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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

 

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

 

Clinical Pathology Quality Assurance Meeting

Date:  October 17, 2017

Time:  9:00am – 10:00am

Location:
Medical Sciences Building 1
Room 5330

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

 

Nisha D'Silva, PhD Awarded 8.1M Grant for Cancer Research

Head and neck cancer is the sixth-most common cancer in the world. Nisha D'Silva, PhD has received a Sustaining Outstanding Achievement in Research, or SOAR, award [...]
October 5 2017

 

Histopathologic Comparison of Epidermotropic Melanoma Metastases and Primary Nodular Melanoma

Drs. Skala, Wang, Harms, Andea, Fullen and Chan in the Department of Pathology Dermatopathology section, in collaboration with other U-M colleagues, have published the paper, Comprehensive Histopathologic Comparison of Epidermotropic/Dermal Metastatic Melanoma and Primary Nodular Melanoma in Histopathology. Metastatic melanoma involving the [...]
September 21 2017

 

Elizabeth McCloud Named Quality Assurance Coordinator of Satellite Support

 
The Department of Pathology has announced that the new Quality Assurance Coordinator for Satellite Support will be Elizabeth McCloud.  Satellite Support, which is under the Point of Care group [...]
September 21 2017

 

Free Translational Research Symposium on October 4

The leaders and victors at University of Michigan are redefining translation, extending the definition far beyond the fields of health and biomedicine. Join translational experts for Found in Translation: Moving Beyond Biomedical Research, the 2017 Translational Research Symposium.

Hear about the future of translational research from keynote speaker, Christopher P. Austin, MD, Director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the National Institutes of Health. You'll learn [...]
September 21 2017

 

Department Faculty, Staff, and Students Invited to Fall Event at Detroit Zoo

Department of Pathology Staff, Students, and Faculty are invited to gather at the Detroit Zoo to enjoy the Zoo Boo on Saturday October 14 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Members of the department can attend for free and are invited to bring one guest, or the members of their immediate household, to attend with them. Admission for guests is $5 per person.

This "merry-not-scary" event includes food, dazzling acrobatics, magic acts, jugglers, and extreme pumpkin carving demonstrations. Attendees are encouraged to [...]
 
September 19 2017

 

Fight Food Allergies at FARE’s Food Allergy Heroes Walk

1 in 13 children has a food allergy. The Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center’s mission is to improve the lives of food allergic individuals by conducting comprehensive food-allergy-related research that will significantly improve patient care and expand food allergy education, research, and community services [...]
September 19 2017

 

Dr. Bernard Naylor 1926 - 2017

The Department of Pathology is sorry to report the passing of long-time colleague and friend of the Department, Dr. Bernard (Barney) Naylor, on September 7.  Dr. Naylor joined our Department as a faculty member in 1957, retiring in June, 1996. He was internationally renowned in the field of cytopathology with his dedication to the teaching and training of pathologists and cytotechnologists and with his research [...]
September 18 2017

 

Michigan Section of AACC and ASCLS Collaborate to Improve Educational Opportunities for Laboratory Professionals

To help improve continuing education opportunities available to laboratory medicine professionals, Michigan Section leadership members from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) and the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) have worked together to plan a joint continuing education event [...]
September 14 2017

 

Join Wolverines for Life at the Big House

Wolverines for Life is a collaborative effort between the University of Michigan community and the American Red Cross, Be the Match, Gift of Life Michigan, and Eversight Michigan. U-M students, athletes, alumni, staff, faculty, and campus and hospital leadership join together for a common purpose: a dedication to saving lives through donations [...]
September 11 2017

 

PhD Student, Paloma Garcia, Awarded F31 Fellowship

 
Paloma Garcia, a PhD student in the Dr. Gabriel Nunez Lab, has been awarded an F31 Fellowship. The Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual [...]
September 11 2017

 

Jacqueline Mann of Nesvizhskii Lab Awarded NIH F31 Fellowship

 
Jacqueline Mann, an MCP Program PhD student in the lab of Alexey Nesvizhskii, PhD, has been awarded a Ruth L Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (F31) for her work with head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs) [...]
September 11 2017

 

Nick Lukacs, PhD Named President-Elect of Society for Leukocyte Biology

The members of the Society for Leukocyte Biology (SLB) have chosen Nick Lukacs, PhD as their President-Elect. Dr. Lukacs is the Godfrey Dorr Stobbe Professor of Pathology and Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs. He's also the Scientific Director [...]
September 6 2017

 

On the Road to Understanding

 
The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) is seeking stories of how laboratorians have impacted patient care.  Whether you have caught a pre-analytical [...]
September 5 2017

 

Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory Launches New Next-Generation Sequencing Panels

On August 30th, 2017, the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory launched new next-generation sequencing (NGS) panels including the Lung Cancer NGS Panel, the Colorectal Cancer NGS Panel, the Melanoma NGS Panel and [...]
August 30 2017

 

New FISH Assays to Aid Renal Cancer Diagnosis

The recent availability of molecular data on renal tumors has resulted in clinically useful World Health Organization (WHO)-driven classification system including several new and intriguing [...]
August 30 2017

 

Chinnaiyan Lab PhD Students Receive Department of Defense Awards

 
 
Abhijit Parolia and Yajia Zhang, both MCP students in the laboratory of Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan, have each been awarded Department of Defense awards for prostate cancer research [...]
August 30 2017

 

Paper from Dressler Lab Shows Inhibition of Pax2 Transcription Activation

 
A paper published in ACS Chemical Biology by Edward Grimley, PhD, et al in Dr. Greg Dressler’s lab demonstrates the ability to target a DNA binding domain of the Pax gene family with small molecules [...]
August 29 2017

 

Research from the Chinnaiyan Lab on the Cover of Nature

 
In one of the largest and most comprehensive efforts to examine the genetic and molecular landscape of advanced cancer, Dr. Dan Robinson, et al in Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan's laboratory in the Department of Pathology sequenced the DNA and RNA of 500 patients with metastatic cancer. The results are [...]
August 29 2017

 

Michigan Legacy Tissue Program to Expand Patient Contribution and Clinical Research

 
Under the Direction of Dr. Rohit Mehra, of Pathology, and Dr. Ajjai Alva, of Medical Oncology, the Rapid Autopsy Program has been expanded and renamed the Michigan Legacy Tissue Program (MLTP). Originally started by Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan and Dr. Kenneth Pienta in 1996, the Rapid Autopsy Program was formed to retrieve metastatic prostate tumors for molecular study. This program continues to thrive with current input and collaboration from Dr. Jeffrey Jentzen and colleagues in Autopsy and Forensic Services.  [...]
August 15 2017

 

Visiting Professor Lectures on New Book

 
Ian Burney, Professor of History at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine at Manchester University will visit on Thursday August 17 to give a lecture on his newest book, Murder and the Making of English CSI.

The book tells the story of how one of the most iconic features of our present-day forensic landscape — crime scene investigation — came into being. Drawing on material ranging [...]
August 11 2017

 

Study by Postdoc in Nusrat Lab Published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation

 
 
A study investigating fundamental mechanisms of wound healing in the gut by Miguel Quiros in Asma Nusrat’s lab  entitled, “Macrophage-derived IL-10 mediates mucosal repair by epithelial WISP-1 signaling” was just published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation on August 7, 2017.  

Quiros and colleagues showed that IL-10  generated by monocytes recruited into healing wounds plays a fundamental role in [...]
August 11 2017

 

Laurie Griesinger, MD Honored with Academic Excellence and Achievement in Pathology Award

First year resident, Laurie Griesinger, MD, was honored with a Medical Student Academic Excellence and Achievement in Pathology Award for work she did as a medical student at University of Vermont College of Medicine.

Each year, the award is given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) to ten students who have shown leadership ability, have a strong interest in pathology, and have achieved academic excellence. Laurie will be recognized [...]

August 10 2017

 

Stephanie Skala, MD and Team Publish Work on Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma

 
Dr. Stephanie Skala, Pathology House Officer IV, in collaboration with others in the Departments of Pathology, Biostatistics, Urology, Radiation Oncology, and the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology, have published work entitled [...]
August 4 2017

 

Alicia Kuzia Named New Medical Laboratory Scientist Internship Coordinator

 
Congratulations to Alicia Kuzia who was selected as the new Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) Internship Coordinator.  Alicia will officially start this fall as we prepare for the new batch of students.  Alicia participated [...]
July 17 2017

 

Clinical Pathology Quarterly All Staff Meeting

Date: July 25, 2017

Time: 9:00am – 10:00am

Location: Med Sci 1, Rm 5330

Refreshments will be served beginning at 8:30 am. Gift card drawing for those attending from last quarterly meeting. The meeting will be recorded for those unable to attend.

July 7 2017

 

Join Us in Welcoming Our 2017-2018 Fellows

You’ll see both familiar and new faces among our outstanding group of fellows for 2017 – 2018. We invite you to join us in welcoming them as they settle in for the year.

July 6 2017

 

John Harris and Dianna Banka Earn Certified Research Administrator Certification

 
 
Congratulations to Finance and Administration’s, John Harris and the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology’s Dianna Banka. John and Dianna both recently passed the Certified [...]
June 23 2017

 

Student in Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan's Lab Awarded NIH F30 Fellowship

 
Ron Siebenaler, a Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) student in Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan’s lab at the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology, was awarded the highly competitive NIH F30 fellowship for work titled, Characterization of growth factor control of Argonaute 2 and RAS interaction. The purpose of this F30 award (Kirschstein-NRSA, dual-doctoral degree, predoctoral fellowship) is to enhance the integrated research and clinical training of promising predoctoral students [...] 
June 21 2017

 

Drs. Sean Li and Kristine Konopka Assume New Education Roles

 
Dr. Sean Li will assume the role of Associate Residency Program Director on July 1, 2017 [...]
 
 
Dr. Kristine Konopka has recently been appointed to the newly created position of Director of Medical Student Clinical Clerkships in Pathology [...]
June 14 2017

 

Dr. Allecia Wilson Completes Medical Education Scholars Program

The Medical Education Scholars Program is an internationally acclaimed, 10-month program at the University of Michigan Medical School that provides an opportunity for select faculty to study and apply principles of medical education. The curriculum includes educational theory, application, and research.  Dr. Wilson is the new Pathology Residency Program Director, an active participant in the Forensic and Pediatric fellowship programs, and also teaches first-year medical students in the lecture hall and in small group sessions.
June 14 2017

 

Team Led by Rohit Mehra, MD Publishes in the American Journal of Surgical Pathology

The article “Immunohistochemical evaluation of markers suggest a role for prospective FH IHC to screen cutaneous leiomyoma patients for HLRCC”, was published this month in the American Journal of Surgical Pathology (AJSP). [...]
June 6 2017

 

Visit us, now on Facebook!

We are pleased to announce the new Umichpath facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/umichpath/
 
Through the efforts of our Communications team of Liz Walker, Brent Temple, and Dustin Johnston, the department is now officially on social media.
April 28 2017

 

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science – Michigan 2017 Meeting

 
 

Congratulations to UM Pathology members who received awards at this year’s ASCLS meeting, held in Kalamazoo, MI on April 19-21.

As the society states: "The mission of ASCLS is to make a positive impact in health care through leadership that will assure excellence in the practice of laboratory medicine." [ ... ]

April 25 2017