Lab Week 2018

By Amy Drouillard | April 16 2018

April 22 - 28, 2018

Michigan Medicine Pathology personnel have many things to look forward to: the snow is melting, the sun is shining and most importantly, it is almost time for Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW)!

Originating in 1975, MLPW began in order to raise public awareness of the profession, creating a better understanding of the critical role that skilled professionals play in healthcare. The last full week in April is a time where laboratory personnel can swing open the doors, showing not only what they do, but also their direct impact on patient care. It’s a week to educate the public and other medical professionals, along with recognizing the contributions of our fellow laboratory professionals.

The Lab Ambassadors are joining forces to create fun laboratory themed activities that help strengthen the laboratory community while spreading the mission of Pathology.

This year the exciting celebration will kick off with the 9th Clinical Pathology Symposium. The fun will continue from there. The different laboratory sections will provide lab tours to nurses, physicians, and other interested staff to showcase the inner workings of the lab. We have also planned fun team-building activities that include designing your very own Lab Week keychain and sporting a fabulous Pathology Department T-Shirt. We will also have numerous online activities such as lab themed crossword, word search, and spot the differences puzzles.

Throughout the week and most importantly throughout the year, the Pathology Department strives to be a great provider of care. We accomplish this together by sharing a love for what we do each and every day. In our hearts and in our actions every week is Lab Week.

Questions: Contact Amy Drouillard or Merry Muilenberg

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Before Lab Week Starts

We have great opportunities this year that allows you to participate. But you have to act fast!

"Star Labs" Video

This year's theme revolves around everything Star Wars and Star Trek, but Lab Week is about you!  As you might have seen our video crew in the labs, we are making a short trailer with lab volunteers.  

Watch Video


Pin and Keychain Making

Represent your lab by creating and wearing a pin or keychain that is personally designed by you, or choose one of the styles we'll provide.



"May the Lab Be With You" T-Shirt

Put in your order for this year's T-shirt that celebrates the theme of "Star Labs". Shirts are only $20.00 and orders must be in by April 29th

Put in your Order