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UM Announces $10M Gift for Global Health Equity

The University of Michigan announced today a gift of $10M from Dr. Tadataka Yamada and Leslie Yamada to create a new U-M-wide Center for Global Health Equity. The Department of Pathology’s own Dr. Lee Schroeder has focused his career on global health, in particular, developing the essential diagnostics list for developing countries, understanding the current landscape within these countries, and finding the most efficient ways to improve access [...]

October 17 2019
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Cancer Patients Want to Pull Back the Curtain on Pathology

Speaking directly with a pathologist could help patients better understand their diagnosis and feel empowered, a survey of patient sentiment finds.

October 10 2019
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A Blank Canvas

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

October 1 2019

Picnic at Wiard's Orchard

Members of the Department of Pathology and their families gathered for a picnic at Wiard's Orchard in Ypsilanti on Sunday, September 15th [...]

September 30 2019

Steven L. Kunkel, PhD, Appointed Permanent Executive Vice Dean for Research and Chief Scientific Officer

Congratulations to Steven L. Kunkel, PhD, on his appointment as the executive vice dean for research and chief scientific officer of the University of Michigan Medical School, effective September 1, 2019, following a nationwide search for the best candidate.  Kunkel previously served [...]

September 26 2019

Dr. Laurie McCauley Receives Krane Award

Laurie McCauley, DDS, MS, PhD, received the 2019 Stephen M. Krane Award on September 20th, 2019. The American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) gives the award in recognition of outstanding achievements in basic, translational, or clinical research in inflammation and/or skeletal matric biology [...]

September 23 2019

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

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” [...]

September 18 2019
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Making Sense Out of Tragedy

A gift from the Silver Family Foundation is funding research at Michigan Medicine.

September 17 2019

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Every year in the United States, nearly 3 million men hear the words, “You have prostate cancer.” That is 1 in 9 men each year.  The word “cancer” triggers an immediate response in most people…fear, worry about family, denial, and often an increased awareness of one’s mortality. [...]

September 17 2019

Raising the Voices of Pathology Postdocs

In November 2018, postdoctoral fellow Jay Vornhagen, PhD, was appointed as the first Department of Pathology Medical School Postdoctoral Trainee Senator.  The Medical School Postdoctoral Trainee Senate is a volunteer organization [...]

September 13 2019
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Navigating Change

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

September 9 2019

Study led by McMullen and Chan published in the American Journal of Surgical Pathology

A study by Drs. Emily McMullen, Paul Harms, Lori Lowe, Doug Fullen, and May Chan is published in the September issue of the American Journal of Surgical Pathology (AJSP). Calciphylaxis is a dermatologic emergency where an accurate and timely diagnosis is crucial but [...]

September 6 2019
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Essential Answers

When Kasey Hilton was 19 weeks pregnant, she and her husband, Mike, visited U-M Midwives for their first ultrasound. Not knowing what to expect, the couple wasn’t concerned when a doctor was called into the room. Then, everything changed [...]

September 6 2019

Paying Attention to the Details

For Omar Rayes, MD, accepting a faculty position in Michigan feels like coming home. Born in Damascus, Syria, Rayes moved to Cincinnati after medical school. He did a year of research at Cincinnati Children’s hospital before embracing life in Michigan during his [...]

September 3 2019

Pathology Resources on National Grief Awareness Day

August 30th is National Grief Awareness Day. We at the Department of Pathology understand that grief has no timeline and have a variety of programs in place that can help mitigate the grief of our staff, our patients, and their families [...]

August 30 2019
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Growing and Engaging

No stranger to the Department of Pathology, Dr. Kristina Davis now joins the department as faculty.

August 28 2019
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Employee Recognition Reception Honors Members of the Pathology Family

Staff members were recognized for their years of service and for going above and beyond. 

August 26 2019

Team Publishes on Ewing-Like Sarcomas

Collaborative work by Dr. Grace Wang, Dr. Bryan Betz, Dr. Paul Harms, Dr. Rajiv Patel, Dr. Dafydd Thomas, Dr. Jonathan McHugh, and Dr. David Lucas has resulted in a paper published [...]

August 26 2019

Dr. Maria Westerhoff Publishes in Gastroenterology

In collaboration with Drs. Luke Nayak and Arjun Sondhi, Dr. Maria Westerhoff published a report in Gastroenterology titled, "A Rare Complication of a Rare Disease" documents a case of erythropoietic protoporphyria, a rare condition that can affect the liver [...]

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