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Jay L. Hess, M.D., Ph.D., M.H.S.A., the Chair of the Department of Pathology, has been named the Vice President of University Clinical Affairs and Dean of the Indiana University School of Medicine effective September 1, 2013. Under Dr. Hess’s leadership, the Department of Pathology has achieved new heights of national and international recognition in all three of our missions – clinical, educational, and research. While we laud his accomplishments and congratulate him on his new leadership position, we will miss him and his leadership of our Department. A farewell reception is being planned and further announcements will be forthcoming.
The announcement made by Indiana University can be found at: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/24246.html
Dr. Lori Lowe, Professor of Pathology and Dermatology and former Director of Dermatopathology, was awarded the 2013 Walter Nickel Teaching Award by the American Society of Dermatopathology (ASDP). This is an extremely competitive and highly prestigious award that reflects Lori’s recognition by her peers as a national and international leader who is a superb practitioner, clinician scientist, and educator.
Dr. Steven L. Kunkel, Endowed Professor of Pathology Research and Senior Associate Dean of Research in the Medical School, has been selected to receive the Henry L. Bolley Academic Achievement Award, which recognizes an individual who has attained noted achievements in the area of education as a teacher, researcher and/or administrator, from his undergraduate alma mater, North Dakota State University. He will receive this honor at the 2013 Alumni Awards Celebration in Fargo, ND on April 18.
Congratulations to Ted Brown, M.D.- he has been elected the 2013-2014 Assistant Chief Resident by his peers. Ted will be Megan Alderman's side-kick for the 2013-2014 fiscal year and will learn everything there is to know about being a Chief Resident before she turns it over to him next year. Megan has probably learned more that she wanted to know from our current Chief Resident, Randy Butler, including a new appreciation of the complexity of Rotation and Call Schedules!
Dr. Don Giacherio, Director of Chemical Pathology was selected for the 2013 Board of Directors Recognition award for his contributions and support of ASCLS-Michigan at the annual meeting held in East Lansing. Andrea Hickey from the Blood Bank Laboratory was also recognized at this event by receiving the Pamela Agren Inspirational award for her continued leadership in the laboratory sciences.
Dr. Jeffrey Myers, A. James French Professor of Pathology, Director of Anatomic Pathology and Director of the MLabs, was installed as President of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) at the recent 2013 USCAP Annual Meeting in Baltimore.
Dr. Madelyn Lew, currently a Cytopathology Fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School, will join the Department as an Assistant Professor in the Cytopathology Section beginning in July 2013.
Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan, S.P. Hicks Professor of Pathology and Director of the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology has been named as the 2013 recipient of the Distinguished University Innovator Award. This prestigious award established by the Office of the Vice President for Research recognizes individuals “who have made important and lasting contributions to science and society by their efforts to develop novel ideas and insights, and to translate them to practice.