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Society for Pediatric Pathology Fall Meeting 2018

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A great update for trainees and Pediatric Pathologists and Gastroenterologists, this meeting allows attendees to hear from experts in the field and fosters networking between colleagues via workshops and social events. Special focus will be paid to applying LEAN thinking and principles to your work as well as appropriately utilizing genetic testing and imaging technologies. You’ll leave with knowledge of recent advancements in pediatric pathology and equipped to implement diagnostic and consultative management updates in your practice.

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Dr. Eman Adbulfatah Awarded at USCAP

Genitourinary pathology fellow, Dr. Eman Abdulfatah, recently received the International Society of Urologic Pathology (ISUP) Excellence in Urologic Pathology Award for her abstract presentation, [...]

March 10 2020
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Department Hosts 11th Annual CHAMP Research Symposium

Event showcases clinical and translational research.

February 17 2020

Faculty Spotlight: Milad Webb, MD, PhD

Great mentorship, at just the right time, led Milad Webb, MD, PhD, to specialize in forensic Pathology. After completing a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Nevada in Reno, Webb earned his MD at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He then enrolled in residency training at [...]

February 14 2020

“Detroit’s Daily Docket” Podcast Sheds Light on the Medical Examiner Process

A new podcast out of the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office, in partnership with the Michigan Medicine Department of Pathology, provides education for the lay public and armchair detective. Drs. Leigh Hlavaty, Lokman Sung, Milad Webb, and Omar Rayes are your guides through the field of forensic pathology [...]

February 3 2020

Faculty Spotlight: Vipulkumar Dadhania, MBBS

Vipulkumar Dadhania, MBBS, is fascinated with learning. It’s this passion that will keep him evolving in his career. He joined U-M in August of 2019 as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pathology. His primary interests are genitourinary pathology and breast pathology. [...]

January 29 2020

Dr. Wilson Becomes New Director of Autopsy and Forensic Services

After a nationwide search, Allecia (Lisa) Wilson, MD, has been named the new Director of Autopsy and Forensic Services. Wilson follows the leadership of Dr. Jeffrey Jentzen. In addition to this new role, Wilson serves as Residency Program Director [...]

January 27 2020

Cervical Health Awareness Month

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. While cervical health is important twelve months of the year, it’s a great time to schedule necessary appointments and screenings. According to Dr. Richard Lieberman, with regular health screenings and the use of pap-smear testing, death rates from cervical cancer have dropped 90% since 1943. [...]

January 24 2020

Mike McVicker Named Administrative Manager for Clinical Operations

 

We are pleased to announce that Mike McVicker is the new Administrative Manager for Clinical Operations in the Department of Pathology.

Mike has worked at Michigan Medicine for over 13 years, kicking off his career in the Specimen Processing division [...]

January 17 2020
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11th Annual CHAMP Research Symposium

A one-afternoon event showcasing scientific presentations by Department faculty and trainees with open discussions for applying lessons learned to attendee areas of interest.

 

Dr. Rajiv Patel named Section Head for Dermatopathology

It is with great pleasure that we announce Dr. Rajiv “Raj” Patel as our new Section Head (Director) for Dermatopathology effective February 1, 2020. [...]

January 16 2020

Dr. Milad Webb's presentation draws attention at NAME

The National Association of Medical Examiners met recently in Kansas City, MO, for their annual conference. University of Michigan forensic pathologist, Milad Webb, MD, PhD, presented on the critical national shortage of forensic pathologists, as well as pathologists in general [...]

December 12 2019

Faculty Spotlight: Sean Ferris, MD, PhD

In September of 2019, Sean Ferris, MD, PhD, moved his family from San Francisco to Ann Arbor to join the Department of Pathology as an assistant professor specializing in neuropathology in the division of anatomic pathology. [...]

December 10 2019
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New Frontiers in Pathology Conference 2020 / Split, Croatia

This symposium is intended to address the educational requirements for practicing pathologists, residents, and fellows. Diagnostic problems in Anatomic Pathology will be identified and evaluated using current tools.

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September 23 2020 - September 24 2020
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New Frontiers in Pathology Conference / Ann Arbor, MI

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This symposium is intended to address the educational requirements for practicing pathologists, residents, and fellows. Diagnostic problems in Anatomic Pathology will be identified and evaluated using current tools.

 

 

November 12 2020 - November 14 2020
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Challenging Cases and Collaboration

2019 New Frontiers in Pathology Conference

November 8 2019

PCR-based TERT Promoter Assays Aid in Bladder Cancer Diagnosis

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 [...]

October 30 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

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
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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

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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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

New Publications on Microbiome

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

June 5 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

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

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 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

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

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
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Finding One's Path

Dynamic faculty bring out the best in med students. 

December 17 2018

Laurie Griesinger, MD, takes Top Prizes at Resident Research Competition

Second-year resident, Laurie Griesinger, MD, won both second and third place at the 2018 Winter Resident Research Competition on December 1st at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan. The competition, held annually by the Michigan Society of Pathologists during their Winter Meeting, is open to [...]

December 14 2018

Jiaqi Shi Awarded Grant from the National Cancer Institute

Jiaqi Shi, MD, PhD, has been awarded a KO8 (Career Development Award) from the National Cancer Institute for her grant application, Linking epigenetic regulation and TGF-β signaling in [...]

December 11 2018

Award Ceremony for Thomas W. Glover, PhD

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Kahn Auditorium 

December 4 2018
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Understanding the Living

A gift from the Finger family targets introducing trainees to the appeal of a career in forensic pathology. 

November 26 2018

Dr. Jeffrey Hodgin awarded U-M Precision Health Investigator Grant

Precision Health at the University of Michigan has chosen Dr. Jeffrey Hodgin as one of ten recipients of its Investigators Awards. The grants, totaling nearly $3 million, are of up to $300,000 each [...]

November 6 2018
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Improvement Projects Highlighted During Quality Month

The Department's commitment to collaboration and innovation well-represented at Quality Month event.

November 5 2018

U-M Pathology seeks New Director of the Division of Anatomic Pathology

 

The Department of Pathology at Michigan Medicine (University of Michigan) in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is seeking an MD or MD, PhD academic pathologist with a track record of accomplishments in a leadership role to head our academic Division of Anatomic Pathology [...]

November 1 2018

Pediatric Pathologists meet in Ann Arbor for SPP’s Fall Meeting

Over 100 pathologists traveled from as far as Israel and Singapore traveled to Ann Arbor, Michigan for this year’s Society for Pediatric Pathology 2018 Fall Meeting. Hosted by the University of Michigan at the Graduate Hotel, guests [...]

October 29 2018

Dermpath Faculty contribute to New Edition of WHO Textbook

 

The Fourth Edition of the World Health Organization (WHO) Classification of Skin Tumours has been released. Edited by David E. Elder, Daniela Massi, Richard A. Scolyer, and Rein Willemze, the book contains content contributed by the Department of Pathology’s [...]

October 22 2018

Dr. Udager receives Grant from U-M Prostate SPORE

The University of Michigan SPORE in Prostate Cancer has awarded Aaron Udager, MD, PhD, with a two-year Prostate SPORE Career Enhancement Program (CEP) grant of $60,00 per year. The Department of Pathology will contribute matching funds of another [...]

October 9 2018
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New Mechanism in Aggressive Breast Cancer Discovered

A collaboration out of the Molecular and Cellular Pathology graduate program could lead to new treatment strategies.

October 3 2018
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Careers in Pathology: Dr. Scott Owens

In our first episode of Careers in Pathology (#CareersinPathology), Dr. Scott Owens talks about his different roles in the University of Michigan Department of Pathology as a gastrointestinal pathologist, Director of the Division of Quality and Health Improvement, and medical school educator. 

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October 3 2018

Lauren Rosen, MD becomes Michigan Medicine's newest Breast Pathologist

As a teenager, Lauren Rosen, MD, was an avid reader and watcher of everything about forensics. Her parents were both nurses at a nearby hospital and fostered her interests in science and medicine by arranging for her to view an autopsy. Loving the [...]

September 10 2018
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She Designed a Life She Loves

The story of how Kathleen R. Cho, MD, created a career in which she excels at diagnostics, research, and administration.

August 27 2018

Fall Orientation for Clinical Investigators

8:00 am – 11:30 am |  University Hospital Room UH 2C224

August 16 2018
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Michigan Medicine Hospitals Ranked No. 5 in the Nation By U.S. News and World Report

Commitments to patient care and innovative technologies earn us top ratings.

August 14 2018

Dr. Giordano Published in Endocrine-Related Cancer

Thomas Giordano, MD, PhD, the Henry Clay Bryant Professor of Pathology, has published an invited review article in a special issue of Endocrine-Related Cancer, celebrating 65 years of the double helix. In Classification of endocrine tumors in the age of integrated genomics, Giordano shares [...]

July 18 2018

Dr. Asma Nusrat elected President of the American Society for Investigative Pathology

Congratulations to Asma Nusrat, MD, the Aldred Scott Warthin Professor and director of experimental pathology in the Michigan Medicine Department of Pathology, for her election as president of the American Society for Pathology for [...]

July 16 2018

Dr. Gabriel Nuñez selected for the 2019 Rous-Whipple Award from the American Society for Investigative Pathology

Dr. Gabriel Nuñez, the Paul de Kruif Endowed Professor of Inflammation & Immunology and Co-Director of Immunology and Host Response Program in the Michigan Medicine Department of Pathology, has been [...]

July 16 2018

U-M Faculty Edit, Contribute to New Cytology Textbook

The textbook, Atlas of Non-Gynecologic Cytology, has been released as part of the Atlas of Anatomic Pathology series. The book was edited by U-M’s Associate Professor of Pathology, Xin Jing, MD, as well as [...]

July 11 2018

Dr. Khatri et al. Published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Dr. Sameer Khatri along with the Department of Pathology's Drs. Min Wang, Paul Harms, Douglas Fullen, Aleodor Andea, and May Chan, in collaboration with other U-M [...]

June 28 2018
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Advances in Forensic Medicine & Pathology 2018 Conference Recap

U-M hosts experts and trainees as they sharpen skills and discuss trends in forensic medicine.

June 18 2018

Celina G. Kleer, MD selected for the 2018 MICHR Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Award

Congratulations to Dr. Celina Kleer, the Harold A. Oberman Collegiate Professor of Pathology, who has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the 7th Annual MICHR Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Award!

Dr. Kleer was nominated by her trainees as well as peers at U-M Medical [...]

June 18 2018

Department of Pathology Celebrates Staff Achievements

Kelly Dotson, representing the Employee Recognition Program Committee recognized 94 Pathology Employees at this year’s Employee Recognition Program held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.  Employees were honored 10 to 40 years of service and for receiving Above and Beyond Awards for exceptional acts of service.  Click through for a complete listing of our exceptional employees.

June 7 2018

Winners of the Inaugural Poster Session at the Advances in Forensic Medicine and Pathology Conference

 
 

Congratulations to both Sarah Avedschmidt, MD, and Anna (Ania) Owczarczyk, MD, PhD, winners of the outstanding poster award at the first annual poster session for the Advances in Forensic Medicine and Pathology Conference on May 10, 2018! Posters presented at this year’s Advances in Forensic Medicine & Pathology Conference [...]

May 16 2018

Drs. Fullen, Chan, Andea Co-Author Book on Immunoflourescence

University of Michigan Pathology faculty Douglas Fullen, MD, May Chan, MD, Aleodor Andea, MD, along with David Arps, MD, from Consolidated Pathology Consultants (a former dermatopathology fellow at University of Michigan), have co-authored a new book titled, Handbook of Direct Immunofluorescence: A Pattern-Based [...]

May 3 2018

Chinnaiyan and Mehra Contribute to Paper on PD-L1 Expression

Arul Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD and Rohit Mehra, MD are contributing authors of a new paper, Comprehensive evaluation of PD-L1 expression in primary and metastatic prostate cancer, published in The American Journal of [...]

April 3 2018

Scott Owens Receives Medical School's Most Prestigious Teaching Award

Scott Owens, MD has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Kaiser Permanente Award for Excellence in Pre-Clinical Teaching, joining [...]

March 28 2018
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New Gastrointestinal Pathologist Strives for Excellence and Joie De Vivre

The desire to propel her research has brought Maria Westerhoff, MD to the University of Michigan

March 26 2018
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Women’s History Month - Ruth C. Wanstrom, MD

Highlighting one of the first female University of Michigan Department of Pathology faculty.

March 26 2018
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World TB Day – Wanted: Leaders for a TB-Free World

Pathology's involvement in tuberculosis research and diagnosis

March 23 2018

Mary Jo Bishop Awarded Michigan Medicine Gold Medal

 

Ten individuals and teams at Michigan Medicine have been named gold medalists for their commitment to education, research, and patient care, including Anatomic and Surgical Pathology's Mary Jo Bishop. [...]

February 23 2018
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U-M Alumnus Returns as New Cytopathology Faculty

Faculty Spotlight - Richard Cantley, MD

January 26 2018

Immunohistochemistry Used to Investigate Genetic Link

The work entitled The Utility of SDHB and FH Immunohistochemistry in Patients Evaluated for Hereditary Paraganglioma-Pheochromocytoma Syndromes by Aaron M. Udager, MD, PhD, and colleagues in the Department of Pathology was published in Human Pathology on [...]

December 19 2017

Faculty Contribute to 11th Edition of Best-Selling Textbook

Rosai and Ackerman’s Surgical Pathology textbook has been the best-selling text globally for generations of practicing surgical pathologists, beginning with the first edition authored by Lauren Ackerman in 1953. All succeeding editions were largely single-author texts that reflected [...]
December 15 2017

Kalyani Naik Wins 2017 ASC Cytopathology Achievement Award

 
Cytopathology Supervisor, Kalyani Naik, MS, SCT(ASCP), has won a 2017 American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Achievement Award at the 65th annual Scientific Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona on November 12, 2017 [...]
November 28 2017
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Laura Lamps, MD Becomes Newest Endowed Professor

Laura W. Lamps, MD named New Godfrey Dorr Stobbe Professor in Gastrointestinal Pathology
November 20 2017

Facebook Live Video Highlights New Frontiers in Pathology Conference

Dr. Cody Carter was joined by Dr. David Lucas for a Facebook Live video highlighting the New Frontiers in Pathology Conference which will be held October 19 - 21 at the Graduate Ann Arbor. The conference, in it's 11th year, [...]
October 16 2017

Histopathologic Comparison of Epidermotropic Melanoma Metastases and Primary Nodular Melanoma

Drs. Skala, Wang, Harms, Andea, Fullen and Chan in the Department of Pathology Dermatopathology section, in collaboration with other U-M colleagues, have published the paper, Comprehensive Histopathologic Comparison of Epidermotropic/Dermal Metastatic Melanoma and Primary Nodular Melanoma in Histopathology. Metastatic melanoma involving the [...]
September 21 2017

New FISH Assays to Aid Renal Cancer Diagnosis

The recent availability of molecular data on renal tumors has resulted in clinically useful World Health Organization (WHO)-driven classification system including several new and intriguing [...]
August 30 2017
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Life as a Pediatric Pathology Fellow

Interview of Pediatric Fellow Nathan Shaller, MD
August 8 2017
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The Smallest Among Us

Rajah Rabah, MD works to make autopsy reports more accessible to families and change the perceptions of pediatric pathology.
August 1 2017

Sriram Venneti receives ASCI young Physician-Scientist Award

Sriram Venneti, MD, PhD, was awarded the American Society for Clinical Investigation Council Young Physician-Scientist Award. This award was initiated in 2013 and recognizes young physician-scientists who are supported by NIH K or similar significant career-development awards, are early in their first faculty appointment, and have made notable achievements in their research.
April 20 2017

Senior resident publishes Breast Pathology consultation practice at Michigan Medicine

Fourth year resident, Ellen East, MD, was recently published in Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. Under the guidance of Julie Jorns, MD, East investigated the practice of breast pathology consultation at a large tertiary care center. Learn more in Characteristics of a Breast Pathology Consultation Practice.

April 12 2017

Recent Faculty Directorships

Congratulations to the recently appointed Laboratory Directors within the Anatomic Pathology Division!

Dr. Judy Pang has done an amazing job as the interim Cytopathology Director; so amazing, in fact, that she was unanimously chosen to stay at the helm as the Cytopathology Director! Congrats to Dr. Pang!  Stepping into Dr. Pang's shoes is Dr. Andrew Sciallis, who will be taking over as the Immunohistochemistry Lab Director.

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April 11 2017

Disruptive Innovations Lead to New Global Impact Opportunities in Pathology

Chief Resident, Cody Carter, MD, writes about the disruptive technological innovations in histology and digital pathology that are shaking up Global Outreach possibilities in the field. He discusses the new opportunities to make a diagnostic impact for patients in Sub-Saharan Africa from the comfort of your office in No Longer an Excuse. Read it in the American Society for Clinical Pathology's quarterly publication, Critical Values.
April 11 2017

Laura W. Lamps, MD wins the President’s Award at USCAP, 2017

Each year, the President and Executive Committee of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology have the opportunity to recognize an individual for outstanding service to the field and to the Academy. This year, Laura W. Lamps, MD received the honor. Dr. Lamps is the Godfrey D. Stobbe Professor of Gastrointestinal Pathology and also serves as Michigan Medicine’s Patient Safety Officer. [ ... ]

March 17 2017
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Collaboration Leads to Time-Saving Microscopic Imaging Technique

Anatomic Pathology—Sandra Camelo-Piragua, MD
February 28 2017
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New Director of Gastrointestinal Pathology, Laura Lamps, MD

Long-time friend joins the Michigan Medicine family
February 23 2017

Allecia Wilson, MD Named President of the Michigan Association of Medical Examiners

Assistant Professor of Forensic Pathology and Director of the Residency Training Program, Allecia Wilson, MD has been named President of the Michigan Association of Medical Examiners (MAME). MAME's mission is to foster the highest professional standards in the performance of the duties of the county medical examiners of Michigan. [ ... ]

February 2 2017

New Breast Cancer Metastasis Mechanism Uncovered

The laboratory of Dr. Celina Kleer, Harold A. Oberman Collegiate Professor, isolated human mesenchymal stem cells from breast cancer metastasis. The lab discovered that a collagen receptor tyrosine kinase, DDR2, mediates stromal-cancer communication and induces breast cancer metastasis. The study provides the basis for the development of DDR2 inhibitors. The article appeared in Cell Reports and can be found at www.cell.com.

January 31 2017
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What Cancer Patients Should Know About Their Pathology Reports

If you have cancer, the treatment plan probably started with a pathologist’s review of your biopsy

January 24 2017
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WCMEO & University of Michigan

Collaborating to Benefit the Public Interest
June 7 2016
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Uncovering the Truth

Director of Autopsy and Forensic Services, Dr. Jeffrey Jentzen, reflects on his career
May 5 2016