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Open Pathology Positions

May 23, 2017

Faculty positions are open in computational biology, hematopathology/clinical flow cytometry, GI pathology, molecular cytogenetics, genomic and personalized diagnostics, apheresis and stem cell lab, cellular and molecular therapeutics, neuropathology, pathology informatics, and transplantation immunology.

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Department News

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Events

May 23, 2017

Link to Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Academic Calendar

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Pilot Study Tests CAR T-Cell Immunotherapy in Glioblastomas

July 20, 2017

Science Translational Medicine reports results of phase 1 safety study of autologous CAR T cells targeted to EGFR variant III in glioblastoma patients.

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Nature Genetics Study on Rare Gene Variants Implicates Innate Immunity in Alzheimer's Disease

July 17, 2017

Three new coding variants found in genome-wide association study point to the brain’s immune cells in the onset of the disorder.

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FDA Approval Recommendation for CAR T-Cell Therapy

July 14, 2017

FDA advisory committee unanimously approves first personalized cellular therapy developed at Penn for pediatric and young adult leukemia.

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Department Accomplishments and Achievements Summer 2017

July 07, 2017

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Award for Dr. Vijay Bhoj, 2017 Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences for Dr. Jorge Henao-Mejia, Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research for Dr. Douglas Wallace, and other honors by Department members.

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2017 William Pepper Fellowship Award Recipient

June 06, 2017

Bryan Anthony Rea, MD, a fourth-year resident in the Combined Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology Program, is the recipient of this year’s William Pepper Fellowship.

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100 Percent Accuracy in Breast Cancer Biopsy Analysis by Deep-Learning Computer Network

June 01, 2017

Digital pathology image analysis detects invasive forms of breast cancer in whole biopsy slides.

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New Biomarkers That May Predict Cognitive Impairment for Parkinson's Disease

May 17, 2017

Landmark observational study finds cognitive decline correlated with several biomarkers that may improve the ability of clinicians to predict future cognitive performance.

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Alzheimer’s disease genetics data repository has received a five-year funding renewal from the National Institute on Aging (NIA)

May 15, 2017

AD data storage site enables in-depth analysis, potentially leading to the discovery of causal genetic variants, disease mechanisms, drug targets, and possible prevention and cure strategies.

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Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Spring Newsletter

May 11, 2017

Special PennChart 2 Go-Live Honor Roll edition.

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2017 Pathology "Top Docs" in Philadelphia Magazine

May 05, 2017

Drs. Adam Bagg, John Brooks, Franz Fogt, and Virginia LiVolsi are among the 198 Penn physicians included in the annual magazine list.

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Update on THINKER Transplant Trial Supported by Molecular Pathology Lab

May 01, 2017

Clinical trial of transplanting HCV-infected kidneys into uninfected recipients yields first ten patients with no traces of disease after antiviral therapy. 

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Celebrating Lab Week 2017

April 24, 2017

The Department is celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals Week from April 23 to April 29.

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New Study on Effect of Displaying Test Prices in EHR to Reduce Unnecessary Testing by Clinicians

April 21, 2017

Laboratory Medicine division participates in a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine showing that simply displaying the Medicare allowable fees in EHR did not have an overall impact on how clinicians ordered these tests.

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Dr. Michael Milone Receives National Clinical Research Achievement Award

April 19, 2017

Prestigious 2017 Clinical Research Forum Award for Science paper on innovative approach using chimeric autoantibody receptor (CAAR) T cells as a targeted therapy of autoimmunity.

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Dr. Beverly Davidson Elected to 2017 Class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 18, 2017

Honors prominent researcher on understanding the molecular basis of neurodegeneration in inherited brain disorders.

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Dr. Ping Wang Receives Seed Grant from Penn's Singh Center for Nanotechnology

April 10, 2017

One of twelve "2017 Big Ideas through Small Technology" seed grant recipients.

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Dr. Kathleen Montone Receives Excellence in Teaching Award

April 06, 2017

Robert Dunning Dripps Memorial Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education from the Perelman School of Medicine.

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Dr. Carl June Named 2017 Fellow of the AACR Academy

April 03, 2017

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Academy Fellowship honors stellar scientific achievements in cancer research or cancer-related biomedical science.

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