New Hematopathology Faculty Member

September 04, 2014

Rachel L. Sargent, MD, a graduate of the Residency Program, has joined the Department as Assistant Professor and Attending Physician in the Section of Hematopathology. 

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Top 50 Most Influential People in Vaccines

August 31, 2014

Dr. David Weiner is among the 2014 Top 50 "Most Influential People in Vaccines." Dr. Weiner’s research in the area of Molecular Immunology has focused extensively on the development of gene-based vaccines and immune therapies.

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Orphan Status for Rare Blood Disorder Drug Developed by the Lambris Lab

August 28, 2014

A drug developed by the Lambris Lab has received orphan status in Europe for the treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), a rare, life-threatening disease that causes anemia due to destruction of red blood cells and thrombosis.

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Gene Therapy Approach for New Treatment of Rare Disease MPS I

August 28, 2014

The lab of James M. Wilson, MD, PhD, director of the Penn Gene Therapy Program, has published a proof-of-principle animal study that reduces harmful accumulation of proteins in a rare lysosomal storage disease through direct gene therapy.

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Apheresis/Infusion Unit Expansion

August 08, 2014

Grand Opening Celebration, Wednesday, September 3, from 4 to 6 pm, in 3 White.

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Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award for Neuropathologist

July 31, 2014

Dr. Edward Lee is one of 17 recipients of the 2014 Doris Duke Awards in support of his research into transcriptional silencing of C9orf72 in ALS and FTD.

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FDA's Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Leukemia Immunotherapy

July 22, 2014

A personalized immunotherapy developed at Penn Medicine has been awarded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Breakthrough Therapy designation for the treatment of relapsed and refractory adult and pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

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Dr. Virginia LiVolsi Named 2014 ASCP Distinguished Pathology Educator

July 18, 2014

The Board of Directors of the American Society for Clinical Pathology has selected Virginia A. LiVolsi, MD to be the recipient of the 2014 ASCP H. P. Smith Award for Distinguished Pathology Educator.

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Dr. Zubair Baloch Awarded ASCP Mastership Designation

July 17, 2014

ASCP Mastership designation serves to honor those distinguished Society members who have made significant contributions, not only to the field of pathology and laboratory medicine but also to ASCP.

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