm ,

Funny and Timely

With medical lab scientists thrown into the spotlight during COVID-19, this re-vamp of the Off The Bench Podcast came just in time. The 2020 Leadership Academy Class does a fabulous job hosting this podcast and coming up with great content!

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Awesome education...

Thank you for sharing your expertise!!

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