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Advances in Forensic Medicine & Pathology

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True to its theme, this exciting two-day conference is intended to meet the educational needs of Practicing Pathologists, Medical Examiners, Law Enforcement/Police Officers, Coroners, District Attorneys, and Health Care Professionals.

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May 9 2019 - May 10 2019
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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
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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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5th Annual Protein Folding Diseases Initiative Symposium

The University of Michigan’s Protein Folding Diseases Initiative will be holding its 5th Annual Symposium on Thursday, October 11, from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm, at the A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building (BSRB), Kahn Auditorium, on the University’s Medical Campus.

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Fall Orientation for Clinical Investigators

8:00 am – 11:30 am |  University Hospital Room UH 2C224

August 16 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
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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
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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

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

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

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

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

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

Thesis Defense - Talha Anwar, Kleer Lab

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Danto Auditorium, CVC

April 5 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

Poster Primer Workshop

9:30 am - 10:30 am | Room 2955, Taubman Health Sciences Library | RSVP

 

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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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
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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