News Archive

/static/apps/cms/news/1279/MM_Youth_Summit_500x500.jpg

Department Participates in Michigan Medicine Youth Summit

May 27, 2022 / Education

On Saturday, May 21, 2022, Michigan Medicine hosted its first-ever Youth Summit at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. The event, which included local middle schools from Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and surrounding communities, invited young students out to the Big House in order to come and experience a day in medicine. The Department of Pathology had a station set up on the concourse, where these students could come try out microscopy, learn about urinalysis and practice phlebotomy on a fake arm [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1278/Blood Bank Relocation graphic sq.png

Blood Bank Laboratory window relocating on June 5th

May 26, 2022 / Announcement

As part of the ongoing series of renovations of the clinical laboratories at University Hospital, the Blood Bank Laboratory — and its landmark front window — will relocate about 135 feet to the east on Sunday, June 5.   A wayfinding graphic can be found here.

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1276/Andrew Szczembara Portrait 500x500.jpg

Pathology Welcomes Andrew Szczembara as New POC Manager

May 17, 2022 / Staff

The Department of Pathology is pleased to welcome Andrew Szczembara as our new Point of Care (POC) Manager. A 2010 UM graduate, Szczembara joined the department in March 2012 as an inpatient phlebotomist on the midnight shift. He later transitioned to Brighton Health Center as a Phlebotomist Specialist lead. Throughout his time in the department, he continuously sought to expand his skills and grow. He was promoted to Laboratory Technician, then to Medical Technologist, and most recently, Senior Clinical Technologist in Point of Care.

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1275/MLS_500x500.jpg

Congratulations to the Department's Medical Laboratory Science Interns

May 13, 2022 / Education

On May 11, the Department of Pathology recognized the Class of 2022 Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) interns, who successfully completed the program. A graduation ceremony was held at the Superior Conference room, hosted by Allied Education Health Program Manager Karen Barron, MT (ASCP). The event featured remarks from Drs. Jeffrey Myers, Kathleen Cho, and Chair Dr. Charles Parkos. Graduates received their certificates of completion as they prepared to move into the next phase of their careers [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1273/LabWeek_500x500.jpg

Recapping the 2022 Laboratory Professionals Week Celebration

May 9, 2022 / Events

This year's Medical Laboratory Professionals Week celebration at the Department of Pathology, which ran from April 24-30, 2022, was a big success! Let's take a moment to recap some of the top moments...

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1271/Kristina_Davis 500x500.jpg

Dr. Kristina Davis Elected Co-Chair of the Transplant Diagnostics Community of Practice

April 27, 2022 / Announcement

Congratulations to Dr. Kristina Davis, who was just elected Co-Chair of the Transplant Diagnostics Community of Practice (TxDxCOP) for the American Society of Transplantation (AST). Davis will assume her position as Co-Chair at the Amertican Transplant Congress meeting in Boston this June. She is replacing Dr. Evan Farkash, who will serve as Chair of this committee [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1270/Drs_500x500.jpg

Department Featured in CAP Today Magazine

April 19, 2022 / Anatomic Pathology

Drs. Liron Pantanowitz, Jeffrey Myers, Priya Kunju, as well as David and Elle Chapel were featured in the April 2022 edition of CAP Today Magazine, a medical science publication by the College of American Pathologists. The article focuses on the development of the AP hospitalist role at Michigan Medicine [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1268/PRR_500x500.jpg

PRR Update: Building the Blood Bank

April 12, 2022 / Renovation And Relocation Project

Christine Baker provides an update on Phase 2.3 of the Pathology Renovation and Relocation Program (PRR), which focuses on the progress of the Blood Bank at the University Hospital [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1239/USCAP_Story_500x500.jpg

Department of Pathology Soars at USCAP 2022

April 1, 2022 / Education

This month marked the usual United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP)'s Annual Meeting. This year's hybrid-style event, the 11th annual, was held both in-person and virtually in Los Angeles, California from March 18-24, 2022. The symposium featured several short and long courses, as well evening specialty conferences and ticketed seminars. The conference also included numerous poster sessions, live Q&A segments, and a multitude of social events [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1236/MatchDat-Puzzle-SQ.jpg

It's a Match! Results from our 2022 Match Day

March 18, 2022 / Announcement

Today is Match Day!  Match day is when medical students find out where they will be going for their residency training programs and the training programs find out who is coming.  In this year’s match, the Department of Pathology discovered that the following medical students will be coming to Michigan on July 1, 2022 [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1230/images/banners/Neuropathology-Header-LG.jpg

Careers in Pathology: Neuropathology Fellowship

March 2, 2022 / Education

Hear from Dr. Emile Pinarbasi, an Anatomic and Neuropathology Fellow within the Department of Pathology.

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1225/Parolia_500x500.jpg

Parolia Selected For Harold Weintraub Graduate Student Award

March 1, 2022 / Experimental Pathology

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Abhijit Parolia on being selected for the 2022 Harold Weintraub Graduate Student Award. The award, established by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, is given yearly and recognizes outstanding achievement during graduate studies in the biological sciences [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1229/Random_Act_of_Kindness_500x500.jpg

Department Hosts "Random Acts of Kindness" Carnation Giveaway on Valentine's Day

February 28, 2022 / Events

On Monday, February 14, members from the Department of Pathology, including Tamara Kutter, Caryn Crane, Avery Polk and Jenny Fossum, teamed up to host a Random Act of Kindness event at the University Hospital. The afternoon entailed a giveaway of carnation flowers for Valentine's Day  [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1224/Laura Jacobus 500 x 500.jpg

Coming Full Circle - Laura Jacobus returns to U-M as Residency Program Administrator

February 8, 2022 / Education

"I am very appreciative of the opportunity to work as the Residency Program Administrator in Pathology at the University of Michigan,” stated Laura Jacobus. “I graduated from the University of Michigan Dearborn and always wanted to work for U-M. I am happy and excited to be here.” Jacobus previously worked as a Residency Program Coordinator at [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1223/Michele Mitchell 500 x 500.jpg

Patient Advocate Michele Mitchell in the News

February 2, 2022 / Patient And Families

Recently, the ASCP published the Department of Pathology's Patient Advocate Michele Mitchell’s story in The Pathologist and as a series of videos. Mitchell described the impact of these projects [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1220/images/banners/MEI-Header-LG.jpg

Careers in Pathology: Medical Examiner Investigator

February 1, 2022 / Education

Learn more about what it takes to be a Medical Examiner Investigator (MEI) within the section of Autopsy and Forensic Pathology.

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1217/YIR_500x500.jpg

Year in Review: 2021

January 31, 2022 / Conferences

Last year was an eventful time within the Department of Pathology at Michigan Medicine. As we reminisce about 2021, let's revisit some of the greatest memories [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1221/Chelsea Phillips_500 x 500.jpg

Graduate Student Chelsea Phillips Research Recognitions

January 26, 2022 / Award

Congratulations to Chelsea Phillips, a graduate student in the Neurosciences graduate program, mentored by Dr. Anuska Andjelkovic-Zochowski, for two honors received on her work [...]  

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1219/Machcinski, Alan 500.jpg

Alan Machcinski retires after more than 47 years

January 18, 2022 / Staff

On January 21, 2022, the Department of Pathology will bid a fond farewell to long-time staff member, Alan Machcinski. Alan joined the Department of Pathology in September 1974, working in our microbiology lab, where he performed microbial susceptibility testing. With a degree in philosophy, Alan never intended to spend his career in the department. But like many others, once he joined our team, he never left [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1218/McCain_500x500.jpg

Research from INHERET Published in JNCCN

January 18, 2022 / Publications

Research from INHERET was just published in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (JNCCN). Learn more about this study, which analyzes the implementation of InheRET's online tool that provides information about family history as it relates to cancer risks [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1215/Barron_500x500.jpg

Karen Barron, (MT) ASCP Announced as New Pathology Education Internship Coordinator

January 10, 2022 / Announcement

Barron_500x500.jpgThe Department of Pathology recently selected Karen Barron (MT) ASCP, as its new Education Internship Coordinator. Learn more about Karen as she transitions into this exciting role [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1216/Taylor_500x500.jpg

Research Study Published in European Urology's Open Science

January 5, 2022 / Publications

 A multi-institutional study led by Drs. Alex Taylor, Noah Brown and Rohit Mehra from the Department of Pathology was just published in European Urology's Open Science. Learn more about the resarch, which focuses on how TERT promoter mutations were characterized in urinary tract lesions, which may be considered as precursors to neoplasia at this site [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1197/Ptaschinski_500x500.jpg

Study Finds that Microbiome Colonization During Infancy is Critical for Modulating Immunity Later in Life

October 29, 2021 / Experimental Pathology

A study related to the maternal gut microbiome and how it regulates immunity to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections in offspring was recently published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. Clinical experts from the Department of Pathology including Drs. Wendy Fonseca, Nicholas Lukacs, and Catherine Ptaschinski were responsible for carrying out this study [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1196/PART_500x500.jpg

Introducing the Pathology Anti-Racism Taskforce (PART)

October 29, 2021 / Video

The Department of Pathology is proud to unveil its newest initiative - the Pathology Anti-Racism Taskforce, also called PART. Composed of faculty and staff members from the Department, PART aims to eliminate racism within the health system, on the Michigan campus, and within the greater community [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1183/Fall_Picnic_500x500.jpg

Department Hosts Annual Fall Picnic at Wiard's Orchard

October 25, 2021 / Events

On Sunday, October 10, the Department of Pathology hosted its annual Fall Picnic at Wiard's Orchard in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Members of the department ranging from faculty, to staff, to trainees, came out for a day of fun in the fall weather [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1180/Harms_500x500.jpg

The Link Between Dysplastic Squamous Cells and Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC)

October 15, 2021 / Clinical Pathology

Research pertaining to Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) and cutaneous neuroendocrine carcinomas was just published in the latest edition of Modern Pathology. Led by the team of Drs. Paul Harms, May Chan, Aaron Udager, Rajiv Patel, and more [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1181/Lawlor_M_Photo 500 x 500.jpg

In Memoriam: Martin Lawlor, October 17, 1964 - September 17, 2021

October 7, 2021 / Staff

It is with incredible sadness that we report the death of  Pathology’s Chief Department Administrator, Martin “Marty” Lawlor.  Marty passed away at the age of 56 following a brief illness on Friday, September 17th, surrounded by his children, Maxwell, Sarah, and Brendan, his mother Sylvia Lawlor, and his partner Andrea Springsteen [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1170/Lamps_500x500.jpg

Multi-Institutional Study Published on GI Adenomatoid Tumors

October 6, 2021 / Clinical Pathology

Research from experts in the Department of Pathology was published in Europe PMC's Histopathology. The team comprised of Drs. Jiaqi Shi, Laura Lamps and Erika Hissong examined the impact of adenomatoid tumors within the gastrointestinal tract [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1176/J_Kelley_500x500.jpg

Resident Justin Kelley Selected for CAP Quality Practices Committee

September 30, 2021 / Education

Dr. Justin Kelley, a fourth-year resident at the Department of Pathology, was recently named to the College of American Pathology's Quality Practices Committee (QPC) and will be formally introduced for the 2022 academic year [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1171/Desktop-Header-LG.jpg

Service with a Smile

September 17, 2021 / Staff

The Pathology Desktop Support and Help Desk team provides everyone in Pathology with computing and printing hardware, network access, software portfolio, and support services. Without them, the department could not function [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1169/PI-Directors-Header-LG.jpg

Careers in Pathology: Pathology Informatics

September 14, 2021 / Informatics

An interview with Drs. Ul Balis, David McClintock, and Jerome Cheng of the Pathology Informatics team.

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1168/AmericanRedCross.jpg

Blood Drives to be Held at Michigan Medicine in September

September 1, 2021 / Events

Michigan Medicine and the American Red Cross will be hosting blood drives on campus next month. To schedule an appointment, log onto RedCrossBlood.org (use sponsor code: goblue), call 1-800-RED-CROSS [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1164/Yamada_500x500.jpg

Dr. Chisa Yamada Recognized by AABB

August 24, 2021 / Blood Bank

Dr. Chisa Yamada was highlighted by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) in their August newsletter. Read more about Dr. Yamada's career within transfusion medicine, her interest in pediatrics, as well as her greatest personal triumphs [...]

FULL STORY

Department Opens Quiet Room at University Hospital

August 13, 2021 / Announcement

This week, the Department of Pathology proudly unveiled its newest workspace as part of the PRR initiative. This new space, located on the second floor of University Hospital, is a quiet room dedicated to wellness, rest and relaxation [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1160/TRIM63-20x-500x500.jpg

TRIM63 - What is it? (Hint: Not a weight-loss product)

August 9, 2021 / Publications

Dr. Xiao-Ming (Mindy) Wang and colleagues from the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology and Department of Pathology published a groundbreaking finding from an inter-institutional study regarding TRIM63 in Modern Pathology  [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1154/2021-Fellows-Banner-LG.jpg

Department Welcomes 2021 Fellows and Clinical Instructors

August 9, 2021 / Education

Some familiar and some new, see the group of Fellows representing the department.

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1159/2020AR-Cover-A4-NoText.jpg

2020 Annual Report Now Available

August 3, 2021 / Experimental Pathology

The Department of Pathology's 2020 Annual Report is now available online. In the report, you will read about the department’s tripartite mission of research, education, and patient care, and learn about the goals of the department’s Strategic Council [...]

FULL STORY

Exciting New Residency Program Leadership Team Announced

August 2, 2021 / Announcement

The Department of Pathology is pleased to announce its new Pathology Residency Training Program Leadership Team! Dr. Shih Hon (Sean) Li, will transition from Associate Residency Program Director to Residency Program Director, replacing Dr. Kristine Konopka, on August 1, 2021. Supporting him are Dr. David Manthei, who will serve as the Associate Residency Program Director for Clinical Pathology, and Dr. Sara Abbott [...]

FULL STORY

Get to Know Pathology's Communications Team

July 20, 2021 / Video

Within the Department of Pathology, lives a Communications Team who handle all aspects of departmental promotion. Led by Lynn McCain, the team also features Brent Temple, Camren Clouthier and Carrie Walper on the MLabs side. Learn more about this group of creative-minded individuals and how they help to put the Department on the map.

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1155/PRR_Walls_Coming_Down-02.jpg

"Tear Down This Wall!": PRR Moving Into Its Next Phase at UH

July 19, 2021 / Announcement

For the last 18 months, faculty and staff have had to endure the renovation being done in the hallways of the University Hospital, which caused significantly longer routes to deliver specimens, social separation from teammates, and the usual challenges associated with construction. However, on July 7, 2021, the walls came down and completed another milestone.

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1151/Equality-Walk-Header-LG.jpg

Department Hosts Second-Annual Juneteenth Equality Walk

June 21, 2021 / Video

On Friday June 18, the Department of Pathology hosted its second-annual Equality Walk in observance of the Juneteenth holiday.

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1149/Gherasim_500x500.jpg

Dr. Carmen Gherasim Wins 2020-2021 Faculty Teaching Award

June 10, 2021 / Award

The Department of Pathology is pleased to announce that Dr. Carmen Gherasim has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the 2020-2021 Faculty Teaching Award [...]

FULL STORY

Research Published in Urologic Oncology's ScienceDirect

June 10, 2021 / Clinical Pathology

Research by Drs. Alexander Taylor and Stephanie Skala seek to understand why tumors masquerade as forms of type-2 papillary of renal cell carcinoma. The study was just published in Urologic Oncology's ScienceDirect [...]

FULL STORY

American Red Cross Hosting Blood Drive at University Hospital

June 3, 2021 / Events

6:30 am to 6:30 pm | Towsley Center Lobby, U-M Hospital

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1144/Residents-Graduation-2021-Header-LG.jpg

Announcing the 2021 Graduating Class of Pathology Residents

June 1, 2021 / News

Join us in congratulating the 2020-2021 Graduating Class of Residents.

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1145/Fellows-Graduates-2021-Header-LG.jpg

2021 Graduating Class of Fellows and Clinical Lecturers

June 1, 2021 / Fellowships

Congratulations to our Graduates!

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1140/Westerhoff_500x500.jpg

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Research Published in Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

May 18, 2021 / Anatomic Pathology

Research from the Department of Pathology was just published in the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Learn more about this publication, which highlights GI samples from COVID-19 patients, led by Dr. Maria Westerhoff [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1136/Lab_Note_500x500.jpg

Researchers Develop First-in-Class Inhibitors Against Key Leukemia Protein

May 17, 2021 / Michigan Health Blog

A research effort by Drs. Jolanta Grembecka and Tomasz Cierpicki was just published in Nature Communications. Learn more about the protein made by the ASH1L gene, which plays a key role in the development of acute leukemia, along with other diseases [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1135/Lombard_500x500.jpg

Research from Lombard Lab Published in Journal of Clinical Investigation

May 12, 2021 / Publications

Research from the Department's Lombard Lab was just published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. The study, which focuses on how the deacylase SIRT5 compound supports melanoma viability by influencing chromatin dynamics, was led by Dr. Lombard [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1133/Broadening-the-Scope-Header-LG.jpg

Broadening the Scope: A Qualitative Study of Pathologists’ Attitudes Toward Patient-Pathologist Interactions

May 5, 2021 / Quality And Health Improvement

Learn more about pathologists' attitudes toward patient interactions in this new publication, led by Dr. Cathryn Lapedis.

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1128/Pathology-top-story-500x500.jpg

Passing the Test: Pathology Department Teams Help Carry Michigan Medicine Through Pandemic

April 20, 2021 / Publications

The department has navigated an unprecedented workload over the past year and continues to increase. Hear from experts Christine Kizer, Dr. Michael Bachman, Jennifer Bergendahl, and more, as they discuss how efforts have helped Michigan Medicine stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1126/Cho_500x500.jpg

Research by Dr. Cho Published in AACR's "Cancer Research"

April 19, 2021 / Clinical Pathology

A new publication from the Department of Pathology, led by Dr. Kathleen Cho, was just published in the American Association for Cancer Research's flagship journal. highlights how altering the microbiome within a mouse model of oviductal high-grade serious carcinoma can inhibit tumorigeneis [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1124/Appelman_Henry 500 x 500.jpg

Henry Appelman, MD Featured in The Pathologist

April 15, 2021 / Anatomic Pathology

Dr. Henry Appelman, the M.R. Abell Professor of Surgical Pathology, Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology, was recently featured in an interview by Dr. Ivan Damjanov for The Pathologist [...]  

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1121/Andi_Cani_500x500.jpg

New Assay For Early Detection of Aggressive Prostate Cancers Developed

April 13, 2021 / Clinical Pathology

A new study, led by U-M graduate in molecular and cellular pathology Dr. Andi Cani, was just published in European Urology Oncology. The publication focuses on the development of a whole-urine, multiplexed, next-generation RNA-sequencing assay that is used for the early detection of aggressive forms of prostate cancer [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1119/LabWeek-2021-Square.jpg

Announcing the 2021 Medical Laboratory Professionals Week!

April 8, 2021 / Announcement

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 [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1110/Dressler_500x500.jpg

Two Proteins Critical for Kidney Function

March 24, 2021 / Michigan Health Blog

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.

FULL STORY

Department of Pathology Shines at 2021 Virtual USCAP Meeting

March 24, 2021 / Conferences

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.

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1109/Rohit-News-Header-1109.jpg

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

March 9, 2021 / Video

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

FULL STORY
https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/static/apps/cms/1100/Chang_Kim_500x500.jpg

Role of BATF in the Development of Innate Lymphoid Cells Elucidated

February 10, 2021 / Publications

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.

FULL STORY
https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/static/apps/cms/1101/Harms_500x500.jpg

Prognostic Subgroups of Merkel Cell Carcinoma Defined

February 9, 2021 / Publications

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 [...]

FULL STORY

The multi-faceted role of the SUV family of H3K9 methyltransferases

February 8, 2021 / Clinical Pathology

A new study from Drs. Andrew Muntean and Nirmalya Saha of the Department of Pathology's Muntean Lab was just published in Biochim et Biophysica (BBA) Reviews on Cancer. The research project sheds light on the multi-faceted role of the SUV family of H3K9 methyltransferases in carcinogenesis and within cancer progression.

FULL STORY
https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/static/apps/cms/1098/Lebar_500x500.jpg

Honoring Bill LeBar as he Retires from Clinical Microbiology

February 5, 2021 / Clinical Pathology

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 [...]

FULL STORY
https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/static/apps/cms/1096/Udager_500x500.jpg

Research from Dr. Udager Published in European Urology

February 1, 2021 / Publications

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 [...]

FULL STORY

Dr. Brown Hosting Virtual Webinar with SOPHiA Genetics

January 26, 2021 / Education

12:00 pm EST

Join #UMichPath and SOPHiA Genetics for a virtual event with department faculty Dr. Noah Brown, who will be hosting a discussion related to developing an NGS solution in order to keep pace with the ever-evolving recommendations and clinical guidelines for myeloid malignancies.

FULL STORY

American Red Cross Hosting Blood Drive at NCRC

January 15, 2021 / Events

The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive at the North Campus Research Complex on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

FULL STORY
https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/static/apps/cms/1087/Liver_Story_500x500.jpg

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

January 5, 2021 / Experimental Pathology

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. 

FULL STORY
https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/static/apps/cms/1084/man-looking-in-microscope-500x500.jpg

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

December 22, 2020 / Michigan Health Blog

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 [...]

FULL STORY
https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/static/apps/cms/1082/PathPodLogo_500x500.jpg

Dr. Lamps Appears on The PathPod Podcast

December 7, 2020 / Education

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 [...]

FULL STORY
https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/static/apps/cms/1080/GREMBECKA_500X500.jpg

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

December 2, 2020 / Clinical Pathology

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 [...]

FULL STORY
https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/static/apps/cms/1075/UDAGER_500x500.jpg

Research Led by Dr. Udager Published in Modern Pathology

November 19, 2020 / Clinical 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 [...]

FULL STORY
https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/static/apps/cms/1074/Kleer_500x500.jpg

Dr. Celina Kleer Wins ASIP 2020 Outstanding Investigator Award

November 12, 2020 / Experimental Pathology

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 [...]

FULL STORY
https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/static/apps/cms/1070/Billi_Award_500x500.jpg

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

October 30, 2020 / Award

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 [...]

FULL STORY
https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/static/apps/cms/1066/Miller_500x500.jpg

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

October 30, 2020 / Publications

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) [...]

FULL STORY

2020 Pathology Visions Virtual Conference

October 26, 2020 / Conferences

This week kicks off the beginning of the 2020 Pathology Visions Conference with the Digital Pathology Assocation and the Department of Pathology is proud to be participating.

FULL STORY

Batoul Aoun, DO wins John Smialek Best Resident Award at 2020 NAME Conference

October 22, 2020 / Award

Congratulations to Batoul Aoun, DO, a second year AP/CP resident, for winning the John Smialek Best Resident Award for her 2020 poster presentation “SARS-CoV-2 in the Kidneys: Postmortem Renal Histopathologic Findings in Three Patients with COVID 19” at the National Association of Medical Examiners Conference (NAME) [...]

FULL STORY
https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/static/apps/cms/1065/Piazza_500x500.jpg

Michigan Medicine Highlights Phlebotomy Research on Podcast

October 20, 2020 / Quality And Health Improvement

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 [...]

FULL STORY
https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/static/apps/cms/1064/Giacherio_500x500.jpg

Don Giacherio, PhD, Retires After 38 Years of Service

October 16, 2020 / Announcement

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 [...]

FULL STORY
https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/static/apps/cms/1058/K_Davis_500x500.jpg

Kathy Davis Finishes Her Career at Michigan Medicine

September 29, 2020 / Announcement

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.

FULL STORY
https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/static/apps/cms/1053/image003.jpg

Utilizing Machine Learning in Pathology

September 11, 2020 / Anatomic 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 [...]

FULL STORY
https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/static/apps/cms/1042/Boyd_Medal_500x500.jpg

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

July 24, 2020 / 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 [...]

FULL STORY
https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/static/apps/cms/1039/3Ps of Cancer Image.jpeg

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

July 14, 2020 / News

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

FULL STORY

Department Hosts Equality Walk to Celebrate Juneteenth

June 22, 2020 / Video

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.

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1029/Fellows-grads-Lg-Header.jpg

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

June 19, 2020 / Announcement

Graduating Class of Fellows and Clinical Lecturers.

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/1026/Resident-Grads2020-Lg-Header.jpg

Congratulations to Our Class of 2019-2020: Residents

June 19, 2020 / Announcement

Graduating Class of Residents.

FULL STORY

COVID-19 Preparedness and Response - Update from the Department of Pathology

March 16, 2020 / News

The information in this message was released on March 16th and March 18th and is intended to provide information supplemental to the many emails being received from institutional sources regarding the current state of our preparations for and responses to COVID-19.  Please continue to monitor your email and use institutional web-based resources (COVID-19 UPDATES and the COVID-19 Resource page) for updates in a very fluid and dynamic landscape.  Please also take advantage of other communications opportunities in your work area (e.g., huddles) to stay up-to-date. [...]

FULL STORY
https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/static/apps/cms/938/Lukacs_Sq.jpg

Nicholas Lukacs, PhD, Receives an Outstanding Investigator Award

March 5, 2020 / 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. [...]

FULL STORY
https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/static/apps/cms/933/Julian-1_sq.jpg

Julian Mioc Retires

February 28, 2020 / Staff

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! [...]

FULL STORY
https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/static/apps/cms/923/donorday.jpg

February 14th is National Donor Day

February 14, 2020 / News

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 [...]

FULL STORY

R01 Granted to Jolanta Grembecka, PhD

December 20, 2019 / Award

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.” [...]

FULL STORY
https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/static/apps/cms/878/Parolia_Abhijit_sq.jpg

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

December 2, 2019 / Announcement
 

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). [...]

FULL STORY
https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/static/apps/cms/812/Kumar_Pablove_SQ.jpg

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

September 18, 2019 / Experimental Pathology

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” [...]

FULL STORY
/static/apps/cms/news/767/new-res-Header-Lg.jpg

Our Incoming Class of Residents

March 18, 2019 / Announcement

You will see some familiar faces from M4 rotations and the interview season.

FULL STORY