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Dr. Maria Westerhoff Publishes in Gastroenterology

The case study titled, "A Rare Complication of a Rare Disease" documents a case of erythropoietic protoporphyria.

August 20 2019

Register for the Fall Event Picnic at Wiard's Orchards

Save the Date for the Pathology Fall Picnic Event at Wiard's Orchards in Ypsilanti. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend! Join us on September 15  from 11:00 am until 5:30 pm in the pavilion and from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm for country fair [...]

August 9 2019

Pathology Staff Elected and Appointed to ASCLS Michigan Board

On August 1, six Michigan Medicine Department of Pathology staff members assumed positions on the board of the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science’s (ASCLS) Michigan chapter. As [...]

August 8 2019
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Announcing Dr. Carol Farver as New Director of the Division of Education Programs

The new Director of the Division of Education Programs joins us from the Cleveland Clinic.

July 31 2019

New Educational App Utilizes Crowdsourcing

Dr. Ulysses Balis has created a new web-based educational tool that allows users to upload cases and get real-time feedback on potential diagnoses. The web-based app, HistoQuery, allows users to [...]

July 30 2019

Dr. Sarah Choi Honored as One of ASCP's "40 Under Forty"

Sarah Choi, MD, PhD, has been honored as one of ASCP’s “40 under Forty” program recognizing the future generation of laboratory leaders.

ASCP’s 40 Under Forty program shines the spotlight on 40 highly accomplished pathologists, pathology residents, and laboratory professionals under age 40 who have made significant contributions to the profession and stand out as the future of laboratory leadership. [...]

July 29 2019

Greenson and Owens Publish Third Edition of Diagnostic Pathology Gastrointestinal

The third edition of Diagnostic Pathology Gastrointestinal has been released. The textbook, authored by the Department of Pathology's Joel Greenson and Scott Owens, is an award-winning volume in the Diagnostic Pathology series. This one-stop reference for [...]

July 25 2019
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Educating Beyond Borders

The unanticipated ways social media has made a positive impact on pathology.

July 22 2019

Clinical Flow Cytometry Laboratory Makes Move from UH to NCRC

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 [...]

July 11 2019
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Welcome the Resident Class of 2023

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

July 8 2019

New Tool Helps Identify Patients at Risk for Hereditary Cancers

Lynn McCain and Drs. David Keren and Lee Schroeder are part of a multidisciplinary team at Michigan Medicine and Rogel Cancer Center who have developed an online tool to help identify those at risk for familial cancers. InheRET, which has already [...]

July 3 2019
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By Cannibalizing Nearby Stromal Stem Cells, Some Breast Cancer Cells Gain Invasion Advantage

Cancer biologists and engineers collaborated on a device that could help predict the likelihood of breast cancer metastasis.

July 2 2019
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Newly Defined Cancer Driver is Fast, Furious, and Loud

Researchers characterize 3 ways in which the gene FOXA1 mutates to trigger prostate cancer.

June 19 2019
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Advances in Forensic Medicine and Pathology 2019 Conference

The University of Michigan hosted nearly 100 forensic pathologists, medical examiners, death investigators, coroners, and others at Weber’s Inn in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

June 18 2019

John Ko and Jennifer Slater assume Positions on the ASCLS-Michigan Board

Jennifer SlaterTJohn Kohe Blood Bank’s John Ko and Phlebotomy’s Jennifer Slater will serve on the board of the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science’s (ASCLS) Michigan chapter. Beginning August 1, Ko will serve as President-Elect and Slater will serve as [...]

June 18 2019

New Publications on Microbiome

Three publications by Carl Schmidt, MD, Professor of Forensic Pathology, Wayne County Medical Examiner, were released [...]

June 5 2019

Dr. William R. Perry Receives Young Investigator Award

First-year resident, William R. Perry, MD, received a 2019 Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Award at the 54th Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS) Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. The awards were established [...]

June 3 2019

Work by Hematology Lab Techs Highlighted at National Meeting

Two of our hematology lab technologists were first authors on poster abstracts at the XXXII International Symposium on [...]

May 22 2019

Jolanta Grembecka, PhD, Among 14 Inaugural Rogel Scholars

Congratulations to Jolanta Gembecka, PhD, who is one of fourteen in the inaugural class of Rogel Scholars!  As part of the commitment from Richard and Susan Rogel, researchers will have the opportunity and freedom to pursue new directions in their work. Dr. Grembecka's research focus is developing [...]

May 14 2019
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U-M Compounds Show Promise in a Lab Model of Advanced Prostate Cancer

A new study finds that U-M-designed compounds led to significantly smaller, slower-growing tumors.

May 14 2019
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Researchers Find New Target to Improve Response to Cancer Immunotherapy

A U-M study is the first to define how a little-known type of cell death impacts tumor cells and immune cells.

May 8 2019
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Can India lead the way in managing cardiovascular disease?

University of Michigan researcher Lee Schroeder takes a deep dive on much-needed help for tackling the burden of cardiovascular diseases in India.

May 8 2019
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Department Among Leadership, Award Winners, at ASIP Annual Meeting

The Department of Pathology was well-represented at the American Society for Investigative Pathology’s 2019 Annual Meeting.

April 17 2019

Drs. Simon and Worrell Complete Healthcare Administration Scholars Program

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 [...]

April 16 2019

Dr. Jentzen Honored by Gift of Life Michigan

Dr. Jeffrey Jentzen has been recognized with one of eighteen 2019 Donation Champion Awards from Gift of Life Michigan for his work promoting [...]

April 16 2019

Drs. Westerhoff and Greenson Co-write Chapter in Histology Text Book

The Fifth Edition of Histology for Pathologists has just been published by Wolters Kluwer and Maria Westerhoff, MD, and Joel Greenson, MD, co-wrote the chapter on colon histology. The newest edition of this award-winning book is a comprehensive collection of normal histology written by anatomic pathologists for anatomic pathologists. The book is designed to [...]

April 15 2019

Pathology Behind-the-Scenes: Brenda's Story

Focusing on our patients, we wanted to focus on leukemia patient, Brenda Berky, who is given the unique perspective of going into the pathology laboratories and meeting with hematopathology specialists who show her the science behind her disease. She is able to see her chromosomes, her bone marrow biopsy, and her pathology slides, as well as meet with multiple pathologists and medical laboratory scientists who help explain more about her cancer.  Watch her Full Video [...]

April 9 2019

Dr. Charles Parkos Inducted into Association of American Physicians

Dr. Charles Parkos, Carl V. Weller Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology, has been inducted into the Association of American Physicians (AAP). Founded in 1885, the AAP is an organization of leading senior physician-scientists [...]

April 7 2019
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Witnessing the dance of RNAs around droplets of cellular degradation machinery

If a picture's worth a thousand words, a video is perhaps worth much more.

April 3 2019
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Michigan shines at annual meeting of USCAP!

Michigan has always had a strong presence in USCAP, which many consider the premier member organization for academic anatomic pathology

March 25 2019

Making Birthdays Brighter for Children in Need

On Friday, March 15th, the Department of Pathology’s Division of Quality and Health Improvement hosted Be a Birthday Leprechaun to benefit children in need in Washtenaw County. Faculty and staff joined together over the lunch hour to make [...]

March 19 2019
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Our Incoming Class of Residents

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

March 18 2019

Rajiv M. Patel, MD, is the Editor of New Cutaneous Soft Tissue Tumor Textbook

Dr. Rajiv Patel, along with Dr. Steven D. Billings and Dr. Darya Buehler, has edited the textbook, Soft Tissue Tumors of the Skin. A useful tool for daily sign-out, the beautifully-illustrated book outlines

March 8 2019
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U-M Represented at USCAP

The Department will have a strong presence at USCAP’s Annual Meeting in March.

March 7 2019
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U-M Biomedical Photographer Helps Families Heal

Every day at Michigan Medicine’s University Hospital, Lisa Belanger Neal uses a camera to demystify death.

February 28 2019

Glover and Fearon Honored for AAAS Fellowships at Annual Meeting

Eric Fearon, MD, PhD , and Thomas Glover, PhD, are two of fifteen researchers at the University of Michigan named 2018 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows. A total of 416 members were awarded for 2018, chosen by their peers for their [...]

February 18 2019
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Creating Hope

Mark Schultz, PhD strives to create therapeutics for Niemann-Pick disease.

February 18 2019
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Circular RNA Holds Promise as Cancer Biomarker

Unique structure of circRNA makes it an ideal candidate for biomarkers – and it can be detected in blood or urine.

February 7 2019

Be a Birthday Leprechaun for a Child in Need

The Division of Quality and Health Improvement (DQHI) is hosting Be a Birthday Leprechaun on Friday, March 15th in the Superior conference room at the North Campus Research Complex. Dress in your St. Patty’s Day gear and join DQHI to assemble Birthday Bags which will be distributed to kids in need [...]

February 4 2019

Marrow Donor Registry Drive

More than 14,000 patients are in need of a bone marrow transplant. Join the Be the Match Registry and you could save a life [...]

February 1 2019

10th Annual CHAMP Research Day Registration Now Open

The 10th annual CHAMP Research Day will be held on Thursday, February 7th, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Research Auditorium located in building 10 of the North Campus Research Complex. The event will feature presentations by Department of Pathology trainees and faculty [...]

 

January 24 2019

"It’s Not Just a Needlestick" Published in the Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine

A multi-disciplinary study out of Michigan Medicine’s departments of physical medicine and rehabilitation, pathology, and pediatrics, and Child & Family Life and the Office of Patient Experience, was published in the Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine.

Phlebotomy training tends to focus on clinical technique rather than [...]

January 21 2019

Kathleen Cho, MD, Receives R01 Grant for Ovarian Cancer Research

Dr. Kathleen Cho received a five-year R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue her work in ovarian cancer research. High-grade serous carcinoma, or HGSC, is both the most common and most deadly form of “ovarian” cancer, although it is now believed that most HGSCs arise [...]

January 9 2019

Thomas Glover, PhD, Receives Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research

On December 12, Dr. Thomas Glover was recognized as the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research. Glover, who is the pioneer and defining scientist in the field of common fragile sites (CFS) in human chromosomes, gave [...]

January 4 2019

Towsley Lobby's First Blood Drive of the Year

Help a patient in need by donating blood on Tuesday, January 8th in the Towsley Lobby [...]

January 3 2019

DOP Update: Collective Success Hinges on Our Ability to Engage Others

In continuing his discussion of the subject concerning collective success, Dr. Myers relates inspiration from a recent TED Talk called, "The Big Idea - 21 Days of Ideas Into Action" that discusses why teamwork is critical, yet why it's so challenging.

December 27 2018

DOP Updates: Teamwork - Sometimes it Begins with Just One Voice

The words teamwork and collaboration are often used, but there can be a downside. Through the example of the Formula 1 pit crew, Dr. Myers discusses how our department can be inspired to use our knowledge and skills to contribute to our collective success.  

December 24 2018

Another Bell is Rung!

On Thursday, December 20, 2018, at 3:30 pm, the founders of InheRET, Inc., participated in the bell ringing ceremony at the University of Michigan’s Technology Transfer office. The event signaled the formal licensing of technology developed at the University of Michigan to the spin-off corporation.

InheRET, Inc., developed jointly by the Department of Pathology and the Department of Internal Medicine faculty and staff, has produced an online family health history questionnaire.  It interprets patient-entered data [...]

December 20 2018

Fill a Crucial Need by Donating Blood

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can lead to blood supply shortages as fewer people take the time out to donate blood. You have the opportunity to make a huge difference in the life of a patient in need [...]

December 18 2018
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Finding One's Path

Dynamic faculty bring out the best in med students. 

December 17 2018