Click here for the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Home Page Click here for the UC Irvine Home Page Click here for the School of Medicine Home Page

Employee Spotlight - Jasmine Huang

Jasmine Huang
Jasmine Huang

Congratulations to our newest winner of the Staff Recognition Award - Jasmine Huang!

The award winner is an employee everybody knows who is not afraid to step up for the most tedious work. Jasmine is organized, attends to all details, from the insignificantly small to critically important, and goes above and beyond her normal duties to make sure things are done in the right way. She sets a good example of keeping communication in a "close loop" with clear instructions for the team.

Jasmine is a team member in the Hematology Division at the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. In addition to her daily hematology bench assignment, she has taken it upon herself to resolve and email Hematology Bone Marrow Pathology and send-out reports to treating oncology physicians, pathologists, and billers. This task requires her to contact UCLA, University of Washington, Neogenomics, MAYO, and other reference labs for bone marrow cytogenetics, molecular, FISH, and other tests not performed in-house. Jasmine found a way to simplify the process by creating folders for each patient and uploading all test reports and transmittals to the Pathology Sharepoint. She consistently and diligently monitors patient logs to ensure the information is up-to-date.

To get to know Jasmine, we asked her a few questions.

Q. What is your job title and how long have you worked here in the Department of Pathology?
I've worked for the Department of Pathology for almost 8 years. I started as a Laboratory Assistant in Support Services and now I'm working in Hematology and Flow Cytometry as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist. I'm an alumni of our Medical Technology Training Program, Class of 2013, with St. Joseph Hospital.

Q. What is a trait/skill/talent that you like most about yourself?

Q. If you could pick a new skill in an instant, what would it be?
Cook like a Pro!

Q. What is the most exotic vacation you've been on?
I traveled to Peru with local friends: marveling at Machu Picchu, flying over the Nasca Lines, and desert sandboarding.

Q. What are 3 things on your bucket list:?
Travel around the world, skydiving, and run a half-marathon

Q. What would be your perfect meal?
Any homemade meal with family and friends

Q. What is one personal skill you wish you had that you don't?
Have photographic memory

Q. Are you an early bird or a night owl?
Mostly an early bird

We want to wish Jasmine a hearty congratulation on receiving the staff recognition award. Although Jasmine is not always comfortable in the spotlight, she hopes more people will be motivated, supported, nominated, and recognized through this quarterly Staff Recognition Award.



To nominate a co-worker for the next quarter's lottery, download the nomination form and check back in February for the next submission deadline date.

Any staff member who has been employed at least 90 days and has not been selected in the previous quarter.

What QUALITIES should the employee show?
An employee who goes above and beyond in displaying the following values and actions: customer service, team work, performance, and innovation.

Any staff member can self-nominate and/or nominate another employee by filling out the form.

How will the employee be RECOGNIZED?
A $75 gift card to the successful nominee and a feature in the Employee Spotlight on the Dept. of Pathology website.

Who will make the DECISION?
A committee team of employees (Staff Ambassadors) and Carol Eade-Viele will select the best examples of our values, put the names into a lottery, and one name will be picked randomly.