News Archive


Researchers Uncover Way to Harness the Power of Immunotherapy for Advanced Prostate Cancer

August 3, 2021 / Blog

Findings offer clues to why some types of renal cell carcinoma respond to immunotherapy while others do not — it’s a scientific riddle tangled up in a complex web. How do you turn an immune cold cancer into one that responds to immunotherapy?


U-M Compounds Show Promise in a Lab Model of Advanced Prostate Cancer

May 14, 2019 / Experimental Pathology

A new study finds that U-M-designed compounds led to significantly smaller, slower-growing tumors.


Michigan shines at annual meeting of USCAP!

March 25, 2019 / Award

Michigan has always had a strong presence in USCAP, which many consider the premier member organization for academic anatomic pathology


DOP Update: Collective Success Hinges on Our Ability to Engage Others

December 27, 2018 / Jeffs Dop Updates

In continuing his discussion of the subject concerning collective success, Dr. Myers relates inspiration from a recent TED Talk called, "The Big Idea - 21 Days of Ideas Into Action" that discusses why teamwork is critical, yet why it's so challenging.


DOP Updates: Teamwork - Sometimes it Begins with Just One Voice

December 24, 2018 / Jeffs Dop Updates

The words teamwork and collaboration are often used, but there can be a downside. Through the example of the Formula 1 pit crew, Dr. Myers discusses how our department can be inspired to use our knowledge and skills to contribute to our collective success.  


DOP Update: Refining Things That Matter Most

November 14, 2018 / Jeffs Dop Updates

Expanding on his August 2018 edition, Dr. Jeff Myers talks more about life after the move to the NCRC and the refining process that includes conversations about the things that matter most: for patients, as a community, and as a department.  


DOP Update: The Door is Open to Possibilities at NCRC

August 21, 2018 / Jeffs Dop Updates

Caring for one another in times of change and stress to bridge the gap from hard, to messy to gorgeous.


Massive Diagnostic Testing Facility Opens at U-M, Engineered for Advanced Patient Care

June 27, 2018 / Pathology News

New Clinical Pathology location serves Michigan Medicine patients and more


Genome's Dark Matter Sheds Light on Prostate Cancer Challenge

June 1, 2018 / Blog

Researchers identify a lncRNA that provides insight into a key driver of prostate cancer — and a potential target for future therapy.


DOP Update: Looking Forward and Back

April 6, 2018 / Blog

A countdown of days looking both forward and back. How many days until the full use of newly renovated North Campus Research Center (NCRC)? How long has it been since our first steps in bringing on our MidMichigan Health (MIDM) patients and colleagues? This, and more, in Dr. Jeff Myers' recent Department of Pathology Update!


Improving Trauma Survival Hinges on the Body's Own First Responders

March 19, 2018 / Blog

Recent discoveries about how the immune system reacts to injury — and the dire consequences
if that response spirals out of control — could help improve trauma care


DOP Update: First WHO...Then WHAT

February 28, 2018 / Blog

Dr. Myer's newest DOP Updates highlights two valued staff members in Pathology who model the values at the core of the work we do. Mary-Jo Bishop was recognized as a "gold medalist," and Sue Valliere is retiring after working at MLabs for over 25 years.  The commitment and character of these two department of pathology staff members are truly inspirational.


Department of Pathology Updates, Vol 3(3)

February 20, 2018 / Blog

In Dr. Jeffrey Myer's continuing series of Department of Pathology Updates, he is inspired by Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria's recent address to the cadets at the US Air Force Academy and highlights how we should celebrate and embrace diversity as the thing that makes us better, stronger, and more effective. 


Department of Pathology Updates Vol 3(2)

December 31, 2017 / Jeffs Dop Updates
Welcome to a year-end edition of DOP Updates, an email sent to members of our Department of Pathology (DOP) team and others to focus on issues, events, and topics of common interest.  If there is something that you would like to share with your colleagues and co-workers, please send me an email and I’ll be sure to [...]

How Defeating THOR Could Bring a Hammer Down on Cancer

December 14, 2017 / Blog

Newly identified RNA protein, "THOR", plays role in cancer development and could lead to new treatment.


Michigan Medicine Headlines Features The Department of Pathology

November 30, 2017 / Blog

Our department was recently highlighted in an article by Michigan Medicine Headlines online news. It featured photos of some of our faculty and staff, quotes by Dr. Parkos and Dr. Myers, and gave an excellent overview of what our 1,200 colleagues do and why. We manifest our study of the essential nature of disease in our clinical, research and education missions [...]


Department of Pathology Updates - Vol 3.1

October 6, 2017 / Jeffs Dop Updates
Teammates, It has been awhile (7 months almost to the day) since sending DOP Updates, an email shared with members of our Department of Pathology (DOP) and others regarding issues and events of common interest.  Please send me a note if you have comments, questions or concerns that you would like to share.  As in previous editions, I have also attached a PDF to preserve formatting across platforms.   Navigating Michigan Med [...]

Department of Pathology Updates - Vol 2.6

March 7, 2017 / Jeffs Dop Updates

Teammates, Hard to believe it’s been 6 weeks since I last sat down to share some thoughts in Updates.  This hiatus in no way reflects a lack of content but the effects of competing priorities which is a weak excuse at best.  Since the last edition of Updates, it has been made freely available on our website under the Pathology News banner starting with volume 2 – you can check them out under the category "Jeffs DOP Updates"...


Why We Need You to Donate Blood Now

February 8, 2017 / Michigan Health Blog

Blood donations are used in a host of ways and often needed without warning


Department of Pathology Updates - Vol 2.5

January 23, 2017 / Jeffs Dop Updates
Teammates and colleagues, Welcome to another edition of DOP Updates, an email sent to members and stakeholders in our Department of Pathology (DOP) with the hope of sparking conversations around things that matter in our journey to transform the experience of patients and families today and tomorrow.  Please send me an email if you have something that you would like to include in a future edition of Updates.   Time passing Shuffling

Department of Pathology Updates - Vol 2.4

January 19, 2017 / Jeffs Dop Updates
Teammates and colleagues, Welcome to another edition of DOP Updates (PDF File), an email sent to members and supporters of our Department of Pathology (DOP) to spark conversations about things that might otherwise escape our attention and investment.  Please send me an email, give me a call (647-6409) or page (15499) me if you have a thought or inspiration that you’d like to share your teammates and perhaps I’ll include it next

Department of Pathology Updates - Vol 2.3

January 5, 2017 / Jeffs Dop Updates
Teammates and colleagues, Welcome to the latest edition of DOP Updates, the first of calendar year 2017.  Updates is an email sent to members of our extended Department of Pathology (DOP) team with the hope of sharing information and sparking conversations relevant to our common welfare.  Send me an email if you have comments, concerns, suggestions or questions about the content, also attached as a PDF file to preserve formatting whate

Department of Pathology Updates - Vol 2.2

December 20, 2016 / Jeffs Dop Updates
Teammates and colleagues, Welcome to a frigid edition of DOP Updates, an email sent to members of our Department of Pathology (DOP) to spark conversations around strategic goals, our brand, and the things that matter most.  Updates is also attached as a PDF to overcome any formatting defects that may occur on whatever the mobile device you may be using to read it.  Updates is sent with a strong belief that why we do what we do supersed

Department of Pathology Updates - Vol 2.1

December 13, 2016 / Jeffs Dop Updates
Teammates, Welcome to a new edition of DOP Updates (PDF Version), an email that I haven’t sent in nearly 6 months.  Not sure why I stopped.  Mostly self-talk convincing myself that lack of time driven by competing demands was explanation enough.  And yet people far busier than I always find the time to do the things that matter most, whether it be exercise, time with friends and family, or sharing information with teammates