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Stories Found in Tissues

Simon Hogan, PhD, unlocks the Secrets of Allergic Diseases.

September 17 2018
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U-M cancer researcher awarded $6.5M Outstanding Investigator Award to explore precision oncology

Funding to Chinnaiyan supports evaluating new cancer markers that could become treatment targets.

September 11 2018

Lauren Rosen, MD becomes Michigan Medicine's newest Breast Pathologist

As a teenager, Lauren Rosen, MD, was an avid reader and watcher of everything about forensics. Her parents were both nurses at a nearby hospital and fostered her interests in science and medicine by arranging for her to view an autopsy. Loving the [...]

September 10 2018

Dr. Pitchiaya earns PCF Valor Young Investigator Award

Sethuramasundaram Pitchiaya, PhD, a research investigator in the lab of Arul Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD, has received the 2018 Keith Frankel, Michael DeAddio, and Thomas H. Lee – PCF Valor Young Investigator Award for his proposal entitled Unraveling Molecular Heterogeneities [...]

August 31 2018
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She Designed a Life She Loves

The story of how Kathleen R. Cho, MD, created a career in which she excels at diagnostics, research, and administration.

August 27 2018

New Faculty Spotlight - Winston Lee, MD, PhD

You have seen his face around Pathology for the past six weeks, but you may not even know his name.  Winston Lee, MD, PhD, joined the Department of Pathology as a Clinical Assistant Professor on June 1, 2018.  Board certified in Anatomic Pathology and Hematopathology, [...]

August 17 2018
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Michigan Medicine Hospitals Ranked No. 5 in the Nation By U.S. News and World Report

Commitments to patient care and innovative technologies earn us top ratings.

August 14 2018

Andi Cani, BS, MS, and Yashar Niknafs, PhD, recipients of the 2018 U-M Precision Health Scholars Award

 
 

Molecular and Cellular Pathology PhD graduate student, Andi Cani, MS and Postdoctoral Fellow Yashar Niknafs, PhD, were among the twelve recipients of the inaugural U-M Precision Health Scholars Award.  This award provides grants supporting precision-health research to applicants whose work reflects the far-reaching potential of precision health at [...]

August 7 2018

An Advocate for Change: Thomas Peterson retires after 38 years of service with the Department of Pathology

 

Thomas Peterson started his career in U-M pathology as the midnight operations supervisor of the Laboratory Data Center. He was primarily responsible for overseeing billing, which was done overnight at the time. After four years, Peterson, who had a degree in chemistry and experience teaching [...]

August 3 2018
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Striving For Zero

Pathology Informatics put together a team to create a new specimen tracking application, in house.

August 2 2018

Lynn Forbes Retires from Apheresis after nearly 31 Years

 

In 1987, Lynn Forbes was taking the first year of medical laboratory technology classes at Eastern Michigan University when she received a letter. The University of Michigan was looking for students interested in filling open positions in Central Distribution, now known as Specimen Processing. Intrigued, Forbes applied. Soon after, she accepted [...]

August 2 2018

Dr. Giordano Published in Endocrine-Related Cancer

Thomas Giordano, MD, PhD, the Henry Clay Bryant Professor of Pathology, has published an invited review article in a special issue of Endocrine-Related Cancer, celebrating 65 years of the double helix. In Classification of endocrine tumors in the age of integrated genomics, Giordano shares [...]

July 18 2018

Dr. Asma Nusrat elected President of the American Society for Investigative Pathology

Congratulations to Asma Nusrat, MD, the Aldred Scott Warthin Professor and director of experimental pathology in the Michigan Medicine Department of Pathology, for her election as president of the American Society for Pathology for [...]

July 16 2018

Dr. Gabriel Nuñez selected for the 2019 Rous-Whipple Award from the American Society for Investigative Pathology

Dr. Gabriel Nuñez, the Paul de Kruif Endowed Professor of Inflammation & Immunology and Co-Director of Immunology and Host Response Program in the Michigan Medicine Department of Pathology, has been [...]

July 16 2018
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Building Better Bridges

A new U-M initiative aims to improve the patient experience by forging connections between pathologists and the people they serve.

July 12 2018

U-M Faculty Edit, Contribute to New Cytology Textbook

The textbook, Atlas of Non-Gynecologic Cytology, has been released as part of the Atlas of Anatomic Pathology series. The book was edited by U-M’s Associate Professor of Pathology, Xin Jing, MD, as well as [...]

July 11 2018
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Resident Class of 2022 Begins Journey with Michigan Medicine

Learn more about the incoming resident class, where they came from, and why they chose U-M.

July 6 2018

Dr. Steven L. Kunkel Appointed as Distinguished University Professor

Congratulations to Dean Steven Kunkel on his appointment as Distinguished University Professor, one of the University of Michigan's highest honors, and being recognized for his exceptional achievements and services.  He was one of five professors honored this year, effective September 1, 2018. 

July 2 2018
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Philip Giesen Award and Lecture Highlights Pathology’s Commitment to Supporting Trainee Research

A life insurance policy purchased in the seventies is being used to recognize resident achievement today.

June 28 2018

Dr. Khatri et al. Published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Dr. Sameer Khatri along with the Department of Pathology's Drs. Min Wang, Paul Harms, Douglas Fullen, Aleodor Andea, and May Chan, in collaboration with other U-M [...]

June 28 2018
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Massive Diagnostic Testing Facility Opens at U-M, Engineered for Advanced Patient Care

New Clinical Pathology location serves Michigan Medicine patients and more

June 27 2018

Dr. Nick Lukacs selected for the 2018 MICHR Distinguished Mentorship Award

Congratulations to Dr. Nick Lukacs, the Godfrey D. Stobbe Professor of Pathology, Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and the Scientific Director of the Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center, for his nomination and selection for the 2018 MICHR Distinguished Mentorship Award!

Lukacs was nominated by his trainees and peers at the [...]

June 26 2018

Pathology’s Relocation and Renovation Project Featured in CAP Today

An article in the June edition of CAP Today outlines the transformation that the Department of Pathology has undergone via lean facility design in its move to the North Campus Research Complex. Through interviews [...]

June 21 2018
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Advances in Forensic Medicine & Pathology 2018 Conference Recap

U-M hosts experts and trainees as they sharpen skills and discuss trends in forensic medicine.

June 18 2018

Celina G. Kleer, MD selected for the 2018 MICHR Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Award

Congratulations to Dr. Celina Kleer, the Harold A. Oberman Collegiate Professor of Pathology, who has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the 7th Annual MICHR Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Award!

Dr. Kleer was nominated by her trainees as well as peers at U-M Medical [...]

June 18 2018

Department Co-Hosting the 2018 PISA Conference

The Department of Pathology and the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) are proud to host the interactive, abstract-driven 2018 Pathobiology for Investigators, Students and Academicians Conference (PISA), in Ann Arbor, Michigan on October 20-22 [...]

June 14 2018

Happy Retirement to Cindy Howard

Congratulations to Cindy Howard on her retirement from the Department of Pathology. Cindy first started in the department nearly 41 years and we thank her for all of her hard work over the past four decades. 

June 12 2018

House Officers' Farewell Dinner Celebrates Class of 2018

On Friday, June 8th at Weber's Inn, the department held the House Officers' Farewell dinner to highlight the achievements of the class of 2018 residents and fellows. Awards were presented for the most outstanding residents and teaching faculty. [...]

June 11 2018

Department of Pathology Celebrates Staff Achievements

Kelly Dotson, representing the Employee Recognition Program Committee recognized 94 Pathology Employees at this year’s Employee Recognition Program held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.  Employees were honored 10 to 40 years of service and for receiving Above and Beyond Awards for exceptional acts of service.  Click through for a complete listing of our exceptional employees.

June 7 2018
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Genome's Dark Matter Sheds Light on Prostate Cancer Challenge

Researchers identify a lncRNA that provides insight into a key driver of prostate cancer — and a potential target for future therapy.

June 1 2018
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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