LMP Q&A BUG: Chris Cursio



This week, Chris Cursio, manager of point-of-care testing (POCT) was ‘infected’ by the LMP Q&A BUG and the nomination came from fellow dog lover, (***hint: more ‘dog’ drawings to come) Jaimelyn Rara. Check out Jamielyn’s photo Q&A, HERE.

As manager of point-of-care testing, Chris oversees the process where lab testing is taken to the bedside and delivered by non-lab staff across UHN. Chris and her Team oversee initial operator training where UHN staff learn how to perform a test, as well as QC testing, ongoing operator training and proficiency training for each POCT program. Chris also works on overseeing quality assurance for point-of-care testing for many of our partner sites. Testing at the bedside has huge advantages for the speed of which results can be delivered for patient care and there are about 360,000 point-of-care tests administered annually throughout UHN. In addition to these responsibilities, Chris is also the site lab lead at Toronto Western Hospital, and the clinical coordinator of the MLT/MLA student training program.

Learn more on the personal side of Chris Cursio by checking out her photo Q&A below. Make sure to read to the end to find out who’s next to be ‘infected’ by the LMP Q&A BUG. It could be you!


Whereabouts do you live and how do you commute to work?



What was your first job/ worst job?



What do you do for fun?



Favourite TV show?



Favourite movie you’ve seen this year?



If you could bring one thing to a deserted island, what would it be?



What’s your favourite animal? (Draw it!)


We may have a new ‘best’ for worst dog drawing… But check out toms dog, HERE, and decide for yourself.


If you cast an actor to play you in a movie, who would you pick?



What’s on your ipod?



What’s your favourite thing to cook?



If you had to describe LMP in three words, what would they be?



If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?



Because Chris completed the photo Q&A series she was given the opportunity to pass the bug onto someone else… It’s now with great pleasure we announce the next staff member to be ‘infected’ by the LMP Q&A BUG:

Pow Lee Cheng, Charge Technologist, Core Laboratory


Have a common interest with Chris?   – Share it in the comments section!

  • That you’re a huge Rolling Stones fan, and your favourite song is…
  • How you have the secret to the best BBQ burgers every time
  • That you saw River at TIFF too and loved it!
  • How you tune in to the ‘Mighty Q’ every weekend for Psychedelic Sundays
  • That you sympathize with how difficult it can be to draw a dog
  • Etc.

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