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Arkana Physician Spotlight: Dr. Ambruzs

Dr. Josephine Ambruzs joined our staff in 2013 following the completion of her fellowship training in renal pathology at Arkana Laboratories. Dr. Ambruzs received her MD from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, NJ, a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed a pathology residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, where she finished her tenure as chief resident. At Arkana, Dr. Ambruzs helps troubleshoot with our specimen triage team, works on our standardization in diagnostics committee, and provides much support as an internal consultant on...

Introduction to Disease Week

Welcome to the first Disease Week! This is a monthly series led by a renal pathologist at Arkana with unique interest, experience, or expertise in a particular disease. Throughout Disease Week, you will see posts with links to useful research, as well as coordination between other series to showcase different facets of the disease. On Fridays of Disease Week, we will have a cumulative post of all the article links and a deeper dive into a topic for that disease. We want each Disease Week to educate as well as spark conversations about kidney diseases. Feel free to follow along on...

Christmas Lunch

Today we all gathered for a delicious Christmas lunch and presented the Walkers with a gift from all of the staff - donations to the charity of their choice. ♥️      

Angel Tree

'Tis the season of giving! Our very own Christa was kind enough to organize this opportunity for us to be a part of the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program. For more information on this program, or for more ways to give, visit     

Arkana Square Dance

This past weekend we had a square dance!  It was held at a beautiful location called Cold Springs Events, which is a short 20-minute drive outside of the city.  We also enjoyed delicious food from Heritage Catering.   Good food and dancing in a beautiful atmosphere make for a great night. 

Diana Retirement

We said farewell this week as one of our long-time colleagues stepped into retirement bliss.  Here are a few words about Diana from her supervisor, Arkana Financial Manager, Neal Daugherty: On behalf of Arkana, I want to thank Diana for her conscientiousness and her hard-working service toward the company during the last eleven and half years.  Over that time, she has seen the company grow and mature and she responded to every challenge with courage and perseverance.  Personally, I appreciate the guidance she provided over my tenure with her and her graciousness as I learned Arkana.  She is truly a...

All in a day’s work

Less than a week until American Society of Nephrology's #kidneywk! This year we are asking what "All in a day's work" means to you.   ​   ​ ​   ​   ​ ​   ​   ​   ​   ​   ​   ​   ​   ​   ​   ​   ​   ​   ​   ​   ​   ​   ​   ​   ​   ​   ​   ​   ​   ​   ​   ​   ​   ​   ​   ​   ​   ​   ​   ​...