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Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Events

December 15, 2017

Link to Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Academic Calendar

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Department News

Open Pathology Positions

January 10, 2017

Faculty positions are open in machine learning/image analysis, blood banking, coagulation, computational and systems biology, bioinformatics, cell and gene therapy, surgical pathology (GI tract pathology), genome editing and functional cancer genomics, immunometabolism and tumor immunity, protective immunity, sarcoma/soft tissue pathology, and RNA computational biology.

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Leonard Jarett, MD (1936-2018), Department Chair from 1980 to 1998

January 15, 2018

The Department mourns the death of Dr. Leonard Jarett, longest-serving Chair in the history of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

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CAP Certification in Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration for HUP Cytopathologists

January 03, 2018

Drs. Norge Vergara and Roseann Wu of Penn’s Cytopathology Section to be part of ultrasound guided FNA service for outpatient settings.

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Nature Biotechnology Identifies World’s Top 20 Translational Researchers

December 19, 2017

Top 20 includes four Department-affiliated researchers at Penn who hold the most-cited patents for the prior five years.

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Encouraging Results in CAR T, Immunotherapy Treatment of Multiple Myeloma Patients

December 11, 2017

Michael C. Milone, MD, PhD, senior author of study presented at the Annual American Society of Hematology Meeting.

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2017 MS2 Pre-Clinical Teaching Awards

December 04, 2017

“Best Course Director Award” for Dr. Bob Doms and “Best Teacher Award” for Dr. Carolyn Cambor.

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Outstanding Lifetime Alumni Achievement Award Recipient for Pediatric Neuropathologist

November 15, 2017

Lucy Balian Rorke-Adams, MD, is the recipient of the 2017 Alumni Achievement Award from the Medical School at the University of Minnesota.

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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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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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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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