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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

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

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

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 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
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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.

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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
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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
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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. 

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October 3 2018
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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