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Open Pathology Positions

September 01, 2019

Faculty positions are open in bioinformatics, cancer genomic diagnostics, clinical microbiology (molecular infectious diseases diagnostics and NGS technology for clinical diagnostics and metagenomics), cytopathology, computational genomics, dendritic cell biology and innate immunity, epigenetics, immunogenetics, immunometabolism and tumor immunity, RNA computational biology, pediatric pathology, surgical pathology (GI, head and neck, gynecological or breast pathology), Chair of Pathology at Pennsylvania Hospital, and Division Director of Laboratory Medicine.

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Department News

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Events

September 15, 2018

Link to Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Academic Calendar

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NIH Director's Early Independence Award for Dr. Sydney Shaffer

October 07, 2019

Award up to $1,250,000 to support outstanding junior scientists with the intellect, scientific creativity, drive, and maturity to bypass the traditional postdoctoral training period.

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Penn Researchers Receive $18 Million Grant to Study Connection Between Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Parkinson’s Disease

October 01, 2019

National Institute of Aging to fund four projects examining the genetic factors that cause the conditions to progress.

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Dr. Jorge Henao-Mejia Receives Penn Medicine Award of Excellence

September 21, 2019

Michael S. Brown New Investigator Research Award given to Jorge Henao-Mejia, MD, PhD, of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

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Penn Researcher Virginia M.Y. Lee, PhD, Receives $3 Million Breakthrough Prize

September 05, 2019

"Oscar of Science" Award recognizes Dr. Lee’s pioneering work studying underlying mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases.

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Philadelphia Inquirer Article Showcases PPMC Blood Bank in Feature on Gun Violence

August 13, 2019

Michael Atweh, Director of Operations for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, oversees a nearly 20-person team that operates the blood bank.

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New Assay for the Quantification of Protein Biomarkers Using Only a Smartphone Camera

August 01, 2019

Proof of principle for rapid and ultra-sensitive biomarker measurement in point‐of‐care (POC) assay.

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Pathology & Lab Medicine Research Day 2019

July 30, 2019

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
8:30am - 2:30pm

Biomedical Research Building II/III (BRB) Auditorium & Lobby
421 Curie Boulevard, 1st Floor

Please join us for the inaugural Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Research Day! Faculty, staff and trainees will come together to showcase the exciting research being conducted at Penn and CHOP. This year's event will feature 12 faculty lectures as well as poster presentations. 

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Dr. Daniel Herman Receives Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award

July 24, 2019

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) has announced that Daniel S. Herman, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, is one of the sixteen recipients of the 2019 Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award (CSDA).

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New Protocol for Clinical Proteomics

June 10, 2019

A team from Penn and the commercial lab ProtiFi presented an optimized workflow using formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FPPE) tissue archives.

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Nature Medicine Study by Department Authors Receives 2019 Clinical Research Achievement Award

April 30, 2019

Study on determinants of response and resistance to CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy of chronic lymphocytic leukemia recognized as one of ten most outstanding clinical research accomplishments in the United States.

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Analysis of the Evolution of CAR T-cell Immunotherapy through Patenting Activity

April 16, 2019

Nature Biotechnology review of emerging technology of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell immunotherapy shows six of the top 20 global CAR-T inventors are from Penn.

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Dr. Kojo Elenitoba-Johnson Receives William L. Gerald Award from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

April 04, 2019

Award honors innovative research and major contributions to tumor pathology.

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Lancaster General Hospital Laboratory Selected as 2019 Lab of the Year

March 24, 2019

The Medical Laboratory Observer Editorial Advisory Board has selected Penn Medicine's LGH Laboratory as the 2019 Lab of the Year.

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USCAP Awards for Residents

March 22, 2019

Xiaoming Zhang, MD, and Nya Nelson, MD, PhD, honored by International Association of Chinese Pathologists and Society of Pediatric Pathology respectively.

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New Pathology Residents for 2019-20

March 15, 2019

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine had a very successful recruitment season for the 2019-2020 PGY1 residency class, matching nine residents with a variety of academic career goals for training in AP/CP, AP/NP and CP.

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O'Doherty Lab Member Wins Second Place and $175,000 in National High School Science Competition

March 13, 2019

Sam Weissman, a member of the Una O'Doherty Lab, receives $175,000 for his project analyzing the genetic makeup of HIV in two patients on long-term anti-retroviral therapy.

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New Faculty in GI/Liver Pathology Group

February 06, 2019

Zhaohai Yang, MD, PhD, GI and Liver pathologist, joins the Department.

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Penn's Gene Therapy Startup Raises Another $50 Million

January 09, 2019

Funding for cellular therapies that target specific B cells that mediate a wide variety of autoimmune conditions.

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