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Reflections of our Chief Resident

November 15, 2022 / Education

Batoul Aoun, DO shares her journey from war refugee to Chief Resident

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Department of Pathology Travels South for the NAME 2022 Conference

November 14, 2022 / Conferences

The Department of Pathology was well represented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) held on October 14-18, 2022. This year’s event was held at the Fairmont Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas with hundreds of people in attendance. The meeting provided an international forum for discussion of a broad range of issues pertaining to forensic pathology and death investigation. The event featured hundreds of platform and poster presentations from forensic pathologists, pathology trainees, pathology assistants, forensic anthropologists, toxicologists, and medical students. Several of our faculty and trainees were featured at this year's conference.

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UM Pathology Trainees Win the ASCP Pathology Ambassador Award 2 Years in a Row

September 16, 2022 / Award

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Pathology Ambassadors (PAs) is a grassroots program composed of pathologists and pathology trainees who help facilitate student pathology interest groups and mentor medical students at their home institutions. This ambassador program has two major goals: (1) to help recruit innovative, passionate, and diverse medical students to the field of Pathology and (2) to enhance other specialties’ understanding of pathology and our services, in turn positively impacting patient care.

Each Fall at the annual ASCP conference, two PAs are honored with the Pathology Ambassador Award for their outstanding, creative, and impactful events and mentorship. In October 2021, I was humbled to receive this award as a UM hematopathology fellow. This year, both winners are University of Michigan pathology trainees, too – Drs. Julianne Szczepanski and Justin Kelley!

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Announcing Residency Training Program Open Houses

September 9, 2022 / Education

The Department of Pathology is pleased to announce a series of virtual open house events for our Residency Training Program.

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Pathology Residency Program Rankings Released

September 2, 2022 / Announcement

The Department of Pathology is home to one of the nation's top Residency Training programs. While this is not a surprise to our residents, the quality of our program was once again reaffirmed by Doximity, which  ranked our program as #4 in the nation and #1 among public academic institutions. This is up from an overall ranking of #6 the prior year and maintains the top spot among publica academic institutions.  Doximity is the largest online professional network for physicians in the United States. 

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Introducing our Resident Class of 2026

August 1, 2022 / Education

Where are they from and why did they choose the University of Michigan?

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Congratulations to our Clinical Graduates!

June 30, 2022 / Education

We congratulate this year's house officers, fellows, and clinical instructor graduates!

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Advances in Forensic Medicine and Pathology Conference is "In the Books"

June 8, 2022 / Conferences

Review the conference and plan to attend next year's event!

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Department of Pathology Represents at NAME 2021

October 29, 2021 / Conferences

The Department of Pathology was well represented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) held on October 15-19, 2021. This year’s event was held in person at the Hilton West Palm Beach in West Palm Beach, FL. There was also an on-demand virtual option for those who couldn’t attend the conference in person [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Getting to Know You: Dr. Will Perry, Chief Resident

September 28, 2021 / Education

For the 2021-2022 academic year, Dr. Will Perry was selected to serve as the department's Chief Resident. “In the simplest terms, my main role is to ensure we have the best possible environment for residents to learn throughout their training. Another important responsibility is ensuring we have adequate resident coverage on many of our clinical services.”

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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 [...]

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Welcome Class of 2025 Pathology Residents

July 5, 2021 / Education

The department welcomes six new residents, each from different institutions.

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Announcing the 2021 Graduating Class of Pathology Residents

June 1, 2021 / News

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

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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.

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Remember Pathology on Giving Blueday!

March 8, 2021 / Residents

Giving Blueday, the University of Michigan’s 24-hour celebration of giving, has moved to the spring this year. On March 10, the university will encourage donors around the world to give to the programs and causes they care most about at U-M. Donors can visit the Giving Blueday website to find causes and make donations, view real-time progress, read about the impact of Giving Blueday, and more.   

We encourage you to consider a gift to Pathology on Giving Blueday! [...]

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And the Answer Is...Check QBank!

February 3, 2021 / Education

The plethora of knowledge that pathology residents are expected to master – for future practice and especially for Boards – is overwhelmingly immense. Second-year resident, Dr. Ryan Landvater, has been working on a question bank software from scratch, in an effort to make the mastery of pathology knowledge less intimidating. Below is a short interview with Landvater, as well as screenshots of the QBank (beta version)...

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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) [...]

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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 [...]

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Introducing the Resident Class of 2024

July 13, 2020 / Education

Pathology Welcomes 8 New Residents

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Congratulations to Our Class of 2019-2020: Residents

June 19, 2020 / Announcement

Graduating Class of Residents.

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Alex Taylor, MD wins Rodger Haggitt GI Pathology Award

March 16, 2020 / Award

Congratulations to Alex Taylor, MD, 3rd year resident, for winning the first place Rodger Haggitt GI Pathology Award for his platform presentation at USCAP! 

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Congratulations to Margaret Fang, MD

March 3, 2020 / Award

Congratulations to Margaret Fang, MD, for winning the 3rd Place Hans Popper Society Award for Trainee Best Abstract at USCAP!

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Department Hosts 11th Annual CHAMP Research Symposium

February 17, 2020 / Conferences

Event showcases clinical and translational research.

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Results of Michigan-Led Study Published in Modern Pathology

January 23, 2020 / Publications

Modern Pathology recently published a multi-institutional study led by pathology faculty Dr. Rohit Mehra; other participating centers included The Cleveland Clinic, Emory School of Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Third year Pathology resident at Michigan Medicine, Alex Taylor, MD, was the first author with other major contributions by Drs. Noah Brown and May Chan. [...]

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PCR-based TERT Promoter Assays Aid in Bladder Cancer Diagnosis

October 30, 2019 / Education

Our department's clinical resident Alex Taylor, MD, joined postdoctoral fellow Rahul Mannon, PhD, and other researchers from the Department of Pathology and the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology, who found that patients with a long-standing history of prostate cancer and other prostatic issues can find difficulty [...]

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Welcome the Resident Class of 2023

July 8, 2019 / Education

The department is welcoming another resident class. Get to know a little about them.

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Drs. Simon and Worrell Complete Healthcare Administration Scholars Program

April 16, 2019 / Announcement

Congratulations to Drs. Caroline (Libby) Simon and Helen Worrell for completing the Healthcare Administration Scholars Program. The University of Michigan Healthcare Administration Scholars Program (HASP) is a 20-month [...]

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Our Incoming Class of Residents

March 18, 2019 / Announcement

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

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Resident Class of 2022 Begins Journey with Michigan Medicine

July 6, 2018 / Announcement

Learn more about the incoming resident class, where they came from, and why they chose U-M.

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Department Co-Hosting the 2018 PISA Conference

June 14, 2018 / Conferences

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 [...]

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House Officers' Farewell Dinner Celebrates Class of 2018

June 11, 2018 / Education

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. [...]

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