News

News

Open Pathology Positions

October 16, 2017

Faculty positions are open in sarcoma/soft tissue pathology, GI tract pathology, gene therapy, computational biology, pathology informatics, surgical pathology, hematopathology and clinical flow cytometry, pediatric neuropathology, and transplantation immunology.

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Department News

FDA Approves Personalized Cellular Therapy for Advanced Leukemia

August 30, 2017

Landmark decision for the field of cancer immunotherapy for first therapy based on gene transfer approved by the FDA.

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Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Events

August 08, 2017

Link to Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Academic Calendar

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AABB Accreditation

November 14, 2017

The Blood Bank in the Division of Transfusion Medicine and Therapeutic Pathology was accredited for its quality and operational systems.

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A B Cell Regulome Links Notch to Downstream Oncogenic Pathways in Small B Cell Lymphomas

October 23, 2017

Cell Reports study from Pear Lab links mutations in Notch gene to role in B-cell cancers.

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Dr. Dimitrios Monos Recipient of the 2017 ASHI Distinguished Scientist Award

October 17, 2017

Award recognizes extraordinary scientific contributions on human leukocyte antigens (HLA) and the major histocompatibility complex (MHC).

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Dr. Don Siegel Recipient of the Research Innovation in Scientific Excellence (RISE) Award from AABB

October 11, 2017

RISE Award for best original research article published each year in Transfusion journal.

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Reorganization of Administrative Leadership in the Department

September 29, 2017

Appointments for new positions of Vice Chair of Research, Vice Chair of Clinical Services, and Chief of Staff.

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Dr. Bruce Levine Appointed as Deputy Director of Technology Innovation at CCI

September 21, 2017

New role to coordinate the assessment and integration of new technologies into the continuum of new cellular therapies at the Center for Cellular Immunotherapies (CCI).

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First Atlas of B-cell Clones in Human Body for Infectious Disease Research

August 29, 2017

Prak Lab publishes “anatomic atlas” of B cells in Nature Biotechnology for research in infectious diseases, microbiome, vaccine responses, and tissue-specific immunity.

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New Faculty Members in the Department for the Academic Year 2017-18

August 23, 2017

Specialty expertise in bioinformatics, genomic diagnostics, molecular therapeutics, neurogenetics, immunology, RNA biomarkers, RNA sequencing, clinical cytogenetics, placental pathology, and molecular neuropathology.

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Penn-led Study Finds Retention of One Normal Version of BRCA Gene in Breast and Ovarian Cancers Influences Patient Survival

August 22, 2017

Analyses of BRCA1 and BRCA2 germline mutation-associated breast and ovarian tumors determines clinically useful biomarker to predict primary resistance to DNA damaging agents.

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2017 CAP Inspection Concludes

August 11, 2017

College of American Pathologists summation report confirms the highest standards in quality, laboratory leadership, and day-to-day laboratory operations for the Department’s major anatomic and clinical pathology divisions.

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Award for Dr. Doug Cines for Significant Contributions to Research and Education in Blood Coagulation

August 10, 2017

ISTH BACH Award for his exemplary models of research and mentoring excellence by International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostatis.

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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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