Open Pathology Positions

January 06, 2020

Faculty positions are open in bioinformatics, clinical chemistry, clinical microbiology, computational multi-omics diagnostics, EHR data analysis, epigenetics, hematopathology, immunometabolism and tumor immunity, infectious diseases, genomic diagnostics, computational genomics and IT for neurodegeneration research, RNA computational biology, pathology informatics, pediatric pathology, surgical pathology (GI, head and neck, gynecological, and breast pathology), and Division Director of Laboratory Medicine.

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Department News

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Events

January 06, 2020

Link to Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Academic Calendar

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CRISPR-engineered T cells in Patients with Refractory Cancer

February 07, 2020

Genetically-edited immune cells can persist, thrive, and function months after a cancer patient receives them, according to new data published in Science by researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center.

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Drs. Michael Cancro and Carl June Elected as Distinguished Fellows of the American Association of Immunologists

January 24, 2020

AAI program recognizes members for distinguished careers and outstanding scientific contributions as well as their service to AAI and the immunology community.

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Dr. Leslie Litzky Elected to 2019 Penn Medicine Academy of Master Clinicians

January 06, 2020

Academy recognizes Penn Medicine clinicians who exemplify the highest standards of clinical excellence, humanism and professionalism.

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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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