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The Yin and the Yang of Research in the COVID Era

December 20, 2021 / Newsletter

As COVID closed down research labs, researchers shifted focus.

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W. John Judd, FIBMS, MBiol (1945-2021)

December 16, 2021 / Clinical Pathology

It is with regret that we announce the passing of W. John Judd, former Professor of Immunohematology for the Department of Pathology at the University of Michigan.  Judd passed on December 1, 2021, at the age of 76, in his hometown of Supply (near Wilmington), North Carolina.  He served in the Department of Pathology for 34 years.

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After Years of Effort, the New Automation Line at UH Core Lab Goes Live!

December 6, 2021 / Renovation And Relocation Project

With great anticipation, the UH Core Lab team hosted Department Chairman Dr. Charles Parkos and other senior leaders in our department on November 9th to demonstrate the department’s newest automation lines. These automation lines are the result of years of planning, and literally, hundreds of hours spent envisioning, forecasting, designing, and training involving laboratory scientists [...]

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Inside the COVID Pandemic: A Laboratory Perspective

November 29, 2021 / Newsletter

The SARS-CoV-2 virus brought lab testing to the headlines. Learn how Michigan Medicine Pathology responded to this unprecedented challenge.

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Careers in Pathology: Laboratory Operations Director

November 11, 2021 / Clinical Pathology

An interview with Kristina Martin and Christine Rigney

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Study Finds that Microbiome Colonization During Infancy is Critical for Modulating Immunity Later in Life

October 29, 2021 / Experimental Pathology

A study related to the maternal gut microbiome and how it regulates immunity to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections in offspring was recently published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. Clinical experts from the Department of Pathology including Drs. Wendy Fonseca, Nicholas Lukacs, and Catherine Ptaschinski were responsible for carrying out this study [...]

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The Link Between Dysplastic Squamous Cells and Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC)

October 15, 2021 / Clinical Pathology

Research pertaining to Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) and cutaneous neuroendocrine carcinomas was just published in the latest edition of Modern Pathology. Led by the team of Drs. Paul Harms, May Chan, Aaron Udager, Rajiv Patel, and more [...]

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Multi-Institutional Study Published on GI Adenomatoid Tumors

October 6, 2021 / Clinical Pathology

Research from experts in the Department of Pathology was published in Europe PMC's Histopathology. The team comprised of Drs. Jiaqi Shi, Laura Lamps and Erika Hissong examined the impact of adenomatoid tumors within the gastrointestinal tract [...]

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2020 Annual Report Now Available

August 3, 2021 / Experimental Pathology

The Department of Pathology's 2020 Annual Report is now available online. In the report, you will read about the department’s tripartite mission of research, education, and patient care, and learn about the goals of the department’s Strategic Council [...]

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Exciting New Residency Program Leadership Team Announced

August 2, 2021 / Announcement

The Department of Pathology is pleased to announce its new Pathology Residency Training Program Leadership Team! Dr. Shih Hon (Sean) Li, will transition from Associate Residency Program Director to Residency Program Director, replacing Dr. Kristine Konopka, on August 1, 2021. Supporting him are Dr. David Manthei, who will serve as the Associate Residency Program Director for Clinical Pathology, and Dr. Sara Abbott [...]

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Dr. Carmen Gherasim Wins 2020-2021 Faculty Teaching Award

June 10, 2021 / Award

The Department of Pathology is pleased to announce that Dr. Carmen Gherasim has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the 2020-2021 Faculty Teaching Award [...]

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Research Published in Urologic Oncology's ScienceDirect

June 10, 2021 / Clinical Pathology

Research by Drs. Alexander Taylor and Stephanie Skala seek to understand why tumors masquerade as forms of type-2 papillary of renal cell carcinoma. The study was just published in Urologic Oncology's ScienceDirect [...]

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Research by Dr. Cho Published in AACR's "Cancer Research"

April 19, 2021 / Clinical Pathology

A new publication from the Department of Pathology, led by Dr. Kathleen Cho, was just published in the American Association for Cancer Research's flagship journal. highlights how altering the microbiome within a mouse model of oviductal high-grade serious carcinoma can inhibit tumorigeneis [...]

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New Assay For Early Detection of Aggressive Prostate Cancers Developed

April 13, 2021 / Clinical Pathology

A new study, led by U-M graduate in molecular and cellular pathology Dr. Andi Cani, was just published in European Urology Oncology. The publication focuses on the development of a whole-urine, multiplexed, next-generation RNA-sequencing assay that is used for the early detection of aggressive forms of prostate cancer [...]

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Department of Pathology Shines at 2021 Virtual USCAP Meeting

March 24, 2021 / Conferences

The Department of Pathology was well represented at the 110th Annual Meeting of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP), held March 13-18, 2021. This year's event was reconstructed into a fully virtual format in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with participants able to tune in and contribute from all over the world. Several of our faculty and trainees were featured at this year's conference. Let's take a moment to recap some key highlights from #USCAP2021.

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The multi-faceted role of the SUV family of H3K9 methyltransferases

February 8, 2021 / Clinical Pathology

A new study from Drs. Andrew Muntean and Nirmalya Saha of the Department of Pathology's Muntean Lab was just published in Biochim et Biophysica (BBA) Reviews on Cancer. The research project sheds light on the multi-faceted role of the SUV family of H3K9 methyltransferases in carcinogenesis and within cancer progression.

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Honoring Bill LeBar as he Retires from Clinical Microbiology

February 5, 2021 / Clinical Pathology

Thursday, January 28th, was a bittersweet day for the Department of Pathology. Bill LeBar, Administrative Manager of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, retired after more than 12 years of service. A virtual retirement ceremony was held in his honor, with more than 50 faculty, staff, and family members attending [...]

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Marie Moorhouse Retires After 35 Years

December 21, 2020 / Clinical Pathology

Marie began her career at the University of Michigan as an undergraduate biology student working in security at the old Mott Hospital, checking ID badges. This is where she caught the attention of the phlebotomy supervisor, Theresa Malcolm, who encouraged Marie to contact her about a position in phlebotomy. Marie called and, as Marie recalls, “The rest is a 35-year history.”[...]

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Suzanne Butch, MA, MLS(ASCP)SBB, DLM, CQA(ASQ) wins 2020 President’s Award

December 3, 2020 / Award

Congratulations to Suzanne Butch for winning the American Association of Blood Banks’s 2020 President’s Award.  This award was in recognition of her “extraordinary work with the ISBT Working Party on Information Technology and [her] leadership in moving the ISBT 128 labeling program forward.” [...]

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Research Led by Drs. Cierpicki and Grembecka Published in "Blood"

December 2, 2020 / Clinical Pathology

A new study led by Drs. Jolanta Grembecka and Tomasz Cierpicki of the Department of Pathology was just published in Blood's American Society of Hematology. The research focuses on combinatorial treatment with menin and FLT3 and how inhibitors induce complete remission in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with activating FLT3 mutations [...]

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Research Led by Dr. Udager Published in Modern Pathology

November 19, 2020 / Clinical Pathology

New research by the Department of Pathology was recently published in Modern Pathology. The study, led by Drs. Aaron Udager, Noah Brown, Bryan Betz, Jonathan McHugh and Scott Tomlins, focuses on how TP53 mutations and CDKN2A mutations and deletions are highly recurrent molecular alterations within malignant progression of sinonasal papilomas [...]

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Usha Kota, BS, MT(ASCP) Retires after more than 32 years

November 10, 2020 / Clinical Pathology

Congratulations to Usha Kota, BS, MT(ASCP) on her retirement following 32 years in Pathology! Usha began in Pathology in 1988 in the blood bank, moving to flow cytometry in 1989. In 1990, she was promoted to senior technologist, then flow cytometry supervisor in 1994.  In 2005, she was promoted to laboratory supervisor of Hematology [...]

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Host-Microbiota Interactions in Health and Disease: Gabriel Nunez, MD

October 20, 2020 / Events

12:00 pm EST

Join #UMichPath and the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine for a virtual event with department faculty Dr. Gabriel Nuñez, who will be hosting a discussion related to host-microbiota interactions in modern health and disease.

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Don Giacherio, PhD, Retires After 38 Years of Service

October 16, 2020 / Announcement

Congratulations to Don Giacherio, PhD, who retired July 31, 2020, following 38 years of service in the University of Michigan Department of Pathology. Giacherio completed his PhD at the University of Illinois in 1980, followed by a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at Mayo Clinic. In 1982, Giacherio joined the University of Michigan Department of Pathology as an Instructor in Pathology [...]

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Dr. Celina Kleer: Physician Scientist, Dedicated Mentor, ASIP Outstanding Investigator Awardee

July 20, 2020 / Clinical Pathology

Dr. Celina Kleer named 2019 AACR Outstanding Investigator in Breast Cancer Research

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Research Surrounding miR-181a Published

June 25, 2020 / Experimental Pathology

Research from Dr. Analisa Difeo was just published in Nature Communications. The study focuses on miR-181a and how it initiates and perpetuates oncogenic transformation through the regulation of innate immune signaling [...]

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Forensic Research Regarding COVID-19 Published

June 18, 2020 / Experimental Pathology

The publication takes an in-depth examination of diffuse alveolar damage (DAD) caused by COVID-19 and how it is morphologically indistinguishable from other causes of DAD.

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Thomas Annesley, PhD, receives award from the IFCC

June 11, 2020 / Award

Congratulations to Thomas Annesley, PhD, on winning the 2020 IFCC Award for Distinguished Contributions in Education.

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Research Regarding Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma Published

May 29, 2020 / Experimental Pathology

The research, which focuses on invasive squamous cell carcinomas and the precursor lesions that demonstrate concordic genomic complexity in driver genes, was just published in Modern Pathology.

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COVID-19 IgG Serology Testing Now Available At Michigan Medicine

May 29, 2020 / Announcement

Serology testing for SARS-CoV-2 is now available for ordering on appropriate patients at Michigan Medicine. A separate process for testing and screening of health care workers and Michigan Medicine affiliates will be communicated in the coming weeks.

The serology test detects specific antibodies generated as part of the immune response to SARS-COV-2 infection. Our current test methods detect  [...]

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2019 Annual Report Now Available

May 19, 2020 / Experimental Pathology

The Department of Pathology 2019 Annual Report is now available online. Our department continues to show outstanding performance and growth and the past year was another example of why our department is one of the best in the world.

In the report, you will read about [...]

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Dr. Farkash Featured on 'PathPod' Podcast

May 15, 2020 / Clinical Pathology

Dr. Farkash recently sat down with the podcast team to discuss renal pathology during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New Research Published in Modern Pathology

May 13, 2020 / Experimental Pathology

The study pertains to the molecular characterization of uterine and ovarian tumors and their relationships to epithelial and germ cell features by somatic derivation.

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New Research Published in Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease

May 7, 2020 / Experimental Pathology

The study sheds light on alternative methods used for measuring size and depth of vulvar squamous cell carcinoma.

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Kristina Martin Receives MSU College of Natural Sciences Award

May 5, 2020 / Announcement
 

Clinical Pathology Operations Director, Kristina Martin, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, has been named the recipient of the 2020 Recent Alumni Award from the Michigan State University College of Natural Science. Martin graduated from [...]

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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 [...]

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Important Test Updates Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 16, 2020 / Announcement

Resources and guidance.

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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. [...]

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Tom Morrow Retires

February 28, 2020 / Clinical Pathology

Tom Morrow grew up in Ann Arbor, graduated from U-M, and spent his entire 47-year career working for the University. He joined the Department of Pathology as a System Administrator in 1981, and while he’s officially retiring February 28th, he’ll stay [...]

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Department Hosts 11th Annual CHAMP Research Symposium

February 17, 2020 / Conferences

Event showcases clinical and translational research.

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Suzanne Butch is Deservedly Recognized

January 29, 2020 / Award

Suzanne Butch, who is the Division of Quality and Health Improvement’s (DQHI) Manager of Clinical Pathology Quality Assurance has been an instrumental part of the International Council for Commonality in Blood Banking Automation (ICCBBA) for many years. ICCBBA is the not-for-profit, nongovernmental standards body in official relations with the World Health Organization [...]

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Mike McVicker Named Administrative Manager for Clinical Operations

January 17, 2020 / Announcement
 

We are pleased to announce that Mike McVicker is the new Administrative Manager for Clinical Operations in the Department of Pathology.

Mike has worked at Michigan Medicine for over 13 years, kicking off his career in the Specimen Processing division [...]

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Sean Li, MD, PhD, Appointed to ABPath Test Development and Advisory Committee

January 10, 2020 / Announcement

Dr. Sean Li has been appointed to the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Test Development and Advisory Committee (TDAC) for Clinical Pathology CertLink® for 2020.

Physicians appointed to TDACs are considered established subject matter experts in their subspecialties [...]

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Faculty Spotlight: Felipe da Veiga Leprevost, PhD

January 2, 2020 / Experimental Pathology

In 2015, Felipe da Veiga Leprevost, PhD, came to the University of Michigan as a research fellow to study computational proteomics. In June of 2019, he accepted a faculty position as a Research Investigator in Bioinformatics. He now has a Michigan-born little one and his roots are growing deeper in Ann Arbor [...]

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Sue Stern Retires After 41 Years

December 24, 2019 / Announcement
 

After 41 years in the laboratory, Sue Stern, MS, MT(ASCP), is retiring. Sue graduated from the U-M Medical Technology Program in 1978. She then secured a position as a medical technologist in the Chemistry Laboratory. [...]

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Quality Care a Match for New Faculty Member

December 19, 2019 / Clinical Pathology

Not yet entirely settled in at home, Matt Cusick, PhD, is diving into his new role as an Assistant Professor in Clinical Pathology.

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In Memoriam Bertram Schnitzer, MD

November 22, 2019 / Clinical Pathology

Michigan lost one of it’s most celebrated and beloved pathologists this week as Dr. Bertram Schnitzer passed away at the age of 90. [...]

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Michigan Medicine was Well Represented at the AABB Annual Meeting

November 4, 2019 / Conferences

The American Association of Blood Banking (AABB) Annual Meeting is the must-attend event to learn about cutting-edge research, keep up with the latest technological advances, and network with like-minded transfusion medicine professionals from around the world. AABB is committed to providing continuing education that focuses on optimizing patient and donor care and safety. [...]

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Navigating Change

September 9, 2019 / Experimental Pathology

The Department of Pathology embraces the future while navigating through multiple changes as it settles into its new laboratory home.

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Essential Answers

September 6, 2019 / Clinical Pathology

When Kasey Hilton was 19 weeks pregnant, she and her husband, Mike, visited U-M Midwives for their first ultrasound. Not knowing what to expect, the couple wasn’t concerned when a doctor was called into the room. Then, everything changed [...]

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ASCP Announces Top Five of its 40 Under Forty Program to Recognize Future Generation of Laboratory Leaders

August 29, 2019 / Announcement

Dr. Choi is an assistant professor and the Hematopathology Fellowship Director.

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Growing and Engaging

August 28, 2019 / Announcement

No stranger to the Department of Pathology, Dr. Kristina Davis now joins the department as faculty.

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ASCLS Michigan Eat and Greet

August 27, 2019 / Announcement

1:00 - 4:00 | Lansing Brewing Company 

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Employee Recognition Reception Honors Members of the Pathology Family

August 26, 2019 / Award

Staff members were recognized for their years of service and for going above and beyond. 

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Pathology Staff Elected and Appointed to ASCLS Michigan Board

August 8, 2019 / Announcement

On August 1, six Michigan Medicine Department of Pathology staff members assumed positions on the board of the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science’s (ASCLS) Michigan chapter. As [...]

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Dr. Sarah Choi Honored as One of ASCP's "40 Under Forty"

July 29, 2019 / Announcement

Sarah Choi, MD, PhD, has been honored as one of ASCP’s “40 under Forty” program recognizing the future generation of laboratory leaders.

ASCP’s 40 Under Forty program shines the spotlight on 40 highly accomplished pathologists, pathology residents, and laboratory professionals under age 40 who have made significant contributions to the profession and stand out as the future of laboratory leadership. [...]

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Clinical Flow Cytometry Laboratory Makes Move from UH to NCRC

July 11, 2019 / Renovation And Relocation Project

It began with a vision. Dr. Riccardo Valdez, Director of Clinical Pathology, was interested in moving the Clinical Flow lab from University Hospital (UH) to the HLA laboratory at the North Campus Research Complex. The shift would allow for putting similar technologies, like HLA flow and crossmatch and hemepath flow, together. It would also move the laboratory to where cases are signed out and to where marrow aspirates are stained, differentiated, and signed out [...]

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New Tool Helps Identify Patients at Risk for Hereditary Cancers

July 3, 2019 / Announcement

Lynn McCain and Drs. David Keren and Lee Schroeder are part of a multidisciplinary team at Michigan Medicine and Rogel Cancer Center who have developed an online tool to help identify those at risk for familial cancers. InheRET, which has already [...]

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John Ko and Jennifer Slater assume Positions on the ASCLS-Michigan Board

June 18, 2019 / Announcement

Jennifer SlaterTJohn Kohe Blood Bank’s John Ko and Phlebotomy’s Jennifer Slater will serve on the board of the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science’s (ASCLS) Michigan chapter. Beginning August 1, Ko will serve as President-Elect and Slater will serve as [...]

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Dr. William R. Perry Receives Young Investigator Award

June 3, 2019 / Announcement

First-year resident, William R. Perry, MD, received a 2019 Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Award at the 54th Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS) Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. The awards were established [...]

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Work by Hematology Lab Techs Highlighted at National Meeting

May 22, 2019 / Announcement

Two of our hematology lab technologists were first authors on poster abstracts at the XXXII International Symposium on [...]

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Can India lead the way in managing cardiovascular disease?

May 8, 2019 / Clinical Pathology

University of Michigan researcher Lee Schroeder takes a deep dive on much-needed help for tackling the burden of cardiovascular diseases in India.

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Glover and Fearon Honored for AAAS Fellowships at Annual Meeting

February 18, 2019 / Experimental Pathology

Eric Fearon, MD, PhD , and Thomas Glover, PhD, are two of fifteen researchers at the University of Michigan named 2018 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows. A total of 416 members were awarded for 2018, chosen by their peers for their [...]

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10th Annual CHAMP Research Day Registration Now Open

January 24, 2019 / Education

The 10th annual CHAMP Research Day will be held on Thursday, February 7th, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Research Auditorium located in building 10 of the North Campus Research Complex. The event will feature presentations by Department of Pathology trainees and faculty [...]

 

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"It’s Not Just a Needlestick" Published in the Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine

January 21, 2019 / Clinical Pathology

A multi-disciplinary study out of Michigan Medicine’s departments of physical medicine and rehabilitation, pathology, and pediatrics, and Child & Family Life and the Office of Patient Experience, was published in the Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine.

Phlebotomy training tends to focus on clinical technique rather than [...]

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Thomas Glover, PhD, Receives Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research

January 4, 2019 / Announcement

On December 12, Dr. Thomas Glover was recognized as the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research. Glover, who is the pioneer and defining scientist in the field of common fragile sites (CFS) in human chromosomes, gave [...]

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Towsley Lobby's First Blood Drive of the Year

January 3, 2019 / Announcement

Help a patient in need by donating blood on Tuesday, January 8th in the Towsley Lobby [...]

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Another Bell is Rung!

December 20, 2018 / Announcement

On Thursday, December 20, 2018, at 3:30 pm, the founders of InheRET, Inc., participated in the bell ringing ceremony at the University of Michigan’s Technology Transfer office. The event signaled the formal licensing of technology developed at the University of Michigan to the spin-off corporation.

InheRET, Inc., developed jointly by the Department of Pathology and the Department of Internal Medicine faculty and staff, has produced an online family health history questionnaire.  It interprets patient-entered data [...]

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Laurie Griesinger, MD, takes Top Prizes at Resident Research Competition

December 14, 2018 / Announcement

Second-year resident, Laurie Griesinger, MD, won both second and third place at the 2018 Winter Resident Research Competition on December 1st at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan. The competition, held annually by the Michigan Society of Pathologists during their Winter Meeting, is open to [...]

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Medicine, Humility, Respect, and Beyond

November 8, 2018 / Newsletter

Rohit Mehra, MD—faculty perspective on the need to understand why a patient’s cancer would not respond to treatment.

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Global Health Initiatives Forum: Ghana

November 6, 2018 / Events

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm | Taubman Health Sciences Library

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Improvement Projects Highlighted During Quality Month

November 5, 2018 / Quality And Health Improvement

The Department's commitment to collaboration and innovation well-represented at Quality Month event.

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Renovation to Rogel Cancer Center Blood Draw Station Improves Patient Experience

October 23, 2018 / Clinical Pathology
 

The Department of Pathology’s blood draw station at the Rogel Cancer Center has been renovated to improve the patient experience. Prior to the renovation, the average wait time was over [...]

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New Faculty Spotlight - Winston Lee, MD, PhD

August 17, 2018 / Clinical Pathology

You have seen his face around Pathology for the past six weeks, but you may not even know his name.  Winston Lee, MD, PhD, joined the Department of Pathology as a Clinical Assistant Professor on June 1, 2018.  Board certified in Anatomic Pathology and Hematopathology, [...]

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Fall Orientation for Clinical Investigators

August 16, 2018 / Experimental Pathology

8:00 am – 11:30 am |  University Hospital Room UH 2C224

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Michigan Medicine Hospitals Ranked No. 5 in the Nation By U.S. News and World Report

August 14, 2018 / Announcement

Commitments to patient care and innovative technologies earn us top ratings.

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Striving For Zero

August 2, 2018 / Newsletter

Pathology Informatics put together a team to create a new specimen tracking application, in house.

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Lynn Forbes Retires from Apheresis after nearly 31 Years

August 2, 2018 / Announcement
 

In 1987, Lynn Forbes was taking the first year of medical laboratory technology classes at Eastern Michigan University when she received a letter. The University of Michigan was looking for students interested in filling open positions in Central Distribution, now known as Specimen Processing. Intrigued, Forbes applied. Soon after, she accepted [...]

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Department of Pathology Celebrates Staff Achievements

June 7, 2018 / Award

Kelly Dotson, representing the Employee Recognition Program Committee recognized 94 Pathology Employees at this year’s Employee Recognition Program held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.  Employees were honored 10 to 40 years of service and for receiving Above and Beyond Awards for exceptional acts of service.  Click through for a complete listing of our exceptional employees.

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Professor Emeritus Tom Annesley wins Education Award from AACC

May 4, 2018 / Announcement

On April 30, 2018 the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announced that U-M Professor Emeritus Thomas Annesley, PhD was awarded the 2018 Outstanding Contributions in Education Award [...]

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9th Clinical Pathology Symposium

April 25, 2018 / Events

The 9th Clinical Pathology Symposium was held on Monday, April 23rd and offered and opportunity for Department of Pathology faculty and staff to earn continuing education credits. 

Attendees learned about transgender medicine, including implications on [...]

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Congratulations to Talha Anwar for a successful defense of his PhD Thesis with the mentorship of Dr. Celina Kleer

April 10, 2018 / Announcement
 

Talha Anwar is in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) and the Molecular and Cellular Pathology Program at U-M. He defended his PhD thesis, Regulation of EZH2 in triple-negative breast cancer, on Friday April 6, 2018 [...]

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World TB Day – Wanted: Leaders for a TB-Free World

March 23, 2018 / Experimental Pathology

Pathology's involvement in tuberculosis research and diagnosis

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Michigan Pathology at USCAP 2018: Your Complete Guide to this Year's Annual Meeting

March 12, 2018 / Conferences

Michigan Pathology has over 30 pathologists traveling to Vancouver, BC for this year's USCAP 2018. The department is featuring numerous speakers and displaying dozens of posters at this annual meeting. Read more to find out where and when to meet up with our faculty, fellows, and residents.

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Work by Peter A. Ward, MD, featured in Nature Immunology

March 5, 2018 / Clinical Pathology

The Review Article, Innate immune responses to trauma, was released today in Nature Immunology. This work, by Markus Huber-Lang of the University Hospital of Ulm, Institute of Clinical and Experimental Trauma-Immunology in Ulm Germany, John D. Lambris of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Department of Pathology [...]

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As Harry Neusius Retires Jennifer Slater Becomes Phlebotomy Manager

February 27, 2018 / Announcement
 
 

As we wish Harry Neusius a happy retirement, it is our pleasure to announce that Jennifer Slater, previous supervisor of onsite-outpatient phlebotomy areas, has been promoted to Phlebotomy Manager.

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Congratulations to Hung-An (Anna) Ting, PhD for Successful Defense of Her PhD Thesis

February 23, 2018 / Announcement

 

Dr. Ting successfully defended her PhD thesis, Notch ligand Delta-like 4 (DII4) induced epigenetic mechanisms in regulatory T cell function during pulmonary viral infection, on February 21, 2018. [...]

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Dr. Chang Kim Recruited to Study Immune Response in Food Allergies

February 14, 2018 / Clinical Pathology

Pathology’s newest faculty will study this life-threatening condition in the Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center

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Department of Pathology Updates Vol 3(2)

December 31, 2017 / Renovation And Relocation Project
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 [...]
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Elizabeth McCloud Named Quality Assurance Coordinator of Satellite Support

September 21, 2017 / Announcement
 
The Department of Pathology has announced that the new Quality Assurance Coordinator for Satellite Support will be Elizabeth McCloud.  Satellite Support, which is under the Point of Care group [...]
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Michigan Section of AACC and ASCLS Collaborate to Improve Educational Opportunities for Laboratory Professionals

September 14, 2017 / Conferences
To help improve continuing education opportunities available to laboratory medicine professionals, Michigan Section leadership members from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) and the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) have worked together to plan a joint continuing education event [...]
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Dr. Riccardo Valdez Named Next Director of CP

September 6, 2017 / Announcement
It is with great pleasure that we announce Dr. Riccardo Valdez as our next Director of the Division of Clinical Pathology.
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On the Road to Understanding

September 5, 2017 / Lab Ambassadors
 
The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) is seeking stories of how laboratorians have impacted patient care.  Whether you have caught a pre-analytical [...]
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Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory Launches New Next-Generation Sequencing Panels

August 30, 2017 / Announcement
On August 30th, 2017, the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory launched new next-generation sequencing (NGS) panels including the Lung Cancer NGS Panel, the Colorectal Cancer NGS Panel, the Melanoma NGS Panel and [...]
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New FISH Assays to Aid Renal Cancer Diagnosis

August 30, 2017 / Announcement
The recent availability of molecular data on renal tumors has resulted in clinically useful World Health Organization (WHO)-driven classification system including several new and intriguing [...]
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Alicia Kuzia Named New Medical Laboratory Scientist Internship Coordinator

July 17, 2017 / Announcement
 
Congratulations to Alicia Kuzia who was selected as the new Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) Internship Coordinator.  Alicia will officially start this fall as we prepare for the new batch of students.  Alicia participated [...]
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Clinical Pathology Quarterly All Staff Meeting

July 7, 2017 / Quality And Health Improvement

Date: July 25, 2017

Time: 9:00am – 10:00am

Location: Med Sci 1, Rm 5330

Refreshments will be served beginning at 8:30 am. Gift card drawing for those attending from last quarterly meeting. The meeting will be recorded for those unable to attend.

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Governor Rick Snyder Proclaims April 23 - 29, 2017 Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

April 21, 2017 / Lab Ambassadors

In recognition of the vital role that laboratory employees play in quality healthcare for the residents of Michigan, Governor Rick Snyder has proclaimed April 23 - 29, 2017 Medical Laboratory Professionals Week. The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science - Michigan will host Lab Week Professional Advocacy Day on Tuesday, April 25. Advocacy Day is an opportunity for laboratorians to visit the offices of their legislators in Lansing to share information about the profession and network with others in the field.

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Disruptive Innovations Lead to New Global Impact Opportunities in Pathology

April 11, 2017 / Education
Chief Resident, Cody Carter, MD, writes about the disruptive technological innovations in histology and digital pathology that are shaking up Global Outreach possibilities in the field. He discusses the new opportunities to make a diagnostic impact for patients in Sub-Saharan Africa from the comfort of your office in No Longer an Excuse. Read it in the American Society for Clinical Pathology's quarterly publication, Critical Values.
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Clinical Pathology Quarterly All Staff Meeting

March 27, 2017 / Events

Date
April 18, 2017

Time
9:00 – 10:00am

Location
Medical Sciences Building 1
Room 5330

Refreshments will be served beginning at 08:30
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Kristina Martin to Present Tips on Document Control at Seminar Series

February 17, 2017 / Conferences

Kristina Martin, MLS(ASCP)CH will present Document Control for Control Freaks during the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics (BLD) Seminar Series at Michigan State University. The series, celebrating its 90th year, invites BLD alumni to share educational lab topics and insights from their careers in health care. Kristina’s presentation is on Tuesday, February 28 at 4:00pm EST in North Kedzie Hall, room N317.

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Why We Need You to Donate Blood Now

February 8, 2017 / Clinical Pathology

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

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Department of Pathology Updates - Vol 2.4

January 19, 2017 / Clinical Pathology
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
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Lab Ambassador - Archive

July 1, 2007 / Lab Ambassadors
Coagulation *Effective January 2, 2007 the coagulation laboratory will offer a panel of tests called "DIC Work up". Pneumonic is DIC. This panel of tests will aid in ordering and diagnosis when Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) is suspected. The tests included are PT7, INR, PTT, Fibrinogen, Advanced D-Dimer, and a Platelet count. * Special Coagulation will now be offering two new tests, ASPIRIN and PLAVIX. These tests will be perfor
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