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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

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
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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

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

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

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
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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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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