Pathology News Archive: January 2014

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"Vicki Westcott, of Chemical Pathology, manages a bottle return bin in the chemistry lab clean area to support the pathology helping hands fund. Over the past few years, she has returned many bottles - she returned $213 worth of bottles this past year alone." - Sue Stern . . .
January 15 2014

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"Shannon St. Andrew, from Chemical Pathology, decide to hold a "Souper" Bowl event on her own to help raise money for the patient charity fund. She organized it and made all the soups and set everything up. Other staff pitched in with desserts and breads as well. The event raised $400, which was fantastic considering it was held just in chemistry and for one shift. Knowing that the patient fund hasn't been able to raise funds a . . .
January 15 2014

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Dr. Yali Dou, Associate Professor of Pathology, is a senior author of the article “Targeting MLL1 H3K4 methyltransferase activity in MLL leukemia.” which was published in the online issue of Molecular Cell, Jan 3rd, 2014. Drs. Fang Cao, Elizabeth Townsend and Hacer Karatas are co-first authors. Other coauthors from the Department include Research Specialist Dr. Jing Xu and Shirley Lee, a graduate student. This work is highli . . .
January 14 2014

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Congratulations to Drs. Gerald Abrams, Lauren Smith, and Scott Owens on their acceptance into the Academy of Educational Excellence and Scholarship. They are among 200 inaugural faculty members recently selected. The academy’s purpose is to recognize and increase educational innovation of its faculty; to promote faculty development in education and mentoring; foster the visibility of UMMS educational leadership globally; and to mobilize the . . .
January 13 2014

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The Department of Pathology is developing a new genetic testing quality initiative, underwritten by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.  The Genetic Testing Resource and Quality Consortium will be a state-wide consortium of pathologists, primary care physicians, specialists, genetic counselors and pharmacogeneticists tasked with addressing the exponential growth in genetic testing and improving the quality of care for patients needing molecu . . .
January 9 2014