Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Summer 2016 Newsletter

August 09, 2016

Includes an introduction to the division of Hematopathology, a spotlight on a new medical course developed by a pathology resident, and a recap of the HUP and PAH lab week activities.

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$8.8 million NIA Award for Penn's Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center (ADCC)

August 02, 2016

Award granted over five years to continue ADCC's research progress on Alzheimer's and related dementias.

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New Faculty Members in the Department for the Academic Year 2016-17

July 26, 2016

Specialty expertise in Cytopathology, GI/Liver Pathology, Endocrinology, Hematopathology, Molecular and Genomic Diagnostics, Bone and Soft Tissue, and Pediatric Pathology.

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Spirit Of Caring Award for Medical Pathology Assistants

July 22, 2016

Joseph DiRienzi and Igor Tsimberg from Medical Pathology recognized for their compassion for grieving patient families following autopsies with this year's Spirit of Caring Award.

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New Penn Neurodegeneration Genomics Center Provides National Hub for Alzheimer's Disease Research

July 18, 2016

Penn Neurodegeneration Genomics Center (PNGC) brings together faculty members in neurodegenerative disorders, human genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, and biostatistics.

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How I Chose the Profession of Pathology

Published by Roseann I. Wu, MD, MPH, on July 13, 2016

Do any of us dream about becoming a pathologist or laboratory professional from the start? In my case, an appreciation for the visual arts helped.

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Leadership Elections for Association of Molecular Pathology 2016

July 12, 2016

Dr. Kojo Elenitoba-Johnson to serve on AMP Board of Directors as President -Elect 2017. Dr. Rachel Sargent will serve as Hematopathology Nominating Committee Representative in the Hematopathology Subdivision from 2017-2018.

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Science Paper Describes Reengineered Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cells for Targeted Therapy of Autoimmune Disease

July 05, 2016

Application could open up anti-cancer CAR approach to treatment for a much wider range of diseases, including autoimmunity and transplant rejection.

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NIH Award to Launch Center for Genetics and Genomics of Alzheimer’s Disease

June 23, 2016

Penn researchers leading a collaboration of six institutions with $10.8 million award from NIA for state-of-the-art national clearinghouse for Alzheimer’s genomics information.

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