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Pathology Informatics Summit 2018

The future is now, and U-M Pathology Informatics is instrumental in showcasing it.

May 25 2018

Check Out Our New Space on June 1st

Dr. Charles Parkos will host an open house on the the behalf of the Department of Pathology on Friday, June 1st from 3 – 5 p.m. [...]

May 25 2018

Winners of the Inaugural Poster Session at the Advances in Forensic Medicine and Pathology Conference

 
 

Congratulations to both Sarah Avedschmidt, MD, and Anna (Ania) Owczarczyk, MD, PhD, winners of the outstanding poster award at the first annual poster session for the Advances in Forensic Medicine and Pathology Conference on May 10, 2018! Posters presented at this year’s Advances in Forensic Medicine & Pathology Conference [...]

May 16 2018

Professor Emeritus Tom Annesley wins Education Award from AACC

On April 30, 2018 the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announced that U-M Professor Emeritus Thomas Annesley, PhD was awarded the 2018 Outstanding Contributions in Education Award [...]

May 4 2018

Drs. Fullen, Chan, Andea Co-Author Book on Immunoflourescence

University of Michigan Pathology faculty Douglas Fullen, MD, May Chan, MD, Aleodor Andea, MD, along with David Arps, MD, from Consolidated Pathology Consultants (a former dermatopathology fellow at University of Michigan), have co-authored a new book titled, Handbook of Direct Immunofluorescence: A Pattern-Based [...]

May 3 2018

9th Clinical Pathology Symposium

The 9th Clinical Pathology Symposium was held on Monday, April 23rd and offered and opportunity for Department of Pathology faculty and staff to earn continuing education credits. 

Attendees learned about transgender medicine, including implications on [...]

April 25 2018

Pathology's Own Trish Harris Recognized in "Making a Difference"

 

Recently published by Michigan Medicine Headlines, Michigan Medicine recognizes its employees that continue to "make a difference and inspire colleagues through their hard work and dedication".  Within the last month, one of Pathology's own phlebotomists, Trish Harris, was recognized [...]

April 13 2018

MCP Students Take Top Prizes at 4th Annual Midwest Case Competition

Molecular and Celluar Pathology (MCP) Students Siva Kumar Natarajan, Paloma Garcia, and Kelly Kennaley took earned valuable experience and took top prizes during the 4th Annual Midwest Case Competition.

April 11 2018
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Congratulations to Talha Anwar for a successful defense of his PhD Thesis with the mentorship of Dr. Celina Kleer

 

Talha Anwar is in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) and the Molecular and Cellular Pathology Program at U-M. He defended his PhD thesis, Regulation of EZH2 in triple-negative breast cancer, on Friday April 6, 2018 [...]

April 10 2018

Join Us in Congratulating Emmalee Adelman, PhD

 

Molecular and Cellular Pathology Graduate Program student, Emmalee Adelman, successfully defended her PhD thesis on April 9. Widespread epigenetic reprogramming in aging human hematopoietic stem cells, covers her work [...]

April 10 2018

DOP Update: Looking Forward and Back

A countdown of days looking both forward and back. How many days until the full use of newly renovated North Campus Research Center (NCRC)? How long has it been since our first steps in bringing on our MidMichigan Health (MIDM) patients and colleagues? This, and more, in Dr. Jeff Myers' recent Department of Pathology Update!

April 6 2018

Become a Michigan Medicine Volunteer

April is Volunteer Month. Michigan Medicine offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for faculty, staff, students, and members of the community, including high school [...]

April 6 2018
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How The Cancer Genome Atlas Will Shape the Future of Cancer Research

A decade-long effort to genomically characterize multiple cancers begets a huge archive.

April 5 2018

Haiku Contest

 

Are you a poet and nobody knows it? If so, enter the first-ever Michigan Medicine Headlines and Department of Pathology poetry contest in honor of National Poetry [...]

April 4 2018

Chinnaiyan and Mehra Contribute to Paper on PD-L1 Expression

Arul Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD and Rohit Mehra, MD are contributing authors of a new paper, Comprehensive evaluation of PD-L1 expression in primary and metastatic prostate cancer, published in The American Journal of [...]

April 3 2018

Scott Owens Receives Medical School's Most Prestigious Teaching Award

Scott Owens, MD has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Kaiser Permanente Award for Excellence in Pre-Clinical Teaching, joining [...]

March 28 2018
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New Gastrointestinal Pathologist Strives for Excellence and Joie De Vivre

The desire to propel her research has brought Maria Westerhoff, MD to the University of Michigan

March 26 2018
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Women’s History Month - Ruth C. Wanstrom, MD

Highlighting one of the first female University of Michigan Department of Pathology faculty.

March 26 2018
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World TB Day – Wanted: Leaders for a TB-Free World

Pathology's involvement in tuberculosis research and diagnosis

March 23 2018

Welcome Class of 2022 Pathology Residents

Please welcome our new Pathology Residents! 

  • Margaret (Jiayun) Fang, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
  • Efrain Gutierrez-Lanz, Autonomous University of Baja California Mexicali School of Medicine [...]
March 21 2018
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Improving Trauma Survival Hinges on the Body's Own First Responders

Recent discoveries about how the immune system reacts to injury — and the dire consequences
if that response spirals out of control — could help improve trauma care

March 19 2018

Dr. Parkos Visits Capitol Hill to Advocate for Increased Research Funding

Dr. Charles Parkos was part of a delegation representing the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) on March 8, 2018 in Washington, D.C. to advocate for increased funding for research[...]

March 14 2018
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Michigan Pathology at USCAP 2018: Your Complete Guide to this Year's Annual Meeting

Michigan Pathology has over 30 pathologists traveling to Vancouver, BC for this year's USCAP 2018. The department is featuring numerous speakers and displaying dozens of posters at this annual meeting. Read more to find out where and when to meet up with our faculty, fellows, and residents.

March 12 2018

Richard Miller, MD, PhD Elected Into Association of American Physicians

Richard Miller MD, PhD, has been elected into the Association of American Physicians (AAP). The AAP is a non-profit, professional organization founded in 1885 for “the advancement of scientific and practical medicine.” The Association is composed of members who are leading senior physician-scientists and are [...]

March 7 2018
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Expanding Diagnostic Services in Ghana Through Ride-Sharing

Some taxis in the northern part of the country will soon have new passengers: pathology samples en route to labs for testing

March 6 2018

Work by Peter A. Ward, MD, featured in Nature Immunology

The Review Article, Innate immune responses to trauma, was released today in Nature Immunology. This work, by Markus Huber-Lang of the University Hospital of Ulm, Institute of Clinical and Experimental Trauma-Immunology in Ulm Germany, John D. Lambris of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Department of Pathology [...]

March 5 2018

Information Regarding the New York Times Magazine Article Featuring Dr. Forest Huls

On February 14, 2018, the New York Times Magazine ran a medical column about a patient in Alabama who was diagnosed with Schnitzler syndrome, thanks to the insights of Dr. Forest Huls and his former [...]

March 2 2018

Advocating for Patients, One Story at a Time

2,080 miles. That’s the distance between the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science’s 2017 Annual Meeting site of San Diego, California, and the 2018 Annual Meeting site of Chicago, Illinois. It is also [...]

March 2 2018
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Teen Meets the Heart that Almost Killed Him

A young patient with a fatal heart condition gets the chance to see his former organ up close

March 1 2018

DOP Update: First WHO...Then WHAT

Dr. Myer's newest DOP Updates highlights two valued staff members in Pathology who model the values at the core of the work we do. Mary-Jo Bishop was recognized as a "gold medalist," and Sue Valliere is retiring after working at MLabs for over 25 years.  The commitment and character of these two department of pathology staff members are truly inspirational.

February 28 2018

As Harry Neusius Retires Jennifer Slater Becomes Phlebotomy Manager

 
 

As we wish Harry Neusius a happy retirement, it is our pleasure to announce that Jennifer Slater, previous supervisor of onsite-outpatient phlebotomy areas, has been promoted to Phlebotomy Manager.

February 27 2018

Calling All Artists for First Pathology Employee Art Exhibit

 

We're excited to feature the original artwork of our Pathology team in this inaugural exhibit at NCRC [...]

 

February 23 2018
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Congratulations to Hung-An (Anna) Ting, PhD for Successful Defense of Her PhD Thesis

 

Dr. Ting successfully defended her PhD thesis, Notch ligand Delta-like 4 (DII4) induced epigenetic mechanisms in regulatory T cell function during pulmonary viral infection, on February 21, 2018. [...]

February 23 2018

Mary Jo Bishop Awarded Michigan Medicine Gold Medal

 

Ten individuals and teams at Michigan Medicine have been named gold medalists for their commitment to education, research, and patient care, including Anatomic and Surgical Pathology's Mary Jo Bishop. [...]

February 23 2018

Department of Pathology Updates, Vol 3(3)

In Dr. Jeffrey Myer's continuing series of Department of Pathology Updates, he is inspired by Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria's recent address to the cadets at the US Air Force Academy and highlights how we should celebrate and embrace diversity as the thing that makes us better, stronger, and more effective. 

February 20 2018
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Dr. Chang Kim Recruited to Study Immune Response in Food Allergies

Pathology’s newest faculty will study this life-threatening condition in the Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center

February 14 2018
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Pathology Lab Ambassadors – Envoys to the Clinics

Building Community Between Nurses and Pathology

February 1 2018
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U-M Alumnus Returns as New Cytopathology Faculty

Faculty Spotlight - Richard Cantley, MD

January 26 2018
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DIPG Tumor Patterns Offer New Insight on Survival

An analysis of several hundred DIPG and related tumors, including of Chad Carr,
finds an overlooked key factor in determining prognosis
for the aggressive childhood brain cancer.
January 22 2018
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New Faculty to Assist Microbiology Lab Transition

Faculty Spotlight — Paul Lephart, PhD, D(ABMM)

January 17 2018
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Modern Pathology Cover Features Research by Mehra, Skala, and Team

Clinical FISH Assays for TFE3 and TFEB Help Characterize Renal Cell Carcinoma.

January 10 2018

Department of Pathology Updates Vol 3(2)

Welcome to a year-end edition of DOP Updates, an email sent to members of our Department of Pathology (DOP) team and others to focus on issues, events, and topics of common interest.  If there is something that you would like to share with your colleagues and co-workers, please send me an email and I’ll be sure to [...]
December 31 2017

Andrew Lieberman, MD, PhD Elected to National Neuropathology Core Steering Committee

Andrew Lieberman, MD, PhD, Gerald D. Abrams Collegiate Professor and Director of Neuropathology, has been elected to serve on the Neuropathology Core Steering Committee of the National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center (NACC). The goal of the [...]

December 19 2017

Immunohistochemistry Used to Investigate Genetic Link

The work entitled The Utility of SDHB and FH Immunohistochemistry in Patients Evaluated for Hereditary Paraganglioma-Pheochromocytoma Syndromes by Aaron M. Udager, MD, PhD, and colleagues in the Department of Pathology was published in Human Pathology on [...]

December 19 2017
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“Pathology as Art” Needed for Display at North Campus Research Complex

The Department of Pathology is seeking photomicrographs, graphs, and charts to bring life to the walls at the North Campus Research Complex (NCRC). The images will be displayed in a variety of ways, including on [...]
December 19 2017

Faculty Contribute to 11th Edition of Best-Selling Textbook

Rosai and Ackerman’s Surgical Pathology textbook has been the best-selling text globally for generations of practicing surgical pathologists, beginning with the first edition authored by Lauren Ackerman in 1953. All succeeding editions were largely single-author texts that reflected [...]
December 15 2017
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How Defeating THOR Could Bring a Hammer Down on Cancer

Newly identified RNA protein, "THOR", plays role in cancer development and could lead to new treatment.

December 14 2017

New Features Added to Departmental Website

 
Notice something different about our website? Updates were recently made to our website that will improve access to information, adding value. We encourage you to explore the site’s new features.
December 8 2017
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Drs. Udager, Dhanasekaran, and Mehra publish new paper in the AJSP: Reviews & Reports

Aaron Udager, MD, PhD, Saravana Dhanasekaran PhD, and Rohit Mehra MD have published Mucinous Tubular and Spindle Cell Carcinoma: Case Report and Review of an Uncommon Renal Tumor in the American Journal of Surgical Pathology: Reviews and Reports [...]
December 1 2017

Michigan Medicine Headlines Features The Department of Pathology

Our department was recently highlighted in an article by Michigan Medicine Headlines online news. It featured photos of some of our faculty and staff, quotes by Dr. Parkos and Dr. Myers, and gave an excellent overview of what our 1,200 colleagues do and why. We manifest our study of the essential nature of disease in our clinical, research and education missions [...]

November 30 2017