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Department Hosts 11th Annual CHAMP Research Symposium

Event showcases clinical and translational research.

February 17 2020

New Start Up Aims to Target Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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 [...]

February 17 2020

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

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 [...]

February 5 2020

Faculty Spotlight: Vipulkumar Dadhania, MBBS

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. [...]

January 29 2020

Dr. Wilson Becomes New Director of Autopsy and Forensic Services

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 [...]

January 27 2020

Results of Michigan-Led Study Published in Modern Pathology

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. [...]

January 23 2020

In Memoriam: Dr. Mila Blaivas 1938-2020

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.

January 17 2020

Dr. Rajiv Patel named Section Head for Dermatopathology

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

January 16 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

R01 Granted to Jolanta Grembecka, PhD

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.” [...]

December 20 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
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A Once-in-a-Lifetime Project

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

December 12 2019

Dr. Milad Webb's presentation draws attention at NAME

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 [...]

December 12 2019

Faculty Spotlight: Sean Ferris, MD, PhD

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. [...]

December 10 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

Three From Pathology Honored at Michigan Medical School Dean’s Awards Program

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. [...]

November 18 2019
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Engaging Our Future

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

November 8 2019

Faculty and Trainees Work to Understand Therapy-Resistant Malignancies

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 [...]

October 30 2019

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

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 [...]

October 21 2019
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A Fundamental Passion

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

October 18 2019

Picnic at Wiard's Orchard

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

September 30 2019

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

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 [...]

September 26 2019

Dr. Laurie McCauley Receives Krane Award

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 [...]

September 23 2019

Team Publishes on Ewing-Like Sarcomas

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 [...]

August 26 2019
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Announcing Dr. Carol Farver as New Director of the Division of Education Programs

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

July 31 2019

New Educational App Utilizes Crowdsourcing

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 [...]

July 30 2019

Greenson and Owens Publish Third Edition of Diagnostic Pathology Gastrointestinal

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 [...]

July 25 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

New Publications on Microbiome

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

June 5 2019
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Researchers Find New Target to Improve Response to Cancer Immunotherapy

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

May 8 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
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Department Among Leadership, Award Winners, at ASIP Annual Meeting

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

April 17 2019

Dr. Jentzen Honored by Gift of Life Michigan

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

April 16 2019

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

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 [...]

April 15 2019

Dr. Charles Parkos Inducted into Association of American Physicians

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 [...]

April 7 2019

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

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

March 8 2019
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U-M Represented at USCAP

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

March 7 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

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

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 [...]

January 9 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

Tomasz Cierpicki Awarded NIH Research Project Grant

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 [...]

December 11 2018

Jiaqi Shi Awarded Grant from the National Cancer Institute

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 [...]

December 11 2018

Dialogue with President Schlissel

3:15 pm | Michigan League 

December 5 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

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

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 [...]

November 6 2018

Drs. Rabah and Heider Play Instrumental Role in International Meeting

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 [...]

October 25 2018

Dermpath Faculty contribute to New Edition of WHO Textbook

 

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 [...]

October 22 2018

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

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

October 19 2018
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U-M cancer researcher awarded $6.5M Outstanding Investigator Award to explore precision oncology

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

September 11 2018

Dr. Pitchiaya earns PCF Valor Young Investigator Award

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 [...]

August 31 2018

U-M Faculty Edit, Contribute to New Cytology Textbook

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 [...]

July 11 2018
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Uncovering the Truth

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