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Episode 14: Lessons of Mentorship and Community with the President of the Society of Black Pathology- Dr. Dana Powell Baker
Episode 1430th April 2024 • eLABorate Topics • dibroadcasting
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In today’s episode of eLABorate Topics, we delve deep into the intersection of opportunity and growth within the pathology and laboratory medicine arenas, guided by the engaging insights of Dr. Dana Powell Baker, president of the Society of Black Pathology. Get ready to explore the expansive impact of saying "yes," embracing leadership, and fostering inclusivity in the field.

Today, we’ll cover:

- Dr. Dana Powell Baker’s journey from a medical laboratory scientist to the president of the Society of Black Pathology and how strategic opportunities shaped her career.

- The importance of overcoming discomfort and fear to seize growth opportunities in professional settings.

- Insights into the Society of Black Pathology’s mission to enhance diversity and empower underrepresented groups within the pathology field.

- Practical advice for professionals on engaging with and contributing to organizations to advance their careers and professional networks.

- An enlightening discussion on the personal and societal benefits of inclusive leadership and structured mentorship in pathology and laboratory medicine.

Guest Bio:

Dr. Dana Powell Baker is the Manager for Academic Partnerships with the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL). An ASCP-certified Medical Laboratory Scientist, her areas of expertise include higher education, learning and development, relationship building, laboratory operations, interprofessional education and healthcare simulation. In addition to her professional responsibilities, she is a champion for STEM as well as an advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Furthermore, she serves as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Dr. Baker has been recognized with various awards for her contributions and service to the laboratory profession most recently being named as a co-recipient of the 2022 ASCP President’s Award. She serves in leadership roles across professional organizations including the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS). She is actively engaged mentorship of emerging laboratory professionals.

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