News Archive


Hail to the Front Line

March 31, 2020 / Phlebotomy

During the COVID-19 pandemic, and every day, our Department of Pathology phlebotomists are on the front lines of patient care.

We often call our phlebotomists the face of the laboratory since they are often the first, if not the only, touchpoint to the department for patients. [...]


Critical Need for Blood Donations

March 16, 2020 / Announcement

I am standing in the Blood Bank at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor. I am looking at the refrigerator that contains only one day's supply of blood for the hospital. 

The hospital is full. There are patients who need blood and cannot wait. Some have leukemia. Some are bleeding. Some are infants born with heart disease who will die is they do not have surgery [...]


COVID-19 Preparedness and Response - Update from the Department of Pathology

March 16, 2020 / Covid-19

The information in this message was released on March 16th and March 18th and is intended to provide information supplemental to the many emails being received from institutional sources regarding the current state of our preparations for and responses to COVID-19.  Please continue to monitor your email and use institutional web-based resources (COVID-19 UPDATES and the COVID-19 Resource page) for updates in a very fluid and dynamic landscape.  Please also take advantage of other communications opportunities in your work area (e.g., huddles) to stay up-to-date. [...]


Important Test Updates Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 16, 2020 / Announcement

Resources and guidance.


Alex Taylor, MD wins Rodger Haggitt GI Pathology Award

March 16, 2020 / Award

Congratulations to Alex Taylor, MD, 3rd year resident, for winning the first place Rodger Haggitt GI Pathology Award for his platform presentation at USCAP! 


Faculty Spotlight: Sara Abbott, MD

March 16, 2020 / Faculty Spotlight

Sara Abbott, MD, took a winding road to becoming an assistant professor here at U-M. She actually has a master’s degree in education and spent two years guiding students grudgingly through high school biology. That’s when she realized that maybe this wasn’t the kind of teaching she was meant to do after all. [...]


Department Co-Hosts 2020 Mucosal Immunology Symposium

March 13, 2020 / Experimental Pathology

The event showcased experiemental pathology research.


Marcin Cieslik Receives Award from Bristol-Myers Squibb

March 11, 2020 / Award

Marcin Cieslik, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics and member of the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology (MCTP), received an award from Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) for the project entitled, “Identification of novel therapeutic vulnerabilities across immunophenotypes of refractory and metastatic tumors.” This award provides two years of funding.


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, [...]


Nicholas Lukacs, PhD, Receives an Outstanding Investigator Award

March 5, 2020 / Faculty

Nicholas Lukacs, PhD, The Godfrey Dorr Stobbe Professor of Pathology, received an Outstanding Investigator Award (OIA or an R35) from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) entitled, “Viral and allergen-driven immunity in chronic lung disease.” This award will provide 7 years of funding. [...]


The Epic Bugsy Application is an Asset

March 4, 2020 / Informatics

The Epic Bugsy Application went live June 3rd with no major issues and under budget. Although this application is used mainly by the Infection Prevention team within MiChart, it relies heavily on Microbiology/Virology data. [...]


Congratulations to Margaret Fang, MD

March 3, 2020 / Award

Congratulations to Margaret Fang, MD, for winning the 3rd Place Hans Popper Society Award for Trainee Best Abstract at USCAP!


100% Tuned In: Q&A with Dr. Laura Lamps

March 2, 2020 / Faculty

When she's at work, Dr. Laura Lamps is 100% tuned in. Find out how she got here and what she recommends for those considering pathology.