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Advances in Forensic Medicine & Pathology 2018 Conference Recap

U-M hosts experts and trainees as they sharpen skills and discuss trends in forensic medicine.

June 18 2018

Pathology's Own Trish Harris Recognized in "Making a Difference"

 

Recently published by Michigan Medicine Headlines, Michigan Medicine recognizes its employees that continue to "make a difference and inspire colleagues through their hard work and dedication".  Within the last month, one of Pathology's own phlebotomists, Trish Harris, was recognized [...]

April 13 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
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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

Richard Miller, MD, PhD Elected Into Association of American Physicians

Richard Miller MD, PhD, has been elected into the Association of American Physicians (AAP). The AAP is a non-profit, professional organization founded in 1885 for “the advancement of scientific and practical medicine.” The Association is composed of members who are leading senior physician-scientists and are [...]

March 7 2018

Work by Peter A. Ward, MD, featured in Nature Immunology

The Review Article, Innate immune responses to trauma, was released today in Nature Immunology. This work, by Markus Huber-Lang of the University Hospital of Ulm, Institute of Clinical and Experimental Trauma-Immunology in Ulm Germany, John D. Lambris of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Department of Pathology [...]

March 5 2018

As Harry Neusius Retires Jennifer Slater Becomes Phlebotomy Manager

 
 

As we wish Harry Neusius a happy retirement, it is our pleasure to announce that Jennifer Slater, previous supervisor of onsite-outpatient phlebotomy areas, has been promoted to Phlebotomy Manager.

February 27 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
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Modern Pathology Cover Features Research by Mehra, Skala, and Team

Clinical FISH Assays for TFE3 and TFEB Help Characterize Renal Cell Carcinoma.

January 10 2018

Immunohistochemistry Used to Investigate Genetic Link

The work entitled The Utility of SDHB and FH Immunohistochemistry in Patients Evaluated for Hereditary Paraganglioma-Pheochromocytoma Syndromes by Aaron M. Udager, MD, PhD, and colleagues in the Department of Pathology was published in Human Pathology on [...]

December 19 2017

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

New Features Added to Departmental Website

 
Notice something different about our website? Updates were recently made to our website that will improve access to information, adding value. We encourage you to explore the site’s new features.
December 8 2017
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Drs. Udager, Dhanasekaran, and Mehra publish new paper in the AJSP: Reviews & Reports

Aaron Udager, MD, PhD, Saravana Dhanasekaran PhD, and Rohit Mehra MD have published Mucinous Tubular and Spindle Cell Carcinoma: Case Report and Review of an Uncommon Renal Tumor in the American Journal of Surgical Pathology: Reviews and Reports [...]
December 1 2017
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Laura Lamps, MD Becomes Newest Endowed Professor

Laura W. Lamps, MD named New Godfrey Dorr Stobbe Professor in Gastrointestinal Pathology
November 20 2017
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A New Tool for the Modern Pathologist: Social Media

Expanding conversation using Twitter and Facebook professionally.
November 20 2017
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Photographer Lisa Neal Wins Best in Show at AAO/OPS Meeting

Autopsy and Forensic photographer, Lisa Belanger Neal, CRA, OCT-C, won Best of Show at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Photographers’ Society annual education program [...]
November 17 2017

Dr. Sriram Venneti Receives Sontag Foundation Distinguished Scientist Award

Sriram Venetti. MD, PhD, was awarded a $600,000 Sontag Foundation Distinguished Scientist Award grant over a period of 4 years to support his research in cancer metabolism and epigenetics in childhood ependymomas [...]
November 3 2017

David McClintock Named Associate Chief Medical Information Officer Representing Pathology

I am delighted to name Dr. David McClintock Associate Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) representing the areas of Pathology and Pathology Informatics within the Office of Clinical Informatics (OCI), effective [...]
October 31 2017

Rual Lab Publishes in The EMBO Journal

 
 
A team led by Drs. Tao Xu and Sung-Soo Park in the Jean-Francois Rual Lab shows that the methyl‐lysine reader L3MBTL3 switches the Notch coactivator RBPJ to a [...]
October 19 2017

Dr. Gerald Abrams 1932 - 2017

It is with sadness that we report the death of our colleague and friend, Dr. Gerald Abrams.

Dr. Abrams graduated cum laude from University of Michigan Medical School in 1955. He continued at U-M, completing his internship and residency in Pathology [...]

October 9 2017

Vaccinate for Flu Season

The Department of Pathology is committed to maintaining a healthy environment this flu season. All faculty, staff, students, vendors, volunteers, and contract personnel are required to get an influenza vaccine to [...]
October 6 2017

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

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

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
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More Than a Blood Draw: Taking the Pain Out of Pokes

Phlebotomists are on the front lines, influencing the patient experience with each blood draw.
July 25 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

Clinical Pathology Quarterly All Staff Meeting

Date: July 25, 2017

Time: 9:00am – 10:00am

Location: Med Sci 1, Rm 5330

Refreshments will be served beginning at 8:30 am. Gift card drawing for those attending from last quarterly meeting. The meeting will be recorded for those unable to attend.

July 7 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
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Understanding Pediatric Brain Cancer

Dr. Sriram Venneti's lab explores the interface of metabolism, epigenetics and brain development in
order to better understand and eventually treat childhood cancer.
June 12 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

Nunez Lab Reports in the Journal Science: Gut Bacteria May Explain Increased Susceptibility of Newborns to Infection

Newborns are highly susceptible to enteric infections. It was assumed this was due to immaturity of their immune systems but new research in the laboratory of Dr. Gabriel Nunez, Paul de Kruif Professor of Academic Pathology, suggests otherwise.

April 24 2017

Sriram Venneti receives ASCI young Physician-Scientist Award

Sriram Venneti, MD, PhD, was awarded the American Society for Clinical Investigation Council Young Physician-Scientist Award. This award was initiated in 2013 and recognizes young physician-scientists who are supported by NIH K or similar significant career-development awards, are early in their first faculty appointment, and have made notable achievements in their research.
April 20 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

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

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

Proteomics Pilot Program Funds Available

 
 

The Proteomics Resource Facility (PRF) in the Department of Pathology aims to provide state-of-the-art instrumentation, technical expertise, and bioinformatic support during both discovery and validation phases of proteomic experiments to researchers at the University of Michigan.

At this time, the PRF wishes to announce that there are funds available for 2 separate pilot proteomic projects. [ ... ]

April 10 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

Clinical Pathology Quarterly All Staff Meeting

Date
February 14, 2017

Time
9:00 – 10:00

Location
Medical Sciences Building 1
Room 5330

Refreshments will be served beginning at 08:30

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January 25 2017
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What Cancer Patients Should Know About Their Pathology Reports

If you have cancer, the treatment plan probably started with a pathologist’s review of your biopsy

January 24 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

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

Mary Skinner of the Lombard Lab Nominated for Proteintech’s Best Lab Manager 2016.

Mary Skinner serves as the lab manager for David Lombard, MD, PhD. In addition to managing the animal colony, maintaining and allocating funding, and performing her own research, she trains new team members, reminding them that as science changes the lab needs to change with it. Learn more about what makes Mary deserving of the nomination, including her mantra for the success of the lab, by reading more in this story from UMHS Headlines.

December 6 2016

Kleer lab develops model of human metaplastic breast carcinomas

The laboratory of Dr. Celina Kleer, Harold A. Oberman Collegiate Professor, discovered that mammary-specific knock down of CCN6 results in mammary carcinomas with features of human metaplastic carcinomas. This model may lead to discovery of new diagnostic and therapeutic targets for this rare and aggressive form of triple negative breast cancer. The article appeared in Oncogene, on the November 7th 2016 issue, and can be found at www.nature.com

December 5 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

Laboratory Test Utilization Management: What Works, and What Doesn’t

Dr. Geoff Baird from the University of Washington came as a Visiting Professor to the Department of Pathology on October 17th. His lecture and interest is “Laboratory Test Utilization Management: What Works, and What Doesn’t”.

View Lecture Video Recording

November 8 2016

UM Lab’s work lands the cover of Mucosal Immunology

Congratulations to the Nusrat/Parkos Lab on having the cover image of the September 2016 issue of Mucosal Immunology. The image is from their article, Neutrophil interactions with epithelial expressed ICAM-1 enhances intestinal mucosal wound healing.

You can read more at nature.com.

October 21 2016

Tomlins partners to create liquid biopsy database

A team of twenty, including Assistant Professor of Pathology, Scott Tomlins, M.D., Ph.D. is launching a Blood Profiling Atlas pilot as part of the Cancer Moonshot initiative. Led by Vice President Joe Biden, the Moonshot strives to end cancer as we know it.

Click to read more about Tomlins’ roll in this mission.

October 20 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

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

New mechanism discovered in bacterial pneumonia

Congratulations to the Department of Pathology's Mike Bachman, MD, PhD, for his recent paper in the journal mBio about the bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae, the third most common cause of infections in hospitalized patients. His work has identified siderophores, an iron-scavenging product of those bacteria, as a mechanism the bacteria use to help them invade throughout the body. Dr. Bachman is the Associate Director of the Microbiology Laboratory [ ... ]

September 14 2016
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An Arms Race with a Superbug

Study shows how pneumonia-causing bacteria invade the body
September 13 2016
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Why the World Needs an Essential Diagnostics List

Lee Schroeder, MD, PhD
August 12 2016

AMA Journal of Ethics

The AMA Journal of Ethics August edition features articles on ethical issues in pathology. Current and former trainees are co-authors on these papers, including Martin Magers, John Sherbeck and Kristina Davis. Faculty members Michael Roh and Lauren Smith also contributed to this issue. Lauren Smith served as a faculty advisor to Margaret Cocks, a resident at Johns Hopkins University, who was the guest editor.

journalofethics.ama-assn.org

August 1 2016

Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office earns national accreditation for first time in 40 years

The Wayne County Medical Examiner's office has been granted accreditation by the National Association of Medical Examiners. This is a result of the partnership between the county and the Department of Pathology. You can read about this collaboration in the most recent issue of Inside Pathology.

More than 2,500 unexpected, violent, and suspicious deaths are investigated by the team at Wayne County Medical Examiner's office each year.

Director of autopsy and forensic services at the U-M Department of Pathology, Jeffrey Jentzen, M.D., Ph.D. says, “Accreditation assures citizens and the community that the office functions at a high level and provides systematic quality and timely service.”

To hear more from Jentzen and the team at Wayne County, read the full press release.

June 9 2016
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Pathology Informatics Goes 3D

Fabricating solutions to enhance Anatomic Pathology asset tracking.
May 23 2016
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Lab Ambassador Program Re-launch

Bridging the Gap Between Patients and the Laboratory
May 17 2016
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Uncovering the Truth

Director of Autopsy and Forensic Services, Dr. Jeffrey Jentzen, reflects on his career
May 5 2016
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Triaging Zika Virus in Pathology

The Aedes mosquito. Source - Wikipedia Over the past several months, the Zika virus has prompted the Pan American Health Organization to issue an alert and the World Health Organization to declare a public health emergency. To date, testing for Zika cannot be done on a local level, requiring the Department of Pathology to triage potential cases. Zika virus is most often spread to humans by the bite of an Aedes species mosquito that is infected . . .
March 24 2016
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One Old Guy’s Perspective on Pathology at Michigan

Based on 45 Years of Experience
March 1 2016
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Ethics and Pathology

A Faculty Perspective on Ethics in Pathology
February 12 2016
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Designing for the Future of Pathology

Dr. Jeff Myers announces the grand opening of the Pathology Innovation Suite
January 25 2016
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A New Winning Combination in Clinical Chemistry

Dr. Ketha and LC-Mass Spec
August 24 2015
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New Division of Experimental Pathology

Led by Dr. Asma Nusrat
July 17 2015
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Facing Fears to Improve Patient Care

Group photo of a portion of the breast team (left to right) Drs. Celina Kleer, Laura Walters, Judy Pang, Ghassan Allo In 2008, the Division of Surgical Oncology moved outpatient breast surgeries offsite from the University Hospital (UH) to East Ann Arbor Ambulatory Surgery Center (EAA), about 5.5 miles away. While EAA had six operating rooms, there was no surgical pathology lab on-site. Specimens removed during surgery had to be transported to UH . . .
July 10 2015