Pathology News Archive: February 2012

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Department of Pathology investigators Drs. Jason D. Hipp MD, PhD and Ulysses G.J. Balis, MD were both recently recognized for their scientific efforts in machine vision, as applied to histopathology, in the University of Michigan Health System quarterly publication Colleagues in Care, which can be accessed at http://www.med.umich.edu/cic/2012-winter/2012-winter.pdf. . . .
February 22 2012

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Congatulations are to be extended to Kojo S.J. Elenitoba-Johnson, M.D., who received the Outstanding Researcher Award for 2012 from the American Society of Investigative Pathology. This award recognizes mid-career investigators who demonstrate excellence in experimental pathology. . . .
February 21 2012

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The Combined Anatomic, Molecular and Hematopathology Research Day was held Saturday, Feb. 18th, 2012 in the BSRB lobby. The program highlighted thirty-three abstracts given in platform and poster presentations, and Dr. Chris Corless from the Oregon Health and Science University delivered the keynote address. . . .
February 21 2012

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We are pleased to announce that Andrew Muntean Ph.D. has accepted our offer to join the faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Sponsored Research. Dr. Muntean, who is currently a postdoctoral fellow win Dr. Hess' laboratory, will be working on mechanisms of transformation in acute leukemia and on the development of new therapeutic strategies. . . .
February 21 2012

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Over 200 participants attended the first annual Clinical Pathology Symposium, Oct. 11-12, 2011. Program details and videos of each presentation have been posted on the Clinical Pathology Symposium webpage. Our thanks to the meeting organizing committee and all attendees who made this such a success. . . .
February 13 2012

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Dr. Jeffrey Myers, A. James French Professor and Director of Anatomic Pathology has been named an inaugural member of the "University of Michigan League of Clinical Excellence." . . .
February 13 2012

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Dr. David Canter, M.B., Ch.B, Executive Director, North Campus Research Complex and Dr. Steven L Kunkel, Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean for Research, Medical School announce the appointment of Dr. Colin Duckett, Ph.D., as the Director of Program Development for the University of Michigan’s North Campus Research Complex effective February 1. In this role, Colin will be responsible for the establishment of research teams and support infras . . .
February 13 2012

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Yali Dou Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology has been selected as a Scholar of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for a five year period beginning July 1, 2012. . . .
February 13 2012

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Congratulation to Molecular & Cellular Pathology Ph.D. Candidate Jiaying (Jane) Tan who successfully defended her PhD thesis, “Leukemogenic Mechanisms of MLL Fusion Proteins” on Jan. 9, 2012. Jane carried out her thesis research in the laboratory of Jay L. Hess, M.D., Ph.D., Carl V. Weller Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology. . . .
February 13 2012

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Congratulations are to be extended to Gerald D. Abrams, M.D., Professor Emeritus, who received the 2011 Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award. . . .
February 13 2012

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We are pleased to announce that Dr. Nathanael Bailey will join our faculty as Assistant Professor in the Division of Clinical Pathology effective 7 March 2012. Dr. Bailey is currently the Director of Hematology/Urinalysis at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan and will support the diagnostic activities of the Hematopathology Section. . . .
February 13 2012

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According to data released by the NIH, the Department of Pathology is currently ranked #6 amongst Departments of Pathology in NIH funding with $16,938,151 (last year the Department ranked 10th). . . .
February 9 2012

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Congratulation to Molecular & Cellular Pathology Ph.D. Candidate Srikanth Patury who successfully defended his PhD thesis, “Characterization of Human Hsp70 Chaperone Complexes and Chemical Control Over Their Formation” on Dec. 7, 2011. Srikanth performed his thesis research in the laboratory of Jason Gestwicki, PhD, Associate Professor, Departments of Pathology and Biological Chemistry and Director, Center for Chemical Genomics, L . . .
February 9 2012

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The Janary 27th issue of Molecular Cell features the work of Gregory R. Dressler, Ph.D., Collegiate Professor in Pathology Research and Dr. Sanj Patel, Division of Nephrology, Internal Medicine, "Epigenetic mechanisms of Groucho/Grg/Tle mediated transcriptional repression". . . .
February 9 2012

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Jane Tan, a Molecular and Cellular Pathology graduate student, is first author on a Cancer Cell paper from the Hess laboratory “CBX8, a Polycomb Group Protein, is Essential for MLL-AF9-Induced Leukemogenesis.” The paper is the Featured Article and subject of a Preview in the November 15 issue of Cancer Cell and includes authors from the Department of Pathology, Life Sciences Institute and Riken Institute for Allergy and Immunology, Ch . . .
February 9 2012

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The University of Michigan was strongly represented at the recent AABB Annual Meeting (American Association of Blood Banks) held in San Diego, CA, which hosted 6000 attendees from around the world. UM faculty and staff served as directors or faculty in 19 educational programs, representing over 10% of the educational programs offered this year. UM faculty participated in a wide range of programs, including stem cell collection, transplantation, p . . .
February 9 2012

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The Molecular and Cellular Pathology PhD Program proudly congratulates recipients of Graduate Student Awards at the 10th Annual Pathology Research Symposium on Nov. 3, 2011: Best Student Talk - Aaron Burberry, BS (Gabriel Nunez, MD - Mentor), "Sepsis injures hematopoietic stem cells"; Best Student Posters - Scott McDonnell, BS (Megan Lim, MD, PhD Mentor), Integrated phosphoproteomic and metabolomics profiling identifies an NPM-ALK metab . . .
February 9 2012

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Drs. Jason Hipp and Ul Balis, along with colleagues from their national collaborative group, have reported on the utility of a new digital pathology imaging construct: the Image Microarray, in the Journal of Pathology Informatics. In addition, their work on the digital pathology imaging repository was recently highlighted by the UM Health News . . .
February 9 2012

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The Arthur Purdy Stout Lecture for 2011, was delivered at this year's annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) by Kojo S.J. Elenitoba-Johnson, M.D., Henry Clay Bryant Endowed Professor and Director, Translational Pathology. Dr. Elenitoba-Johnson's talk was entitled, "Prospects and Promise for the Practice of Personalized Medicine by Pathologiststs" . . .
February 9 2012

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We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jo-Anne Vergilio, Director of Hematopathology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School will be joining the faculty effective January 1, 2012.  Dr. Vergilio will serve as Director of Hematology in addition to providing diagnostic services in Hematopathology. . . .
February 9 2012

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Congratulations to departmental PhD Candidates Chad Brenner (Cellular and Molecular Biology) and John Prensner (Molecular and Cellular Pathology & Medical Scientist Training Program) who are both recipients of the 2011 Graduate Student Awards for Excellence in Research from the University of Michigan Medical School. Mr. Brenner and Mr. Prensner are conducting their PhD thesis research in the laboratory of Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan, Michigan Center . . .
February 9 2012

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We offer sincere congratulations to Dr. Kojo S. J. Elenitoba-Johnson upon his investiture as the Inaugural Henry Clay Bryant Professor in Pathology. This endowed professorship is designed to support and recognize excellence in translational research within the Department of Pathology. Surrounded by his family and many friends (including several from high school in Nigeria) and wearing his father's robes, Dr. Elenitoba-Johnson delivered an elo . . .
February 9 2012

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Congratulations to Garrett Gibbons, PhD Candidate, Molecular and Cellular Pathology PhD program (Zaneta Nikolovska-Coleska lab) upon being selected for a Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies Graduate Student Research Grant. . . .
February 9 2012

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Heartfelt congratulations are extended to our own Laura D. Blythe, Administrative Specialist Senior, who was named as the 2011 Professional Staff of the Year recipient in the Dean's Award Program. Briefly, this award was founded to afford special recognition to those select individuals within the health system who serve as singular exemplars of the highest levels of service and commitment to the organization. Ms. Blythe was one of only three . . .
February 9 2012