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Research from INHERET Published in JNCCN

January 18, 2022 / Publications

Research from INHERET was just published in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (JNCCN). Learn more about this study, which analyzes the implementation of InheRET's online tool that provides information about family history as it relates to cancer risks [...]

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Research Study Published in European Urology's Open Science

January 5, 2022 / Publications

 A multi-institutional study led by Drs. Alex Taylor, Noah Brown and Rohit Mehra from the Department of Pathology was just published in European Urology's Open Science. Learn more about the resarch, which focuses on how TERT promoter mutations were characterized in urinary tract lesions, which may be considered as precursors to neoplasia at this site [...]

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From Chaos to Balance

January 3, 2022 / Experimental Pathology

Dr. Anuska Andjelkovic-Zochowski's story

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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: Transfusion Medicine and Apheresis

November 22, 2021 / Faculty

Dr. Chisa Yamada's Perspective

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Department of Pathology Represents at NAME 2021

October 29, 2021 / Conferences

The Department of Pathology was well represented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) held on October 15-19, 2021. This year’s event was held in person at the Hilton West Palm Beach in West Palm Beach, FL. There was also an on-demand virtual option for those who couldn’t attend the conference in person [...]

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Introducing the Pathology Anti-Racism Taskforce (PART)

October 29, 2021 / Video

The Department of Pathology is proud to unveil its newest initiative - the Pathology Anti-Racism Taskforce, also called PART. Composed of faculty and staff members from the Department, PART aims to eliminate racism within the health system, on the Michigan campus, and within the greater community [...]

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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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Department Hosts Annual Fall Picnic at Wiard's Orchard

October 25, 2021 / Events

On Sunday, October 10, the Department of Pathology hosted its annual Fall Picnic at Wiard's Orchard in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Members of the department ranging from faculty, to staff, to trainees, came out for a day of fun in the fall weather [...]

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From Mumbai to Michigan

October 19, 2021 / Faculty Spotlight

Dr. L. Priya Kunju's 20-year Perspective

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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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Careers in Pathology: Quality and Health Improvement

September 27, 2021 / Quality And Health Improvement

Improving systems for better outcomes is the name of the game for Dr. Scott Owens.

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Dr. Peter A. Ward named “World Expert in Sepsis”

September 21, 2021 / Experimental Pathology

Dr. Peter Ward, Active Emeritus Professor and former Chair of Pathology, was named “World Expert in Sepsis” by Expertscape on World Sepsis Day, September 13, 2021. To be named a World Expert, one must be in the top 0.1% of scholars writing about Sepsis over the past ten years. Ward came in among the top .006% of scholars in the world and the number 1 scholar on sepsis at the University of Michigan [...]

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Careers in Pathology: Pathology Informatics

September 14, 2021 / Informatics

An interview with Drs. Ul Balis, David McClintock, and Jerome Cheng of the Pathology Informatics team.

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Dr. Chisa Yamada Recognized by AABB

August 24, 2021 / Blood Bank

Dr. Chisa Yamada was highlighted by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) in their August newsletter. Read more about Dr. Yamada's career within transfusion medicine, her interest in pediatrics, as well as her greatest personal triumphs [...]

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Department Welcomes 2021 Fellows and Clinical Instructors

August 9, 2021 / Education

Some familiar and some new, see the group of Fellows representing the department.

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TRIM63 - What is it? (Hint: Not a weight-loss product)

August 9, 2021 / Publications

Dr. Xiao-Ming (Mindy) Wang and colleagues from the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology and Department of Pathology published a groundbreaking finding from an inter-institutional study regarding TRIM63 in Modern Pathology  [...]

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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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¿Cómo se dice ... ?

July 26, 2021 / Education

Spanish is the second most frequently spoken language in the United States and at the University of Michigan Medical School, medical students are learning how to speak medical Spanish as they prepare to interact with their patients of the future.  Whether the student is a beginner or fluent, they can participate in this program with the goal of being comfortable interacting with Spanish-speaking patients.

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Department Hosts Second-Annual Juneteenth Equality Walk

June 21, 2021 / Video

On Friday June 18, the Department of Pathology hosted its second-annual Equality Walk in observance of the Juneteenth holiday.

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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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2021 Graduating Class of Fellows and Clinical Lecturers

June 1, 2021 / Fellowships

Congratulations to our Graduates!

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Research Published in Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

May 18, 2021 / Anatomic Pathology

Research from the Department of Pathology was just published in the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Learn more about this publication, which highlights GI samples from COVID-19 patients, led by Dr. Maria Westerhoff [...]

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Researchers Develop First-in-Class Inhibitors Against Key Leukemia Protein

May 17, 2021 / Michigan Health Blog

A research effort by Drs. Jolanta Grembecka and Tomasz Cierpicki was just published in Nature Communications. Learn more about the protein made by the ASH1L gene, which plays a key role in the development of acute leukemia, along with other diseases [...]

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Research from Lombard Lab Published in Journal of Clinical Investigation

May 12, 2021 / Publications

Research from the Department's Lombard Lab was just published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. The study, which focuses on how the deacylase SIRT5 compound supports melanoma viability by influencing chromatin dynamics, was led by Dr. Lombard [...]

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Arul Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD, Recognized for Outstanding Research

May 7, 2021 / Award

Congratulations to Arul Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD, who was announced as the Science of Oncology Award and Lecture recipient by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). As part of this award, Chinnaiyan will present a 30-minute lecture entitled “Exploring Precision Oncology: from Gene Fusions to Related Genetic Drivers“ at the ASCO Annual Meeting, to be held virtually on June 4-8, 2021 [...]

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Broadening the Scope: A Qualitative Study of Pathologists’ Attitudes Toward Patient-Pathologist Interactions

May 5, 2021 / Quality And Health Improvement

Learn more about pathologists' attitudes toward patient interactions in this new publication, led by Dr. Cathryn Lapedis.

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Arul Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD Recognized for Outstanding Research

May 3, 2021 / Award

Congratulations to Arul Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD, who was announced as the Science of Oncology Award and Lecture recipient by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). As part of this award, Chinnaiyan will present a 30-minute lecture entitled “ “ at the ASCO Annual Meeting, to be held virtually on June 4-8, 2021.

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Passing the Test: Pathology Department Teams Help Carry Michigan Medicine Through Pandemic

April 20, 2021 / Publications

The department has navigated an unprecedented workload over the past year and continues to increase. Hear from experts Christine Kizer, Dr. Michael Bachman, Jennifer Bergendahl, and more, as they discuss how efforts have helped Michigan Medicine stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic [...]

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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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Henry Appelman, MD Featured in The Pathologist

April 15, 2021 / Anatomic Pathology

Dr. Henry Appelman, the M.R. Abell Professor of Surgical Pathology, Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology, was recently featured in an interview by Dr. Ivan Damjanov for The Pathologist [...]  

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Laura W. Lamps, MD, begins term as President of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology

April 15, 2021 / Announcement

Dr. Laura W. Lamps, the Godfrey Dorr Stobbe Professor and Director of Gastrointestinal Pathology and the director of the GI Pathology Fellowship Program, can now add President of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) to her list of titles. Dr. Lamps assumed this leadership role on April 1, 2021 [...]

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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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Announcing the 2021 Medical Laboratory Professionals Week!

April 8, 2021 / Announcement

This year's Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW) kicks off from April 18 until April 24, 2021. The department plans to celebrate with virtual events and activities for all those within the department! When did it start, and how can you be a part of it?  Continue to the article for more information [...]

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Two Proteins Critical for Kidney Function

March 24, 2021 / Michigan Health Blog

Research by Drs. Ann Laszczyk and the Department of Pathology's Dr. Gregory Dressler was just published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. The study focuses on PAX2 proteins and their effects on kidney function and development.

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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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"A Correct Diagnosis Can Be Life-Changing": Dr. Rohit Mehra

March 9, 2021 / Video

Dr. Mehra discusses his career path and how he arrived at Michigan Medicine in our latest Careers in Pathology video.

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Role of BATF in the Development of Innate Lymphoid Cells Elucidated

February 10, 2021 / Publications

A series of sophisticated processes are required in the development of innate lymphoid cells (ILC) for them to reach maturity. The Kim laboratory discovered that basic leucine zipper ATF-like transcription factor (Batf) regulates the production of ILC progenitors in the bone marrow as well as the maintenance of ILCs in the periphery. These cells are strategically distributed in peripheral tissues to provide important innate immunity to fight pathogens such as pathogenic viruses and bacteria.

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Prognostic Subgroups of Merkel Cell Carcinoma Defined

February 9, 2021 / Publications

A collaboration between the Department of Pathology and the Department of Dermatology examined biomarkers of outcomes in 346 cases of Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), an aggressive type of skin cancer. The study was published in the recent edition of Clinical Cancer Research [...]

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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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Research from Dr. Udager Published in European Urology

February 1, 2021 / Publications

A new publication, generated by Department of Pathology faculty members Drs. Aaron Udager and Scott Tomlins was successfully published in European Urology. The research highlights a longitudinal cohort study centered around the serial molecular profiling of low-grade prostate cancer in order to better assess tumor upgrading [...]

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Dr. Brown Hosting Virtual Webinar with SOPHiA Genetics

January 26, 2021 / Education

12:00 pm EST

Join #UMichPath and SOPHiA Genetics for a virtual event with department faculty Dr. Noah Brown, who will be hosting a discussion related to developing an NGS solution in order to keep pace with the ever-evolving recommendations and clinical guidelines for myeloid malignancies.

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Telepathology: A Prime Application of Digital Pathology

January 20, 2021 / Anatomic Pathology

Technological advances have made telepathology a reality for many pathologists, allowing challenging case consultations regardless of where the expert may be located.  Recently, Dr. Liron Pantanowitz, Director of Anatomic Pathology, presented a keynote address entitled, "Telepathology: Still the #1 application of digital pathology" at the 7th Digital Pathology & AI Congress: Europe, December 1, 2020.

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Study Explains Why Patients with Cancer Spread to the Liver Have Worse Outcomes

January 5, 2021 / Experimental Pathology

A new study by the University of Michigan's Rogel Cancer Center analyzed patients with cancer and the factors that cause the cancer to spread to the liver, leading to worse outcomes. 

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Prostate Cancer Regulator Plays Role in COVID-19, Providing a Promising Treatment Lead

December 22, 2020 / Michigan Health Blog

Clinical trials underway are testing whether drugs that target the androgen receptor – successful in controlling prostate cancer – could also work against the coronavirus. wo proteins, ACE2 and TMPRSS2, help the coronavirus gain entry and replicate within cells. TMPRSS2 is well-known to Arul Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD. His lab discovered that TMPRSS2 fuses with the ETS gene to drive more than half of all prostate cancers [...]

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Dr. Lamps Appears on The PathPod Podcast

December 7, 2020 / Education

Recently, Department of Pathology faculty member Dr. Laura Lamps appeared on the December 3 episode of the PathPod Pocast's Beyond the Scope. In the episode, Dr. Lamps discusses a varierty of topics including her role as the Director of Gastrointestinal Pathology at Michigan Medicine, her involvement in United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP), personal hobbies and her experience working in medicine overall [...]

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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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Dr. Celina Kleer Wins ASIP 2020 Outstanding Investigator Award

November 12, 2020 / Experimental Pathology

Congratulations to Dr. Celina Kleer who was awarded the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP)'s 2020 Outstanding Investigator Award. Dr. Kleer receives the award for her demonstrated excellence in research in experimental pathology [...]

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Global Virtual Cancer Conference: Dr. Jeffrey Myers

November 11, 2020 / Events

Introducing the 2020 Global Virtual Cancer Conference. Join us for the segment entitled "Prevention, Diagnosis and Me" to hear from the Department of Pathology's own Dr. Jeffrey Myers, who will discuss his experiences working in the cancer community [...]

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Study Regarding Inhibition of Class I PI3K Published in Journal of Cell Biology

October 30, 2020 / Publications

Research by the Department of Pathology's Drs. Richard Miller and Joseph Endicott was just published in the Journal of Cell Biology. The study focuses on the inhibition of class I PI3K and how it enhances chaperone-mediated autophagy (CMA) [...]

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Dr. Jeffrey Myers Receives Jack Billi Award for Inspiring Quality Improvement

October 30, 2020 / Award

Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Myers, who was recently selected by Michigan Medicine for the 2020 Jack Billi Award for Inspiring Quality Improvement. Dr. Myers was selected for his exemplifying behaviors of an effective improvement leader and for using LEAN design principles and tools in his daily work [...]

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2020 Pathology Visions Virtual Conference

October 26, 2020 / Conferences

This week kicks off the beginning of the 2020 Pathology Visions Conference with the Digital Pathology Assocation and the Department of Pathology is proud to be participating.

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

October 20, 2020 / Events

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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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Understanding Breast Cancer: My Journey as a Physician-Scientist: Celina Kleer, MD

October 9, 2020 / Events

10:00 am EST

Join us for a virtual event featuring the Department of Pathology's Dr. Celina Kleer, who will host a discussion related to her experiences in understanding breast cancer and her journey as a physician-scientist.

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Research By Dr. Hristov Published in Journal of Cutaneous Pathology

October 1, 2020 / Publications

New research from the Department of Pathology and Dr. Alexandra Hristov was just published in the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. The study focuses on the kappa and lambda immunohistochemistry in situ hybridization of atypical cutaneous lymphoid infiltrates. 

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ASIP Rous-Whipple Award Lecture: Arul Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD

October 1, 2020 / Events

11:30 am EST

Join us for a virtual event featuring the Department of Pathology's Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan, who will give the 2020 American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP)'s Rous-Whipple Award Lecture. 

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U-M Announces COVID-19 Sampling and Tracking Program

September 8, 2020 / Announcement

The University of Michigan will begin a Sampling and Testing Program of asymptomatic students, faculty and staff for the virus that causes COVID-19 on September 7.

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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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Dr. Udager Appears on '3Ps of Cancer' Podcast

July 14, 2020 / News

Dr. Aaron Udager recently appeared on Michigan Medicine's 3P's of Cancer: Prevention, Preparedness, Progress podcast

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Liron Pantanowitz, MBBCh named new Director of Anatomic Pathology

July 6, 2020 / Announcement

Please welcome Dr. Pantanowitz to the Department.

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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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Department Hosts Equality Walk to Celebrate Juneteenth

June 22, 2020 / Video

On Friday, June 19, the Department of Pathology hosted an Equality Walk at NCRC `in observance of the Juneteenth holiday. Here, members from all areas of the department gathered to show their support against racial discrimination and for the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Congratulations to Our Class of 2019-2020: Fellows and Clinical Lecturers

June 19, 2020 / Announcement

Graduating Class of Fellows and Clinical Lecturers.

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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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Frontline Workers in the Backrooms of COVID-19: Caring for the Living and the Dead

June 18, 2020 / Anatomic Pathology

Dr. Jeffrey Myers discusses the importance of frontline workers and their caring of patients - alive or deceased - during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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U-M Researchers Home in on Key Player in Pancreatic Cancer Development

June 4, 2020 / Experimental Pathology

The protein Argonaute 2 was found to be critical to the progression from benign lesions into pancreatic cancer, suggesting a therapeutic opportunity.

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Research about Renal Cell Carcinoma in Young Adults Published

May 22, 2020 / Experimental Pathology

The research was just published in Histopathology and features prominent contributions from our faculty.

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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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Arul Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD, elected to the National Academy of Science

April 28, 2020 / Experimental Pathology

Congratulations to Arul M. Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD, on his election to the National Academy of Science!  Chinnaiyan is an investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and S.P. Hicks Endowed Professor of Pathology, American Cancer Society Research Professor, and director, Michigan Center for Translational Pathology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor [...]

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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! 

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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. [...]

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Marcin Cieslik Receives Award from Bristol-Myers Squibb

March 11, 2020 / Experimental Pathology

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.

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Nicholas Lukacs, PhD, Receives an Outstanding Investigator Award

March 5, 2020 / 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. [...]

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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.

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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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New Start Up Aims to Target Inflammatory Bowel Disease

February 17, 2020 / Experimental Pathology

PTM Therapeutics, Inc. celebrated on February 6th the signing of an exclusive license for an antibody (PTM-001) jointly from the University of Michigan and Emory University during a bell-ringing ceremony at University of Michigan Tech Transfer. The startup is [...]

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Manuscript by Dr. Muhammad Nadeem Aslam Demonstrates Effects of a Seaweed-Derived Multi-Mineral Supplement on Colonic Microbial Community

February 5, 2020 / Experimental Pathology

A recent report based on a phase I clinical trial by Dr. Aslam, et al, in the Varani Laboratory shows that a multi-mineral supplement, Aquamin®, modulates the colonic microbial community in human subjects.  This study is part of an ongoing effort to determine if multi-mineral intervention [...]

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Faculty Spotlight: Vipulkumar Dadhania, MBBS

January 29, 2020 / Anatomic Pathology

Vipulkumar Dadhania, MBBS, is fascinated with learning. It’s this passion that will keep him evolving in his career. He joined U-M in August of 2019 as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pathology. His primary interests are genitourinary pathology and breast pathology. [...]

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Dr. Wilson Becomes New Director of Autopsy and Forensic Services

January 27, 2020 / Announcement

After a nationwide search, Allecia (Lisa) Wilson, MD, has been named the new Director of Autopsy and Forensic Services. Wilson follows the leadership of Dr. Jeffrey Jentzen. In addition to this new role, Wilson serves as Residency Program Director [...]

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Results of Michigan-Led Study Published in Modern Pathology

January 23, 2020 / Publications

Modern Pathology recently published a multi-institutional study led by pathology faculty Dr. Rohit Mehra; other participating centers included The Cleveland Clinic, Emory School of Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Third year Pathology resident at Michigan Medicine, Alex Taylor, MD, was the first author with other major contributions by Drs. Noah Brown and May Chan. [...]

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In Memoriam: Dr. Mila Blaivas 1938-2020

January 17, 2020 / Announcement

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mila Blaivas, MD, PhD. Blaivas passed away after a short illness on January 6, 2020, at a local hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she had moved to be with her daughter and son-in-law in May 2011. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Alex Blaivas, who was the love of her life, two children and three grandchildren.

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Dr. Rajiv Patel named Section Head for Dermatopathology

January 16, 2020 / Announcement

It is with great pleasure that we announce Dr. Rajiv “Raj” Patel as our new Section Head (Director) for Dermatopathology effective February 1, 2020. [...]

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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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R01 Granted to Jolanta Grembecka, PhD

December 20, 2019 / Award

We are thrilled to announce that Jolanta Grembecka, PhD, an Associate Professor in Pathology, has been granted an R01 for her research “Development of ASH1L inhibitors for acute leukemia.” [...]

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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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A Once-in-a-Lifetime Project

December 12, 2019 / Renovation And Relocation Project

Duane Newton, PhD, gives a faculty perspective on what led to the best possible outcome for patients and the department through PRR. 

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Dr. Milad Webb's presentation draws attention at NAME

December 12, 2019 / Anatomic Pathology

The National Association of Medical Examiners met recently in Kansas City, MO, for their annual conference. University of Michigan forensic pathologist, Milad Webb, MD, PhD, presented on the critical national shortage of forensic pathologists, as well as pathologists in general [...]

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Faculty Spotlight: Sean Ferris, MD, PhD

December 10, 2019 / Anatomic Pathology

In September of 2019, Sean Ferris, MD, PhD, moved his family from San Francisco to Ann Arbor to join the Department of Pathology as an assistant professor specializing in neuropathology in the division of anatomic 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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Three From Pathology Honored at Michigan Medical School Dean’s Awards Program

November 18, 2019 / Award

The Dean’s Awards Program recognizes Michigan Medical School faculty and staff who demonstrate exceptional accomplishment in the areas of teaching, research, clinical care, community service, and administration. This year’s honorees were honored November 13, 2019 at the annual Dean’s Awards Dinner. [...]

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Engaging Our Future

November 8, 2019 / Publications

Department faculty outreach to high school students to educate about careers in medicine and research.

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Faculty and Trainees Work to Understand Therapy-Resistant Malignancies

October 30, 2019 / Publications

Two Michigan Medicine Fellows, Caroline Simon, MD, and Stephanie Skala, MD, (who recently joined the Department of Pathology as faculty), joined colleagues from the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology, in a research study published in Diagnostic Pathology dated October 21, 2019 [...]

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Gabriel Nuñez, M.D. Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

October 21, 2019 / Experimental Pathology

Dr. Gabriel Nuñez, the Paul de Kruif Endowed Professor of Pathology, is one of the newest members of the National Academy of Medicine. The Nuñez laboratory has made ground-breaking discoveries in the field of [...]

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A Fundamental Passion

October 18, 2019 / Faculty Spotlight

Bryan Betz, PhD, was inspired by his late wife, Sharon, to pursue a career in clinical diagnostics.

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Picnic at Wiard's Orchard

September 30, 2019 / Events

Members of the Department of Pathology and their families gathered for a picnic at Wiard's Orchard in Ypsilanti on Sunday, September 15th [...]

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Steven L. Kunkel, PhD, Appointed Permanent Executive Vice Dean for Research and Chief Scientific Officer

September 26, 2019 / Experimental Pathology

Congratulations to Steven L. Kunkel, PhD, on his appointment as the executive vice dean for research and chief scientific officer of the University of Michigan Medical School, effective September 1, 2019, following a nationwide search for the best candidate.  Kunkel previously served [...]

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Dr. Laurie McCauley Receives Krane Award

September 23, 2019 / Announcement

Laurie McCauley, DDS, MS, PhD, received the 2019 Stephen M. Krane Award on September 20th, 2019. The American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) gives the award in recognition of outstanding achievements in basic, translational, or clinical research in inflammation and/or skeletal matric biology [...]

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New Autopsy and Forensic Services Leaders Announced

September 5, 2019 / Announcement

Drs. Wilson and Hlavaty take on new roles beginning January 1, 2020.

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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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Team Publishes on Ewing-Like Sarcomas

August 26, 2019 / Announcement

Collaborative work by Dr. Grace Wang, Dr. Bryan Betz, Dr. Paul Harms, Dr. Rajiv Patel, Dr. Dafydd Thomas, Dr. Jonathan McHugh, and Dr. David Lucas has resulted in a paper published [...]

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Announcing Dr. Carol Farver as New Director of the Division of Education Programs

July 31, 2019 / Announcement

The new Director of the Division of Education Programs joins us from the Cleveland Clinic.

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New Educational App Utilizes Crowdsourcing

July 30, 2019 / Announcement

Dr. Ulysses Balis has created a new web-based educational tool that allows users to upload cases and get real-time feedback on potential diagnoses. The web-based app, HistoQuery, allows users to [...]

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Greenson and Owens Publish Third Edition of Diagnostic Pathology Gastrointestinal

July 25, 2019 / Announcement

The third edition of Diagnostic Pathology Gastrointestinal has been released. The textbook, authored by the Department of Pathology's Joel Greenson and Scott Owens, is an award-winning volume in the Diagnostic Pathology series. This one-stop reference for [...]

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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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New Publications on Microbiome

June 5, 2019 / Anatomic Pathology

Three publications by Carl Schmidt, MD, Professor of Forensic Pathology, Wayne County Medical Examiner, were released [...]

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Researchers Find New Target to Improve Response to Cancer Immunotherapy

May 8, 2019 / Experimental Pathology

A U-M study is the first to define how a little-known type of cell death impacts tumor cells and immune cells.

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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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Department Among Leadership, Award Winners, at ASIP Annual Meeting

April 17, 2019 / Experimental Pathology

The Department of Pathology was well-represented at the American Society for Investigative Pathology’s 2019 Annual Meeting.

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Dr. Jentzen Honored by Gift of Life Michigan

April 16, 2019 / Award

Dr. Jeffrey Jentzen has been recognized with one of eighteen 2019 Donation Champion Awards from Gift of Life Michigan for his work promoting [...]

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Drs. Westerhoff and Greenson Co-write Chapter in Histology Text Book

April 15, 2019 / Announcement

The Fifth Edition of Histology for Pathologists has just been published by Wolters Kluwer and Maria Westerhoff, MD, and Joel Greenson, MD, co-wrote the chapter on colon histology. The newest edition of this award-winning book is a comprehensive collection of normal histology written by anatomic pathologists for anatomic pathologists. The book is designed to [...]

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Dr. Charles Parkos Inducted into Association of American Physicians

April 7, 2019 / Experimental Pathology

Dr. Charles Parkos, Carl V. Weller Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology, has been inducted into the Association of American Physicians (AAP). Founded in 1885, the AAP is an organization of leading senior physician-scientists [...]

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Rajiv M. Patel, MD, is the Editor of New Cutaneous Soft Tissue Tumor Textbook

March 8, 2019 / Anatomic Pathology

Dr. Rajiv Patel, along with Dr. Steven D. Billings and Dr. Darya Buehler, has edited the textbook, Soft Tissue Tumors of the Skin. A useful tool for daily sign-out, the beautifully-illustrated book outlines

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U-M Represented at USCAP

March 7, 2019 / Conferences

The Department will have a strong presence at USCAP’s Annual Meeting in March.

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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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Kathleen Cho, MD, Receives R01 Grant for Ovarian Cancer Research

January 9, 2019 / Experimental Pathology

Dr. Kathleen Cho received a five-year R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue her work in ovarian cancer research. High-grade serous carcinoma, or HGSC, is both the most common and most deadly form of “ovarian” cancer, although it is now believed that most HGSCs arise [...]

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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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Tomasz Cierpicki Awarded NIH Research Project Grant

December 11, 2018 / Experimental Pathology

Tomasz Cierpicki, PhD, has been awarded an RO1 with five years of funding from the National Cancer Institute for his grant application, Targeting NSD1 In Leukemia, to develop inhibitors of NSD1 histone [...]

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Jiaqi Shi Awarded Grant from the National Cancer Institute

December 11, 2018 / Experimental Pathology

Jiaqi Shi, MD, PhD, has been awarded a KO8 (Career Development Award) from the National Cancer Institute for her grant application, Linking epigenetic regulation and TGF-β signaling in [...]

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Dialogue with President Schlissel

December 5, 2018 / Staff

3:15 pm | Michigan League 

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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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Dr. Jeffrey Hodgin awarded U-M Precision Health Investigator Grant

November 6, 2018 / Experimental Pathology

Precision Health at the University of Michigan has chosen Dr. Jeffrey Hodgin as one of ten recipients of its Investigators Awards. The grants, totaling nearly $3 million, are of up to $300,000 each [...]

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Drs. Rabah and Heider Play Instrumental Role in International Meeting

October 25, 2018 / Faculty

Pediatric Pathologists, Dr. Raja Rabah and Dr. Amer Heider, traveled to Jordan for the XXXII Congress of the International Academy of Pathology (IAP) and the XXX Congress of the [...]

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Dermpath Faculty contribute to New Edition of WHO Textbook

October 22, 2018 / Announcement
 

The Fourth Edition of the World Health Organization (WHO) Classification of Skin Tumours has been released. Edited by David E. Elder, Daniela Massi, Richard A. Scolyer, and Rein Willemze, the book contains content contributed by the Department of Pathology’s [...]

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Steven Kunkel, PhD, appointed as Interim Executive Vice Dean for Research and Chief Scientific Officer

October 19, 2018 / Announcement

The board of regents has appointed Steven Kunkel, PhD, as the interim executive vice dean for research and chief scientific officer [...]

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U-M cancer researcher awarded $6.5M Outstanding Investigator Award to explore precision oncology

September 11, 2018 / Experimental Pathology

Funding to Chinnaiyan supports evaluating new cancer markers that could become treatment targets.

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Dr. Pitchiaya earns PCF Valor Young Investigator Award

August 31, 2018 / Announcement

Sethuramasundaram Pitchiaya, PhD, a research investigator in the lab of Arul Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD, has received the 2018 Keith Frankel, Michael DeAddio, and Thomas H. Lee – PCF Valor Young Investigator Award for his proposal entitled Unraveling Molecular Heterogeneities [...]

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U-M Faculty Edit, Contribute to New Cytology Textbook

July 11, 2018 / Announcement

The textbook, Atlas of Non-Gynecologic Cytology, has been released as part of the Atlas of Anatomic Pathology series. The book was edited by U-M’s Associate Professor of Pathology, Xin Jing, MD, as well as [...]

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Uncovering the Truth

May 5, 2016 / Newsletter
Director of Autopsy and Forensic Services, Dr. Jeffrey Jentzen, reflects on his career
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