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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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Giving & Philanthropy

February 26, 2021

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine gratefully appreciates any gift or donation to support its mission to advance biomedical research, educate future generations of clinicians, scientists, and healthcare providers, and improve patient care with the most advanced diagnostics and therapies available.

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Penn Medicine Hires 50 New Laboratory Assistants in Partnership with West Philadelphia Skills Initiative

February 18, 2021

COVID-19 testing efforts expanded through the University City District’s West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI).

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Cancer Cell Therapy Pioneer Dr. Carl June Named a 2021 Dan David Prize Laureate

February 15, 2021

$1 million "future" prize recognizes his contributions to molecular medicine, including his groundbreaking work in developing chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy.

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Dr. Nicole Aqui Elected to 2020 Penn Medicine Academy of Master Clinicians

December 24, 2020

Academy recognizes Penn Medicine clinicians who exemplify the highest standards of clinical excellence, humanism and professionalism.

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Professor Emeritus Prabodh K. Gupta, MD (1937-2020)

December 23, 2020

It is with profound sadness that we must share the news that our colleague Dr. Prabodh Gupta, MBBS, MD, Emeritus Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and a legend in Pathology and Cytopathology, has passed away.

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Project Quaker Rolled Out for On-Campus COVID-19 Testing

December 16, 2020

Large-scale COVID-19 screening program known as Project Quaker is being rolled out across campus with the goal of conducting 40,000 saliva-based tests each week.

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Two-Year Pilot Grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to Study Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease in People of Asian Heritage

December 14, 2020

$4.8 million grant for a new project called the Asian Cohort for Alzheimer’s Disease (ACAD) under the auspices of the Penn Neurodegeneration Genomics Center, the Genome Center for Alzheimer’s Disease (GCAD), the NIA Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease Data Storage Site (NIAGADS), and the Penn Center for Global Genomics and Health Equity.

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Penn Medicine Researchers Help Isolate Pathways of Resistance to Ibrutinib for Lymphoid Malignancies

December 07, 2020

Elenitoba-Johnson Lab et al. present new biomarker that identifies patients with aggressive lymphoma who don’t respond to precision therapy at American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting.

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Drs. Carl June and Michael Milone Recipients of Agilent Thought Leader Award

November 25, 2020

Both were recognized for their joint contributions to the field of CAR T-cell mediated cancer immunotherapy.

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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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