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Category Archives: At the Hinton Lab

Working Together to Improve Adult Immunization Rates in MA Posted on Apr 23

Working Together to Improve Adult Immunization Rates in MA

Registration for the 19th Annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference is open! This event, to be held May 20, 2014 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA attracts professionals from local public health organizations, long-term-care facilities, pharmacies, college health, hospitals, physician practices, community health centers, employers, health   …Continue Reading Working Together to Improve Adult Immunization Rates in MA

Welcome Dr. Michael Pentella, new Director of Bureau of Laboratory Sciences Posted on Apr 16

Welcome Dr. Michael Pentella, new Director of Bureau of Laboratory Sciences

 Posted by Larry Madoff, MD, Director of the Division of Epidemiology and Immunization at the Bureau of Laboratory Sciences We are very pleased to welcome Michael Pentella, PhD as the new Director of the Bureau of Laboratory Sciences at the Hinton State Laboratory Institute.     …Continue Reading Welcome Dr. Michael Pentella, new Director of Bureau of Laboratory Sciences

Flu Season at the State Lab: Where Do All Those Tests Go? Posted on Feb 7

Flu Season at the State Lab: Where Do All Those Tests Go?

  Posted by Sandra Smole, Ph.D. Sandy is the Director of the Division of Molecular Diagnostics and Virology at the Bureau of Laboratory Sciences.  Did you know, each flu season the State Lab’s Influenza Unit test hundreds of samples sent in from doctor’s offices and   …Continue Reading Flu Season at the State Lab: Where Do All Those Tests Go?

The life and times of Dr. William Augustus Hinton Posted on Jan 29

The life and times of Dr. William Augustus Hinton

  Posted by Dr. Al DeMaria, State Epidemiologist and Medical Director of the Bureau of Infectious Disease.   Did you know the Hinton State Lab is named after Dr. William A. Hinton, a nationally recognized and gifted doctor and researcher?  At one time in the early   …Continue Reading The life and times of Dr. William Augustus Hinton

An Introduction to the Hinton State Lab Posted on Jan 18

An Introduction to the Hinton State Lab

Posted by Larry Madoff, MD, Interim Director of the Bureau of Laboratory Sciences    The Department of Public Health is comprised of ten bureaus and hundreds of programs, each dedicated to a particular component of promoting and protecting the public’s health.  While DPH staff are   …Continue Reading An Introduction to the Hinton State Lab