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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