LMP Q&A BUG: Catherine Wang

The LMP Q&A Bug is back! The bug is once again making its way through LMP labs and offices, showcasing the personal side of technologists, medical and scientific staff, administration and everyone in between. Once ‘infected’ by the bug, participants will be featured in a photo Q&A sharing a bit more of their personality to... Continue Reading →


The evolving Clinical Biochemistry Lab

  UHN medical laboratory staff play a key role in leveraging resources to enhance patient care, often identifying and deciding the best ways to implement or modify testing. This role is especially true for UHN Clinical Biochemists, who in the last seven years have helped add over 20 new laboratory instruments and have implemented or... Continue Reading →

Sarah James awarded inaugural PA Distinguished Service Award, CAP-ACP

  Sarah James, LMP pathologists' assistant and effective July 1, Quality Manager for Timmins Cluster Hospitals, was recently awarded the first ever Pathologists’ Assistants (PA) Section Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Association of Pathologists (CAP-ACP). This is the first year the award has ever been given, and Sarah sets the benchmark extremely high with... Continue Reading →

A tale of two accreditations

On Thursday last week, LMP woke to surprise visits from both the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) to conduct biennial laboratory accreditations of LMP's molecular and cytogenetics labs, and the transfusion laboratory respectively. "Both organizations schedule windows of time for assessments to take place - but it's... Continue Reading →

Chetty’s Cheetahs cycle with police on tail for entire 2017 Big Bike ride

Energized by cowbells, cheering and a good cause, the LMP Big Bike team, Chetty's Cheetahs livened a dreary May morning by cycling around Queens Park in style (and with an organized police escort). Led by cytopathology lab technologist and team captain, Mathew Carter, Chetty's Cheetahs took Toronto General Hospital's first ride of the day on the... Continue Reading →

CAP/ACP awards LMP’s Martin Grealish with the Lloyd A. Kennedy Pathologists’ Assistant Award

  Congratulations to Martin Grealish, LMP Pathologists' Assistant (PA) for being awarded the Canadian Association of Pathologists' 2017 Lloyd A. Kennedy Pathologists' Assistant Award for his outstanding contributions to professional development within the laboratory medicine community. Most in LMP will know this award is very well deserved due to Martin's involvement in local continuing education as well as... Continue Reading →

LMP and CSMLS partner in new video series showcasing what goes on “In the Lab”

In preparation for this year’s National Med Lab Week, taking place April 16-22, UHN’s Laboratory Medicine Program and the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science have come together to launch three videos detailing prominent laboratory tests. The videos bring our audience into the labs at Toronto General Hospital and allow them to follow UHN Medical... Continue Reading →

LMP Chief of Biochemistry receives AACC education award

Congratulations to Dr. Eleftherios Diamandis, Chief of Biochemistry, LMP for receiving the 2017 American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) award for Outstanding Contributions to Education. The award recognizes excellence in education and is given to individuals who have devoted a major portion of their professional life to enhancing the practice and profession of clinical chemistry through... Continue Reading →

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