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.
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True to its theme, this exciting two-day conference is intended to meet the educational needs of Practicing Pathologists, Medical Examiners, Law Enforcement/Police Officers, Coroners, District Attorneys and Health Care Professionals. Topics related to cutting edge technology, techniques, advances, and current controversies in the field of forensic medicine and pathology will be addressed.
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:
The 2016 Cancer Metabolism Symposium will be held on Wednesday, May 25 at 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Kahn Auditorium, Biomedical Science Research Building.
This event is organized by David Lombard and Sriram Venneti. Admission is free and advance registration is preferred. Please visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/CellMetabolism2016 to register.
Abstract submission deadline is May 4, 2016. Registration deadline is May 23, 2016.
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.
The story was highlighted in the NYTimes: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/15/health/thyroid-tumor-cancer-reclassification.html?smid=tw-nythealth&smtyp=cur
The story can also be found here: http://labblog.uofmhealth.org/lab-report/when-its-not-exactly-cancer-renaming-early-stage-thyroid-tumors
Assistant Professor, Sriram Venneti, MD, PhD, was named a Kimmel Scholar by the Sidney Kimmel Foundation. The Kimmel Scholar Awards are given annually to 15 innovative research scientists and medical doctors in the U.S. who are in the early stages of their careers. Dr. Venneti will receive a $200,000 grant for his work, titled, “Metabolic regulation of epigenetics in childhood brain tumors.” Congratulations, Dr. Venneti, on being recognized as one of the country’s most promising young cancer researchers!
Dr. David Lombard was inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI).
The ASCI is an honor society of physician-scientists, those who translate findings in the laboratory to the advancement of clinical practice. Founded in 1908, the Society is home to nearly 3,000 members who are leaders in academic medicine and industry. Dr. Lombard was one of only 74 new members inducted at the annual ASCI meeting on April 15th.
Dr. Scott Owens, Associate Professor, has been selected by the Galens Medical Society to receive the 2016 Elizabeth Crosby Award, presented to a faculty member in the Medical School for outstanding teaching of medical students.