Pathology News Archive: March 2020

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Hail to the Front Line

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. [...]

March 31 2020

Critical Need for Blood Donations

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 [...]

March 16 2020
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Important Test Updates Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Resources and guidance.

March 16 2020

Alex Taylor, MD wins Rodger Haggitt GI Pathology 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! 

March 16 2020

Faculty Spotlight: Sara Abbott, MD

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. [...]

March 16 2020
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Department Co-Hosts 2020 Mucosal Immunology Symposium

The event showcased experiemental pathology research.

March 13 2020

Marcin Cieslik Receives Award from Bristol-Myers Squibb

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.

March 11 2020

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

Nicholas Lukacs, PhD, Receives an Outstanding Investigator Award

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. [...]

March 5 2020

The Epic Bugsy Application is an Asset

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. [...]

March 4 2020

Congratulations to Margaret Fang, MD

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

March 3 2020
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100% Tuned In: Q&A with Dr. Laura Lamps

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.

March 2 2020