July 12, 2016
9:00 – 10:00am
Medical Sciences Building 1
Refreshments will be served beginning at 8:30am
Lab Week Highlights – Kristina Martin
Cellavision Technology – Kristy Wendt and Matt Heilbronn
Patient Asset Management Initiative (PAMI) – Amy Mapili
Cord Blood Samples – George Mitri
Drawing – Suzanne Butch
Financial Update – David Keren, MD
The Wayne County Medical Examiner's office has been granted accreditation by the National Association of Medical Examiners. This is a result of the partnership between the county and the Department of Pathology. You can read about this collaboration in the most recent issue of Inside Pathology.
More than 2,500 unexpected, violent, and suspicious deaths are investigated by the team at Wayne County Medical Examiner's office each year.
Director of autopsy and forensic services at the U-M Department of Pathology, Jeffrey Jentzen, M.D., Ph.D. says, “Accreditation assures citizens and the community that the office functions at a high level and provides systematic quality and timely service.”
To hear more from Jentzen and the team at Wayne County, read the full press release.
Dr. Thomas Giordano, M.D., Ph.D, the Henry Clay Bryant Professor of Pathology, led an international study on the genomics of adrenal cancer. The project was one of the 33 projects that comprise The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project of the NCI and NHGRI. The study results were published in Cancer Cell.
Dr. Ulysses Balis, M.D., Director of Pathology Informatics, was recently quoted in CAP Todays' Newsbytes. In the April 2016 news post, Dr. Balis advises on finding, fixing, and foiling shadow IT problems based on his experience here at UMHS.
View the full article online.
The laboratory of Dr. Yali Dou, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology, reported new findings in the article “PRDM16 suppresses MLL1r leukemia via intrinsic histone methyltransferase activity” which was published in the journal Molecular Cell on April 27th, 2016. Dr. Bo Zhou is the first author. Other co-authors from the Department include Shirley Y. Lee, Yuqing Sun, and Rajesh C. Rao. The article can be found online at:
Dr. Thomas Giordano is a co-author on an international study on the reclassification of a particular type of thyroid tumor which was published in the journal JAMA Oncology. This study has the potential to reduce over diagnosis and overtreatment of some patients with a particular type of thyroid cancer.