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Dr. Gabriel Núñez, Paul de Kruif Professor of Pathology, is a senior author of the article “Staphylococcus δ-toxin induces allergic skin disease by activating mast cells” which was published in the online issue of Nature, Oct 30th, 2013. Dr. Yuumi Nakamura, a postdoctoral fellow formerly in Núñez Lab is the lead author. Other coauthors from the Department include Associate Professor Naohiro Inohara, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellows Drs. Raul Muñoz-Planillo and Mizuho Hasegawa, and Susana Chan, a graduate student. The article can be found at http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature12655.html.
Thank you to Drs. Charles Harmon, Carolyn Haus, Sandhya John, and Stephanie Chen for joining the House Officer Clinical Quality and Safety Council (HOQSC). We appreciate these individuals contributing their time, efforts and perspectives to this UM Health System committee. The HOQSC was originally formed in 2011 and is designed to enhance quality, safety, and value in patient care. Thank you for volunteering to this important cause!
Dr. Lauren Smith was recently named the Director of the Medical Ethics Path of Excellence at the University of Michigan Medical School. In this capacity, she will develop curriculum and supervise medical students interested in pursuing ethics as an area of study. Paths of Excellence are integral components in the plan for a new medical school curriculum.
Dr. Ulysses Balis, Director of Pathology Informatics, was recently quoted extensively in this month’s
A team of investigators led by research assistant professor Dr. Yifan Liu has published their work "Impaired replication elongation in Tetrahymena mutants deficient in histone H3 Lys 27 monomethylation" in current issue of Genes & Development. The paper can be accessed at http://genesdev.cshlp.org. The first author is Dr. Shao Gao in the Liu lab.
Congratulations are extended to Edward Grimley, a doctoral candidate in the Molecular and Cellular Pathology Program, who was awarded a Proteome Informatics of Cancer Training Program Fellowship.It is quite an honor to receive this prestigious NIH Pre-doctoral Fellowship.
Please Welcome the 2013 - 2014 Department of Pathology Fellows!
Blood Bank Fellow - Chelsea Tooke-Barry, MD
Cytopathology Fellow - Kurt Bernacki, MD
Cytopathology Fellow - Scott Kantola, MD
Dermatopathology Fellow - Thanh Ha, MD
Dermatopathology Fellow - Jeremy Vincent, MD
Forensic Pathology Fellow - Amanda Fisher-Hubbard, MD
Forensic Pathology Fellow - Jeffrey Hudson, MD
Gastrointestinal Pathology Fellow - Olga Speck, MD
Genitourinary Pathology Fellow - Jiyoon Yoon, MD
Gynecologic Pathology Fellow - Andrew Sciallis, MD
Hematopathology Fellow - Melissa Bombery, MD
Hematopathology Fellow - John Frederiksen, MD, PhD
Hematopathology Fellow - Maria Pletneva, MD, PhD
Informatic Pathology Fellow - John Blau, MD
Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellow - Amir Behdad, MD
Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellow - Noah Brown, MD
Pediatric Pathology Fellow - Allecia Wilson, MD
Surgical Pathology Fellow - Randy Butler, MD
Surgical Pathology Fellow - Laura Walters, MD, PhD
Surgical Pathology Fellow - Joshua Warrick, MD
Welcome to New Pathology Residents!
Sara Beck, MD - Loma Linda University
Cody Carter, MD - Loma Linda University
Ellen East, MD - University of Missouri
Sandhya John, MD - Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Martin Magers, MD - Indiana University
John Sherbeck, MD - Wayne State University
Michael Wang, MD, PhD - University of Texas Southwestern
Zaneta Nikolovksa-Coleska, Ph.D. has been named the Director of the Molecular and Cellular Graduate Program effective July 1, 2013. We would like to thank Dr. Nicholas Lukacs for his 8 years of dedicated service.