Researchers know the value of having safe, efficient space to conduct work. One of the goals at IU School of Medicine is to enhance the school's research efforts by effectively managing our laboratory space. That includes optimizing our space, sharing resources as needed, and promoting opportunities to streamline productivity and the research workflow.
To make their efficiency efforts more fun and collaborative, Department of Medicine researchers in the Hematology/Oncology division held a lab clean-out day on Friday, July 22 in Walther Hall (R3). The event focused on consumables, paper of all sorts, broken or obsolete equipment, and general lab organization. There was also a swap meet where equipment and consumables were made available to division junior faculty first, before opening it to senior faculty.
As part of the event, researchers received awards to celebrate some unique successes during a ceremony in the second floor atrium. The award for the oldest lab notebook went to David Roodman, PhD, MD, who had one dating back to 1970! John Turchi, PhD, received the award for oldest primary data, which was from 1992.