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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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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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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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New Frontiers in Pathology Conference

September 29, 2022 - October 1, 2022 / Conferences

Save the Date

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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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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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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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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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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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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Inside the COVID Pandemic: A Laboratory Perspective

November 29, 2021 / Newsletter

The SARS-CoV-2 virus brought lab testing to the headlines. Learn how Michigan Medicine Pathology responded to this unprecedented challenge.

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Lungs of the Living

November 23, 2021 / Anatomic Pathology

Throughout the ongoing pandemic, many patients who die from COVID-19 pneumonia are found at autopsy to have a pattern of fibrosis in their lungs that resemble nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP).  However, members of the Anatomic Pathology Division of Pathology at Michigan Medicine were curious about the lungs of those who survive COVID-19 pneumonia [...]

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Careers in Pathology: Laboratory Operations Director

November 11, 2021 / Clinical Pathology

An interview with Kristina Martin and Christine Rigney

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John Terrence Headington, MD (1930-2021)

November 10, 2021 / Anatomic Pathology

John T. Headington, M.D. passed away on March 30, 2021. Terry was a brilliant, creative, and insightful dermatopathologist who made many seminal observations and contributions during his more than 30-year career. Terry was a Michigan man, having completed his undergraduate degree, medical degree, and residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology and dermatology at the University of Michigan [...]

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Department of Pathology Represents at NAME 2021

October 29, 2021 / Conferences

The Department of Pathology was well represented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) held on October 15-19, 2021. This year’s event was held in person at the Hilton West Palm Beach in West Palm Beach, FL. There was also an on-demand virtual option for those who couldn’t attend the conference in person [...]

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Advances in Forensic Medicine & Pathology

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True to its theme, this exciting two-day conference is intended to meet the educational needs of Practicing Pathologists, Medical Examiners, Law Enforcement/Police Officers, Coroners, District Attorneys, and Health Care Professionals.

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Getting to Know You: Dr. Will Perry, Chief Resident

September 28, 2021 / Education

For the 2021-2022 academic year, Dr. Will Perry was selected to serve as the department's Chief Resident. “In the simplest terms, my main role is to ensure we have the best possible environment for residents to learn throughout their training. Another important responsibility is ensuring we have adequate resident coverage on many of our clinical services.”

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Farewell, Dr. Theodore (Ted) Beals 1934-2021

August 26, 2021 / Anatomic Pathology

The Department of Pathology offers its sincere condolences to the family of Dr. Theodore (Ted) Beals, who passed away on August 19, 2021, at the age of 87. Beals was a long-time member of the University of Michigan and the Department of Pathology.  He began his academic career as an undergraduate at U-M and went on to obtain a master’s degree from UM Rackham Graduate School in 1961 and graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1966 [...]

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Schmidt Recognized as a true Champion

August 23, 2021 / Award

Congratulations to Dr. Carl Schmidt, Professor of Forensic Pathology and Wayne County Medical Examiner for being selected by Gift of Life Michigan to receive the prestigious 2021 Champion Award for promoting organ and tissue donation. Schmidt was one of 13 individuals recognized at the Champions Gala held at Zingerman’s Cornman Farms in Dexter on August 13th.

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Department Welcomes 2021 Fellows and Clinical Instructors

August 9, 2021 / Education

Some familiar and some new, see the group of Fellows representing the department.

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Dr. Jeffrey Myers - In the Spotlight

August 6, 2021 / Award

Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Myers, the A. James French Professor of Diagnostic Pathology, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Quality, and Director of Michigan Medicine Laboratories for his selection to The Power List – 2021 as an In the Spotlight Award winner [...]

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2020 Annual Report Now Available

August 3, 2021 / Experimental Pathology

The Department of Pathology's 2020 Annual Report is now available online. In the report, you will read about the department’s tripartite mission of research, education, and patient care, and learn about the goals of the department’s Strategic Council [...]

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Exciting New Residency Program Leadership Team Announced

August 2, 2021 / Announcement

The Department of Pathology is pleased to announce its new Pathology Residency Training Program Leadership Team! Dr. Shih Hon (Sean) Li, will transition from Associate Residency Program Director to Residency Program Director, replacing Dr. Kristine Konopka, on August 1, 2021. Supporting him are Dr. David Manthei, who will serve as the Associate Residency Program Director for Clinical Pathology, and Dr. Sara Abbott [...]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Research Published in Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

May 18, 2021 / Anatomic Pathology

Research from the Department of Pathology was just published in the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Learn more about this publication, which highlights GI samples from COVID-19 patients, led by Dr. Maria Westerhoff [...]

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Henry Appelman, MD Featured in The Pathologist

April 15, 2021 / Anatomic Pathology

Dr. Henry Appelman, the M.R. Abell Professor of Surgical Pathology, Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology, was recently featured in an interview by Dr. Ivan Damjanov for The Pathologist [...]  

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Department of Pathology Shines at 2021 Virtual USCAP Meeting

March 24, 2021 / Conferences

The Department of Pathology was well represented at the 110th Annual Meeting of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP), held March 13-18, 2021. This year's event was reconstructed into a fully virtual format in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with participants able to tune in and contribute from all over the world. Several of our faculty and trainees were featured at this year's conference. Let's take a moment to recap some key highlights from #USCAP2021.

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"A Correct Diagnosis Can Be Life-Changing": Dr. Rohit Mehra

March 9, 2021 / Video

Dr. Mehra discusses his career path and how he arrived at Michigan Medicine in our latest Careers in Pathology video.

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Linda O'Brien retires after 30 years!

February 24, 2021 / Anatomic Pathology

The Department of Pathology bids a fond farewell to administrative assistant Ms. Linda O’Brien, who is set to retire from the Department at the end of February. Linda leaves the department with over 30 years of service, primarily working with the GI pathology faculty [...]

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Faculty Spotlight: Michael J. Caplan, MD

January 22, 2021 / Anatomic Pathology

Michael Caplan, MD is no stranger to the University of Michigan Department of Pathology.  This is actually his fourth time joining the Department! After completing a BS in Criminalistics at Michigan State University and an MD from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Caplan joined the Department for the first time as an AP/CP Resident from 1987-1992.

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Telepathology: A Prime Application of Digital Pathology

January 20, 2021 / Anatomic Pathology

Technological advances have made telepathology a reality for many pathologists, allowing challenging case consultations regardless of where the expert may be located.  Recently, Dr. Liron Pantanowitz, Director of Anatomic Pathology, presented a keynote address entitled, "Telepathology: Still the #1 application of digital pathology" at the 7th Digital Pathology & AI Congress: Europe, December 1, 2020.

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Faculty Spotlight: Myra Khan, DO

January 11, 2021 / Anatomic Pathology

While in medical school, Dr. Myra Kahn discovered her love for gross pathology during a pathology rotation. This led her to a residency in Anatomic Pathology at the University of Chicago from 2014-2018.  As a resident, Forensic Pathology “[put] together my interest for gross pathology along with autopsy,“ shared Khan. She also discovered her love for breast pathology [...]

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Utilizing Machine Learning in Pathology

September 11, 2020 / Anatomic Pathology

In a recently published Nature Reviews-Nephrology review article, “Digital pathology and computational image analysis in nephropathology,” Dr. Ulysses G. J. Balis discussed how the emergence of digital pathology — an image-based environment for the acquisition, management, and interpretation of pathology information supported by computational techniques for data extraction and analysis — is changing the pathology ecosystem [...]

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Study of SARS-CoV-2 reveals new disease surveillance method

September 4, 2020 / Anatomic Pathology

In a broadly collaborative effort, Pathology faculty Drs. Carl Schmidt, Jeffrey Myers, Kristine Konopka, Paul Lephart, and Teresa Nguyen joined Michigan Medicine faculty from the departments of Epidemiology, Internal Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, Mathematics and Complex Systems, and the School of Public Health in a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases entitled “SARS-CoV-2 surveillance in decedents in a large, urban medical examiner’s office.”

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The COVID-19 Heroes You Haven't Met Yet: Behind the Scenes of a Pandemic

August 13, 2020 / Anatomic Pathology

When people think about forensic pathology, images of crime shows where an investigator sets out to determine a murder victim’s cause of death often come to mind. However, it’s important to acknowledge the crucial role this field actually plays in our collective response to death, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unravel...

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Liron Pantanowitz, MBBCh named new Director of Anatomic Pathology

July 6, 2020 / Announcement

Please welcome Dr. Pantanowitz to the Department.

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Frontline Workers in the Backrooms of COVID-19: Caring for the Living and the Dead

June 18, 2020 / Anatomic Pathology

Dr. Jeffrey Myers discusses the importance of frontline workers and their caring of patients - alive or deceased - during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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2019 Annual Report Now Available

May 19, 2020 / Experimental Pathology

The Department of Pathology 2019 Annual Report is now available online. Our department continues to show outstanding performance and growth and the past year was another example of why our department is one of the best in the world.

In the report, you will read about [...]

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Dr. Farkash Featured on 'PathPod' Podcast

May 15, 2020 / Clinical Pathology

Dr. Farkash recently sat down with the podcast team to discuss renal pathology during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dr. Eman Adbulfatah Awarded at USCAP

March 10, 2020 / Announcement

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

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Department Hosts 11th Annual CHAMP Research Symposium

February 17, 2020 / Conferences

Event showcases clinical and translational research.

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Faculty Spotlight: Milad Webb, MD, PhD

February 14, 2020 / Anatomic Pathology

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 [...]

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

February 3, 2020 / Announcement

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 [...]

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Faculty Spotlight: Vipulkumar Dadhania, MBBS

January 29, 2020 / Anatomic Pathology

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. [...]

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Dr. Wilson Becomes New Director of Autopsy and Forensic Services

January 27, 2020 / Announcement

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 [...]

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Cervical Health Awareness Month

January 24, 2020 / Anatomic Pathology

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. [...]

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Mike McVicker Named Administrative Manager for Clinical Operations

January 17, 2020 / Announcement
 

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 [...]

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Dr. Rajiv Patel named Section Head for Dermatopathology

January 16, 2020 / Announcement

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

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Dr. Milad Webb's presentation draws attention at NAME

December 12, 2019 / Anatomic Pathology

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 [...]

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Faculty Spotlight: Sean Ferris, MD, PhD

December 10, 2019 / Anatomic Pathology

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. [...]

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Challenging Cases and Collaboration

November 8, 2019 / Conferences

2019 New Frontiers in Pathology Conference

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PCR-based TERT Promoter Assays Aid in Bladder Cancer Diagnosis

October 30, 2019 / Education

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 [...]

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Navigating Change

September 9, 2019 / Experimental Pathology

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

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

September 6, 2019 / Anatomic 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 [...]

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New Autopsy and Forensic Services Leaders Announced

September 5, 2019 / Announcement

Drs. Wilson and Hlavaty take on new roles beginning January 1, 2020.

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Paying Attention to the Details

September 3, 2019 / Anatomic Pathology

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 [...]

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Employee Recognition Reception Honors Members of the Pathology Family

August 26, 2019 / Award

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

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Team Publishes on Ewing-Like Sarcomas

August 26, 2019 / Announcement

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 [...]

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Greenson and Owens Publish Third Edition of Diagnostic Pathology Gastrointestinal

July 25, 2019 / Announcement

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 [...]

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Advances in Forensic Medicine and Pathology 2019 Conference

June 18, 2019 / Conferences

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

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Advances in Forensic Medicine and Pathology 2019 Summary

June 18, 2019 / Conferences

The University of Michigan hosted nearly 100 forensic pathologists, medical examiners, death investigators, coroners, and others at Weber’s Inn in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for its 10th Annual Advances in Forensic Medicine and Pathology, May 9-10, 2019, for two full days of continuing education.  Speakers and attendees from across the globe gathered to learn and contribute to this exceptional conference.  Dr. Jeffrey Jentzen, Professor, and Director of Autopsy and Forensic Services, Department of Pathology, Michigan Medicine kicked off the conference with an intriguing review of the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Co-Ed Murders from 1967-1969, during which time 7 females, ages 13-23, were murdered by a serial killer, then dumped in open areas [...]

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New Publications on Microbiome

June 5, 2019 / Anatomic Pathology

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

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Dr. Jentzen Honored by Gift of Life Michigan

April 16, 2019 / Award

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

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

April 15, 2019 / Announcement

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 [...]

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Dr. Charles Parkos Inducted into Association of American Physicians

April 7, 2019 / Experimental Pathology

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 [...]

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

March 8, 2019 / Anatomic Pathology

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

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U-M Biomedical Photographer Helps Families Heal

February 28, 2019 / Anatomic Pathology

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

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10th Annual CHAMP Research Day Registration Now Open

January 24, 2019 / Education

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 [...]

 

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Another Bell is Rung!

December 20, 2018 / Announcement

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 [...]

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Finding One's Path

December 17, 2018 / Education

Dynamic faculty bring out the best in med students. 

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

December 14, 2018 / Announcement

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 [...]

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Jiaqi Shi Awarded Grant from the National Cancer Institute

December 11, 2018 / Experimental Pathology

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 [...]

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Award Ceremony for Thomas W. Glover, PhD

December 4, 2018 / Award

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Kahn Auditorium 

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Understanding the Living

November 26, 2018 / Newsletter

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

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

November 6, 2018 / Experimental Pathology

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 [...]

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Improvement Projects Highlighted During Quality Month

November 5, 2018 / Quality And Health Improvement

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

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

November 1, 2018 / Announcement
 

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 [...]

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

October 29, 2018 / Events

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 [...]

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Dermpath Faculty contribute to New Edition of WHO Textbook

October 22, 2018 / Announcement
 

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 [...]

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Dr. Udager receives Grant from U-M Prostate SPORE

October 9, 2018 / Experimental Pathology

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 [...]

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New Mechanism in Aggressive Breast Cancer Discovered

October 3, 2018 / Experimental Pathology

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

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Careers in Pathology: Dr. Scott Owens

October 3, 2018 / Video

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

September 10, 2018 / Anatomic Pathology

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 [...]

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She Designed a Life She Loves

August 27, 2018 / Newsletter

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

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Fall Orientation for Clinical Investigators

August 16, 2018 / Experimental Pathology

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

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

August 14, 2018 / Announcement

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

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Dr. Giordano Published in Endocrine-Related Cancer

July 18, 2018 / Experimental Pathology

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 [...]

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

July 16, 2018 / Experimental 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 [...]

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

July 16, 2018 / Experimental 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 [...]

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U-M Faculty Edit, Contribute to New Cytology Textbook

July 11, 2018 / Announcement

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 [...]

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Advances in Forensic Medicine & Pathology 2018 Conference Recap

June 18, 2018 / Conferences

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

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

June 18, 2018 / Experimental Pathology

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 [...]

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Department of Pathology Celebrates Staff Achievements

June 7, 2018 / Award

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.

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

May 16, 2018 / Conferences
 
 

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 [...]

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

May 3, 2018 / Announcement

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 [...]

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Chinnaiyan and Mehra Contribute to Paper on PD-L1 Expression

April 3, 2018 / Experimental Pathology

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 [...]

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Scott Owens Receives Medical School's Most Prestigious Teaching Award

March 28, 2018 / Announcement

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

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New Gastrointestinal Pathologist Strives for Excellence and Joie De Vivre

March 26, 2018 / Experimental Pathology

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

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

March 26, 2018 / Experimental Pathology

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

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World TB Day – Wanted: Leaders for a TB-Free World

March 23, 2018 / Experimental Pathology

Pathology's involvement in tuberculosis research and diagnosis

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Mary Jo Bishop Awarded Michigan Medicine Gold Medal

February 23, 2018 / Award
 

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. [...]

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U-M Alumnus Returns as New Cytopathology Faculty

January 26, 2018 / Anatomic Pathology

Faculty Spotlight - Richard Cantley, MD

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Tomlins Receives 2017 PCF Challenge Award

January 26, 2018 / Award

Scott Tomlins, MD, PhD and Philip Palmbos, MD, PhD, along with team members Maha Hussain, MD, Edward Shaeffer, MD, PhD, Joshua Meeks, MD, PhD, and Roohollah Sharifi, MD, have received a 2017 Prostate Cancer Foundation Challenge Award worth $1,000,000 [...]

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Immunohistochemistry Used to Investigate Genetic Link

December 19, 2017 / Anatomic Pathology

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 [...]

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Faculty Contribute to 11th Edition of Best-Selling Textbook

December 15, 2017 / Announcement
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 [...]
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Kalyani Naik Wins 2017 ASC Cytopathology Achievement Award

November 28, 2017 / Announcement
 
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 [...]
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Laura Lamps, MD Becomes Newest Endowed Professor

November 20, 2017 / Announcement
Laura W. Lamps, MD named New Godfrey Dorr Stobbe Professor in Gastrointestinal Pathology
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Facebook Live Video Highlights New Frontiers in Pathology Conference

October 16, 2017 / Conferences
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, [...]
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Histopathologic Comparison of Epidermotropic Melanoma Metastases and Primary Nodular Melanoma

September 21, 2017 / Announcement
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 [...]
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New FISH Assays to Aid Renal Cancer Diagnosis

August 30, 2017 / Announcement
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 [...]
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Life as a Pediatric Pathology Fellow

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

August 1, 2017 / Newsletter
Rajah Rabah, MD works to make autopsy reports more accessible to families and change the perceptions of pediatric pathology.
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Sriram Venneti receives ASCI young Physician-Scientist Award

April 20, 2017 / Experimental Pathology
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.
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Senior resident publishes Breast Pathology consultation practice at Michigan Medicine

April 12, 2017 / Experimental Pathology
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.

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Recent Faculty Directorships

April 11, 2017 / Announcement
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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Disruptive Innovations Lead to New Global Impact Opportunities in Pathology

April 11, 2017 / Education
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.
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Laura W. Lamps, MD wins the President’s Award at USCAP, 2017

March 17, 2017 / Award

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. [ ... ]

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Collaboration Leads to Time-Saving Microscopic Imaging Technique

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

February 23, 2017 / Anatomic Pathology
Long-time friend joins the Michigan Medicine family
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Allecia Wilson, MD Named President of the Michigan Association of Medical Examiners

February 2, 2017 / Announcement

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. [ ... ]

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New Breast Cancer Metastasis Mechanism Uncovered

January 31, 2017 / Announcement

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.

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What Cancer Patients Should Know About Their Pathology Reports

January 24, 2017 / Anatomic Pathology

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

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WCMEO & University of Michigan

June 7, 2016 / Newsletter
Collaborating to Benefit the Public Interest
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Uncovering the Truth

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