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Interviews (professional titles and positions are listed as they were at the time of the interviews)
Rebecca Elon, MD, MPH, Medical Director of North Arundel Senior Care, Severna Park, Maryland.
Joy Goldberger, MS, CCLS, Education Coordinator, Child Life Department, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Baltimore, Maryland.
Saralynn Pruett, MT (ASCP), Phlebotomy Supervisor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota.
Karen Szafran, CPNP, nurse practitioner, pediatric practice, Alexandria, Virginia.
Myra Daly, PT (ASCP), Phlebotomy Supervisor, Northwest Community Healthcare, Arlington Heights, Illinois.
Joan Kosiek, MT(ASCP)SH, point-of-care consultant, Northwest Community Healthcare, Arlington Heights, Illinois.
Richard Flaherty, Executive Vice-President, American Association for Clinical Chemistry, Washington, District of Columbia.