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Congratulations to Dr. Jolanta Grembecka on being named the inaugural Richard and Susan Rogel Professor in Cancer Therapeutics

June 27, 2022 / Announcement

We congratulate Dr. Joanta Grembecka on being named the inaugural Richard and Susan Rogel Professor of Cancer Therapeutics!  An induction ceremony will be held later this year.  Please join us in congratulating her on this honor!

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Pathology Celebrates Juneteenth with Third-Annual Equality Walk

June 23, 2022 / Events

With over 80 participants from the Department, the event was a big success.

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Congratulations to our Clinical Graduates!

June 20, 2022 / Education

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

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What is a Research Lab Manager?

June 20, 2022 / Experimental Pathology

...and what do they do?

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Qualitative Image Analysis study shows excellent results

June 9, 2022 / Anatomic Pathology

A landmark study into quantitative image analysis in ER, PgR, and HER2 in invasive breast carcinoma was recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Pathology. Dr. Mustafa Yousif, Assistant Professor of Breast Pathology and Informatics, and colleagues conducted a retrospective study of 1,367 invasive breast carcinomas of all histopathology subtypes, for which ER, PgR, and HER2 were analyzed by manual scoring [...]

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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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Fun in the Sun...and Skin Cancer Risk

June 3, 2022 / Anatomic Pathology

What is skin cancer and how can you prevent it?

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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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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.

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Dr. Stephanie Skala featured in ISGP Podcast

May 25, 2022 / Anatomic Pathology

The International Society of Gynecological Pathologists has posted a podcast featuring discussion with Dr. Stephanie Skala about the use of p53/CK17 immunohistochemistry in the diagnosis of differentiated vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia. The podcast highlights the recent publication by former trainees Drs. Emily McMullen-Tabry, Shula Schechter, and Grace Wang, former UM faculty Dr. Andrew P Sciallis, and current UM faculty Drs. Steven Hrycaj, May Chan, and Stephanie Skala [...]

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Pathology Welcomes Andrew Szczembara as New POC Manager

May 17, 2022 / Staff

The Department of Pathology is pleased to welcome Andrew Szczembara as our new Point of Care (POC) Manager. A 2010 UM graduate, Szczembara joined the department in March 2012 as an inpatient phlebotomist on the midnight shift. He later transitioned to Brighton Health Center as a Phlebotomist Specialist lead [...]

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Congratulations to the Department's Medical Laboratory Science Interns

May 13, 2022 / Education

On May 11, the Department of Pathology recognized the Class of 2022 Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) interns, who successfully completed the program. A graduation ceremony was held at the Superior Conference room, hosted by Allied Education Health Program Manager Karen Barron, MT (ASCP). The event featured remarks from Drs. Jeffrey Myers, Kathleen Cho, and Chair Dr. Charles Parkos. Graduates received their certificates of completion as they prepared to move into the next phase of their careers [...]

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Department Set to Participate in Michigan Medicine Youth Summit

May 12, 2022 / Events

The Department of Pathology is set to participate in the Michigan Medicine Youth Summit on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at the Big House in Ann Arbor [...]

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Using Artificial Intelligence to predict ERG Gene Fusion in Prostate Cancer

May 10, 2022 / Experimental Pathology

The role of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare continues to expand. In a recent issue of BMC Cancer, Dr. Vipulkumar Dadhania (first author) and colleagues published a result of their study Leveraging artificial intelligence to predict ERG gene fusion status in prostate cancer. The expert team from the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology developed a deep-learning-based model to predict ERG genomic rearrangements in prostatic adenocarcinomas using only H&E-stained digital slides [...]

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Recapping the 2022 Laboratory Professionals Week Celebration

May 9, 2022 / Events

This year's Medical Laboratory Professionals Week celebration at the Department of Pathology, which ran from April 24-30, 2022, was a big success! Let's take a moment to recap some of the top moments...

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We love our Administrative Professionals!

April 27, 2022 / Staff

We would be lost without you!

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Dr. Kristina Davis Elected Co-Chair of the Transplant Diagnostics Community of Practice

April 27, 2022 / Announcement

Congratulations to Dr. Kristina Davis, who was just elected Co-Chair of the Transplant Diagnostics Community of Practice (TxDxCOP) for the American Society of Transplantation (AST). Davis will assume her position as Co-Chair at the Amertican Transplant Congress meeting in Boston this June. She is replacing Dr. Evan Farkash, who will serve as Chair of this committee [...]

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Department Featured in CAP Today Magazine

April 19, 2022 / Anatomic Pathology

Drs. Liron Pantanowitz, Jeffrey Myers, Priya Kunju, as well as David and Elle Chapel were featured in the April 2022 edition of CAP Today Magazine, a medical science publication by the College of American Pathologists. The article focuses on the development of the AP hospitalist role at Michigan Medicine [...]

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Making the Right Match

April 19, 2022 / Clinical Pathology

Dr. Matt Cusick describes the role of the HLA Laboratory in Organ and Bone Marrow Transplantation.

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PRR Update: Building the Blood Bank

April 12, 2022 / Renovation And Relocation Project

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 [...]

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Careers in Pathology: Aging Research

April 5, 2022 / Experimental Pathology

Dr. Richard Miller candidly describes his career progression in aging research.

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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 Takes Two: Drs. David and Elle Chapel

March 28, 2022 / Anatomic Pathology

Both a match in pathology and in their personal lives, our new faculty duo is welcomed in our department.

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Careers in Pathology: Research Administration

March 21, 2022 / Staff

Meet the members of the Research Administration team within the Department.

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Dr. Riccardo Valdez Appointed Ambulatory Care Clinical Chief for Pathology

March 18, 2022 / Announcement

Dr. Riccardo Valdez, the John G. Batsakis Professor of Pathology and Director of Clinical Pathology, has been appointed as the Ambulatory Care Clinical Chief (ACCC) for Pathology.  While he has been fulfilling the duties of the role since just before the COVID-19 pandemic, the appointment was recently formalized.

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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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Careers in Pathology: GI Pathology

March 14, 2022 / Anatomic Pathology

Dr. Karen Choi discusses her career path as a GI Pathologist

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Dr. Charles Parkos

March 10, 2022 / Faculty Spotlight

Reflections on the Future of Pathology

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Pathology Presentations at USCAP March 19-24, 2022

March 4, 2022 / Conferences

Each year, thousands of pathologists assemble in person or remotely to participate in the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathologists Annual Meeting. Likewise, each year, the Department of Pathology at the University of Michigan is very well represented!  This year, our faculty and trainees will be giving presentations, teaching courses, moderating panel discussions, participating as panelists, and presenting their research in poster sessions, for a total of 69 activities [...]

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Careers in Pathology: Neuropathology Fellowship

March 2, 2022 / Education

Hear from Dr. Emile Pinarbasi, an Anatomic and Neuropathology Fellow within the Department of Pathology.

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Parolia Selected For Harold Weintraub Graduate Student Award

March 1, 2022 / Experimental Pathology

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Abhijit Parolia on being selected for the 2022 Harold Weintraub Graduate Student Award. The award, established by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, is given yearly and recognizes outstanding achievement during graduate studies in the biological sciences [...]

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Department Hosts "Random Acts of Kindness" Carnation Giveaway on Valentine's Day

February 28, 2022 / Events

On Monday, February 14, members from the Department of Pathology, including Tamara Kutter, Caryn Crane, Avery Polk and Jenny Fossum, teamed up to host a Random Act of Kindness event at the University Hospital. The afternoon entailed a giveaway of carnation flowers for Valentine's Day  [...]

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Leading the Charge

February 14, 2022 / Informatics

Leadership at all levels engaged in the fight against COVID; a behind-the-scenes look.

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Arul Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD, selected for the Sjöberg Prize in Cancer Research

February 11, 2022 / Award

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, which also awards the Nobel Prizes, announced today that Arul Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD, S.P. Hicks Professor of Pathology and Urology at Michigan Medicine and Director of the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology, has been selected as [...]

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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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Patient Advocate Michele Mitchell in the News

February 2, 2022 / Patient And Families

Recently, the ASCP published the Department of Pathology's Patient Advocate Michele Mitchell’s story in The Pathologist and as a series of videos. Mitchell described the impact of these projects [...]

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Careers in Pathology: Medical Examiner Investigator

February 1, 2022 / Education

Learn more about what it takes to be a Medical Examiner Investigator (MEI) within the section of Autopsy and Forensic Pathology.

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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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A Journey Through Chemistry and Medicine

January 31, 2022 / Faculty Spotlight

A unique look into Dr. Carmen Gherasim's career and staying afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Graduate Student Chelsea Phillips Research Recognitions

January 26, 2022 / Award

Congratulations to Chelsea Phillips, a graduate student in the Neurosciences graduate program, mentored by Dr. Anuska Andjelkovic-Zochowski, for two honors received on her work [...]  

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Alan Machcinski retires after more than 47 years

January 18, 2022 / Staff

On January 21, 2022, the Department of Pathology will bid a fond farewell to long-time staff member, Alan Machcinski. Alan joined the Department of Pathology in September 1974, working in our microbiology lab, where he performed microbial susceptibility testing. With a degree in philosophy, Alan never intended to spend his career in the department. But like many others, once he joined our team, he never left [...]

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Research from INHERET Published in JNCCN

January 18, 2022 / Publications

Research from INHERET was just published in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (JNCCN). Learn more about this study, which analyzes the implementation of InheRET's online tool that provides information about family history as it relates to cancer risks [...]

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Karen Barron, (MT) ASCP Announced as New Pathology Education Internship Coordinator

January 10, 2022 / Announcement

Barron_500x500.jpgThe Department of Pathology recently selected Karen Barron (MT) ASCP, as its new Education Internship Coordinator. Learn more about Karen as she transitions into this exciting role [...]

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Research Study Published in European Urology's Open Science

January 5, 2022 / Publications

 A multi-institutional study led by Drs. Alex Taylor, Noah Brown and Rohit Mehra from the Department of Pathology was just published in European Urology's Open Science. Learn more about the resarch, which focuses on how TERT promoter mutations were characterized in urinary tract lesions, which may be considered as precursors to neoplasia at this site [...]

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Study Demonstrates a Novel Approach to Target Enhancer-Addicted Cancers

January 4, 2022 / Video

A chromatin degrader stops transcription factors from driving cancer, which may serve as a potential treatment approach for over 90% of prostate cancers.

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From Chaos to Balance

January 3, 2022 / Experimental Pathology

Dr. Anuska Andjelkovic-Zochowski's story

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The Yin and the Yang of Research in the COVID Era

December 20, 2021 / Newsletter

As COVID closed down research labs, researchers shifted focus.

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W. John Judd, FIBMS, MBiol (1945-2021)

December 16, 2021 / Clinical Pathology

It is with regret that we announce the passing of W. John Judd, former Professor of Immunohematology for the Department of Pathology at the University of Michigan.  Judd passed on December 1, 2021, at the age of 76, in his hometown of Supply (near Wilmington), North Carolina.  He served in the Department of Pathology for 34 years.

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Careers in Pathology: Pathology Imaging

December 14, 2021 / Staff

Lisa Neal, Kelly Root, Sierra Onickel, and Camren Clouthier share insights into Forensic and Departmental Photography.

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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 [...]

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