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New Publications on Microbiome

Three publications by Carl Schmidt, MD, Professor of Forensic Pathology, Wayne County Medical Examiner, were released [...]

June 5 2019

Dr. William R. Perry Receives Young Investigator Award

First-year resident, William R. Perry, MD, received a 2019 Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Award at the 54th Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS) Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. The awards were established [...]

June 3 2019

Work by Hematology Lab Techs Highlighted at National Meeting

Two of our hematology lab technologists were first authors on poster abstracts at the XXXII International Symposium on [...]

May 22 2019

Jolanta Grembecka, PhD, Among 14 Inaugural Rogel Scholars

Congratulations to Jolanta Gembecka, PhD, who is one of fourteen in the inaugural class of Rogel Scholars!  As part of the commitment from Richard and Susan Rogel, researchers will have the opportunity and freedom to pursue new directions in their work. Dr. Grembecka's research focus is developing [...]

May 14 2019
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U-M Compounds Show Promise in a Lab Model of Advanced Prostate Cancer

A new study finds that U-M-designed compounds led to significantly smaller, slower-growing tumors.

May 14 2019
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Researchers Find New Target to Improve Response to Cancer Immunotherapy

A U-M study is the first to define how a little-known type of cell death impacts tumor cells and immune cells.

May 8 2019
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Can India lead the way in managing cardiovascular disease?

University of Michigan researcher Lee Schroeder takes a deep dive on much-needed help for tackling the burden of cardiovascular diseases in India.

May 8 2019
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Department Among Leadership, Award Winners, at ASIP Annual Meeting

The Department of Pathology was well-represented at the American Society for Investigative Pathology’s 2019 Annual Meeting.

April 17 2019

Drs. Simon and Worrell Complete Healthcare Administration Scholars Program

Congratulations to Drs. Caroline (Libby) Simon and Helen Worrell for completing the Healthcare Administration Scholars Program. The University of Michigan Healthcare Administration Scholars Program (HASP) is a 20-month [...]

April 16 2019

Dr. Jentzen Honored by Gift of Life Michigan

Dr. Jeffrey Jentzen has been recognized with one of eighteen 2019 Donation Champion Awards from Gift of Life Michigan for his work promoting [...]

April 16 2019

Drs. Westerhoff and Greenson Co-write Chapter in Histology Text Book

The Fifth Edition of Histology for Pathologists has just been published by Wolters Kluwer and Maria Westerhoff, MD, and Joel Greenson, MD, co-wrote the chapter on colon histology. The newest edition of this award-winning book is a comprehensive collection of normal histology written by anatomic pathologists for anatomic pathologists. The book is designed to [...]

April 15 2019

Pathology Behind-the-Scenes: Brenda's Story

Focusing on our patients, we wanted to focus on leukemia patient, Brenda Berky, who is given the unique perspective of going into the pathology laboratories and meeting with hematopathology specialists who show her the science behind her disease. She is able to see her chromosomes, her bone marrow biopsy, and her pathology slides, as well as meet with multiple pathologists and medical laboratory scientists who help explain more about her cancer.  Watch her Full Video [...]

April 9 2019

Dr. Charles Parkos Inducted into Association of American Physicians

Dr. Charles Parkos, Carl V. Weller Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology, has been inducted into the Association of American Physicians (AAP). Founded in 1885, the AAP is an organization of leading senior physician-scientists [...]

April 7 2019
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Witnessing the dance of RNAs around droplets of cellular degradation machinery

If a picture's worth a thousand words, a video is perhaps worth much more.

April 3 2019
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Michigan shines at annual meeting of USCAP!

Michigan has always had a strong presence in USCAP, which many consider the premier member organization for academic anatomic pathology

March 25 2019

Making Birthdays Brighter for Children in Need

On Friday, March 15th, the Department of Pathology’s Division of Quality and Health Improvement hosted Be a Birthday Leprechaun to benefit children in need in Washtenaw County. Faculty and staff joined together over the lunch hour to make [...]

March 19 2019
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Our Incoming Class of Residents

You will see some familiar faces from M4 rotations and the interview season.

March 18 2019

Rajiv M. Patel, MD, is the Editor of New Cutaneous Soft Tissue Tumor Textbook

Dr. Rajiv Patel, along with Dr. Steven D. Billings and Dr. Darya Buehler, has edited the textbook, Soft Tissue Tumors of the Skin. A useful tool for daily sign-out, the beautifully-illustrated book outlines

March 8 2019
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U-M Represented at USCAP

The Department will have a strong presence at USCAP’s Annual Meeting in March.

March 7 2019
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U-M Biomedical Photographer Helps Families Heal

Every day at Michigan Medicine’s University Hospital, Lisa Belanger Neal uses a camera to demystify death.

February 28 2019

Glover and Fearon Honored for AAAS Fellowships at Annual Meeting

Eric Fearon, MD, PhD , and Thomas Glover, PhD, are two of fifteen researchers at the University of Michigan named 2018 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows. A total of 416 members were awarded for 2018, chosen by their peers for their [...]

February 18 2019
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Creating Hope

Mark Schultz, PhD strives to create therapeutics for Niemann-Pick disease.

February 18 2019
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Circular RNA Holds Promise as Cancer Biomarker

Unique structure of circRNA makes it an ideal candidate for biomarkers – and it can be detected in blood or urine.

February 7 2019

Be a Birthday Leprechaun for a Child in Need

The Division of Quality and Health Improvement (DQHI) is hosting Be a Birthday Leprechaun on Friday, March 15th in the Superior conference room at the North Campus Research Complex. Dress in your St. Patty’s Day gear and join DQHI to assemble Birthday Bags which will be distributed to kids in need [...]

February 4 2019

Marrow Donor Registry Drive

More than 14,000 patients are in need of a bone marrow transplant. Join the Be the Match Registry and you could save a life [...]

February 1 2019

10th Annual CHAMP Research Day Registration Now Open

The 10th annual CHAMP Research Day will be held on Thursday, February 7th, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Research Auditorium located in building 10 of the North Campus Research Complex. The event will feature presentations by Department of Pathology trainees and faculty [...]

 

January 24 2019

"It’s Not Just a Needlestick" Published in the Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine

A multi-disciplinary study out of Michigan Medicine’s departments of physical medicine and rehabilitation, pathology, and pediatrics, and Child & Family Life and the Office of Patient Experience, was published in the Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine.

Phlebotomy training tends to focus on clinical technique rather than [...]

January 21 2019

Kathleen Cho, MD, Receives R01 Grant for Ovarian Cancer Research

Dr. Kathleen Cho received a five-year R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue her work in ovarian cancer research. High-grade serous carcinoma, or HGSC, is both the most common and most deadly form of “ovarian” cancer, although it is now believed that most HGSCs arise [...]

January 9 2019

Thomas Glover, PhD, Receives Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research

On December 12, Dr. Thomas Glover was recognized as the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research. Glover, who is the pioneer and defining scientist in the field of common fragile sites (CFS) in human chromosomes, gave [...]

January 4 2019

Towsley Lobby's First Blood Drive of the Year

Help a patient in need by donating blood on Tuesday, January 8th in the Towsley Lobby [...]

January 3 2019

DOP Update: Collective Success Hinges on Our Ability to Engage Others

In continuing his discussion of the subject concerning collective success, Dr. Myers relates inspiration from a recent TED Talk called, "The Big Idea - 21 Days of Ideas Into Action" that discusses why teamwork is critical, yet why it's so challenging.

December 27 2018

DOP Updates: Teamwork - Sometimes it Begins with Just One Voice

The words teamwork and collaboration are often used, but there can be a downside. Through the example of the Formula 1 pit crew, Dr. Myers discusses how our department can be inspired to use our knowledge and skills to contribute to our collective success.  

December 24 2018

Another Bell is Rung!

On Thursday, December 20, 2018, at 3:30 pm, the founders of InheRET, Inc., participated in the bell ringing ceremony at the University of Michigan’s Technology Transfer office. The event signaled the formal licensing of technology developed at the University of Michigan to the spin-off corporation.

InheRET, Inc., developed jointly by the Department of Pathology and the Department of Internal Medicine faculty and staff, has produced an online family health history questionnaire.  It interprets patient-entered data [...]

December 20 2018

Fill a Crucial Need by Donating Blood

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can lead to blood supply shortages as fewer people take the time out to donate blood. You have the opportunity to make a huge difference in the life of a patient in need [...]

December 18 2018
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Finding One's Path

Dynamic faculty bring out the best in med students. 

December 17 2018

Laurie Griesinger, MD, takes Top Prizes at Resident Research Competition

Second-year resident, Laurie Griesinger, MD, won both second and third place at the 2018 Winter Resident Research Competition on December 1st at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan. The competition, held annually by the Michigan Society of Pathologists during their Winter Meeting, is open to [...]

December 14 2018

Tomasz Cierpicki Awarded NIH Research Project Grant

Tomasz Cierpicki, PhD, has been awarded an RO1 with five years of funding from the National Cancer Institute for his grant application, Targeting NSD1 In Leukemia, to develop inhibitors of NSD1 histone [...]

December 11 2018

Jiaqi Shi Awarded Grant from the National Cancer Institute

Jiaqi Shi, MD, PhD, has been awarded a KO8 (Career Development Award) from the National Cancer Institute for her grant application, Linking epigenetic regulation and TGF-β signaling in [...]

December 11 2018

Wanted: Administrative Specialist Associate

The Department of Pathology is seeking a professional, experienced and adaptable Administrative Specialist to provide support for the Director of Finance and Administration.  The right candidate will hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience, possess [...]

December 11 2018

Russell Ryan, MD receives ASH Junior Faculty Scholar Award

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) has chosen Dr. Russell Ryan as a recipient of its Junior Faculty Scholar Award in Basic/Translational Research. Established more than 30 years ago, the Scholar Awards program is one of [...]

December 10 2018
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Understanding the Living

A gift from the Finger family targets introducing trainees to the appeal of a career in forensic pathology. 

November 26 2018

Discovery out of Nikolovska-Coleska Lab featured at Celebrate Invention

Dr. Zaneta Nikolovska-Coleska’s work was highlighted as part of the Featured Technology and Startup Kiosks during the University of Michigan Tech Transfer’s annual Celebrate Invention event on October 17th at the Michigan League. Nikolovska-Coleska’s project, Discovery of Mc1-1 inhibitors from integrated [...]

November 20 2018

DOP Update: Refining Things That Matter Most

Expanding on his August 2018 edition, Dr. Jeff Myers talks more about life after the move to the NCRC and the refining process that includes conversations about the things that matter most: for patients, as a community, and as a department.  

November 14 2018
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Communications Specialist, Elizabeth Walker, receives National Award

A non-profit organization co-founded by U-M Department of Pathology Communications Specialist, Elizabeth Walker, is receiving the 2018 Hope Award for Innovation from RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. Walker's organization, The ART of Infertility, uses art [...]

November 12 2018
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Medicine, Humility, Respect, and Beyond

Rohit Mehra, MD—faculty perspective on the need to understand why a patient’s cancer would not respond to treatment.

November 8 2018

Dr. Jeffrey Hodgin awarded U-M Precision Health Investigator Grant

Precision Health at the University of Michigan has chosen Dr. Jeffrey Hodgin as one of ten recipients of its Investigators Awards. The grants, totaling nearly $3 million, are of up to $300,000 each [...]

November 6 2018
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Improvement Projects Highlighted During Quality Month

The Department's commitment to collaboration and innovation well-represented at Quality Month event.

November 5 2018

U-M Pathology seeks New Director of the Division of Anatomic Pathology

 

The Department of Pathology at Michigan Medicine (University of Michigan) in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is seeking an MD or MD, PhD academic pathologist with a track record of accomplishments in a leadership role to head our academic Division of Anatomic Pathology [...]

November 1 2018

Jim Harbaugh meets with scientists at Michigan Stadium

 

On Sunday, October 21, Jim Harbaugh, head coach of University of Michigan football, greeted 125 surprised attendees of the Pathology Investigators, Students and Academicians (PISA) Conference being hosted by the University of Michigan at the A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building in Ann Arbor. PISA attendees [...]

October 30 2018

Pediatric Pathologists meet in Ann Arbor for SPP’s Fall Meeting

Over 100 pathologists traveled from as far as Israel and Singapore traveled to Ann Arbor, Michigan for this year’s Society for Pediatric Pathology 2018 Fall Meeting. Hosted by the University of Michigan at the Graduate Hotel, guests [...]

October 29 2018