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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

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

Graduate Students Awards Presented at Research Symposium

The 16th Annual Pathology Research Symposium was held this November and featured Adjunct Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics and CEO of Strata Oncology, Dan Rhodes, PhD, as the keynote speaker.  But it also included research presentations from our graduate students with some of our students receiving awards [...]
November 30 2017

Kalyani Naik Wins 2017 ASC Cytopathology Achievement Award

Cytopathology Supervisor, Kalyani Naik, MS, SCT(ASCP), has won a 2017 American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Achievement Award at the 65th annual Scientific Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona on November 12, 2017 [...]
November 28 2017

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion within the Department of Pathology

As part of the University of Michigan's overarching campus-wide strategic plan, the Department of Pathology has formed a committee with the primary goals of engaging our faculty and staff in an open and honest discussion and to brainstorm ideas on how to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in our department. The committe is comprised of both faculty and staff from anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, pathology informatics, and experimental pathology [...]
November 27 2017
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Laura Lamps, MD Becomes Newest Endowed Professor

Laura W. Lamps, MD named New Godfrey Dorr Stobbe Professor in Gastrointestinal Pathology
November 20 2017
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A New Tool for the Modern Pathologist: Social Media

Expanding conversation using Twitter and Facebook professionally.
November 20 2017

Marie Goldner Receives TAGME Certification

Fellowship Program Administrator Marie Goldner has earned certification in Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education (TAGME).  TAGME-certified professionals exhibit advanced competencies in, and demonstrate a higher commitment to, the role of residency and fellowship administrators, coordinators, and [...]
November 20 2017
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Photographer Lisa Neal Wins Best in Show at AAO/OPS Meeting

Autopsy and Forensic photographer, Lisa Belanger Neal, CRA, OCT-C, won Best of Show at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Photographers’ Society annual education program [...]
November 17 2017

Dr. Sriram Venneti Receives Sontag Foundation Distinguished Scientist Award

Sriram Venetti. MD, PhD, was awarded a $600,000 Sontag Foundation Distinguished Scientist Award grant over a period of 4 years to support his research in cancer metabolism and epigenetics in childhood ependymomas [...]
November 3 2017

PhD Student, Sierrah Grigsby, Receives MGSAA Award

Doctoral candidate Sierrah Grigsby from the Nikolovska-Coleska Laboratory has received an Achievement Award from the American Society of Hematology. Sierrah was selected to receive a 2017 Minority Graduate Student Abstract Achievement Award (MGSAAA) for her [...]
November 1 2017

David McClintock Named Associate Chief Medical Information Officer Representing Pathology

I am delighted to name Dr. David McClintock Associate Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) representing the areas of Pathology and Pathology Informatics within the Office of Clinical Informatics (OCI), effective [...]
October 31 2017
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New Faculty Helps Shape Pathology's Digital Future

Faculty Spotlight - David McClintock, MD
October 31 2017

Nusrat Lab and Collaborators Publish on Human Intestinal Organoid Generation in Nature Cell Biology

Miguel Quiros, Dorothee Siuda, Vicky Garcia-Hernandez in the laboratory of Asma Nusrat in our Department of Pathology, along with collaborators in the Michigan Medicine Departments of Internal Medicine, Cell and Developmental Biology and Center for Organogenesis, and colleagues from [...]
October 24 2017

Dr. Thomas Giordano Elected to the American Thyroid Association’s Board of Directors

Thomas J. Giordano, MD, PhD, has been elected as a member of the Board of Directors (Pathology Director) for the American Thyroid Association (ATA). The term of membership on the ATA Board of Directors is [...]
October 24 2017

Study by Russell Ryan and Colleagues Links Mutations in Notch Gene to Role in B Cell Cancers

Notch is one of the most frequently mutated genes in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), the most common leukemia in adults in the United States. It is also often mutated in other common B cell tumors, such [...]
October 24 2017

Michigan Medicine Quality Month Presentations

October is Quality Month at Michigan Medicine, a time when we renew our commitment to creating an environment of excellence where patients and families receive the ideal healthcare experience and where faculty and staff can carry out their work in a meaningful way. Join us today at 11 am for a poster session in the Towsley Lobby, where 55 teams will be showcasing how they have committed to quality improvement. Our own Pathology Division of Quality will be well represented with multiple poster presentations.
October 24 2017

Michael Garratt, PhD, Receives $50,000 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty

Michael Garratt, PhD, Assistant Professor of Genetics and Aging in the Department of Pathology, has received a $50,000 Research Grant from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR). Founded in 1981, AFAR [...]
October 20 2017

Rual Lab Publishes in The EMBO Journal

A team led by Drs. Tao Xu and Sung-Soo Park in the Jean-Francois Rual Lab shows that the methyl‐lysine reader L3MBTL3 switches the Notch coactivator RBPJ to a [...]
October 19 2017

Facebook Live Video Highlights New Frontiers in Pathology Conference

Dr. Cody Carter was joined by Dr. David Lucas for a Facebook Live video highlighting the New Frontiers in Pathology Conference which will be held October 19 - 21 at the Graduate Ann Arbor. The conference, in it's 11th year, [...]
October 16 2017

Dr. Gerald Abrams 1932 - 2017

It is with sadness that we report the death of our colleague and friend, Dr. Gerald Abrams.

Dr. Abrams graduated cum laude from University of Michigan Medical School in 1955. He continued at U-M, completing his internship and residency in Pathology [...]

October 9 2017

Vaccinate for Flu Season

The Department of Pathology is committed to maintaining a healthy environment this flu season. All faculty, staff, students, vendors, volunteers, and contract personnel are required to get an influenza vaccine to [...]
October 6 2017

Department of Pathology Updates - Vol 3.1

Teammates, It has been awhile (7 months almost to the day) since sending DOP Updates, an email shared with members of our Department of Pathology (DOP) and others regarding issues and events of common interest.  Please send me a note if you have comments, questions or concerns that you would like to share.  As in previous editions, I have also attached a PDF to preserve formatting across platforms.   Navigating Michigan Med [...]
October 6 2017