News Article

October 12 2012

This year's Pathology Informatics 2012 Meeting held in Chicago, October 9-12, featured Kojo Elenitoba-Johnson M.D. and Jay L. Hess, M.D., Ph.D., M.H.S.A. who spoke about the importance of pathology informatics as applied to the emerging field of personalized/precision medicine.  Ulysses J. Balis, M.D., who serves as one of the meeting's co-organizers, similarly presented several informatics plenary presentations. The Department of Pathology was well represented with travel award scholarships to Steven Smith, M.D., Ph.D., Jennifer Hipp, M.D., Ph.D. and John Blau, M.D.  Dr. Smith was also awarded best Scientific Imaging Presentation Citation for: "Development of a Computer-Aided Decision Support Tool for Diagnosis of Micropapillary Urothelial Carcinoma".  Jason Hipp, M.D., NIH (Informatics Fellow 2010-2012) was recognized by the Journal of Pathology Informatics receiving the 2011-2012 most popular publication award for: " Image microarrays (IMA): Digital pathology's missing tool".  Ulysses J. Balis, M.D., Director of the Division of Pathology Informatics served as senior author and mentor for both works.