News Archive

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Apheresis Unit Celebrates Opening on January 19, 2024

January 25, 2024 / Renovation And Relocation Project

On January 19, 2024 the new Apheresis Unit at the University Hospital opened.


The Frontline of Phlebotomy

February 10, 2023 / Phlebotomy

New space at University Hospital as we celebrate Phlebotomy week.

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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.


PRR Update: Building the Blood Bank

April 12, 2022 / Blood Bank

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 [...]


Year in Review: 2021

January 31, 2022 / Anatomic Pathology

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 [...]


After Years of Effort, the New Automation Line at UH Core Lab Goes Live!

December 6, 2021 / Renovation And Relocation Project

With great anticipation, the UH Core Lab team hosted Department Chairman Dr. Charles Parkos and other senior leaders in our department on November 9th to demonstrate the department’s newest automation lines. These automation lines are the result of years of planning, and literally, hundreds of hours spent envisioning, forecasting, designing, and training involving laboratory scientists [...]


"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.


A Once-in-a-Lifetime Project

December 12, 2019 / Faculty Perspective

Duane Newton, PhD, gives a faculty perspective on what led to the best possible outcome for patients and the department through PRR. 


A Blank Canvas

October 1, 2019 / Insidepath

A look at the artists behind the artwork hung in the newly renovated facility.


Navigating Change

September 9, 2019 / Insidepath

The Department of Pathology embraces the future while navigating through multiple changes as it settles into its new laboratory home.


The Results Are In: PRR Survey

August 13, 2019 / Renovation And Relocation Project

The Department of Pathology’s relocation to the North Campus Research Complex was accomplished over the summer of 2018.  Since that time, the members who transitioned to the new space have been adjusting to new workflows, environment, and responsibilities.  As a Department focused on continuous improvement, a weekly NCRC huddle was created to learn ways in which to use our new space to more effectively nurture a culture of collaboration and to increase our capacity for innovation [...]


Clinical Flow Cytometry Laboratory Makes Move from UH to NCRC

July 11, 2019 / Clinical Pathology

It began with a vision. Dr. Riccardo Valdez, Director of Clinical Pathology, was interested in moving the Clinical Flow lab from University Hospital (UH) to the HLA laboratory at the North Campus Research Complex. The shift would allow for putting similar technologies, like HLA flow and crossmatch and hemepath flow, together. It would also move the laboratory to where cases are signed out and to where marrow aspirates are stained, differentiated, and signed out [...]


DOP Update: Refining Things That Matter Most

November 14, 2018 / Jeffs Dop Updates

Expanding on his August 2018 edition, Dr. Jeff Myers talks more about life after the move to the NCRC and the refining process that includes conversations about the things that matter most: for patients, as a community, and as a department.  


DOP Update: The Door is Open to Possibilities at NCRC

August 21, 2018 / Jeffs Dop Updates

Caring for one another in times of change and stress to bridge the gap from hard, to messy to gorgeous.


Massive Diagnostic Testing Facility Opens at U-M, Engineered for Advanced Patient Care

June 27, 2018 / Pathology News

New Clinical Pathology location serves Michigan Medicine patients and more


Pathology’s Relocation and Renovation Project Featured in CAP Today

June 21, 2018 / Renovation And Relocation Project

An article in the June edition of CAP Today outlines the transformation that the Department of Pathology has undergone via lean facility design in its move to the North Campus Research Complex. Through interviews [...]


DOP Update: Looking Forward and Back

April 6, 2018 / Blog

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!


Calling All Artists for First Pathology Employee Art Exhibit

February 23, 2018 / Announcement

We're excited to feature the original artwork of our Pathology team in this inaugural exhibit at NCRC [...]



Department of Pathology Updates Vol 3(2)

December 31, 2017 / Jeffs Dop Updates
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 [...]

“Pathology as Art” Needed for Display at North Campus Research Complex

December 19, 2017 / Pathology News
The Department of Pathology is seeking photomicrographs, graphs, and charts to bring life to the walls at the North Campus Research Complex (NCRC). The images will be displayed in a variety of ways, including on [...]

Designing for the Future of Pathology

January 25, 2016 / Renovation And Relocation Project
Dr. Jeff Myers announces the grand opening of the Pathology Innovation Suite

Smart facility planning aids Pathology labs at the North Campus Research Complex (Video)

January 7, 2016 / Renovation And Relocation Project

In this new video, Corrie leads an exercise to determine how three different Pathology labs will work better together in a new space.

Watch video at UMHS Headlines website


Regents approve design for clinical pathology lab project

December 17, 2015 / Renovation And Relocation 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


U-M Health System launches $160M project to improve lab tests for patients in Michigan and beyond!

April 16, 2015 / Renovation And Relocation Project
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.