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Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Update on COVID-19 Testing

June 17, 2020

Below is the most recent announcement regarding COVID-19 from the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.
An archived list of past announcements can be found here



Update from the Chair: Commitment in Our Community

Dear Members of the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Community,

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Department News

Open Pathology Positions

May 01, 2020

Faculty positions are open in bioinformatics, blood banking and transfusion medicine, cellular immunotherapy, clinical chemistry, clinical microbiology, computational dendritic cell biology and innate immunity, computational multi-omics diagnostics, EHR data analysis and phenotyping, epigenetics, genomic diagnostics, immunometabolism and tumor immunity, machine learning and image analysis, neurodegenerative disease research, pathology informatics, pediatric dermatopathology, precision and computational diagnostics, RNA computational biology, surgical pathology, Division Director of Laboratory Medicine, and Chief of Pathology.

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Urgent Notice - Blood Utilization

March 16, 2020

March 16, 2020   Urgent Notice - Blood Utilization

Dear Faculty and Staff,

Please see below for a notification from the Director of Transfusion Medicine and the attached letter from the American Red Cross.

More updates later on other issues,

David Roth
Chair, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

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Commitment in Our Community

June 17, 2020

June 17 Update: From the Chair

We must look for ways how we can support communities of color; resumption of research efforts and directives on any work-related travel.

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Path BioResource IT Steps Up To Facilitate PSOM Resumption of Research

June 17, 2020

University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR) Vivarial Scheduling Platform launched in record time to facilitate Phase 1 research resumption of services.

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Dr. Carl June Receives Leadership in Personalized Medicine Award

June 10, 2020

Personalized Medicine Coalition award recognizes new era in precision medicine with treatments characterized by ability to alter molecular characteristics of patients’ own cells.

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Phase I of Research Resumption

May 29, 2020

Update May 29:  Guidelines for the safe return to campus and COVID-19-related research by Department faculty members.

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Travel Policies, CEO Town Hall, and Extension of Probationary Periods

May 20, 2020

Update May 20:  Personal travels and vacations, extension of probationary period for tenure, CE, and research tracks, CEO townhall and seminar on healthcare innovation during COVID-19.

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Strategies for Patient Safety and Research Resumption Plan

May 14, 2020

Update May 14:  Strategies to safeguard patients and staff, phased research resumption plan, resources around online learning, and a visit from Gritty!

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Charlene Bierl, MD, PhD, to Lead Division of Laboratory Medicine

May 14, 2020

Dr. Bierl will become the 11th Director of the Division of Laboratory Medicine and the William Pepper Laboratory of Clinical Medicine on July 1, 2020.

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Phased Return to Clinical Research and Other Research Activities

May 11, 2020

Update May 11:  Clinical research, PSOM research activities and a gradual return to work, and the teams who brought our current antibody test online in a rapid manner!

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Phase I of our New Normal and Antibody Testing Updates

May 07, 2020

Update May 7: "One of the nicest things to come out of our new situation is that I get a chance to interact with many of our colleagues from the Department in new ways."

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COVID-19 Clinical Testing Oversight Committee

May 04, 2020

Update May 4: COVID-19 Clinical Testing Oversight Committee, FAQs around patient resurgence, and residents' efforts to produce viral transport media (VTM) to create collection kits.

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Limitations of Commercial Antibody Tests

April 29, 2020

Update April 29:  Limitations of commercial antibody tests, new scientific articles, a new update frequency, and a note of gratitude.

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Updated SARS-COV-2 Test Ordering Information

April 28, 2020

Update April 28:  Updated SARS-COV-2 test ordering information, new FAQs for SARS-CoV-2 Molecular Testing, and Dr. Carl June elected to National Academy of Sciences.

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Research Resumption Taskforces and Antibody Tests in the News

April 27, 2020

Update April 27:  Resumption of research activities, SEPTA changes, reports on commercial antibody tests, and an Air Force flyover.

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Carl June Elected to National Academy of Sciences

April 27, 2020

In recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

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Regional Health System Responses and Cybersecurity

April 24, 2020

Update April 24:  The end of Lab Week this year, regional health system responses, and free Systematic Review software for COVID-19 research.

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Resilience for Our Community and the Continuing Antibody Test Debate

April 23, 2020

Update April 23:  Resilience that creates real communities, more debates around serological testing, and some local news articles worth your while.

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RNA FISH to Visualize SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostics Project

April 22, 2020

Update April 22:  New research project on RNA FISH to visualize SARS-CoV-2 for diagnostics and CRISPR screening for therapeutics, a drone light show, and grandmas' tips on getting through lockdown.

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