Penn Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Residency Programs

An overview of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and its Residency Programs at Penn.

Dr. Anna Moran Selected as one of ASCP's "Top 40 under 40"

May 14, 2014

The newly inaugurated award honors the top 40 pathologists, residents, and laboratory professionals under 40 who are making significant contributions to the profession and who represent the achievements and qualities important to the pathology and laboratory sciences fields.

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James Wilson, MD, PhD, Receives 2014 Jane M. Glick Graduate Student Teaching Award

April 28, 2014

James M. Wilson, MD, PhD, professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, is this year's co-recipient of the Jane M. Glick Graduate Student Teaching Award for his longstanding, exemplary service to the core mission of education, mentoring, and training the next generation of biomedical scientists in the spirit of scientist-educator Jane Glick, in whose remembrance the award was established.

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Dr. Arnold Rawson, former Chair of the Department, Dies at Age 99

April 21, 2014

Dr. Arnold J. Rawson, emeritus professor of pathology and former chair in the Perelman School of Medicine, died at his home in Sarasota, Florida, on January 28, 2014 at age 99. Born in 1914, he received his BS degree from Harvard University and his MD degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed his residency in pathology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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New Penn Medicine/CHOP Friedreich’s Ataxia Center of Excellence

March 05, 2014

A generous $3.25 million gift, a donation from the nonprofit organization Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) in partnership with the Hamilton and Finneran families, has created the new Penn Medicine/CHOP Friedreich’s Ataxia Center of Excellence. The FA Center of Excellence will be co-directed by David Lynch, MD, PhD, FA program director at CHOP, and Robert B. Wilson, MD, PhD, professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine.

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Penn Researchers Use "Zinc Finger" Technology to Safely Build Up Army of Modified T Cells to Repel HIV

March 04, 2014

Dr. Carl June: "I think we're on the threshold. We now know it's possible to do genetic editing with exquisite precision at levels with therapeutic relevance."

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NHLBI Innovation Research Grant for Assays to Measure Personal Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

February 28, 2014

CytoVas develops cellular assays that can be commercialized as in-vitro diagnostics for the measurement of the personal risk for cardiovascular disease.

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Lambris Lab Publishes in Blood

February 25, 2014

John Lambris, PhD, and Daniel Ricklin, PhD, are co-authors of a recent study describing a possible new way to fight a disease that is currently treatable only with the most expensive drug available for sale in the United States. The research team outlines a strategy based on the complement system, the oldest part of the human immune system, that could turn out to be less costly and more effective for the majority of patients with the rare but life-threatening hematological disorder paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH).

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Coverage of Recent Department of Health and Human Services Decision on Access to Patient Test Results

February 12, 2014

The February 13, 2014, issue of Laboratory Industry Report covers a recent Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) decision to require laboratories to send test results directly to patients if requested. The report notes that, while the ruling should not have a significant impact on laboratory test volumes, it could affect of the business model of clinical laboratories.

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