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Open Pathology Positions

October 30, 2020

Faculty positions are open in cellular immunotherapy, Director of the Coagulation Laboratory, computation genomics and medicine, computational multi-omics diagnostics, EHR data analysis and phenotyping, epigenetics, immunometabolism and tumor immunity, machine learning/image analysis, neurodegenerative disease research, pathology informatics, precision and computational diagnostics, RNA computational biology, surgical pathology, and Chief of Pathology at PPMC.

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Department News

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Update on COVID-19 Testing

June 17, 2020

Below is the most recent announcement regarding COVID-19 from the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.
An archived list of past announcements can be found here



Update from the Chair: Commitment in Our Community

Dear Members of the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Community,

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Department Members Identified as Global Scientific Pioneers in Annual Highly Cited Researchers List

November 21, 2020

Drs. Carl June, John Lambris, Virginia M.Y. Lee, Bruce Levine, Leslie Shaw, John Trojanowski, and Xiaowei (George) Xu listed as researchers who have demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade.

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Laboratories for COVID-19 Testing

November 14, 2020

A series on COVID-19 testing highlights Penn Medicine's microbiology and molecular pathology labs and the operational logistics behind the scenes. The facilities are operating 24/7 to process thousands of tests per week as demand continues to rise.

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Department Experts in the News

October 30, 2020

Dr. David Roth on NBC News, Dr. Una O'Doherty in the New York Times, Dr. Sara Cherry in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Dr. Eline Luning Prak on ABC News, and Drs. Carl June and Virginia Lee among Philadelphia Magazine's 76 "most influential people."

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Matthew D. Weitzman, PhD, 2020 Recipient of Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award

October 27, 2020

Arthur K. Asbury Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award from the Perelman School of Medicine for fostering the professional development of other faculty members.

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Collaborative Research Team Receives Grant to Use AI to Improve Heart Transplant Outcomes

October 06, 2020

$3.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to utilize artificial intelligence (AI)-driven precision medicine research to determine likelihood of acceptance or rejection of donor hearts.

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HUP Pathology Residency Program Virtual Open House

October 01, 2020

Learn more about the residency program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, October 7, at 12 noon Eastern.

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New, Rare Genetic Form of Dementia Discovered by Edward Lee Lab

October 01, 2020

Paper in Science describes novel autosomal dominant dementia called Vacuolar Tauopathy (VT).

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Penn Medicine is Looking for Talented Laboratory Professionals to Join Our Team

September 18, 2020

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Penn Medicine are looking for talented individuals to work with a diverse team of medical professionals dedicated to COVID-19 testing (Medical Assistant, Clinical Services Associate, Medical Laboratory Technologist, Genomic Development Specialist).

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Dr. Zubair Baloch Receives H.P. Smith Award from ASCP

September 12, 2020

Prestigious award from the American Society of Clinical Pathology for Distinguished Pathology Educator.

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Faculty in the News Summer 2020

August 24, 2020

New machine-learning approach to support patient data privacy, McCabe Award for Dr. Danielle Fortuna, rapid antigen test for COVID-19 testing, Dr. Lauren Schwartz elected to ASCP 40 Under Forty program, COVID-19 impact on pathology residents, and untangling the mysteries of neurodegenerative disease.

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Researchers Identify Drug That Acts as Immunosuppressant and Antiviral Against COVID-19

August 24, 2020

A study led by Sara Cherry, PhD, scientific director of the High-Throughput Screening Core at Penn, has identified nine drugs that inhibit infection of the novel coronavirus in human lung epithelial cells.

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New Vice Chair for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity

August 06, 2020

Dr. Nicole Aqui appointed as inaugural Vice Chair for inclusion, Diversity and Equity to create and maintain a culture that embraces inclusion and ensuring that all departmental policies and practices are grounded in tenets of equity and antiracism.

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Professor Emeritus Donald S. Young, MB, PhD (1933-2020)

July 08, 2020

Donald S. Young, MB, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, an international authority in Clinical Chemistry and a "giant in the field," passed away July 4 at the age of 86.

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NIH MERIT Award for Dr. Una O'Doherty

July 01, 2020

R37 MERIT Award through the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for the project "Determinants of Reservoir Contraction and Expansion in vivo, ex vivo, and in vitro" in HIV antiviral therapy (ART).

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Commitment in Our Community

June 17, 2020

June 17 Update: From the Chair

We must look for ways how we can support communities of color; resumption of research efforts and directives on any work-related travel.

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Path BioResource IT Steps Up To Facilitate PSOM Resumption of Research

June 17, 2020

University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR) Vivarial Scheduling Platform launched in record time to facilitate Phase 1 research resumption of services.

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Dr. Carl June Receives Leadership in Personalized Medicine Award

June 10, 2020

Personalized Medicine Coalition award recognizes new era in precision medicine with treatments characterized by ability to alter molecular characteristics of patients’ own cells.

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Phase I of Research Resumption

May 29, 2020

Update May 29:  Guidelines for the safe return to campus and COVID-19-related research by Department faculty members.

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