Recently, The National Society for Histotechnology (NSH) presented LMP’s own, Judy Torne, laboratory technologist with the Roche Diagnostics’ Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Award. The awards were presented in Washington D.C. at the 41st Annual NSH Symposium/Convention and recognize outstanding leadership, education, and advocacy in histotechnology.
The event distributed over $40,000 in scholarships and Judy was the only Canadian to receive an award.
“It was incredibly touching to learn I had been chosen as a recipient,” says Judy. “I’ve only been in IHC for two years now, but I’m already so passionate about the work we do and want to keep learning more, and advancing my skills. It really means a lot.”
Upon hearing she was a candidate for the award, Judy was required to submit an up-to-date curriculum of vitae and plans for utilizing the $1000 scholarship. Judy’s plans focus on working towards her personal goals of learning and teaching, and include pursuing educational development through peers in the international community. Judy hopes the information she learns can be used to complement our own work in LMP.
“We are both very proud to see the clinical immunopathology laboratory recognized on a large scale,” says IHC directors, Dr. Emina Torlakovic and Dr. Carol Cheung. “It speaks to the work done by all our staff and showcases the importance of immunohistochemistry in healthcare.”