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VeraLucia "Lou" Mendes-Kramer


Lou is a Forensic Pathologists’ Assistant, Program Director, and Assistant Professor (Clinical) at the Wayne State University Pathologists’ Assistant Program. Her interest in pathology began after shadowing pathologists in her undergraduate anatomy dissection laboratory; seeing autopsy and anatomy come together set her on course to become a forensic pathologists’ assistant. Undeterred by advice that “PAs don’t work in forensics,” Lou achieved her dream position through a mix of interest, networking, and a lack of fear in breaking down barriers – and she hopes to see other PAs follow in her footsteps to make a positive impact on pathology workforce shortages.


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