Pathology News Archive

Search News

Specific news image

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
Specific news image

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
Specific news image

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

Drs. Rabah and Heider Play Instrumental Role in International Meeting

Pediatric Pathologists, Dr. Raja Rabah and Dr. Amer Heider, traveled to Jordan for the XXXII Congress of the International Academy of Pathology (IAP) and the XXX Congress of the [...]

October 25 2018

Flu Vaccine Required by December 1st

 

Michigan Medicine is committed to the safest possible environment for employees, patients, and their families. All Michigan Medicine staff, faculty, trainees, contract personnel, vendors, and volunteers must receive an influenza vaccine [...]

October 24 2018

Renovation to Rogel Cancer Center Blood Draw Station Improves Patient Experience

 

The Department of Pathology’s blood draw station at the Rogel Cancer Center has been renovated to improve the patient experience. Prior to the renovation, the average wait time was over [...]

October 23 2018

Dermpath Faculty contribute to New Edition of WHO Textbook

 

The Fourth Edition of the World Health Organization (WHO) Classification of Skin Tumours has been released. Edited by David E. Elder, Daniela Massi, Richard A. Scolyer, and Rein Willemze, the book contains content contributed by the Department of Pathology’s [...]

October 22 2018

Steven Kunkel, PhD, appointed as Interim Executive Vice Dean for Research and Chief Scientific Officer

The board of regents has appointed Steven Kunkel, PhD, as the interim executive vice dean for research and chief scientific officer [...]

October 19 2018

Team Led by Dr. Rohit Mehra discovers New Diagnostic Biomarker for Kidney Cancer

A recent collaborative study out of the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology (MCTP) has led to new insight into kidney cancer. The resulting paper, VSTM2A Overexpression is a Sensitive and Specific Biomarker for [...]

October 11 2018
Specific news image

Careers in Pathology: Dr. Taeko Noah

In this episode of Careers in Pathology, Dr. Taeko Noah talks about her work in the Hogan Lab researching food allergies. Dr. Noah is a cellular biologist working as a Research Scientist in Pathology, studying how food crosses the intestinal epithelium to trigger allergic reactions.

Watch Video

October 10 2018

Dr. Udager receives Grant from U-M Prostate SPORE

The University of Michigan SPORE in Prostate Cancer has awarded Aaron Udager, MD, PhD, with a two-year Prostate SPORE Career Enhancement Program (CEP) grant of $60,00 per year. The Department of Pathology will contribute matching funds of another [...]

October 9 2018

Work from the Dou and Dressler Labs highlighted in Cancer Cell

The laboratories of Dr. Yali Dou and Dr. Gregory Dressler have collaborated with colleagues at the National Institutes of Health, the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Indiana University to publish HOXA9 Reprograms the [...]

October 9 2018

Research from the Kim Lab published in Nature Communications

The laboratory of Dr. Chang Kim, along with colleagues from Purdue University and the Indiana University School of Medicine, has published in Nature [...]

October 4 2018
Specific news image

New Mechanism in Aggressive Breast Cancer Discovered

A collaboration out of the Molecular and Cellular Pathology graduate program could lead to new treatment strategies.

October 3 2018
Specific news image

Careers in Pathology: Dr. Scott Owens

In our first episode of Careers in Pathology (#CareersinPathology), Dr. Scott Owens talks about his different roles in the University of Michigan Department of Pathology as a gastrointestinal pathologist, Director of the Division of Quality and Health Improvement, and medical school educator. 

Watch Video

October 3 2018
Specific news image

Stories Found in Tissues

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

September 17 2018
Specific news image

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
Specific news image

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

DOP Update: The Door is Open to Possibilities at NCRC

Caring for one another in times of change and stress to bridge the gap from hard, to messy to gorgeous.

August 21 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
Specific news image

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
Specific news image

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
Specific news image

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
Specific news image

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
Specific news image

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
Specific news image

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
Specific news image

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
Specific news image

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