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Announcing the 2021 Medical Laboratory Professionals Week!

This year's Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW) kicks off from April 18 until April 24, 2021. The department plans to celebrate with virtual events and activities for all those within the department! When did it start, and how can you be a part of it?  Continue to the article for more information [...]

April 8 2021

Two Proteins Critical for Kidney Function

Research by Drs. Ann Laszczyk and the Department of Pathology's Dr. Gregory Dressler was just published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. The study focuses on PAX2 proteins and their effects on kidney function and development.

March 24 2021

Department of Pathology Shines at 2021 Virtual USCAP Meeting

The Department of Pathology was well represented at the 110th Annual Meeting of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP), held March 13-18, 2021. This year's event was reconstructed into a fully virtual format in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with participants able to tune in and contribute from all over the world. Several of our faculty and trainees were featured at this year's conference. Let's take a moment to recap some key highlights from #USCAP2021.

March 24 2021
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"A Correct Diagnosis Can Be Life-Changing": Dr. Rohit Mehra

Dr. Mehra discusses his career path and how he arrived at Michigan Medicine in our latest Careers in Pathology video.

March 9 2021

Remember Pathology on Giving Blueday!

Giving Blueday, the University of Michigan’s 24-hour celebration of giving, has moved to the spring this year. On March 10, the university will encourage donors around the world to give to the programs and causes they care most about at U-M. Donors can visit the Giving Blueday website to find causes and make donations, view real-time progress, read about the impact of Giving Blueday, and more.   

We encourage you to consider a gift to Pathology on Giving Blueday! [...]

March 8 2021

March Blood Drives

Did you miss your chance to give blood during the UM/MSU Blood Battle?  We have you covered!  There are three more opportunities to donate blood and support patients in need in the month of March [...]

March 1 2021

Detroit's Daily Docket Returns for Season 2

Detroit's Daily Docket (D3), a podcast produced by Michigan Medicine forensic pathologists at the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office (WCMEO), launched its initial season in 2020. This successful podcast series is now gearing up to launch Season 2 on February 26, 2021.

February 25 2021

Linda O'Brien retires after 30 years!

The Department of Pathology bids a fond farewell to administrative assistant Ms. Linda O’Brien, who is set to retire from the Department at the end of February. Linda leaves the department with over 30 years of service, primarily working with the GI pathology faculty [...]

February 24 2021

Stressed Cellular Protein HOPS Into Action

Research team discovered that proteins with the capacity to multimerize quickly responded to osmotic changes (dehydration) caused by high saline or sugar concentrations, condensing into aggregates resembling processing bodies (P-bodies). The reaction, known as hyperosmotic phase separation, or HOPS, takes only a few seconds and is reversible within less than 2 minutes [...]

February 16 2021

UM vs MSU Winter Blood Battle!

The Annual Winter Blood Battle has begun! This year our opponent is Michigan State University.  Our goal:  To collect more pints of blood donated between February 10 and February 28, 2021 than MSU.  All blood donors who register to donate as part of our U-M BB Team, will receive a Blood Battle T-shirt, a coupon for Washtenaw Dairy (while supplies last) and be entered into a raffle for gift cards to local business along with other great prizes.  This is a win-win for you and the patients who receive your donated blood products.  Let's make this a win-win-win as we beat MSU!

February 16 2021

Role of BATF in the Development of Innate Lymphoid Cells Elucidated

A series of sophisticated processes are required in the development of innate lymphoid cells (ILC) for them to reach maturity. The Kim laboratory discovered that basic leucine zipper ATF-like transcription factor (Batf) regulates the production of ILC progenitors in the bone marrow as well as the maintenance of ILCs in the periphery. These cells are strategically distributed in peripheral tissues to provide important innate immunity to fight pathogens such as pathogenic viruses and bacteria.

February 10 2021

Prognostic Subgroups of Merkel Cell Carcinoma Defined

A collaboration between the Department of Pathology and the Department of Dermatology examined biomarkers of outcomes in 346 cases of Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), an aggressive type of skin cancer. The study was published in the recent edition of Clinical Cancer Research [...]

February 9 2021

Honoring Bill LeBar as he Retires from Clinical Microbiology

Thursday, January 28th, was a bittersweet day for the Department of Pathology. Bill LeBar, Administrative Manager of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, retired after more than 12 years of service. A virtual retirement ceremony was held in his honor, with more than 50 faculty, staff, and family members attending [...]

February 5 2021

And the Answer Is...Check QBank!

The plethora of knowledge that pathology residents are expected to master – for future practice and especially for Boards – is overwhelmingly immense. Second-year resident, Dr. Ryan Landvater, has been working on a question bank software from scratch, in an effort to make the mastery of pathology knowledge less intimidating. Below is a short interview with Landvater, as well as screenshots of the QBank (beta version)...

February 3 2021
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A Holistic Approach

After 35 years, the Division of Education continues to bring the best pathology education in the country.

February 2 2021

Faculty Spotlight: Chen Yang, MD, PhD

Dr. Chen Yang joined the faculty of the Michigan Medicine Departments of Pathology and Pediatrics in a joint recruitment effort in July 2020. He serves as the associate director of the Clinical Cytogenetics Lab (Pathology) and MMGL Molecular Genetics Lab (Pediatrics). Yang’s appointment is rather unique in that he has a 50% appointment in each department. Usually, faculty have a primary appointment in one department and a secondary “dry” appointment in another department.

February 1 2021

Research from Dr. Udager Published in European Urology

A new publication, generated by Department of Pathology faculty members Drs. Aaron Udager and Scott Tomlins was successfully published in European Urology. The research highlights a longitudinal cohort study centered around the serial molecular profiling of low-grade prostate cancer in order to better assess tumor upgrading [...]

February 1 2021

Faculty Spotlight: Michael J. Caplan, MD

Michael Caplan, MD is no stranger to the University of Michigan Department of Pathology.  This is actually his fourth time joining the Department! After completing a BS in Criminalistics at Michigan State University and an MD from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Caplan joined the Department for the first time as an AP/CP Resident from 1987-1992.

January 22 2021

Telepathology: A Prime Application of Digital Pathology

Technological advances have made telepathology a reality for many pathologists, allowing challenging case consultations regardless of where the expert may be located.  Recently, Dr. Liron Pantanowitz, Director of Anatomic Pathology, presented a keynote address entitled, "Telepathology: Still the #1 application of digital pathology" at the 7th Digital Pathology & AI Congress: Europe, December 1, 2020.

January 20 2021

Faculty Spotlight: Myra Khan, DO

While in medical school, Dr. Myra Kahn discovered her love for gross pathology during a pathology rotation. This led her to a residency in Anatomic Pathology at the University of Chicago from 2014-2018.  As a resident, Forensic Pathology “[put] together my interest for gross pathology along with autopsy,“ shared Khan. She also discovered her love for breast pathology [...]

January 11 2021

Study Explains Why Patients with Cancer Spread to the Liver Have Worse Outcomes

A new study by the University of Michigan's Rogel Cancer Center analyzed patients with cancer and the factors that cause the cancer to spread to the liver, leading to worse outcomes. 

January 5 2021

Prostate Cancer Regulator Plays Role in COVID-19, Providing a Promising Treatment Lead

Clinical trials underway are testing whether drugs that target the androgen receptor – successful in controlling prostate cancer – could also work against the coronavirus. wo proteins, ACE2 and TMPRSS2, help the coronavirus gain entry and replicate within cells. TMPRSS2 is well-known to Arul Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD. His lab discovered that TMPRSS2 fuses with the ETS gene to drive more than half of all prostate cancers [...]

December 22 2020

Marie Moorhouse Retires After 35 Years

Marie began her career at the University of Michigan as an undergraduate biology student working in security at the old Mott Hospital, checking ID badges. This is where she caught the attention of the phlebotomy supervisor, Theresa Malcolm, who encouraged Marie to contact her about a position in phlebotomy. Marie called and, as Marie recalls, “The rest is a 35-year history.”[...]

December 21 2020

Dr. Lamps Appears on The PathPod Podcast

Recently, Department of Pathology faculty member Dr. Laura Lamps appeared on the December 3 episode of the PathPod Pocast's Beyond the Scope. In the episode, Dr. Lamps discusses a varierty of topics including her role as the Director of Gastrointestinal Pathology at Michigan Medicine, her involvement in United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP), personal hobbies and her experience working in medicine overall [...]

December 7 2020

Suzanne Butch, MA, MLS(ASCP)SBB, DLM, CQA(ASQ) wins 2020 President’s Award

Congratulations to Suzanne Butch for winning the American Association of Blood Banks’s 2020 President’s Award.  This award was in recognition of her “extraordinary work with the ISBT Working Party on Information Technology and [her] leadership in moving the ISBT 128 labeling program forward.” [...]

December 3 2020

Research Led by Drs. Cierpicki and Grembecka Published in "Blood"

A new study led by Drs. Jolanta Grembecka and Tomasz Cierpicki of the Department of Pathology was just published in Blood's American Society of Hematology. The research focuses on combinatorial treatment with menin and FLT3 and how inhibitors induce complete remission in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with activating FLT3 mutations [...]

December 2 2020

Dr. Thomas Giordano wins the AACR 2020 Team Science Award

Congratulations to Dr. Thomas Giordano and the entire Cancer Genome Atlas Project team for winning the American Association of Cancer Research's 2020 Team Science Award [...]

November 30 2020

Research Led by Dr. Udager Published in Modern Pathology

New research by the Department of Pathology was recently published in Modern Pathology. The study, led by Drs. Aaron Udager, Noah Brown, Bryan Betz, Jonathan McHugh and Scott Tomlins, focuses on how TP53 mutations and CDKN2A mutations and deletions are highly recurrent molecular alterations within malignant progression of sinonasal papilomas [...]

November 19 2020

Dr. Celina Kleer Wins ASIP 2020 Outstanding Investigator Award

Congratulations to Dr. Celina Kleer who was awarded the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP)'s 2020 Outstanding Investigator Award. Dr. Kleer receives the award for her demonstrated excellence in research in experimental pathology [...]

November 12 2020

Usha Kota, BS, MT(ASCP) Retires after more than 32 years

Congratulations to Usha Kota, BS, MT(ASCP) on her retirement following 32 years in Pathology! Usha began in Pathology in 1988 in the blood bank, moving to flow cytometry in 1989. In 1990, she was promoted to senior technologist, then flow cytometry supervisor in 1994.  In 2005, she was promoted to laboratory supervisor of Hematology [...]

November 10 2020

Study Regarding Inhibition of Class I PI3K Published in Journal of Cell Biology

Research by the Department of Pathology's Drs. Richard Miller and Joseph Endicott was just published in the Journal of Cell Biology. The study focuses on the inhibition of class I PI3K and how it enhances chaperone-mediated autophagy (CMA) [...]

October 30 2020

Dr. Jeffrey Myers Receives Jack Billi Award for Inspiring Quality Improvement

Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Myers, who was recently selected by Michigan Medicine for the 2020 Jack Billi Award for Inspiring Quality Improvement. Dr. Myers was selected for his exemplifying behaviors of an effective improvement leader and for using LEAN design principles and tools in his daily work [...]

October 30 2020

Michigan Medicine Highlights Phlebotomy Research on Podcast

Experts from the Department of Pathology's Phlebotomy Team were featured on Michigan Medicine's "The Wrap" podcast. The podcast focuses on the department's Poke Plan Program at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, an initiative that helps to alleviate pain and fear among children during the blood draw process [...]

October 20 2020

Bad Bacteria Make Their Own Food to Colonize the Gut

Diarrhea can be the unfortunate but short-lived side effect of bad takeout food, yet it is also a leading cause of death in children under five globally. Scientists continue to investigate how illness-causing bacteria gain a foothold within the digestive tract when they are usually held in check by the protective bacteria collectively known as the gut microbiome [...]

October 16 2020

Don Giacherio, PhD, Retires After 38 Years of Service

Congratulations to Don Giacherio, PhD, who retired July 31, 2020, following 38 years of service in the University of Michigan Department of Pathology. Giacherio completed his PhD at the University of Illinois in 1980, followed by a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at Mayo Clinic. In 1982, Giacherio joined the University of Michigan Department of Pathology as an Instructor in Pathology [...]

October 16 2020

Research By Dr. Hristov Published in Journal of Cutaneous Pathology

New research from the Department of Pathology and Dr. Alexandra Hristov was just published in the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. The study focuses on the kappa and lambda immunohistochemistry in situ hybridization of atypical cutaneous lymphoid infiltrates. 

October 1 2020

Kathy Davis Finishes Her Career at Michigan Medicine

Kathy Davis, IT Administrative Director in Pathology Informatics, retires after more than 40 years of service to the Department of Pathology. Over her career, she has contributed to lab information system software development efforts that have impacted the history of pathology informatics, both at Michigan and nationally.

September 29 2020

Utilizing Machine Learning in Pathology

In a recently published Nature Reviews-Nephrology review article, “Digital pathology and computational image analysis in nephropathology,” Dr. Ulysses G. J. Balis discussed how the emergence of digital pathology — an image-based environment for the acquisition, management, and interpretation of pathology information supported by computational techniques for data extraction and analysis — is changing the pathology ecosystem [...]

September 11 2020

U-M Announces COVID-19 Sampling and Tracking Program

The University of Michigan will begin a Sampling and Testing Program of asymptomatic students, faculty and staff for the virus that causes COVID-19 on September 7.

September 8 2020

Study of SARS-CoV-2 reveals new disease surveillance method

In a broadly collaborative effort, Pathology faculty Drs. Carl Schmidt, Jeffrey Myers, Kristine Konopka, Paul Lephart, and Teresa Nguyen joined Michigan Medicine faculty from the departments of Epidemiology, Internal Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, Mathematics and Complex Systems, and the School of Public Health in a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases entitled “SARS-CoV-2 surveillance in decedents in a large, urban medical examiner’s office.”

September 4 2020

Scientists Develop First Drug-Like Compounds to Inhibit Elusive Cancer-Linked Enzymes

Structural biology techniques helped researchers target the nuclear receptor-binding SET domain family, whose malfunction is associated with several types of cancer.

September 2 2020

Patient Advocate Michele Mitchell wins ASCP Patient Champion Award

"Patient advocacy and engagement is essential to provide high quality care.  Your dedication to empower other patients through education and awareness has made big contributions to the life-changing impact of patient-pathology interactions.”  So begins the award letter to Michele Mitchell from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), who is awarding Michele the ASCP Patient Champion Award for 2020... 

August 24 2020

Study from Venneti Lab on DIPGs Published in Cancer Cell

In a new study, Chan Chung et al. from the Venneti laboratory have discovered a “catch 22”-like phenomena, where epigenetic and metabolic pathways feed one another, in a childhood brain tumor called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas (DIPG) [...]

August 17 2020

The COVID-19 Heroes You Haven't Met Yet: Behind the Scenes of a Pandemic

When people think about forensic pathology, images of crime shows where an investigator sets out to determine a murder victim’s cause of death often come to mind. However, it’s important to acknowledge the crucial role this field actually plays in our collective response to death, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unravel...

August 13 2020

Vincent Laufer, MD, PhD, Receives Outstanding Student in Pathology Award

Dr. Vincent Laufer was recently awarded the 2020 William Boyd Medal for the Outstanding Student in Pathology. The award is given to a medical student who demonstrates outstanding expertise in all aspects of their pathology education [...]

July 24 2020

Dr. Celina Kleer: Physician Scientist, Dedicated Mentor, ASIP Outstanding Investigator Awardee

Dr. Celina Kleer named 2019 AACR Outstanding Investigator in Breast Cancer Research

July 20 2020

Dr. Udager Appears on '3Ps of Cancer' Podcast

Dr. Aaron Udager recently appeared on Michigan Medicine's 3P's of Cancer: Prevention, Preparedness, Progress podcast

July 14 2020
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Introducing the Resident Class of 2024

Pathology Welcomes 8 New Residents

July 13 2020

Research Surrounding H3K27M-mutant diffuse midline glioma in COVID-19 Published

New research related to H3K27M-mutant diffuse midline glioma with extensive intratumoral microthrombi in young adults with COVID-19 from the Department of Pathology was just published in Acta Neurologica. [...]

July 7 2020
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Liron Pantanowitz, MBBCh named new Director of Anatomic Pathology

Please welcome Dr. Pantanowitz to the Department.

July 6 2020

Five New Fellowship Directors Named

The Department of Pathology has a long history of exceptional fellowship directors and this tradition continues as we welcome five new Fellowship Directors for this academic year.

July 1 2020

Research Surrounding miR-181a Published

Research from Dr. Analisa Difeo was just published in Nature Communications. The study focuses on miR-181a and how it initiates and perpetuates oncogenic transformation through the regulation of innate immune signaling [...]

June 25 2020

Department Hosts Equality Walk to Celebrate Juneteenth

On Friday, June 19, the Department of Pathology hosted an Equality Walk at NCRC `in observance of the Juneteenth holiday. Here, members from all areas of the department gathered to show their support against racial discrimination and for the Black Lives Matter movement.

June 22 2020
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Congratulations to Our Class of 2019-2020: Residents

Graduating Class of Residents.

June 19 2020
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Congratulations to Our Class of 2019-2020: Fellows and Clinical Lecturers

Graduating Class of Fellows and Clinical Lecturers.

June 19 2020

Forensic Research Regarding COVID-19 Published

The publication takes an in-depth examination of diffuse alveolar damage (DAD) caused by COVID-19 and how it is morphologically indistinguishable from other causes of DAD.

June 18 2020

Frontline Workers in the Backrooms of COVID-19: Caring for the Living and the Dead

Dr. Jeffrey Myers discusses the importance of frontline workers and their caring of patients - alive or deceased - during the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 18 2020

Research Regarding Microcystic Adnexal Carcinomas Published

The research was just published in Modern Pathology and highlights the importance of next-generation sequencing within oncogenic roles for P53 and JAK/STAT signaling in microcystic adnexal carcinomas.

June 11 2020
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Thomas Annesley, PhD, receives award from the IFCC

Congratulations to Thomas Annesley, PhD, on winning the 2020 IFCC Award for Distinguished Contributions in Education.

June 11 2020
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Q&A with Peter Ouillette, Digital Pathology Operations Manager

Peter Ouillette, MT (ASCP) shares his experience working as the Department's Digital Pathology Operations Manager.

June 8 2020

U-M Researchers Home in on Key Player in Pancreatic Cancer Development

The protein Argonaute 2 was found to be critical to the progression from benign lesions into pancreatic cancer, suggesting a therapeutic opportunity.

June 4 2020

Research Regarding Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma Published

The research, which focuses on invasive squamous cell carcinomas and the precursor lesions that demonstrate concordic genomic complexity in driver genes, was just published in Modern Pathology.

May 29 2020

COVID-19 IgG Serology Testing Now Available At Michigan Medicine

Serology testing for SARS-CoV-2 is now available for ordering on appropriate patients at Michigan Medicine. A separate process for testing and screening of health care workers and Michigan Medicine affiliates will be communicated in the coming weeks.

The serology test detects specific antibodies generated as part of the immune response to SARS-COV-2 infection. Our current test methods detect  [...]

May 29 2020

Research about Renal Cell Carcinoma in Young Adults Published

The research was just published in Histopathology and features prominent contributions from our faculty.

May 22 2020

Project by Multimedia Designer, Camren Clouthier, Nominated for Emmy

Selections will be chosen in a virtual ceremony on June 20.

May 21 2020

2019 Annual Report Now Available

The Department of Pathology 2019 Annual Report is now available online. Our department continues to show outstanding performance and growth and the past year was another example of why our department is one of the best in the world.

In the report, you will read about [...]

May 19 2020

Dr. Farkash Featured on 'PathPod' Podcast

Dr. Farkash recently sat down with the podcast team to discuss renal pathology during the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 15 2020

New Research Published in Modern Pathology

The study pertains to the molecular characterization of uterine and ovarian tumors and their relationships to epithelial and germ cell features by somatic derivation.

May 13 2020

New Research Published in Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease

The study sheds light on alternative methods used for measuring size and depth of vulvar squamous cell carcinoma.

May 7 2020

Kristina Martin Receives MSU College of Natural Sciences Award

 

Clinical Pathology Operations Director, Kristina Martin, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, has been named the recipient of the 2020 Recent Alumni Award from the Michigan State University College of Natural Science. Martin graduated from [...]

May 5 2020

Study from Kleer and Nesvizhskii Labs Reveals the Proteomic Landscape of Metaplastic Breast Carcinomas

Along with co-investigators, Sabra Djomehri, a graduate student in Celina Kleer's Laboratory, has discovered the proteomic landscape of metaplastic carcinomas, the most aggressive type of triple negative breast cancer. The study, published in [...]

May 1 2020

Arul Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD, elected to the National Academy of Science

Congratulations to Arul M. Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD, on his election to the National Academy of Science!  Chinnaiyan is an investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and S.P. Hicks Endowed Professor of Pathology, American Cancer Society Research Professor, and director, Michigan Center for Translational Pathology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor [...]

April 28 2020

Study from Lieberman Lab Published in Acta Neuropathologica

 

A new study from the Andrew Lieberman Laboratory’s Samir Nath, et al, has discovered that MEF2 impairment underlies skeletal muscle atrophy in polyglutamine disease.

Kennedy’s Disease, also known as Spinal and Bulbar Muscular Atrophy (SBMA), is a disease caused by an inherited gene mutation that results in muscle and brain cell dysfunction. Patients progressively lose muscle mass until they are unable to walk without assistance. Ultimately [...]

April 28 2020

Today is Administrative Professionals Day!

Today is Administrative Professionals Day.  A day to honor all of our amazing Admins who undergird our missions and ensure everything runs smoothly.   Thank you for all that you do!

April 22 2020
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Diagnostic Biomarkers Uncovered for Rare Kidney Cancer

Researchers have uncovered the gene signature for ChRCC.

April 21 2020

New Study Finds Inhibition of Uric Acid or IL-1β Ameliorates Respiratory Syncytial Virus Immunopathology and Development of Asthma

The study details research surrounding Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) among infants.

April 15 2020

New Study Finds Resolvin E1 is a Pro-repair Molecule that Promotes Intestinal Epithelial Wound Healing

Resolvin E1 (RvE1), a lipid derived from Omega-3 fatty acids, is a pro-repair molecule that promotes healing of intestinal wounds according to a recent study published in PNAS as a collaborative project between The Department of Pathology at the University of Michigan Medical School and [...]

April 14 2020
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Hail to the Front Line

During the COVID-19 pandemic, and every day, our Department of Pathology phlebotomists are on the front lines of patient care.

We often call our phlebotomists the face of the laboratory since they are often the first, if not the only, touchpoint to the department for patients. [...]

March 31 2020

Critical Need for Blood Donations

I am standing in the Blood Bank at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor. I am looking at the refrigerator that contains only one day's supply of blood for the hospital. 

The hospital is full. There are patients who need blood and cannot wait. Some have leukemia. Some are bleeding. Some are infants born with heart disease who will die is they do not have surgery [...]

March 16 2020
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Important Test Updates Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Resources and guidance.

March 16 2020

Alex Taylor, MD wins Rodger Haggitt GI Pathology Award

Congratulations to Alex Taylor, MD, 3rd year resident, for winning the first place Rodger Haggitt GI Pathology Award for his platform presentation at USCAP! 

March 16 2020

Faculty Spotlight: Sara Abbott, MD

Sara Abbott, MD, took a winding road to becoming an assistant professor here at U-M. She actually has a master’s degree in education and spent two years guiding students grudgingly through high school biology. That’s when she realized that maybe this wasn’t the kind of teaching she was meant to do after all. [...]

March 16 2020
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Department Co-Hosts 2020 Mucosal Immunology Symposium

The event showcased experiemental pathology research.

March 13 2020

Marcin Cieslik Receives Award from Bristol-Myers Squibb

Marcin Cieslik, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics and member of the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology (MCTP), received an award from Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) for the project entitled, “Identification of novel therapeutic vulnerabilities across immunophenotypes of refractory and metastatic tumors.” This award provides two years of funding.

March 11 2020

Dr. Eman Adbulfatah Awarded at USCAP

Genitourinary pathology fellow, Dr. Eman Abdulfatah, recently received the International Society of Urologic Pathology (ISUP) Excellence in Urologic Pathology Award for her abstract presentation, [...]

March 10 2020

Nicholas Lukacs, PhD, Receives an Outstanding Investigator Award

Nicholas Lukacs, PhD, The Godfrey Dorr Stobbe Professor of Pathology, received an Outstanding Investigator Award (OIA or an R35) from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) entitled, “Viral and allergen-driven immunity in chronic lung disease.” This award will provide 7 years of funding. [...]

March 5 2020

The Epic Bugsy Application is an Asset

The Epic Bugsy Application went live June 3rd with no major issues and under budget. Although this application is used mainly by the Infection Prevention team within MiChart, it relies heavily on Microbiology/Virology data. [...]

March 4 2020

Congratulations to Margaret Fang, MD

Congratulations to Margaret Fang, MD, for winning the 3rd Place Hans Popper Society Award for Trainee Best Abstract at USCAP!

March 3 2020
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100% Tuned In: Q&A with Dr. Laura Lamps

When she's at work, Dr. Laura Lamps is 100% tuned in. Find out how she got here and what she recommends for those considering pathology.

March 2 2020

Julian Mioc Retires

Three years ago, Julian Mioc decided to plan for his retirement and his official last day is February 28, 2020. “I'm looking forward to my retirement in Florida to be with my family and grandchildren.” Please join us in wishing Julian a peaceful and joyous retirement! [...]

February 28 2020

Tom Morrow Retires

Tom Morrow grew up in Ann Arbor, graduated from U-M, and spent his entire 47-year career working for the University. He joined the Department of Pathology as a System Administrator in 1981, and while he’s officially retiring February 28th, he’ll stay [...]

February 28 2020

Rogel Cancer Center Phlebotomy Team Named Michigan Medicine MVPs

Michigan Medicine Headlines recently asked for nominations of faculty and staff who amaze colleagues with their work ethic, dedication, and commitment to carrying out the organization’s mission. Among those recognized were the staff from the Rogel Cancer Center phlebotomy team [...]

February 20 2020
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Department Hosts 11th Annual CHAMP Research Symposium

Event showcases clinical and translational research.

February 17 2020

New Start Up Aims to Target Inflammatory Bowel Disease

PTM Therapeutics, Inc. celebrated on February 6th the signing of an exclusive license for an antibody (PTM-001) jointly from the University of Michigan and Emory University during a bell-ringing ceremony at University of Michigan Tech Transfer. The startup is [...]

February 17 2020

February 14th is National Donor Day

National Donor Day, observed on February 14th each year, is an opportunity to raise awareness and educate about tissue, eye, and organ donation. In Michigan, there are more than 3000 people waiting for organ donation and, nationally, 22 patients die waiting [...]

February 14 2020

Faculty Spotlight: Milad Webb, MD, PhD

Great mentorship, at just the right time, led Milad Webb, MD, PhD, to specialize in forensic Pathology. After completing a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Nevada in Reno, Webb earned his MD at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He then enrolled in residency training at [...]

February 14 2020

Ellie Mills is the New QA Coordinator in DQHI

 

The Department of Pathology’s Division of Quality and Health Improvement welcomes Ellie Mills, the new Quality Assurance Coordinator.

February 7 2020

Manuscript by Dr. Muhammad Nadeem Aslam Demonstrates Effects of a Seaweed-Derived Multi-Mineral Supplement on Colonic Microbial Community

A recent report based on a phase I clinical trial by Dr. Aslam, et al, in the Varani Laboratory shows that a multi-mineral supplement, Aquamin®, modulates the colonic microbial community in human subjects.  This study is part of an ongoing effort to determine if multi-mineral intervention [...]

February 5 2020

“Detroit’s Daily Docket” Podcast Sheds Light on the Medical Examiner Process

A new podcast out of the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office, in partnership with the Michigan Medicine Department of Pathology, provides education for the lay public and armchair detective. Drs. Leigh Hlavaty, Lokman Sung, Milad Webb, and Omar Rayes are your guides through the field of forensic pathology [...]

February 3 2020

Take Care of Your Ticker

If you’ve run out of motivation for your New Year’s Resolutions, American Heart Month, a federally designated event, is an ideal time to remind us all to focus on our hearts and health! [...]

February 3 2020
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Anti-Leukemia Compound Induces Complete Remission in Mouse Models

A Phase I clinical trial, using a structurally related analog of the compound, is currently enrolling patients.

February 3 2020

Spotlight On: The Research Histology Laboratory

Drs. Thomas Giordano, Paul Harms, and Dafydd Thomas have a fully staffed and highly functional Research Histology lab. The laboratories lead technician, Chelsea Decker, HT, has been keeping the lab [...]

January 30 2020

Faculty Spotlight: Vipulkumar Dadhania, MBBS

Vipulkumar Dadhania, MBBS, is fascinated with learning. It’s this passion that will keep him evolving in his career. He joined U-M in August of 2019 as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pathology. His primary interests are genitourinary pathology and breast pathology. [...]

January 29 2020

Suzanne Butch is Deservedly Recognized

Suzanne Butch, who is the Division of Quality and Health Improvement’s (DQHI) Manager of Clinical Pathology Quality Assurance has been an instrumental part of the International Council for Commonality in Blood Banking Automation (ICCBBA) for many years. ICCBBA is the not-for-profit, nongovernmental standards body in official relations with the World Health Organization [...]

January 29 2020

Coronavirus Information and Links

On January 23, three possible cases of coronavirus (2019-nCoV) were identified in Michigan; two in Washtenaw county. As of publishing, no cases of the 2019-nCoV have been confirmed in Michigan. [...]

January 28 2020

What Pathology Communications Can Do For You

Pathology Communications is a team of professionals here to help you tell your story. Whether you’ve just been awarded a major grant, successfully defended your dissertation, been published, completed a marathon, or welcomed a new addition at home, we have an outlet for your news! [...]

January 27 2020

Dr. Wilson Becomes New Director of Autopsy and Forensic Services

After a nationwide search, Allecia (Lisa) Wilson, MD, has been named the new Director of Autopsy and Forensic Services. Wilson follows the leadership of Dr. Jeffrey Jentzen. In addition to this new role, Wilson serves as Residency Program Director [...]

January 27 2020

Cervical Health Awareness Month

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. While cervical health is important twelve months of the year, it’s a great time to schedule necessary appointments and screenings. According to Dr. Richard Lieberman, with regular health screenings and the use of pap-smear testing, death rates from cervical cancer have dropped 90% since 1943. [...]

January 24 2020

Results of Michigan-Led Study Published in Modern Pathology

Modern Pathology recently published a multi-institutional study led by pathology faculty Dr. Rohit Mehra; other participating centers included The Cleveland Clinic, Emory School of Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Third year Pathology resident at Michigan Medicine, Alex Taylor, MD, was the first author with other major contributions by Drs. Noah Brown and May Chan. [...]

January 23 2020

Mike McVicker Named Administrative Manager for Clinical Operations

 

We are pleased to announce that Mike McVicker is the new Administrative Manager for Clinical Operations in the Department of Pathology.

Mike has worked at Michigan Medicine for over 13 years, kicking off his career in the Specimen Processing division [...]

January 17 2020

In Memoriam: Dr. Mila Blaivas 1938-2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mila Blaivas, MD, PhD. Blaivas passed away after a short illness on January 6, 2020, at a local hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she had moved to be with her daughter and son-in-law in May 2011. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Alex Blaivas, who was the love of her life, two children and three grandchildren.

January 17 2020

Dr. Rajiv Patel named Section Head for Dermatopathology

It is with great pleasure that we announce Dr. Rajiv “Raj” Patel as our new Section Head (Director) for Dermatopathology effective February 1, 2020. [...]

January 16 2020
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A Simple Twist of Cell Fate

U-M researchers are shedding new light with exciting implications for research and health.

January 15 2020

Sean Li, MD, PhD, Appointed to ABPath Test Development and Advisory Committee

Dr. Sean Li has been appointed to the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Test Development and Advisory Committee (TDAC) for Clinical Pathology CertLink® for 2020.

Physicians appointed to TDACs are considered established subject matter experts in their subspecialties [...]

January 10 2020

Dr. Chan Chung Receives Two Grants to Study Brain Cancers

 

Chan Chung, PhD, received two grants in funding from the ChadTough Foundation and Defeat DIPG foundation ($150,000) and the Robert Connor Dawes CERN Pediatric Fellowship ($100,000). [...]

January 9 2020

Faculty Spotlight: Felipe da Veiga Leprevost, PhD

In 2015, Felipe da Veiga Leprevost, PhD, came to the University of Michigan as a research fellow to study computational proteomics. In June of 2019, he accepted a faculty position as a Research Investigator in Bioinformatics. He now has a Michigan-born little one and his roots are growing deeper in Ann Arbor [...]

January 2 2020

Congratulations on your retirement, Mary Jo!

 

Mary Jo Bishop retired on December 13, 2019, after working in Pathology for 28 years! Mary Jo began her career working in specimen processing and ended up in surgical pathology where she was for the bulk of her career. Over the years, Mary Jo developed friendships with many in our department, which was evidenced by the strong turn-out for her retirement party on December 13th. Faculty, staff, and department leadership all came to wish her well [...]

December 26 2019

Sue Stern Retires After 41 Years

 

After 41 years in the laboratory, Sue Stern, MS, MT(ASCP), is retiring. Sue graduated from the U-M Medical Technology Program in 1978. She then secured a position as a medical technologist in the Chemistry Laboratory. [...]

December 24 2019

Andi Cani becomes Dr. Cani

 

Andi Cani, PhD, successfully defended his thesis entitled “Precision Medicine Approaches to Hormone-Driven Cancer” on December 5, 2019. [...]

December 23 2019

R01 Granted to Jolanta Grembecka, PhD

We are thrilled to announce that Jolanta Grembecka, PhD, an Associate Professor in Pathology, has been granted an R01 for her research “Development of ASH1L inhibitors for acute leukemia.” [...]

December 20 2019

Updated NIH Policy Statement Emphasizes "Other Support" Reporting

All faculty who serve as the Principal Investigator or one of the key personnel on an NIH award or pending proposal are required to review their new guidance and address the two parts below, as appropriate, by January 20, 2020 [...]

December 20 2019
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Quality Care a Match for New Faculty Member

Not yet entirely settled in at home, Matt Cusick, PhD, is diving into his new role as an Assistant Professor in Clinical Pathology.

December 19 2019
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A Once-in-a-Lifetime Project

Duane Newton, PhD, gives a faculty perspective on what led to the best possible outcome for patients and the department through PRR. 

December 12 2019

Dr. Milad Webb's presentation draws attention at NAME

The National Association of Medical Examiners met recently in Kansas City, MO, for their annual conference. University of Michigan forensic pathologist, Milad Webb, MD, PhD, presented on the critical national shortage of forensic pathologists, as well as pathologists in general [...]

December 12 2019

ORSP's New Proposal Submission Deadline Policy

For future grant submissions, please take note of  ORSP's new Proposal Submission Deadline Policy which will take effect on January 6, 2020. [...]

December 11 2019

Faculty Spotlight: Sean Ferris, MD, PhD

In September of 2019, Sean Ferris, MD, PhD, moved his family from San Francisco to Ann Arbor to join the Department of Pathology as an assistant professor specializing in neuropathology in the division of anatomic pathology. [...]

December 10 2019

Abhijit Parolia is Awarded The NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award

 

The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition (F99/K00) Award supports outstanding PhD and other Research Doctoral candidates who complete their dissertation research training (F99 phase) and transition in a timely manner to mentored, cancer-focused postdoctoral career development research positions (K00 phase). [...]

December 2 2019
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18th Annual Pathology Research Symposium

Conference highlighting innovation and excellence in training and research does not disappoint.

November 26 2019

In Memoriam Bertram Schnitzer, MD

Michigan lost one of it’s most celebrated and beloved pathologists this week as Dr. Bertram Schnitzer passed away at the age of 90. [...]

November 22 2019

After 38 Years, Jeanette Jeffreys Retires

Jeanette JeffreysAt 23 years old, Jeanette Jeffreys just knew she would work for the University of Michigan “forever.” She was hired by Suzanne Butch to work for the Department of Pathology Blood Bank. When her job was going to be eliminated by a computer, she was asked to stay on in the Pathology Office. [...]

November 21 2019

Results from the Andrew P. Lieberman Lab are Published

Mark Schultz, PhD, and Andrew Lieberman MD, PhD, have published “Synthetic high-density lipoprotein nanoparticles for the treatment of Niemann–Pick diseases” in BMC Medicine. [...]

November 20 2019

Three From Pathology Honored at Michigan Medical School Dean’s Awards Program

The Dean’s Awards Program recognizes Michigan Medical School faculty and staff who demonstrate exceptional accomplishment in the areas of teaching, research, clinical care, community service, and administration. This year’s honorees were honored November 13, 2019 at the annual Dean’s Awards Dinner. [...]

November 18 2019

From Carrie-Anne to Dr. Malinczak

Carrie-Anne Malinczak, PhD successfully defended her thesis entitled “Long-Term Immune System Alterations Following Early-Life RSV Infection” on October 21, 2019. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a ubiquitous human pathogen, infects nearly all children by age two. Severe RSV bronchiolitis in infancy is strongly correlated with the development of recurrent wheezing later in childhood [...]

November 12 2019

Communications Team Welcomes Two New Members

The Pathology Communications Team recently welcomed two new members:  Camren Clouthier, who joins the team as our Multimedia Designer, and Lidija Fremeau, who is temporarily joining the team as a Marketing & Media Assistant. [...]

November 11 2019
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Challenging Cases and Collaboration

2019 New Frontiers in Pathology Conference

November 8 2019
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Engaging Our Future

Department faculty outreach to high school students to educate about careers in medicine and research.

November 8 2019

Kleer honored by the AACR

The American Association for Cancer Research announced that Celina Kleer, MD, the Harold A. Oberman Collegiate Professor of Pathology and Director of the Breast Pathology Program, will be the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Investigator in Breast Cancer Research, supported by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

November 4 2019

Michigan Medicine was Well Represented at the AABB Annual Meeting

The American Association of Blood Banking (AABB) Annual Meeting is the must-attend event to learn about cutting-edge research, keep up with the latest technological advances, and network with like-minded transfusion medicine professionals from around the world. AABB is committed to providing continuing education that focuses on optimizing patient and donor care and safety. [...]

November 4 2019

PCR-based TERT Promoter Assays Aid in Bladder Cancer Diagnosis

Our department's clinical resident Alex Taylor, MD, joined postdoctoral fellow Rahul Mannon, PhD, and other researchers from the Department of Pathology and the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology, who found that patients with a long-standing history of prostate cancer and other prostatic issues can find difficulty [...]

October 30 2019

Faculty and Trainees Work to Understand Therapy-Resistant Malignancies

Two Michigan Medicine Fellows, Caroline Simon, MD, and Stephanie Skala, MD, (who recently joined the Department of Pathology as faculty), joined colleagues from the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology, in a research study published in Diagnostic Pathology dated October 21, 2019 [...]

October 30 2019

Plan to Attend!

Plan to Attend Quality Month Presentations:  October 22 from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm in the NCRC Dining Hall.  We look forward to you stopping by to view the six posters presented by members of Pathology.

October 21 2019

Gabriel Nuñez, M.D. Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Dr. Gabriel Nuñez, the Paul de Kruif Endowed Professor of Pathology, is one of the newest members of the National Academy of Medicine. The Nuñez laboratory has made ground-breaking discoveries in the field of [...]

October 21 2019
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A Fundamental Passion

Bryan Betz, PhD, was inspired by his late wife, Sharon, to pursue a career in clinical diagnostics.

October 18 2019

UM Announces $10M Gift for Global Health Equity

The University of Michigan announced today a gift of $10M from Dr. Tadataka Yamada and Leslie Yamada to create a new U-M-wide Center for Global Health Equity. The Department of Pathology’s own Dr. Lee Schroeder has focused his career on global health, in particular, developing the essential diagnostics list for developing countries, understanding the current landscape within these countries, and finding the most efficient ways to improve access [...]

October 17 2019
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Cancer Patients Want to Pull Back the Curtain on Pathology

Speaking directly with a pathologist could help patients better understand their diagnosis and feel empowered, a survey of patient sentiment finds.

October 10 2019
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A Blank Canvas

A look at the artists behind the artwork hung in the newly renovated facility.

October 1 2019

Picnic at Wiard's Orchard

Members of the Department of Pathology and their families gathered for a picnic at Wiard's Orchard in Ypsilanti on Sunday, September 15th [...]

September 30 2019

Steven L. Kunkel, PhD, Appointed Permanent Executive Vice Dean for Research and Chief Scientific Officer

Congratulations to Steven L. Kunkel, PhD, on his appointment as the executive vice dean for research and chief scientific officer of the University of Michigan Medical School, effective September 1, 2019, following a nationwide search for the best candidate.  Kunkel previously served [...]

September 26 2019

Dr. Laurie McCauley Receives Krane Award

Laurie McCauley, DDS, MS, PhD, received the 2019 Stephen M. Krane Award on September 20th, 2019. The American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) gives the award in recognition of outstanding achievements in basic, translational, or clinical research in inflammation and/or skeletal matric biology [...]

September 23 2019

Dr. Surinder Kumar Receives The Pablove Foundation Childhood Cancer Research Grant

Surinder Kumar, Ph.D., has received The Pablove Foundation Childhood Cancer Research Grant for his proposal entitled “The sirtuin SIRT5 as a novel therapeutic target for Ewing’s Sarcoma” [...]

September 18 2019
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Making Sense Out of Tragedy

A gift from the Silver Family Foundation is funding research at Michigan Medicine.

September 17 2019

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Every year in the United States, nearly 3 million men hear the words, “You have prostate cancer.” That is 1 in 9 men each year.  The word “cancer” triggers an immediate response in most people…fear, worry about family, denial, and often an increased awareness of one’s mortality. [...]

September 17 2019

Raising the Voices of Pathology Postdocs

In November 2018, postdoctoral fellow Jay Vornhagen, PhD, was appointed as the first Department of Pathology Medical School Postdoctoral Trainee Senator.  The Medical School Postdoctoral Trainee Senate is a volunteer organization [...]

September 13 2019
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Navigating Change

The Department of Pathology embraces the future while navigating through multiple changes as it settles into its new laboratory home.

September 9 2019

Study led by McMullen and Chan published in the American Journal of Surgical Pathology

A study by Drs. Emily McMullen, Paul Harms, Lori Lowe, Doug Fullen, and May Chan is published in the September issue of the American Journal of Surgical Pathology (AJSP). Calciphylaxis is a dermatologic emergency where an accurate and timely diagnosis is crucial but [...]

September 6 2019
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Essential Answers

When Kasey Hilton was 19 weeks pregnant, she and her husband, Mike, visited U-M Midwives for their first ultrasound. Not knowing what to expect, the couple wasn’t concerned when a doctor was called into the room. Then, everything changed [...]

September 6 2019

Paying Attention to the Details

For Omar Rayes, MD, accepting a faculty position in Michigan feels like coming home. Born in Damascus, Syria, Rayes moved to Cincinnati after medical school. He did a year of research at Cincinnati Children’s hospital before embracing life in Michigan during his [...]

September 3 2019

Pathology Resources on National Grief Awareness Day

August 30th is National Grief Awareness Day. We at the Department of Pathology understand that grief has no timeline and have a variety of programs in place that can help mitigate the grief of our staff, our patients, and their families [...]

August 30 2019
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Growing and Engaging

No stranger to the Department of Pathology, Dr. Kristina Davis now joins the department as faculty.

August 28 2019
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Employee Recognition Reception Honors Members of the Pathology Family

Staff members were recognized for their years of service and for going above and beyond. 

August 26 2019

Team Publishes on Ewing-Like Sarcomas

Collaborative work by Dr. Grace Wang, Dr. Bryan Betz, Dr. Paul Harms, Dr. Rajiv Patel, Dr. Dafydd Thomas, Dr. Jonathan McHugh, and Dr. David Lucas has resulted in a paper published [...]

August 26 2019

Dr. Maria Westerhoff Publishes in Gastroenterology

In collaboration with Drs. Luke Nayak and Arjun Sondhi, Dr. Maria Westerhoff published a report in Gastroenterology titled, "A Rare Complication of a Rare Disease" documents a case of erythropoietic protoporphyria, a rare condition that can affect the liver [...]

August 20 2019

Register for the Fall Event Picnic at Wiard's Orchards

Save the Date for the Pathology Fall Picnic Event at Wiard's Orchards in Ypsilanti. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend! Join us on September 15  from 11:00 am until 5:30 pm in the pavilion and from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm for country fair [...]

August 9 2019

Pathology Staff Elected and Appointed to ASCLS Michigan Board

On August 1, six Michigan Medicine Department of Pathology staff members assumed positions on the board of the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science’s (ASCLS) Michigan chapter. As [...]

August 8 2019
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Announcing Dr. Carol Farver as New Director of the Division of Education Programs

The new Director of the Division of Education Programs joins us from the Cleveland Clinic.

July 31 2019

New Educational App Utilizes Crowdsourcing

Dr. Ulysses Balis has created a new web-based educational tool that allows users to upload cases and get real-time feedback on potential diagnoses. The web-based app, HistoQuery, allows users to [...]

July 30 2019

Dr. Sarah Choi Honored as One of ASCP's "40 Under Forty"

Sarah Choi, MD, PhD, has been honored as one of ASCP’s “40 under Forty” program recognizing the future generation of laboratory leaders.

ASCP’s 40 Under Forty program shines the spotlight on 40 highly accomplished pathologists, pathology residents, and laboratory professionals under age 40 who have made significant contributions to the profession and stand out as the future of laboratory leadership. [...]

July 29 2019

Greenson and Owens Publish Third Edition of Diagnostic Pathology Gastrointestinal

The third edition of Diagnostic Pathology Gastrointestinal has been released. The textbook, authored by the Department of Pathology's Joel Greenson and Scott Owens, is an award-winning volume in the Diagnostic Pathology series. This one-stop reference for [...]

July 25 2019
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Educating Beyond Borders

The unanticipated ways social media has made a positive impact on pathology.

July 22 2019

Clinical Flow Cytometry Laboratory Makes Move from UH to NCRC

It began with a vision. Dr. Riccardo Valdez, Director of Clinical Pathology, was interested in moving the Clinical Flow lab from University Hospital (UH) to the HLA laboratory at the North Campus Research Complex. The shift would allow for putting similar technologies, like HLA flow and crossmatch and hemepath flow, together. It would also move the laboratory to where cases are signed out and to where marrow aspirates are stained, differentiated, and signed out [...]

July 11 2019
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Welcome the Resident Class of 2023

The department is welcoming another resident class. Get to know a little about them.

July 8 2019

New Tool Helps Identify Patients at Risk for Hereditary Cancers

Lynn McCain and Drs. David Keren and Lee Schroeder are part of a multidisciplinary team at Michigan Medicine and Rogel Cancer Center who have developed an online tool to help identify those at risk for familial cancers. InheRET, which has already [...]

July 3 2019
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By Cannibalizing Nearby Stromal Stem Cells, Some Breast Cancer Cells Gain Invasion Advantage

Cancer biologists and engineers collaborated on a device that could help predict the likelihood of breast cancer metastasis.

July 2 2019
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Newly Defined Cancer Driver is Fast, Furious, and Loud

Researchers characterize 3 ways in which the gene FOXA1 mutates to trigger prostate cancer.

June 19 2019
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Advances in Forensic Medicine and Pathology 2019 Conference

The University of Michigan hosted nearly 100 forensic pathologists, medical examiners, death investigators, coroners, and others at Weber’s Inn in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

June 18 2019

John Ko and Jennifer Slater assume Positions on the ASCLS-Michigan Board

Jennifer SlaterTJohn Kohe Blood Bank’s John Ko and Phlebotomy’s Jennifer Slater will serve on the board of the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science’s (ASCLS) Michigan chapter. Beginning August 1, Ko will serve as President-Elect and Slater will serve as [...]

June 18 2019

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

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

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Pathology Informatics Summit 2018

The future is now, and U-M Pathology Informatics is instrumental in showcasing it.

May 25 2018

Check Out Our New Space on June 1st

Dr. Charles Parkos will host an open house on the the behalf of the Department of Pathology on Friday, June 1st from 3 – 5 p.m. [...]

May 25 2018

Winners of the Inaugural Poster Session at the Advances in Forensic Medicine and Pathology Conference

 
 

Congratulations to both Sarah Avedschmidt, MD, and Anna (Ania) Owczarczyk, MD, PhD, winners of the outstanding poster award at the first annual poster session for the Advances in Forensic Medicine and Pathology Conference on May 10, 2018! Posters presented at this year’s Advances in Forensic Medicine & Pathology Conference [...]

May 16 2018

Professor Emeritus Tom Annesley wins Education Award from AACC

On April 30, 2018 the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announced that U-M Professor Emeritus Thomas Annesley, PhD was awarded the 2018 Outstanding Contributions in Education Award [...]

May 4 2018

Drs. Fullen, Chan, Andea Co-Author Book on Immunoflourescence

University of Michigan Pathology faculty Douglas Fullen, MD, May Chan, MD, Aleodor Andea, MD, along with David Arps, MD, from Consolidated Pathology Consultants (a former dermatopathology fellow at University of Michigan), have co-authored a new book titled, Handbook of Direct Immunofluorescence: A Pattern-Based [...]

May 3 2018

9th Clinical Pathology Symposium

The 9th Clinical Pathology Symposium was held on Monday, April 23rd and offered and opportunity for Department of Pathology faculty and staff to earn continuing education credits. 

Attendees learned about transgender medicine, including implications on [...]

April 25 2018

Pathology's Own Trish Harris Recognized in "Making a Difference"

 

Recently published by Michigan Medicine Headlines, Michigan Medicine recognizes its employees that continue to "make a difference and inspire colleagues through their hard work and dedication".  Within the last month, one of Pathology's own phlebotomists, Trish Harris, was recognized [...]

April 13 2018

MCP Students Take Top Prizes at 4th Annual Midwest Case Competition

Molecular and Celluar Pathology (MCP) Students Siva Kumar Natarajan, Paloma Garcia, and Kelly Kennaley took earned valuable experience and took top prizes during the 4th Annual Midwest Case Competition.

April 11 2018
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Congratulations to Talha Anwar for a successful defense of his PhD Thesis with the mentorship of Dr. Celina Kleer

 

Talha Anwar is in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) and the Molecular and Cellular Pathology Program at U-M. He defended his PhD thesis, Regulation of EZH2 in triple-negative breast cancer, on Friday April 6, 2018 [...]

April 10 2018

Join Us in Congratulating Emmalee Adelman, PhD

 

Molecular and Cellular Pathology Graduate Program student, Emmalee Adelman, successfully defended her PhD thesis on April 9. Widespread epigenetic reprogramming in aging human hematopoietic stem cells, covers her work [...]

April 10 2018

DOP Update: Looking Forward and Back

A countdown of days looking both forward and back. How many days until the full use of newly renovated North Campus Research Center (NCRC)? How long has it been since our first steps in bringing on our MidMichigan Health (MIDM) patients and colleagues? This, and more, in Dr. Jeff Myers' recent Department of Pathology Update!

April 6 2018

Become a Michigan Medicine Volunteer

April is Volunteer Month. Michigan Medicine offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for faculty, staff, students, and members of the community, including high school [...]

April 6 2018
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How The Cancer Genome Atlas Will Shape the Future of Cancer Research

A decade-long effort to genomically characterize multiple cancers begets a huge archive.

April 5 2018

Haiku Contest

 

Are you a poet and nobody knows it? If so, enter the first-ever Michigan Medicine Headlines and Department of Pathology poetry contest in honor of National Poetry [...]

April 4 2018

Chinnaiyan and Mehra Contribute to Paper on PD-L1 Expression

Arul Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD and Rohit Mehra, MD are contributing authors of a new paper, Comprehensive evaluation of PD-L1 expression in primary and metastatic prostate cancer, published in The American Journal of [...]

April 3 2018

Scott Owens Receives Medical School's Most Prestigious Teaching Award

Scott Owens, MD has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Kaiser Permanente Award for Excellence in Pre-Clinical Teaching, joining [...]

March 28 2018
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New Gastrointestinal Pathologist Strives for Excellence and Joie De Vivre

The desire to propel her research has brought Maria Westerhoff, MD to the University of Michigan

March 26 2018
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Women’s History Month - Ruth C. Wanstrom, MD

Highlighting one of the first female University of Michigan Department of Pathology faculty.

March 26 2018
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World TB Day – Wanted: Leaders for a TB-Free World

Pathology's involvement in tuberculosis research and diagnosis

March 23 2018

Welcome Class of 2022 Pathology Residents

Please welcome our new Pathology Residents! 

  • Margaret (Jiayun) Fang, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
  • Efrain Gutierrez-Lanz, Autonomous University of Baja California Mexicali School of Medicine [...]
March 21 2018
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Improving Trauma Survival Hinges on the Body's Own First Responders

Recent discoveries about how the immune system reacts to injury — and the dire consequences
if that response spirals out of control — could help improve trauma care

March 19 2018

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
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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

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
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Dr. Riccardo Valdez Named Next Director of CP

It is with great pleasure that we announce Dr. Riccardo Valdez as our next Director of the Division of Clinical Pathology.
September 6 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
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Life as a Pediatric Pathology Fellow

Interview of Pediatric Fellow Nathan Shaller, MD
August 8 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
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The Smallest Among Us

Rajah Rabah, MD works to make autopsy reports more accessible to families and change the perceptions of pediatric pathology.
August 1 2017
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More Than a Blood Draw: Taking the Pain Out of Pokes

Phlebotomists are on the front lines, influencing the patient experience with each blood draw.
July 25 2017
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Resident Class of 2021

We're welcoming our new pathology residents! They are a great addition to our already outstanding classes. 

July 18 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
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Through the Looking Glass

A personal breast cancer diagnosis leads to new perspectives on medicine and the patient experience for Laura Cooling, MD.
July 10 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
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Grant Establishes Proteogenomics Center at U-M

Combining study of protein and genes will help researchers understand molecular basis of cancer.
June 27 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
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Understanding Pediatric Brain Cancer

Dr. Sriram Venneti's lab explores the interface of metabolism, epigenetics and brain development in
order to better understand and eventually treat childhood cancer.
June 12 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

Congratulations Dr. Carter and Dr. Sherbeck!

 
 

Cody S. Carter, MD (former Chief Resident) and John P. Sherbeck, MD, have successfully completed the 2015-2017 University of Michigan Healthcare Administration Scholars Program (HASP).

The HASP program is a twenty-month educational experience designed for house officers interested in pursuing healthcare administration as part of their careers. [ ... ]

April 25 2017

Nunez Lab Reports in the Journal Science: Gut Bacteria May Explain Increased Susceptibility of Newborns to Infection

Newborns are highly susceptible to enteric infections. It was assumed this was due to immaturity of their immune systems but new research in the laboratory of Dr. Gabriel Nunez, Paul de Kruif Professor of Academic Pathology, suggests otherwise.

April 24 2017

Governor Rick Snyder Proclaims April 23 - 29, 2017 Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

In recognition of the vital role that laboratory employees play in quality healthcare for the residents of Michigan, Governor Rick Snyder has proclaimed April 23 - 29, 2017 Medical Laboratory Professionals Week. The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science - Michigan will host Lab Week Professional Advocacy Day on Tuesday, April 25. Advocacy Day is an opportunity for laboratorians to visit the offices of their legislators in Lansing to share information about the profession and network with others in the field.

April 21 2017

Sriram Venneti receives ASCI young Physician-Scientist Award

Sriram Venneti, MD, PhD, was awarded the American Society for Clinical Investigation Council Young Physician-Scientist Award. This award was initiated in 2013 and recognizes young physician-scientists who are supported by NIH K or similar significant career-development awards, are early in their first faculty appointment, and have made notable achievements in their research.
April 20 2017

Senior resident publishes Breast Pathology consultation practice at Michigan Medicine

Fourth year resident, Ellen East, MD, was recently published in Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. Under the guidance of Julie Jorns, MD, East investigated the practice of breast pathology consultation at a large tertiary care center. Learn more in Characteristics of a Breast Pathology Consultation Practice.

April 12 2017

Recent Faculty Directorships

Congratulations to the recently appointed Laboratory Directors within the Anatomic Pathology Division!

Dr. Judy Pang has done an amazing job as the interim Cytopathology Director; so amazing, in fact, that she was unanimously chosen to stay at the helm as the Cytopathology Director! Congrats to Dr. Pang!  Stepping into Dr. Pang's shoes is Dr. Andrew Sciallis, who will be taking over as the Immunohistochemistry Lab Director.

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April 11 2017

Disruptive Innovations Lead to New Global Impact Opportunities in Pathology

Chief Resident, Cody Carter, MD, writes about the disruptive technological innovations in histology and digital pathology that are shaking up Global Outreach possibilities in the field. He discusses the new opportunities to make a diagnostic impact for patients in Sub-Saharan Africa from the comfort of your office in No Longer an Excuse. Read it in the American Society for Clinical Pathology's quarterly publication, Critical Values.
April 11 2017

Proteomics Pilot Program Funds Available

 
 

The Proteomics Resource Facility (PRF) in the Department of Pathology aims to provide state-of-the-art instrumentation, technical expertise, and bioinformatic support during both discovery and validation phases of proteomic experiments to researchers at the University of Michigan.

At this time, the PRF wishes to announce that there are funds available for 2 separate pilot proteomic projects. [ ... ]

April 10 2017

Clinical Pathology Quarterly All Staff Meeting

Date
April 18, 2017

Time
9:00 – 10:00am

Location
Medical Sciences Building 1
Room 5330

Refreshments will be served beginning at 08:30
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March 27 2017

Carlos A. Murga-Zamalloa, MD receives two awards at USCAP, 2017

Hematopathology Fellow, Carlos A. Murga-Zamalloa, MD received the Benjamin Castleman Award from the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. This award is granted for an outstanding paper in the field of human pathology. The selection, made by the Benjamin Castleman Award Committee, is based on the merit of the submitted paper and not the entire career of the author. [ ... ]

March 20 2017

Laura W. Lamps, MD wins the President’s Award at USCAP, 2017

Each year, the President and Executive Committee of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology have the opportunity to recognize an individual for outstanding service to the field and to the Academy. This year, Laura W. Lamps, MD received the honor. Dr. Lamps is the Godfrey D. Stobbe Professor of Gastrointestinal Pathology and also serves as Michigan Medicine’s Patient Safety Officer. [ ... ]

March 17 2017

Welcome Class of 2021 Pathology Residents

Please welcome our new Pathology Residents! They are a great addition to our already outstanding classes and some may even look familiar from M4 rotations and interviews last year!

  • Krista Chain, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Laura Griesinger, University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • Cisley Hines, Wayne State University School of Medicine
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March 17 2017

A Star from the Beginning – Arul Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD leads multipronged exploration of cancer’s molecular drivers

Dr. Chinnaiyan knew early on that he wanted his research to have direct applications to clinical care. Now the S.P. Hicks Endowed Professor of Pathology, he runs his own laboratory and is the director of the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology. The goal of the center is to develop new molecular tests and therapeutics for human disease, with a primary focus on cancer. Read the full article in Cancer.
March 16 2017

Department of Pathology Updates - Vol 2.6

Teammates, Hard to believe it’s been 6 weeks since I last sat down to share some thoughts in Updates.  This hiatus in no way reflects a lack of content but the effects of competing priorities which is a weak excuse at best.  Since the last edition of Updates, it has been made freely available on our website under the Pathology News banner starting with volume 2 – you can check them out under the category "Jeffs DOP Updates"...

March 7 2017
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Collaboration Leads to Time-Saving Microscopic Imaging Technique

Anatomic Pathology—Sandra Camelo-Piragua, MD
February 28 2017
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New Director of Gastrointestinal Pathology, Laura Lamps, MD

Long-time friend joins the Michigan Medicine family
February 23 2017

Kristina Martin to Present Tips on Document Control at Seminar Series

Kristina Martin, MLS(ASCP)CH will present Document Control for Control Freaks during the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics (BLD) Seminar Series at Michigan State University. The series, celebrating its 90th year, invites BLD alumni to share educational lab topics and insights from their careers in health care. Kristina’s presentation is on Tuesday, February 28 at 4:00pm EST in North Kedzie Hall, room N317.

February 17 2017

Work of PhD Candidate Ana Ting featured in The Journal of Immunology

 

Congratulations to Molecular and Cellular Pathology PhD student, Hung-An (Ana) Ting, in the laboratory of Dr. Nicholas Lukacs, whose work on “Notch Ligand Delta-like 4 Promotes Regulatory T Cell Identity in Pulmonary Viral Infection" is featured in the “In This Issue” section of the February 15, 2017 issue of The Journal of Immunology. The “In This Issue” highlights articles considered to be among the top 10% of articles published in the journal.  Their work is on regulating lung pathology with the Notch pathway.

February 10 2017
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Why We Need You to Donate Blood Now

Blood donations are used in a host of ways and often needed without warning

February 8 2017

Allecia Wilson, MD Named President of the Michigan Association of Medical Examiners

Assistant Professor of Forensic Pathology and Director of the Residency Training Program, Allecia Wilson, MD has been named President of the Michigan Association of Medical Examiners (MAME). MAME's mission is to foster the highest professional standards in the performance of the duties of the county medical examiners of Michigan. [ ... ]

February 2 2017

New Breast Cancer Metastasis Mechanism Uncovered

The laboratory of Dr. Celina Kleer, Harold A. Oberman Collegiate Professor, isolated human mesenchymal stem cells from breast cancer metastasis. The lab discovered that a collagen receptor tyrosine kinase, DDR2, mediates stromal-cancer communication and induces breast cancer metastasis. The study provides the basis for the development of DDR2 inhibitors. The article appeared in Cell Reports and can be found at www.cell.com.

January 31 2017

Clinical Pathology Quarterly All Staff Meeting

Date
February 14, 2017

Time
9:00 – 10:00

Location
Medical Sciences Building 1
Room 5330

Refreshments will be served beginning at 08:30

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January 25 2017
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What Cancer Patients Should Know About Their Pathology Reports

If you have cancer, the treatment plan probably started with a pathologist’s review of your biopsy

January 24 2017

Department of Pathology Updates - Vol 2.5

Teammates and colleagues, Welcome to another edition of DOP Updates, an email sent to members and stakeholders in our Department of Pathology (DOP) with the hope of sparking conversations around things that matter in our journey to transform the experience of patients and families today and tomorrow.  Please send me an email if you have something that you would like to include in a future edition of Updates.   Time passing Shuffling
January 23 2017

Department of Pathology Updates - Vol 2.4

Teammates and colleagues, Welcome to another edition of DOP Updates (PDF File), an email sent to members and supporters of our Department of Pathology (DOP) to spark conversations about things that might otherwise escape our attention and investment.  Please send me an email, give me a call (647-6409) or page (15499) me if you have a thought or inspiration that you’d like to share your teammates and perhaps I’ll include it next
January 19 2017
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Introducing Michigan Medicine – New Name, New Logos

On January 9th, The University of Michigan Health System became Michigan Medicine. With the new name comes new branding. Click to download the new logos and learn how to properly use them.
January 12 2017

Department of Pathology Updates - Vol 2.3

Teammates and colleagues, Welcome to the latest edition of DOP Updates, the first of calendar year 2017.  Updates is an email sent to members of our extended Department of Pathology (DOP) team with the hope of sharing information and sparking conversations relevant to our common welfare.  Send me an email if you have comments, concerns, suggestions or questions about the content, also attached as a PDF file to preserve formatting whate
January 5 2017

Department of Pathology Updates - Vol 2.2

Teammates and colleagues, Welcome to a frigid edition of DOP Updates, an email sent to members of our Department of Pathology (DOP) to spark conversations around strategic goals, our brand, and the things that matter most.  Updates is also attached as a PDF to overcome any formatting defects that may occur on whatever the mobile device you may be using to read it.  Updates is sent with a strong belief that why we do what we do supersed
December 20 2016

Change in calibration of Direct Bilirubin Assay will lower results

Effective December 20, 2016

The manufacturer of the chemistry analyzers and reagents used here at UMHS (Siemens Healthineers, Tarrytown NY) has recently announced a change in its calibration material for the direct bilirubin assay in order to bring results more in line with a reference method. [ ... ]

December 16 2016

Department of Pathology Updates - Vol 2.1

Teammates, Welcome to a new edition of DOP Updates (PDF Version), an email that I haven’t sent in nearly 6 months.  Not sure why I stopped.  Mostly self-talk convincing myself that lack of time driven by competing demands was explanation enough.  And yet people far busier than I always find the time to do the things that matter most, whether it be exercise, time with friends and family, or sharing information with teammates
December 13 2016

Chemistry’s Nick Wesener to Serve Two-Year Term on Alere Informatics’ Advisory Board

Kudos to Chemical Pathology’s Nick Wesener, MLS (ASCP)cm, Senior Clinical IT, POC for being selected to serve on the Alere Informatics RALS Advisory Board (RAB). The purpose of the RAB is to facilitate transparent discussion between Alere Informatics and the point-of-care testing community. Topics include issues and trends that may influence the way RALS Point-of-Care Data Management Systems programs are managed. Those selected to serve on this board are considered leaders in the field of point-of-care testing who can provide valuable feedback to Alere Informatics and experience and knowledge to other RALS users.

December 12 2016

Mary Skinner of the Lombard Lab Nominated for Proteintech’s Best Lab Manager 2016.

Mary Skinner serves as the lab manager for David Lombard, MD, PhD. In addition to managing the animal colony, maintaining and allocating funding, and performing her own research, she trains new team members, reminding them that as science changes the lab needs to change with it. Learn more about what makes Mary deserving of the nomination, including her mantra for the success of the lab, by reading more in this story from UMHS Headlines.

December 6 2016

Kleer lab develops model of human metaplastic breast carcinomas

The laboratory of Dr. Celina Kleer, Harold A. Oberman Collegiate Professor, discovered that mammary-specific knock down of CCN6 results in mammary carcinomas with features of human metaplastic carcinomas. This model may lead to discovery of new diagnostic and therapeutic targets for this rare and aggressive form of triple negative breast cancer. The article appeared in Oncogene, on the November 7th 2016 issue, and can be found at www.nature.com

December 5 2016

Laura Lamps, MD to join Department of Pathology and named UMHS Chief Patient Safety Officer.

Laura Lamps, MD will join the Department of Pathology as the Director of Gastrointestinal Pathology on February 1. Dr. Lamps comes from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Center where she was the Director of Surgical Pathology, Director of the Diagnostic Laboratories, and Professor and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs for Pathology.  [ ... ]

November 23 2016

Stephanie Skala, MD receives 2nd Place Prize at Michigan Society of Pathologists (MSP) Resident Research Competition

Dr. Stephanie Skala received the 2nd place prize in the Resident Research Competition at the recent Michigan Society of Pathologists' Winter MSP Conference on November 12, 2016, in Dearborn, Michigan.  [ ... ]

November 15 2016

Pathology Laboratory Reports Structure of BMI1-PHC2 complex

The laboratory of Dr. Tomasz Cierpicki has determined the structure of BMI1 protein in complex with PHC2 and characterized its role in regulation of the architecture and activity of the PRC1. The article "BMI1 regulates PRC1 architecture and activity through homo- and hetero-oligomerization" has been published in Nature Communications. Co-first authors are Felicia Gray, Hyo-Je Cho and Shirish Shukla, and this is a collaborative study with Dr. Grembecka and Dr. Lawlor from the Department of Pathology.

November 10 2016

Laboratory Test Utilization Management: What Works, and What Doesn’t

Dr. Geoff Baird from the University of Washington came as a Visiting Professor to the Department of Pathology on October 17th. His lecture and interest is “Laboratory Test Utilization Management: What Works, and What Doesn’t”.

View Lecture Video Recording

November 8 2016

UM Lab’s work lands the cover of Mucosal Immunology

Congratulations to the Nusrat/Parkos Lab on having the cover image of the September 2016 issue of Mucosal Immunology. The image is from their article, Neutrophil interactions with epithelial expressed ICAM-1 enhances intestinal mucosal wound healing.

You can read more at nature.com.

October 21 2016

Tomlins partners to create liquid biopsy database

A team of twenty, including Assistant Professor of Pathology, Scott Tomlins, M.D., Ph.D. is launching a Blood Profiling Atlas pilot as part of the Cancer Moonshot initiative. Led by Vice President Joe Biden, the Moonshot strives to end cancer as we know it.

Click to read more about Tomlins’ roll in this mission.

October 20 2016

Allecia Wilson, MD Announced Program Director

Effective immediately, Dr. Allecia Wilson is the Program Director for the Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency Program. Dr. Wilson completed residency here at Michigan, followed by Forensic Pathology and later Pediatric Pathology fellowships. Since returning to our Department in 2012, Dr. Wilson has been recognized as a talented and devoted teacher of residents, fellows, and medical students. [ ... ]

September 21 2016

Professor of Pathology Named Director of University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center

Congratulations to Eric R. Fearon, MD, PhD, who has been named director of University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Fearon's research focuses on the field of cancer genetics, specifically colorectal tumors. He has authored more than 135 peer-reviewed research manuscripts and more than 60 book chapters and review articles. [ ... ]

September 19 2016

House Officer III, Stephanie Skala, MD, receives American Society for Clinical Pathology Award

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) annually recognizes two Residents from the Resident Representative Network with the Resident Representative Leadership Award. One of the 2016 recipients is House Officer III, Stephanie Skala, MD. Stephanie received the award for demonstrating outstanding leadership and for promotion of ASCP resident activities and membership. Congratulations, Stephanie!

September 19 2016

“Best Poster Award” Given at 2016 ASCP

Congratulations to the Department of Pathology's David Manthei, MD, PhD, House Officer III, for winning the "Best Poster Award" at the 2016 ASCP Annual meeting in Las Vegas. His poster on "Predictive value of hypogammaglobulinemia in monoclonal gammopathies detected by reflex immunofixation of serum protein electrophoresis samples" presented the largest study to date on the value of reflexing hypogammaglobulinemic samples for detecting monoclonal gammopathies. Scoring for the award was based on originality, potential importance, research design or implementation and interpretations.

September 16 2016

ASCP honors exemplary Medical students

Each year, The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) awards exemplary medical students at schools in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, with the Academic Excellence and Achievement Award.

Awardees are determined based on their excellence in academics, leadership ability, and a strong interest in the pathology profession.

The top award this year, the ASCP Medical Student Academic Excellence and Achievement Gold Award, was given to one of our new first year residents, Emily McMullen, M.D.! Congratulations Emily!

September 16 2016

New mechanism discovered in bacterial pneumonia

Congratulations to the Department of Pathology's Mike Bachman, MD, PhD, for his recent paper in the journal mBio about the bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae, the third most common cause of infections in hospitalized patients. His work has identified siderophores, an iron-scavenging product of those bacteria, as a mechanism the bacteria use to help them invade throughout the body. Dr. Bachman is the Associate Director of the Microbiology Laboratory [ ... ]

September 14 2016
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An Arms Race with a Superbug

Study shows how pneumonia-causing bacteria invade the body
September 13 2016
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Why the World Needs an Essential Diagnostics List

Lee Schroeder, MD, PhD
August 12 2016

AMA Journal of Ethics

The AMA Journal of Ethics August edition features articles on ethical issues in pathology. Current and former trainees are co-authors on these papers, including Martin Magers, John Sherbeck and Kristina Davis. Faculty members Michael Roh and Lauren Smith also contributed to this issue. Lauren Smith served as a faculty advisor to Margaret Cocks, a resident at Johns Hopkins University, who was the guest editor.

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August 1 2016

Award allows junior faculty to focus on research

Assistant Professor Sriram Venneti, M.D., Ph.D. is one of 17 recipients of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s 19th Clinical Scientist Development Awards. The awards are designed to allow junior faculty protected time for their clinical research as they establish their own research programs.

July 21 2016

Kristina Martin featured in Voices Under 40 Spotlight

Clinical Pathology Operations Manager Kristina Martin, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, is among one of twelve in the 2016 American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Voices Under 40 Spotlight. Awardees are scored by their peers and ranked according to their commitment to the ASCLS, their profession, and their communities early on in their professional careers. Congratulations, Kristina!

July 13 2016

Crucial Diagnostic Testing List Will Improve World Health

Congratulations to the Department of Pathology's Lee F. Schroeder, MD, PhD for his recent paper in The New England Journal of Medicine, Time for a Model List of Essential Diagnostics. Dr. Schroeder is part of a team working to outline the most critical diagnostic tests. The list will help standardize care, particularly in developing nations where having timely and accurate test results can significantly impact public health.

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July 11 2016
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MALDI-TOF

A New Paradigm for Diagnostic Microbiology
July 6 2016

Welcome new Pathology fellows!

Please welcome our new fellows for 2016-2017!

Blood Bank

Charles Harmon, MD
University of Michigan


Breast Pathology

Kristen Muller, DO
Darthmouth Hitchock Medical Center

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June 30 2016

Clinical Pathology Quarterly All Staff Meeting

Date
July 12, 2016

Time
9:00 – 10:00am

Location 
Medical Sciences Building 1
Room 5330

Refreshments will be served beginning at 8:30am

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June 23 2016
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Reflections

Faculty member and former Chair, Peter Ward,
reflects on his decades of service at U-M.

June 16 2016

Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office earns national accreditation for first time in 40 years

The Wayne County Medical Examiner's office has been granted accreditation by the National Association of Medical Examiners. This is a result of the partnership between the county and the Department of Pathology. You can read about this collaboration in the most recent issue of Inside Pathology.

More than 2,500 unexpected, violent, and suspicious deaths are investigated by the team at Wayne County Medical Examiner's office each year.

Director of autopsy and forensic services at the U-M Department of Pathology, Jeffrey Jentzen, M.D., Ph.D. says, “Accreditation assures citizens and the community that the office functions at a high level and provides systematic quality and timely service.”

To hear more from Jentzen and the team at Wayne County, read the full press release.

June 9 2016
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WCMEO & University of Michigan

Collaborating to Benefit the Public Interest
June 7 2016
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Pathology Imaging at the University of Michigan

Brief history of our Imaging Specialists within the Department

May 31 2016
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Pathology Informatics Goes 3D

Fabricating solutions to enhance Anatomic Pathology asset tracking.
May 23 2016

International collaboration leads to clues about rare cancer

Dr. Thomas Giordano, M.D., Ph.D, the Henry Clay Bryant Professor of Pathology, led an international study on the genomics of adrenal cancer. The project was one of the 33 projects that comprise The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project of the NCI and NHGRI. The study results were published in Cancer Cell.

View the full article online from mcancer.org OR labblog.uofmhealth.org

May 18 2016
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Lab Ambassador Program Re-launch

Bridging the Gap Between Patients and the Laboratory
May 17 2016

Laura Cooling receives ASFA 2016 Lecturer Award

Congratulations to Laura Cooling, M.D. who was this year’s recipient of the American Society for Apheresis Lecturer Award. This award is given to a member of the society who has consistently contributed to the society as a speaker, teacher or mentor. It was announced at the ASFA 2016 meeting in Palm Springs May 4-7. Well done Laura!
May 13 2016
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Uncovering the Truth

Director of Autopsy and Forensic Services, Dr. Jeffrey Jentzen, reflects on his career
May 5 2016
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Identifying shadow information technology problems in health care industry

Dr. Ulysses Balis, M.D.Director of Pathology Informatics, was recently quoted in CAP Todays' Newsbytes.  In the April 2016 news post, Dr. Balis advises on finding, fixing, and foiling shadow IT problems based on his experience here at UMHS.

View the full article online.

May 4 2016

Pathology Laboratory Reports New Findings in the Journal Molecular Cell

The laboratory of Dr. Yali Dou, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology, reported new findings in the article “PRDM16 suppresses MLL1r leukemia via intrinsic histone methyltransferase activity” which was published in the journal Molecular Cell on April 27th, 2016. Dr. Bo Zhou is the first author. Other co-authors from the Department include Shirley Y. Lee, Yuqing Sun, and Rajesh C. Rao. The article can be found online at:
http://www.cell.com/

May 3 2016

Thomas Giordano co-author on an international study of thyroid cancer

Dr. Thomas Giordano is a co-author on an international study on the reclassification of a particular type of thyroid tumor which was published in the journal JAMA Oncology.  This study has the potential to reduce over diagnosis and overtreatment of some patients with a particular type of thyroid cancer.

The story was highlighted in the NYTimes and can also be found at labblog.uofmhealth.org.

 

 

April 29 2016

Dr. Venneti named Kimmel Scholar for his cancer research efforts

Assistant Professor, Sriram Venneti, MD, PhD, was named a Kimmel Scholar by the Sidney Kimmel Foundation. The Kimmel Scholar Awards are given annually to 15 innovative research scientists and medical doctors in the U.S. who are in the early stages of their careers. Dr. Venneti will receive a $200,000 grant for his work, titled, “Metabolic regulation of epigenetics in childhood brain tumors.” Congratulations, Dr. Venneti, on being recognized as one of the country’s most promising young cancer researchers!

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April 22 2016

Dr. David Lombard Inducted into ASCI

Dr. David Lombard was inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI).

The ASCI is an honor society of physician-scientists, those who translate findings in the laboratory to the advancement of clinical practice. Founded in 1908, the Society is home to nearly 3,000 members who are leaders in academic medicine and industry. Dr. Lombard was one of only 74 new members inducted at the annual ASCI meeting on April 15th.

April 19 2016

Dr. Scott Owens Receives 2016 Elizabeth Crosby Award

Dr. Scott Owens, Associate Professor, has been selected by the Galens Medical Society to receive the 2016 Elizabeth Crosby Award, presented to a faculty member in the Medical School for outstanding teaching of medical students.

April 18 2016

New Department of Pathology Residents

Please welcome our new Pathology Residents who will be starting in July.

 

Kyle S. Conway - University of California School of Medicine, San Diego

Amanda L. Kitson - University of Toledo School of Medicine

Emily R. McMullen - University of Iowa Carver School of Medicine

Chelsea M. Styles - Northeast Ohio Medical University

Steven (Burke) Van Norman - Duke University School of Medicine

Nicholas A. Zoumberos - Tulane University School of Medicine

April 4 2016
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Triaging Zika Virus in Pathology

The Aedes mosquito. Source - Wikipedia Over the past several months, the Zika virus has prompted the Pan American Health Organization to issue an alert and the World Health Organization to declare a public health emergency. To date, testing for Zika cannot be done on a local level, requiring the Department of Pathology to triage potential cases. Zika virus is most often spread to humans by the bite of an Aedes species mosquito that is infected
March 24 2016

Pathology Laboratory Reports New Findings in the Journal Cell Stem Cell

The laboratory of Dr. Yali Dou, Associate Professor of Pathology, reported new findings in the article “MLL1 Inhibition Reprograms Epiblast Stem Cells to Naive Pluripotency” which was published as an advance online publication in the journal Cell Stem Cell on March 17, 2016. Dr. Hui Zhang is the first author. Other co-authors from the Department include Bo Zhou, Avinash K. Shanmugam,  Yuqing Sun, Rajesh C. Rao and Alexey I. Nesvizhskii. The article can be found online here at www.sciencedirect.com.

March 18 2016

Clinical Pathology Quarterly All Staff Meeting

Date:
April 19, 2016

Time:
9:00am – 10:00am

Location:
Medical Sciences Building 1
Room 5330

March 11 2016
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Congratulations to Associate Research Scientist, Dr. Dafydd Thomas!

Dr. Dafydd Thomas is an author of the paper, Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3 Beta Predicts Survival in Resected Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreas, which was featured on the December 2015 cover of the Journal of Clinical and Translational Research.

Click Here to view the article.

 

March 4 2016
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Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

April 24-30, 2016

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW) originated in 1975 in an effort to raise public understanding and appreciation for the impact of the laboratory as it relates to a patient’s diagnosis and care. It is also critical for the public to understand the quality and professional accountability the lab has as it relates to the patient. Laboratorians play a vital role as a member of the health care team. This is also a moment for lab staff to recognize their contributions to patient care while having fun with their coworkers.

March 1 2016
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One Old Guy’s Perspective on Pathology at Michigan

Based on 45 Years of Experience
March 1 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Asma Nusrat

Congratulations to Dr. Asma Nusrat, Director of Experimental Pathology on her election as Vice President of the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP). Her term is effective July 1, 2016 after which she will become President elect, then President on July 1, 2018. Dr. Nusrat has been a productive member of the ASIP community for over a decade participating in many program committees and task forces. Her commitment to enhance experimental pathology and translational medicine is admirable as evidenced by her work as the program committee chair for ASIP and PISA (Pathobiology for Investigators, Students, and Academicians) conference. Please join us in congratulating her on this prestigious national leadership appointment in Experimental Pathology

February 29 2016

Apply for the Pathology Proteomics Resource Facility Pilot Project Program

Description: The Department of Pathology invites applications from faculty with primary appointment in Pathology for proteomics related Pilot Projects that intend to use the state-of-the-art Proteomics Resource Facility (PRF) at the University of Michigan Medical School that is led by Dr. Alexey Nesvizhskii. Funds are primarily meant to help offset the cost of proteomic experiments, the results of which could potentially form the basis for or strengthen an extramural grant application. The grant is a cost share (2/3 funded by Department of Pathology and 1/3 by the investigator).

Who Can Apply: Department of Pathology Faculty

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed on a monthly basis. Applications received by Monday February 29, 2016 will be reviewed by March 8, 2016.

More information about this opportunity can be found by Clicking Here

 

February 24 2016

Congratulations to Dr. David R. Lucas

Congratulations are extended to Dr. David R. Lucas, on his endowed professorship, the A. James French Professor of Anatomic Pathology, in the Medical School, (effective Feb. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2020), which received approval from the regents at their meeting on Feb. 18, 2016.

February 22 2016
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Ethics and Pathology

A Faculty Perspective on Ethics in Pathology
February 12 2016

Lauren B. Smith Named UMHS Hospital Ethicist

Lauren Smith was named a UMHS Hospital Ethicist effective January 1, 2016. In this role, she serves as one of eight Ethicists funded through the Office of Clinical Affairs. The Ethicists are responsible for fielding ethics consults for adult and pediatric services and conducting educational sessions for the hospital. Lauren has served on the Adult Ethics Committee since 2005 and has been the Director of the University of Michigan Medical School Path of Excellence in Ethics since 2013.

February 7 2016

Pathology Laboratory Reports New Findings in the Journal Nature

The laboratory of Dr. Gabriel Nuñez, Paul de Kruif Professor of Pathology, reported new findings in the article “NEK7 is an essential mediator of NLRP3 activation downstream of potassium efflux” which was published as an advance online publication in the journal Nature on January 27, 2016. Dr. Yuan He is the first author. Other co-authors from the Department include Dr. Melody Zeng and Dr. Dahai Yang. The article can be found online here at http://www.nature.com.

January 27 2016
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Designing for the Future of Pathology

Dr. Jeff Myers announces the grand opening of the Pathology Innovation Suite
January 25 2016

Eight Medical School faculty honored for excellence in basic sciences teaching

On Jan. 18, the Endowment for Basic Sciences (EBS) hosted its annual teaching awards luncheon in Palmer Commons, honoring eight outstanding faculty, including, Professor Alexey I. Nesvizhskii, for excellence in classroom teaching, mentoring, and leadership in the advancement of the teaching mission.

View news post via UMHS Headlines
January 22 2016

Wayne County Chief Medical Examiner Carl Schmidt featured in "The Living Dead"

"The bright aseptic room smelled of Pine-Sol and bleach and overripe Camembert. A white-bearded man lay on a stainless-steel examination table, his face angled toward the skylight and the cold, cloudless morning. An investigator read from his clipboard: 61-year-old white male discharged from a Detroit hospital last night was found at home, shirtless, in a wheelchair, a .38-caliber handgun in his right hand. On his chest was a burn that appeared to be an exact match of the gun’s barrel. Carl Schmidt, the medical examiner, wiped the contact wound with a wet sponge."

Written by: Peter Andrey Smith, Reporter (The New York Times Magazine)

See full article on www.nytimes.com

January 18 2016

Arul M. Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD, was among the group of distinguished cancer scientists called to Washington DC for advice

Arul M. Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD, Director, Michigan Center for Translational Pathology, and S.P. Hicks Endowed Professor of Pathology; was among the group of distinguished cancer scientists called to Washington DC to give advice on how research can help bring to reality Vice President Biden's hope for a "Moon Shot Vision to cure cancer."
January 11 2016

Smart facility planning aids Pathology labs at the North Campus Research Complex (Video)

In this new video, Corrie leads an exercise to determine how three different Pathology labs will work better together in a new space.

Watch video at UMHS Headlines website

January 7 2016

Dr. Lauren B. Smith named Director of Hematopathology

Congratulations to Dr. Lauren B. Smith who has been appointed as the new Director of Hematopathology beginning on January 1, 2016. For the past 8 months, Dr. Smith has delivered outstanding service as the Acting Director of the Section of Hematopathology and Acting Director of the General Hematology Laboratory in addition to her full time roles as Director of the Hematopathology Fellowship, Director of the Ethics Path of Excellence at the University of Michigan Medical School, Laboratory Director at Forest Health Hospital and Laboratory Director at the University of Michigan Student Health Service . . .

December 21 2015

Regents approve design for clinical pathology lab project

The Board of Regents approved the design for the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers Clinical Pathology Laboratories Relocation and Renovation project. Approximately 186,000 gross square feet of space will be renovated within North Campus Research Complex Buildings 30, 35, 36 and 60, as well as University Hospital and University Hospital South to enhance the clinical lab functions necessary to meet present and future growth in test volumes, improve operational efficiency, and reduce the expense from having labs in their current locations. Hospitals and Health Centers' resources are funding the $160 million project that is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2019.

View full news article via The University Record

December 17 2015

Dr. Jonathan McHugh named Director of Surgical Pathology

It is my pleasure to announce Dr. Jonathan McHugh as the new Director of Surgical Pathology beginning on December 15, 2015. With expertise in head and neck pathology, Dr. McHugh brings outstanding diagnostic skills, extensive academic accomplishments and credentials, and top-rate organizational and teaching skills to this position. Originally from the Midwest, he did his undergraduate and graduate studies at University of Missouri in Columbia and . . .

December 8 2015

Jeff Hodgin winner of prestigious Gloria Gallo Research Award

Last week we were thrilled to learn that Jeff Hodgin is this year’s recipient of the Gloria Gallo Research Award, an award given by the Renal Pathology Society in honor of one of its founding members for the most impactful research program. He received the award at the annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology. In the words of Matthias Kretzler, Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Medicine and Jeff’s scientific mentor . . .

November 18 2015

Undergraduate Researchers Win Awards from AIC & AAI

Congratulations to Melissa Scola and Yesen Zhou, undergraduate researchers in the Department of Pathology who have won awards for their abstract submissions to this year's Autumn Immunology Conference (AIC) in Chicago, IL. Ms. Scola (LSA '16) received a "Young Investigator Award" for her abstract entitled "Interleukin 18 modulates inflammatory gene expression in macrophages via histone ubiquitination." Mr. Zhou (L
November 17 2015

Dr. David Lucas named Director of Anatomic Pathology Division

It is with great pleasure that the Department of Pathology announces that Dr. David Lucas will become the Director of the Division of Anatomic Pathology. With expertise in bone and soft tissue pathology, Dr. Lucas brings outstanding clinical diagnostic skills, extensive academic accomplishments and credentials, and love of teaching to this new position.

November 4 2015

14th Annual Pathology Research Symposium

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The 14th Annual Pathology Research Symposium, organized and hosted by the Pathology Graduate Student Council, and sponsored by the Molecular and Cellular Pathology Graduate Program in the Department of Pathology at the University of Michigan will take place, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, from 9:30am to 4:15pm at the Palmer Commons Auditorium.

Click here to view Symposium itinerary

November 2 2015
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Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Kathleen R. Cho and Laurie K. McCauley
October 20 2015

Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research goes to Eric Fearon

The highest honor bestowed by the University of Michigan Medical School was presented to Eric Fearon, MD, PhD as he received the Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award. Given to an extraordinary leader in research whose scientific contributions are pivotal in advancing their field of scientific knowledge, this award also recognizes excellence in teaching, mentoring and service to the institution at large.

Click Here for more info on the event.

September 23 2015

Molecules and Machines

The 2nd Annual Protein Folding Diseases Initiative Symposium, “Molecules and Machines”, was held on Friday, September 18, 2015, at the A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building. 

The University of Michigan Protein Folding Diseases Initiative (PFDI), lead by Drs. Andrew Lieberman and Henry Paulson, seeks to connect the diverse campus-wide expertise on disorders of abnormal protein accumulation and perturbations in “protein quality control.” 

September 23 2015

Appelman receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Medical Education

Henry Appelman, MD awarded the Dean’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Education. As Dr. Jeff Myers wrote of this special recognition, “This is one of many awards that recognize Henry’s extraordinary contributions as a generous and selfless educator dedicated to the welfare of others.  Earlier this year he received the Harvey Goldman Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rodger Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Socie
September 23 2015
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New Division of Quality and Health Improvement

Aims to Help Pathology Transform the Patient Experience
September 15 2015
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A New Winning Combination in Clinical Chemistry

Dr. Ketha and LC-Mass Spec
August 24 2015

AACC Clinical Chemistry Presentation Award

Dr. Hemamalini (Hema) Ketha, Clinical Instructor just won First Place for Oral presentation of  an abstract the Annual meeting ofthe American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) this past Monday.  Her presentation was entitled “High Resolution Accurate-mass Mass Spectrometry (HRAMS) Offers Superior Accuracy For Quantitation of Steroids and Proteins.” AACC is the largest Clinical Laboratory Meeting in the world attended
August 5 2015

Dr. David Keren Receives ABP Life Trustee Award

Dr. David Keren, Director of Clinical Pathology, received the prestigious Life Trustee Award for his years of service on the American Board of Pathology,  A dinner and presentation was held to honor his career and contributions to the Board. The ABP issues primary certificates in the fields of Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology.
August 5 2015

Dr. Duane Newton Receives IDSA Honor

Congratulations to Duane Newton who just received the honor of being elected as a Fellow by the Infectious Disease Society of American (IDSA).
July 31 2015
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New Division of Experimental Pathology

Led by Dr. Asma Nusrat
July 17 2015
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Facing Fears to Improve Patient Care

Group photo of a portion of the breast team (left to right) Drs. Celina Kleer, Laura Walters, Judy Pang, Ghassan Allo In 2008, the Division of Surgical Oncology moved outpatient breast surgeries offsite from the University Hospital (UH) to East Ann Arbor Ambulatory Surgery Center (EAA), about 5.5 miles away. While EAA had six operating rooms, there was no surgical pathology lab on-site. Specimens removed during surgery had to be transported to UH
July 10 2015

Professor Dr. Rupert Langer from the University of Bern in Switzerland - Joining Department of Pathology

We are pleased to announce that Professor Dr. Rupert Langer from the University of Bern in Switzerland will be here as the A. James French Visiting Professor in the Department of Pathology.  He will be giving a talk entitled "Tumor regression grading of gastrointestinal carcinomas after neoadjuvant treatment" on Tuesday, June 30th from 8-9 am in 4234 MSI.  Please come and join us.  Light refreshments will be served. 
June 23 2015

Our Fellows for 2015-2016

Please welcome our fellows for 2015-2016! Breast PathologyJaya (Ruth) Asirvatham, MDHofstra UniversityChemical PathologySean Li, MD, PhDUniversity of MichiganCytopathologyHongliu (Daisy) Sun, MD, PhDUniversity of ToledoCytopathology  Nilam Virani, MDUniversity of MichiganDermatopathology         Elizabeth Gutmark, MDUT SouthwesternDermatopathologyAhmed Alomari, MDYale UniversityForensic
June 17 2015

Pre-doctoral Graduate Student Receiving a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA)

Congratulations to Talha Anwar, pre-doctoral graduate student in the Kleer lab on receiving a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD Fellowship (F30). This three year grant will support Talha's thesis project titled "Non-canonical functions of EZH2 in triple-negative breast cancers." His project investigates the mechanistic and functional contributions of EZH2, a protein found signif
April 30 2015

Pre-doctoral Graduate Student Selected for 2015 National Science Foundation GRFP

Congratulations to Sierrah Grigsby, pre-doctoral graduate student in the Nikolovska-Coleska lab on being selected to participate in the prestigious 2015 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Starting in May 2015 this fellowship will provide 3 years of support which will allow Sierrah to work on her thesis related to understanding the protein-protein interaction of histone methyltransferase, disruptor of tel
April 30 2015

Pathology Laboratory , Reported New Findings in Article

The laboratory of Dr. Gabriel Nuñez, Paul de Kruif Professor of Pathology, reported new findings in the article “Distinct commensals induce interleukin-1b via NLRP3 inflammasome in inflammatory monocytes to promote intestinal inflammation in response to injury” which was published in the online issue of Immunity, April 21st, 2015. Dr. Sang-Uk Seo is first author. Other coauthors from the Department
April 17 2015

U-M Health System launches $160M project to improve lab tests for patients in Michigan and beyond!

U-M Health System launches $160M project to improve lab tests for patients in Michigan and beyond! The U-M Board of Regents approved the project in a vote April 16, 2015. Now, UMHS will begin creating an entirely new 139,000-square-foot home for most of its clinical pathology activities, and renovating another 47,000 square feet of existing space. To view the full UMHS press release click here.
April 16 2015

Newly Elected Assistant Chief Resident for 2015-2016

Congratulations are in order for Dr. Cody Carter! Cody has been elected Assistant Chief Resident for 2015-2016 and Dr. Reena Singh will take over Dr. Ted Brown's position as Chief Resident.  Thanks for all your hard work, you're almost finished Ted!
April 10 2015

Recipient of the 2015 ASIP Rous-Whipple Award

American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP)2015 Annual Meeting at Experimental BiologyBoston, MA Dr. Charles A. Parkos is the recipient of the 2015 ASIP Rous-Whipple Award.  The ASIP Rous-Whipple Award is given to a senior scientist with a distinguished career in research that has advanced the understanding of disease and with continued productivity at the time of the award.  Dr. Parkos presented the Rous-Whipple lecture on
March 30 2015

Pathology Residents Accepted into HASP

The Department of Pathology congratulates two of our second year pathology residents, Drs. Cody Carter and John Sherbeck.  They have been accepted into the Graduate Medical Education Healthcare Administration Scholars Program (HASP) beginning September 2015.  They are 2 of 17 residents from throughout the  institution accepted.  
March 26 2015

Loss of a Member in the UM Family

It is with sincere sadness that we mark the passing of Paul W. Gikas, MD.  He died peacefully at home on March 23.  The funeral will be March 27 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Ann Arbor at 11am.  Dr. Gikas was a longtime member of the UM family, doing his undergraduate, medical degrees and residency here.  After his service in the US Army Medical Corps, Paul became a faculty member in Pathology in 1959, with an interest
March 24 2015

Welcoming Incoming Residents - July 2015

The Department has learned the names of the 8 senior medical students who matched into our residency program through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).  We are excited to welcome the incoming residents for July, 2015:John Kennedy - University of Iowa Carver College of MedicineShula Schecter - Stony Brook University School of MedicineBrian Soles - University of Toledo College of MedicineLauren Stanoszek - University of Toledo
March 24 2015

USCAP 2015 - Boston, Ma

USCAP 2015 Boston, MaOur annual A J French Alumni Society Reception will be held on Monday, March 23 (5:30 pm 7:30 pm) at the Sheraton Boston Hotel and Towers in Room Beacon A. All faculty, residents, fellows and society members, including their guest are invited.
March 12 2015

Pathology Informatics Director Inducted

We congratulate Dr. Ulysses G. J. Balis, M.D., FCAP, FASCP, Professor of Pathology; Director, Division of Pathology Informatics; Director, Pathology Informatics Fellowship Program as he is inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows. He will join the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country.  Dr. Balis was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and member
March 6 2015

Statewide initiative to Improve Genetic Testing

UMHS has announced that "Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and University of Michigan Health System launch statewide initiative to evaluate and improve genetic testing" with quotes from David Keren, M.D. and Scott Owens, M.D. on GTRQC (Genetic Testing Resource and Quality Consortium) and its progress.
March 5 2015

News Article

Congratulations to Hung-An (Ana) Ting, pre-doctoral graduate student (Mentor Nick Lukacs), who has been selected as a Barbour Scholar for the 2015-2016 academic year! The Barbour Scholarship was established in 1914 for "women of the highest academic and professional caliber from the area formerly known as the Orient to study modern science, medicine, mathematics and other academic disciplines and professions critical to the development of th
February 18 2015

News Article

Dr. Lina Shao has been appointed the Director of the Cytogenetics Laboratory. She has been integral in the establishment of microarray technology.  The Cytogenetics Laboratory is committed to meeting CAP guidelines for turnaround time of bone marrow samples using scanning techniques and implementing new performance goals.  Dr. Diane Roulston will serve as Education Director and will continue to provide clinical service, case review, tea
February 12 2015

News Article

Alexey Nesvizhskii laboratory published in Nature Methods a novel bioinformatics method for data independent acquisition mass spectrometry (DIA-MS). DIA-MS is a promising new technology for analyzing complex proteomics samples, highlighted as a "Method to Watch" by Nature Methods in the "Method of the Year 2014" category. The work by Nesvizhskii lab will facilitate the adoption of DIA-MS by the proteomics community and should
January 21 2015

News Article

Dr. Scott Owens has been appointed the Director of the new Division of Quality and Health Improvement (DQHI).  The DQHI, with collaborative support from the University Hospital, the Faculty Group Practice, and the Department of Pathology, will join other clinical resources inside and outside the Department to change the experience of care.  Through innovative, multidisciplinary, quality and health improvement programs the focus will be
December 31 2014

News Article

Gregory Dressler Ph.D. was elected as one of the 2014 fellows of the AAAS for his distinguished contributions to developmental biology and organogenesis, with particular emphasis on the kidney and the role of developmental mechanisms in kidney disease. The University Record
December 8 2014

News Article

The Dean's Office in the Medical School has announced this year's recipients of the "League of Research Excellence" award.  Given to honor significant contributions to the research mission of the University of Michigan through exceptional investigation and scholarship, Pathology is fortunate to have four faculty members named to this group.  We congratulate Drs. Yali Dou, Eric Fearon, Jolanta G
November 14 2014

News Article

The 13th Annual Pathology Research Symposium took place on Nov. 14, 2014 in the BSRB.  Organized by the department's Molecular and Cellular Pathology graduate students, the conference included scientific platform presentations and poster session and culminated with this year's keynote speaker, Dr. Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, PhD, of  the NIH.
November 14 2014

News Article

The 2014 Dean's Awards' for exceptional accomplishments in the Medical School include two members from the Department of Pathology.  Dr. Yali Dou, Associate Professor of Pathology, will receive the Basic Science Research Award.  Mr. Martin Lawlor, Director, Division of Finance and Administration, will be honored as the Administrator of the Year.  Congratulations to both!
November 5 2014

News Article

Dr. Peter A. Ward was recognized by the Society of Leukocyte Biology at their annual meeting in Salt Lake City with the Honorary Lifetime Award for Excellence in Leukocyte Biology Research, celebrating a career of over 50 years investigating immunity and inflammation.
November 5 2014

News Article

The Department of Pathology will celebrate and welcome Dr. Charles A. Parkos, MD, PhD, the Carl V. Weller Professor and Chair in a reception held on Monday, October 27th, 4:30-6:30 pm at the Alumni Center.  Dr. Parkos is the seventh chairman of the Department of Pathology.  We hope you will be able to attend as we honor our seventh Chair of Pathology.
October 24 2014

News Article

Dr. Thomas J. Giordano, MD, PhD, the project co-lead for The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network, recently published findings that identify genetic markers of aggressive papillary thyroid carcinoma.  Published in Cell, this comprehensive analysis of a large cohort of 500 patients will improve the understanding of genetic drivers of thyroid cancer and consequently will have the potential to improve the classification and treatment of PTC, as
October 24 2014

News Article

The Department of Pathology and the U-M Medical School would like to welcome Dr. Charles A. Parkos, M.D., Ph.D., as the new Carl V. Weller Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology. Click here to view the official press release.
September 19 2014

News Article

Louann Dake, MT(ASCP)SBB was presented with the 2014 Founders Award by the Michigan Association of Blood Banks. This award is given for service to the association.
September 15 2014

News Article

Exciting news for Pathology! U-M doctor training programs rank among the best in the nation. Pathology’s Residency program is ranked #1 among large public universities, and #7 overall by Doximity. To learn more about our rankings, visit here.
September 10 2014

News Article

The Department of Pathology, working with Wayne County, has received approval from the Board of Commissioners to manage all activities of the Wayne County Medical Examiner's office effective Oct.1, 2014.  Information regarding this contract can be found here.
September 5 2014

News Article

The New Frontiers in Pathology symposium took place September 4-6 at the Rackham Graduate School.  This Anatomic and Hemepathology course featured case presentations and breakout session addressing diagnostic problems in Pathology.  The plenary lecturers were Jeffrey Warren, MD and Thomas Giordano, MD, PhD.  The A. James French lecturer was Dr. Volkan Adsay, MD from Emory University. New Frontiers 2015 will be held October 22-24.
September 5 2014

News Article

The next monthly Pathology Mentoring Team meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 5, 2014 in the Pathology Library, 5th Floor MS I at noon.  We will feature David F. Keren, M.D. from Pathology. His topic is “Staying fit for life – balancing mental, spiritual, physical aspects of your life”.  Bring your lunch and join us!  The Pathology Mentoring Team is open to all administrative personnel who are inter
July 30 2014

News Article

Congratulations to Michael Bachman, M.D., Assistant Professor in Pathology, and Matthew Schaller, PhD, Research Investigator in Pathology who have both been awarded one of 14 MICHR Pilot Grants.Dr. Bachman's proposal is: Identification of Klebsiella pneumoniae virulence factors in hospitalized patients.Dr. Schaller's grant is for the study of: Notch ligand expression on PBMCs as a diagnostic for tuberculosis infection. MICHR pi
July 24 2014

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Welcome Charles “Chuck” Parkos, M.D., Ph.D., our Department’s new Incoming Chair.  Dr. Parkos joins us from Emory University School of Medicine where he is currently a Vice Chair and Director of Experimental Pathology. Dr. Parkos will officially join us on September 15, 2014.  Read more
July 17 2014

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The laboratory of Dr. Yali Dou, Associate Professor of Pathology, reported their work in the June 19th, 2014 issue of Molecular Cell.  Drs. Lipeng Wu and Li Li are co-first authors with postdoctoral fellow Bo Zhou on the article entitled “H2B ubiquitylation promotes RNA Pol II processivity via PAF1 and pTEFb".  The paper can be found Here. 
June 19 2014

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The following awards were presented at the Annual House Officer's Farewell Dinner:David Arps, M.D. was the recipient of the M.R. Abell House Officer Award.Stephanie Chen, M.D. was the recipient of the Outstanding Resident in Clinical Pathology Award.Scott Owens, M.D. received the Resident Teaching Award.Congratulations to all of the graduates.
June 18 2014

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The next monthly Pathology Mentoring Team meeting (open to all administrative personnel in the department who are interested in personal and professional development) is scheduled for Tuesday, June 3, 2014 in the Pathology Library, 5th Floor MS I at noon.  Karyn Procter-Wicks from UMHS Shared Human Resources will discuss the new policy “Drug Testing for Cause” and review the updates on the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA
May 21 2014

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Please welcome our fellows for 2014-2015! Blood Bank and Transfusion MedicineSean Li, MD, PhDUniversity of MichiganBreast PathologyHunter Johnson, MDEmory UniversityCytopathology  Julie Dueber, MD             Vanderbilt UniversityCytopathology  David Moons, MD, PhD  University of MichiganDermatopathology       &nb
May 12 2014

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Congratulations to Nicholas W. Lukacs, PhD, Professor of Pathology, on his installation as the first Godfrey Dorr Stobbe Professor of Research, Medical School.  This endowded professorship celebrates Dr. Lukacs' long history of research and academic successes. Currently he is the  Assistant Dean of Faculty Affairs with responsibility for  the research track faculty and is one of the Directors of MICHR. He holds numerous patents
May 12 2014

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Scott A. Tomlins, M.D., Ph.D. was named an A. Alfred Taubman Emerging Scholar and will receive a grant effective May 1, 2014 for three years. The  Emerging Scholars Program at the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute was formed in 2009 to support University of Michigan clinician-scientists at an early stage of their research careers. This particular Emerging Scholar Grant was provided by donors in honor of Mr. Taubman’s 90th bi
May 1 2014

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Congratulations to Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan for his election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. This elite organization includes 250 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners. The Academy elected 204 new members today that include some of the world's most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, and civic, corporate and philanthropic leaders. Dr. Chinnaiyan’s research focuses on functional genomics,
April 24 2014

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Pathology Mentoring Team MeetingTuesday, May 6, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.Pathology Library - 5th Floor MS IThe Pathology Mentoring team is open to all administrative personnel who are interested in personal and professional development.  Our monthly meetings provide communication, education and support to administrative personnel throughout our Department.  Please consider attending the next Mentoring Team Meeting on Tuesday, May 6,
April 15 2014

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Lauren Smith has been named Chair of the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) Bioethics Committee. 
April 9 2014

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The UMHS Excellence in Leadership Award in Fostering Staff Learning, which is part of the annual MLearning Catalyst Awards was  presented in March, 2014 to Christine Rigney for her dedication, leadership, exemplary professionalism and constant support for her staff and their learning.  Congratulations.
April 8 2014

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Congratulations to both Michelle Reed from the Lukacs Lab and Bernadette Zwaans from the Lombard Lab! Both have been selected to recieve the Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship. This three term fellowship supports outstanding doctoral students who are working on dissertations that are unusually creative, ambitious and risk-taking.  Both of you have done a great job!
March 26 2014

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Congratulations to Dr. Kojo Elenitoba-Johnson for his election into the American Association of University Pathologists (PLUTO SOCIETY). The PLUTO Society is an honor society recognizing investigative pathologists with significant contributions to the understanding of the pathologic basis of disease.
March 25 2014

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We are happy to welcome our New Pathology Residents for 2014.  Laurence Briski                    University of MichiganSara Hawes                         Wright State UniversitySameer Khatri     
March 21 2014

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The laboratory of Dr. Celina Kleer, Harold A. Oberman Collegiate Professor, reported about a novel mechanism that regulates breast stem cells and that is crucial for the initiation and progression of triple negative breast carcinomas. The article entitled “EZH2 expands breast stem cells through activation of NOTCH1 signaling” appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences PNAS, on the February 25th, 2014 issue, an
March 10 2014

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Congratulations to Drs. Mark Kiel, Megan Lim and Kojo Elenitoba-Johnson for winning the first place award in the state-wide Michigan Collegiate Innovation Prize (MCIP) in the Healthcare Category. The team (GENOMENON) also won the BEST OVERALL PRIZE in all categories combined including entries in Advanced Materials, Energy, Mobile/Web and Healthcare (Please see announcement Here).  Click here to listen to Michigan Radio’s interview with
February 19 2014

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Three Pathology Chair candidates recently presented their “Vision for Pathology”. Click below to view the video of their individual Chalk Talks.---Dr. Kojo Elenitoba-Johnson – Presented February 4, 2014Henry Clay Bryant Professor of Pathology, Divisional Director of Translational Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, University of MichiganSee Video Dr. Ann Thor – Presented February 10, 2014Edith B. Todd and
February 14 2014

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"Vicki Westcott, of Chemical Pathology, manages a bottle return bin in the chemistry lab clean area to support the pathology helping hands fund. Over the past few years, she has returned many bottles - she returned $213 worth of bottles this past year alone." - Sue Stern
January 15 2014

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"Shannon St. Andrew, from Chemical Pathology, decide to hold a "Souper" Bowl event on her own to help raise money for the patient charity fund. She organized it and made all the soups and set everything up. Other staff pitched in with desserts and breads as well. The event raised $400, which was fantastic considering it was held just in chemistry and for one shift. Knowing that the patient fund hasn't been able to raise funds a
January 15 2014

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Dr. Yali Dou, Associate Professor of Pathology, is a senior author of the article “Targeting MLL1 H3K4 methyltransferase activity in MLL leukemia.” which was published in the online issue of Molecular Cell, Jan 3rd, 2014. Drs. Fang Cao, Elizabeth Townsend and Hacer Karatas are co-first authors. Other coauthors from the Department include Research Specialist Dr. Jing Xu and Shirley Lee, a graduate student. This work is highli
January 14 2014

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Congratulations to Drs. Gerald Abrams, Lauren Smith, and Scott Owens on their acceptance into the Academy of Educational Excellence and Scholarship. They are among 200 inaugural faculty members recently selected. The academy’s purpose is to recognize and increase educational innovation of its faculty; to promote faculty development in education and mentoring; foster the visibility of UMMS educational leadership globally; and to mobilize the
January 13 2014

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The Department of Pathology is developing a new genetic testing quality initiative, underwritten by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.  The Genetic Testing Resource and Quality Consortium will be a state-wide consortium of pathologists, primary care physicians, specialists, genetic counselors and pharmacogeneticists tasked with addressing the exponential growth in genetic testing and improving the quality of care for patients needing molecu
January 9 2014

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Dr. Shih-Hon Li, fourth year AP/CP house officer, is the lead author of the article "Mechanistic characterization and crystal structure of a small molecule inactivator bound to plasminogen activator inhibitor-1" which was published in the online early edition issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Dec 2, 2013. Dr. Daniel Lawrence, Frederick G. L. Huetwell Collegiate Professor of Basic Research in Cardiovascular M
December 2 2013

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Dr. Gabriel Núñez, Paul de Kruif Professor of Pathology, is a senior author of the article “Staphylococcus δ-toxin induces allergic skin disease by activating mast cells” which was published in the online issue of Nature, Oct 30th, 2013. Dr. Yuumi Nakamura, a postdoctoral fellow formerly in Núñez Lab is the lead author. Other coauthors from the Department include Associate Professor Nao
October 31 2013

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Thank you to Drs. Charles Harmon, Carolyn Haus, Sandhya John, and Stephanie Chen for joining the House Officer Clinical Quality and Safety Council (HOQSC). We appreciate these individuals contributing their time, efforts and perspectives to this UM Health System committee. The HOQSC was originally formed in 2011 and is designed to enhance quality, safety, and value in patient care. Thank you for volunteering to this important cause!
October 23 2013

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Dr. Lauren Smith was recently named the Director of the Medical Ethics Path of Excellence at the University of Michigan Medical School.  In this capacity, she will develop curriculum and supervise medical students interested in pursuing ethics as an area of study.  Paths of Excellence are integral components in the plan for a new medical school curriculum.
September 26 2013

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Dr. Ulysses Balis, Director of Pathology Informatics, was recently quoted extensively in this month’sCAP Today cover page article on a new LIS selection toolkit that was recently released by the Association of Pathology Informatics.  This document was generated as a collaborative partnership between Dr. Balis, Dr. Bruce Friedman (active emeritus professor, University of Michigan), Dr. Mark Tuthill, Director of Pathology Informatics, He
September 10 2013

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A team of investigators led by research assistant professor Dr. Yifan Liu has published their work "Impaired replication elongation in Tetrahymena mutants deficient in histone H3 Lys 27 monomethylation" in current issue of Genes & Development. The paper can be accessed at http://genesdev.cshlp.org. The first author is Dr. Shao Gao in the Liu lab.
July 30 2013

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Congratulations are extended to Edward Grimley, a doctoral candidate in the Molecular and Cellular Pathology Program, who was awarded a Proteome Informatics of Cancer Training Program Fellowship.It is quite an honor to receive this prestigious NIH Pre-doctoral Fellowship.
July 28 2013

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Please Welcome the 2013 - 2014 Department of Pathology Fellows! Blood Bank Fellow - Chelsea Tooke-Barry, MDCytopathology Fellow - Kurt Bernacki, MDCytopathology Fellow - Scott Kantola, MDDermatopathology Fellow - Thanh Ha, MDDermatopathology Fellow - Jeremy Vincent, MDForensic Pathology Fellow - Amanda Fisher-Hubbard, MDForensic Pathology Fellow - Jeffrey Hudson, MDGastrointestinal Pathology Fellow - Olga Speck, MDGenitourinary Pat
July 3 2013

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Congratulations are extended to Dr. Kathleen Cho, Professor in the Departments of Pathology and Internal Medicine and the inaugural Peter A. Ward Professor of Pathology, who was named the Interim Chair of the Department of Pathology effective July 15, 2013 pending the approval of the Regents.  
June 19 2013

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Welcome to New Pathology Residents! Sara Beck, MD - Loma Linda UniversityCody Carter, MD - Loma Linda UniversityEllen East, MD - University of MissouriSandhya John, MD - Cedars Sinai Medical CenterMartin Magers, MD - Indiana UniversityJohn Sherbeck, MD - Wayne State UniversityMichael Wang, MD, PhD - University of Texas Southwestern
June 18 2013

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Zaneta Nikolovksa-Coleska,  Ph.D. has been named the Director of the Molecular and Cellular Graduate Program effective July 1, 2013.  We would like to thank Dr. Nicholas Lukacs for his 8 years of dedicated service.
June 4 2013

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Congratulations to Carlos Murga, MD who has been awarded the 2013 Hematology Opportunities for the Next-Generation of Research Scientists (HONORS) Award by the American Society of Hematology.  Dr. Murga received this award to support a research proposal that he submitted under the mentorship of Dr. Megan Lim. The HONORS award is intended to expose recipients to hematology early in their career with the hopes that they will continue hematolog
May 22 2013

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Jay L. Hess, M.D., Ph.D., M.H.S.A., the Chair of the Department of Pathology, has been named the Vice President of University Clinical Affairs and Dean of the Indiana University School of Medicine effective September 1, 2013.  Under Dr. Hess’s leadership, the Department of Pathology has achieved new heights of national and international recognition in all three of our missions – clinical, educational, and research.  While we
May 13 2013

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Dr. Lori Lowe, Professor of Pathology and Dermatology and former Director of Dermatopathology, was awarded the 2013 Walter Nickel Teaching Award by the American Society of Dermatopathology (ASDP).  This is an extremely competitive and highly prestigious award that reflects Lori’s recognition by her peers as a national and international leader who is a superb practitioner, clinician scientist, and educator. 
April 23 2013

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Dr. Steven L. Kunkel, Endowed Professor of Pathology Research and Senior Associate Dean of Research in the Medical School, has been selected to receive the Henry L. Bolley Academic Achievement Award, which recognizes an individual who has attained noted achievements in the area of education as a teacher, researcher and/or administrator,  from his undergraduate alma mater, North Dakota State University.  He will receive this honor at the
April 16 2013

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Congratulations to Ted Brown, M.D.- he has been elected the 2013-2014 Assistant Chief Resident by his peers. Ted will be Megan Alderman's side-kick for the 2013-2014 fiscal year and will learn everything there is to know about being a Chief Resident before she turns it over to him next year. Megan has probably learned more that she wanted to know from our current Chief Resident, Randy Butler, including a new appreciation of&nbs
April 11 2013

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Dr. Don Giacherio, Director of Chemical Pathology was selected for the 2013 Board of Directors Recognition award for his contributions and support of ASCLS-Michigan at the annual meeting held in East Lansing.  Andrea Hickey from the Blood Bank Laboratory was also recognized at this event by receiving the Pamela Agren Inspirational award for her continued leadership in the laboratory sciences.
April 6 2013

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Dr. Colin Duckett, Professor of Pathology and Internal Medicine and Director of Program Development at NCRC, was selected to serve on a White House advisory panel on funding for biomedical and engineering research and convergent science.
April 2 2013

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Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan, S.P. Hicks Professor of Pathology and Director of the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology, is quoted in “Cancer Screening, Refined,” an article about prostate cancer screening in the March 27 2013 edition of the New York Times written by Andrew Pollack.
March 28 2013

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Dr. Jeffrey Myers, A. James French Professor of Pathology, Director of Anatomic Pathology and Director of the MLabs, was installed as President of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) at the recent 2013 USCAP Annual Meeting in Baltimore.
March 26 2013

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Dr. Madelyn Lew, currently a Cytopathology Fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School, will join the Department as an Assistant Professor in the Cytopathology Section beginning in July 2013.
March 26 2013

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Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan, S.P. Hicks Professor of Pathology and Director of the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology has been named as the 2013 recipient of the Distinguished University Innovator Award. This prestigious award established by the Office of the Vice President for Research recognizes individuals “who have made important and lasting contributions to science and society by their efforts to develop novel ideas and insights, and
March 26 2013

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Dr. Rohit Mehra has been selected for a Young Investigator Award from the Prostate Cancer Foundation. This three-year career development award will help support Dr. Mehra's work on the characterization of biomarkers in prostate cancer.
March 26 2013

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Evan Farkash M.D. Ph.D., Fellow in Renal Pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School will join the Department September 1, 2013 as a Clinical Lecturer in Renal Pathology.
March 25 2013

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We welcome our incoming residents who will join us on July 1, 2013:Sara Beck, Loma Linda University School of MedicineCody Carter, Loma Linda University School of MedicineEllen East, University of Missouri-Columbia School of MedicineMartin Magers, Indiana University School of MedicineJohn Sherbeck, Wayne State University School of MedicineMichael Wang, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas In addition, Dr. Sandhya John wi
March 19 2013

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Dr. Jay Hess, Carl V. Weller Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology, has been elected as a Council Member and Chair of the Research Committee of the Association of Pathology Chairs (APC).
March 15 2013

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Dr. Yali Dou, Associate Professor of Pathology, is a senior author of "ASH2L regulates ubiquitylation signaling to MLL: trans-regulation of H3 K4 methylation in higher eukaryotes” which was published in the online issue of Molecular Cell, Feb 28th, 2013.  Dr. Lipeng Wu, a postdoctoral fellow in Dou lab is the lead author. Other coauthors from the Department include Shirley Y. Lee, a Molecular and Cellular Pathology student, and Dr
March 12 2013

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Paul Harms, M.D., Ph.D., is the recipient of the 2013 Dermatopathology Research Career Development Award from the Dermatology Foundation, a three-year award which will support his work in next-generation sequencing of Merkel cell carcinoma.
March 6 2013

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Congratulations to John Prensner (2012 Molecular and Cellular Pathology PhD recipient from the Chinnaiyan lab) on receiving a ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award. This awards recognizes exceptional and unusually interesting work produced by doctoral students in the last phase of their graduate work. The student's overall academic accomplishments are also taken into account. Nominations for the award are made by the student's de
February 28 2013

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Congratulations to Dr. Jolanta Grembecka, Assistant Professor of Pathology, who has been awarded a five year Lymphoma and Leukemia Society Scholar Award effective July 1, 2013. Dr. Grembecka's research focuses on the development of small molecule-based targeted therapies for acute leukemia.
January 31 2013

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Dr. John G. Batsakis passed away on January 20, 2013. Dr. Batsakis received his M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1954. He interned at the George Washington University Hospital and then completed a four-year pathology residency at the University of Michigan. He then joined the faculty of the Department of Pathology at Michigan, achieving Professor status in 1968. From 1979 to 1981 he was Chairman of the Department of Patholog
January 22 2013

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A recent publication in Nature Genetics from the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology (MCTP) by Dr. Dan R. Robinson (first author) and Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan (senior author) and others reports recurrent NAB2-STAT6 gene fusions in 100% of solitary fibrous tumors/hemangiopericytomas.  For more information see http://www.cancer.med.umich.edu/news/genetic-mutation-for-cancer-2013.shtml.
January 18 2013

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Joel K. Greenson, M.D. is co-author and editor of the recently published, Morson and Dawson's Gastrointestinal Pathology, 5th edition.
January 15 2013

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Dr. Tomasz Cierpicki, Assistant Professor of Pathology, is the senior author of a plenary publication in the November 29, 2012 issue of Blood entitled “Structural insights into inhibition of the bivalent menin-MLL interaction by small molecules in leukemia.” A figure related to the paper was also selected for the cover of Blood. For a complete list of authors and more information see link (http://bloodjournal.hematologylibrary.org/con
December 21 2012

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Dr. David Lombard, Assistant Professor of Pathology, is a senior author of  “The Histone Deacetylase SIRT6 Is a Tumor Suppressor that Controls Cancer Metabolism,” which was published in the December 7, 2012 issue of Cell. Other coauthors from the Department include Bernadette Zwaans, a Molecular and Cellular Pathology student, and Dr. Joel Greenson, Professor of Pathology. The work was done in collaboration with senior author Dr.
December 21 2012

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The 2011-2012 Department of Pathology Annual Report has been published.  To view the report, click here.
November 20 2012

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Dr. Jeffrey Myers, A James French Professor of Pathology and Director of Anatomic Pathology is a coauthor of Wallace J. Hopp and William S. Lovejoy “Hospital Operations: Principles of High Efficiency Health Care” (FT Press,  2013)
November 19 2012

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Congratulations to Dr. Jean Francois Rual, Assistant Professor of Pathology, who has been awarded a prestigious ASH Scholar Award from the American Society of Hematology effective July 1, 2013. Dr. Rual's research will focus on the analysis of protein-protein interaction networks in leukemias associated with HOXA9. 
November 16 2012

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Congratulations to Dr. Celina Kleer, who as selected as the 2013 recipient of the Ramzi Cotran Young Investigator Award from the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP). Dr. Kleer joins two others in the Department, Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan and Dr. Kojo Elenitoba-Johnson, who have received this prestigious award that is intended “to recognize a body of investigative work which has contributed significantly to the diagno
November 15 2012

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Congratulations to David Arps, M.D., Patrick Healy, M.S., Lili Zhao, Ph.D., Celina G. Kleer, M.D., and Judy C. Pang, M.D. whose poster "Invasive ductal carcinoma with lobular features: tumor characteristics and clinical outcomes compared to ductal and lobular carcinomas" won the BEST RESIDENT POSTER award at the 2012 Annual ASCP meeting in Boston, MA. Also, congratulations to Jason Cheng, M.D., Ph.D. who won BEST ORAL PRESENTATION
November 5 2012

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Gabriel Nunez, M.D., Paul H. DeKruif Professor, has been awarded a Grand Challenges Exploration Grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Dr. Nunez will will pursue an innovative global health and development research project designed to find new treatments for bacterial infections of the gut that sicken millions of people each year.   Dr. Nunez’s work on bacteria that invade the gut focuses on competition betwe
November 2 2012

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Congratulations to Dr. Henry Appelman, M. R. Abell Professor Professor of Pathology, Dr. Barbara McKenna, Godfrey Stobbe Professor of Pathology in Pathology Education, Dr. Stephen Ramsburgh, Assistant Professor Emeritus of Pathology and Dr. Lloyd Stoolman, Professor of Pathology, who were selected as inaugural members of the Univeristy of Michigan Medical School League of Educational Excellence.  
October 29 2012