We participate in rotations of Pathology residents, Hematopathology fellows, Children's Wisconsin (Children's) Hematology-Oncology fellows, students in the Women’s Health Elective, visiting observers, and welcome those interested to spend time in the lab.
The Director participates in weekly Hematology-Oncology conference, monthly Clinical Genetics rounds at Children's, and the entire lab convenes for a monthly online Cytogenetics Case Exchange with Cytogenetics Labs in Madison, Boston, Marshfield and the University of Chicago. Our lab initiated the Case Exchange, which has garnered national interest as a forum for Cytogenetics abnormal case and issues discussion and education. It is an accredited CME activity, and attracts interest from the Association for Professors of Human and Medical Genetics and the American Society of Human Genetics, the latter from which we hope to get support to expand this program to a wider national audience.
We have expanded our service to research efforts on this campus, by serving as a virtual “core lab” in establishing tissue cultures on specimens, performing cryopreservation for future studies, and conducting cytogenetic analysis. In this capacity, we serve several investigators at the Children’s Research Institute and the Translational Research facility at MCW.