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Research Surrounding miR-181a Published

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 [...]

June 25 2020

Forensic Research Regarding COVID-19 Published

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.

June 18 2020
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Thomas Annesley, PhD, receives award from the IFCC

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

June 11 2020

Research Regarding Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma Published

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.

May 29 2020

COVID-19 IgG Serology Testing Now Available At Michigan Medicine

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  [...]

May 29 2020

2019 Annual Report Now Available

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 [...]

May 19 2020

Dr. Farkash Featured on 'PathPod' Podcast

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

May 15 2020

New Research Published in Modern 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.

May 13 2020

New Research Published in Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease

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

May 7 2020

Kristina Martin Receives MSU College of Natural Sciences Award

 

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 [...]

May 5 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

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

Tom Morrow Retires

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 [...]

February 28 2020
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Department Hosts 11th Annual CHAMP Research Symposium

Event showcases clinical and translational research.

February 17 2020

Suzanne Butch is Deservedly Recognized

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 [...]

January 29 2020

Mike McVicker Named Administrative Manager for Clinical Operations

 

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 [...]

January 17 2020
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11th Annual CHAMP Research Symposium

A one-afternoon event showcasing scientific presentations by Department faculty and trainees with open discussions for applying lessons learned to attendee areas of interest.

 

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

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 [...]

January 10 2020

Faculty Spotlight: Felipe da Veiga Leprevost, PhD

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 [...]

January 2 2020

Sue Stern Retires After 41 Years

 

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. [...]

December 24 2019
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Quality Care a Match for New Faculty Member

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

December 19 2019

In Memoriam Bertram Schnitzer, MD

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

November 22 2019

Michigan Medicine was Well Represented at the AABB Annual Meeting

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. [...]

November 4 2019
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Navigating Change

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

September 9 2019
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Essential Answers

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 [...]

September 6 2019
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Growing and Engaging

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

August 28 2019

ASCLS Michigan Eat and Greet

1:00 - 4:00 | Lansing Brewing Company 

August 27 2019
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Employee Recognition Reception Honors Members of the Pathology Family

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

August 26 2019

Pathology Staff Elected and Appointed to ASCLS Michigan Board

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 [...]

August 8 2019

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

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. [...]

July 29 2019

Clinical Flow Cytometry Laboratory Makes Move from UH to NCRC

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 [...]

July 11 2019

New Tool Helps Identify Patients at Risk for Hereditary Cancers

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 [...]

July 3 2019

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

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 [...]

June 18 2019

Dr. William R. Perry Receives Young Investigator Award

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 [...]

June 3 2019

Work by Hematology Lab Techs Highlighted at National Meeting

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

May 22 2019
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Can India lead the way in managing cardiovascular disease?

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

May 8 2019

Glover and Fearon Honored for AAAS Fellowships at Annual Meeting

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 [...]

February 18 2019

10th Annual CHAMP Research Day Registration Now Open

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 [...]

 

January 24 2019

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

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 [...]

January 21 2019

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

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 [...]

January 4 2019

Towsley Lobby's First Blood Drive of the Year

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

January 3 2019

Another Bell is Rung!

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 [...]

December 20 2018

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

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 [...]

December 14 2018
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Medicine, Humility, Respect, and Beyond

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

November 8 2018

Global Health Initiatives Forum: Ghana

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

November 6 2018
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Improvement Projects Highlighted During Quality Month

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

November 5 2018

Renovation to Rogel Cancer Center Blood Draw Station Improves Patient Experience

 

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 [...]

October 23 2018

New Faculty Spotlight - Winston Lee, MD, PhD

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, [...]

August 17 2018

Fall Orientation for Clinical Investigators

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

August 16 2018
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Michigan Medicine Hospitals Ranked No. 5 in the Nation By U.S. News and World Report

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

August 14 2018
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Striving For Zero

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

August 2 2018

Lynn Forbes Retires from Apheresis after nearly 31 Years

 

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 [...]

August 2 2018

Department of Pathology Celebrates Staff Achievements

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.

June 7 2018

Professor Emeritus Tom Annesley wins Education Award from AACC

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 [...]

May 4 2018

9th Clinical Pathology Symposium

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 [...]

April 25 2018
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Congratulations to Talha Anwar for a successful defense of his PhD Thesis with the mentorship of Dr. Celina Kleer

 

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 [...]

April 10 2018
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World TB Day – Wanted: Leaders for a TB-Free World

Pathology's involvement in tuberculosis research and diagnosis

March 23 2018
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Michigan Pathology at USCAP 2018: Your Complete Guide to this Year's Annual Meeting

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.

March 12 2018

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

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 [...]

March 5 2018

As Harry Neusius Retires Jennifer Slater Becomes Phlebotomy Manager

 
 

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.

February 27 2018
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Congratulations to Hung-An (Anna) Ting, PhD for Successful Defense of Her PhD Thesis

 

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. [...]

February 23 2018
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Dr. Chang Kim Recruited to Study Immune Response in Food Allergies

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

February 14 2018

Department of Pathology Updates Vol 3(2)

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 [...]
December 31 2017

Elizabeth McCloud Named Quality Assurance Coordinator of Satellite Support

 
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 [...]
September 21 2017

Michigan Section of AACC and ASCLS Collaborate to Improve Educational Opportunities for Laboratory Professionals

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 [...]
September 14 2017
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Dr. Riccardo Valdez Named Next Director of CP

It is with great pleasure that we announce Dr. Riccardo Valdez as our next Director of the Division of Clinical Pathology.
September 6 2017

On the Road to Understanding

 
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 [...]
September 5 2017

Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory Launches New Next-Generation Sequencing Panels

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 [...]
August 30 2017

New FISH Assays to Aid Renal Cancer Diagnosis

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 [...]
August 30 2017

Alicia Kuzia Named New Medical Laboratory Scientist Internship Coordinator

 
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 [...]
July 17 2017

Clinical Pathology Quarterly All Staff Meeting

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.

July 7 2017

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

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.

April 21 2017

Disruptive Innovations Lead to New Global Impact Opportunities in Pathology

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.
April 11 2017

Clinical Pathology Quarterly All Staff Meeting

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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March 27 2017

Kristina Martin to Present Tips on Document Control at Seminar Series

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.

February 17 2017
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Why We Need You to Donate Blood Now

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

February 8 2017

Department of Pathology Updates - Vol 2.4

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 . . .
January 19 2017

Lab Ambassador - Archive

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 . . .
July 1 2007