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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

 

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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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

August 10 2017

 

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

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

 

Alicia Kuzia Named New Medical Laboratory Scientist Internship Coordinator

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

 

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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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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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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

 

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

 

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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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Kathleen R. Cho and Laurie K. McCauley
October 20 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

 

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

 

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

 

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