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Open Pathology Positions

April 01, 2021

Faculty positions are open in bioinformatics, blood banking, cellular immunotherapy, Director of the Coagulation Laboratory, computational genomics and medicine, computational multi-omics diagnostics, EHR data analysis and phenotyping, epigenetics, gene therapy, machine learning/image analysis, molecular diagnostics, neurodegenerative disease research, neuropathology, pathology informatics, precision and computational diagnostics, RNA computational biology, surgical pathology (Cytopathology, GI, Gynecological, Head and Neck), 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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Dr. Danielle Fortuna New Clinical Director of Gross Lab Education and Operations

May 25, 2022

New role to work with the leadership team to expand and standardize education of Pathologists' Assistants, Pathology Technologists, and trainees across the three gross labs.

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Dr. Li-San Wang Elected to 2022 Penn Fellows Program

May 24, 2022

Penn Fellows Program provides leadership development to select Penn mid-career faculty members across the university.

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2022 Lady Barbara Colyton Award for Autoimmune Research for Dr. Taku Kambayashi

May 18, 2022

Award recognizes outstanding research in the field of autoimmune diseases.

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2022 Pathology "Top Docs" in Philadelphia Magazine

May 03, 2022

Drs. Adam Bagg, Zubair Baloch, David Elder, Franz Fogt, Virginia LiVolsi, and Xiaowei (George) Xu are among the the eight top pathologists in the region.

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NIA Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease Data Storage Site Receives $23.9 Million Renewal Grant

April 25, 2022

Genetics data repository set up by the National Institute of Aging (NIA) to facilitate access by qualified investigators to genotypic data for Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

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Kambayashi Lab Wins "STAT Madness" Competition

April 06, 2022

Science study of "oily rodents" injected with a signaling protein to sweat out fat through the skin wins the annual "STAT Madness" bracket-style biomedical research competition.

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Dr. Virginia LiVolsi Receives the 2022 President’s Award of the Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists

March 20, 2022

Annual APSS President's Award recognizes her substantial contributions and distinguished service to the field of surgical pathology.

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New Pathology Residents for 2022-23

March 18, 2022

We welcome eleven new pathology residency applicants with a variety of academic career goals in AP/CP, AP/NP, and CP only.

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Faryabi Lab Publishes in Molecular Cell

March 01, 2022

Paper identifies genome refolding that drives epigenetic adaptation and could also drive resistance to targeted therapy in T cell leukemia.

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Professor John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD (1946-2022)

February 10, 2022

The Department mourns the loss of our esteemed colleague, mentor, and friend John Trojanowski, MD, PhD, one of the foremost pioneers in the field of neuroscience, neuropathology and neurodegenerative diseases.

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Center for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science for Integrated Diagnostics Established

February 04, 2022

Center for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science for Integrated Diagnostics (AI2D) is a highly collaborative effort across School of Medicine Departments with focus on AI-driven integrated diagnostics, and was seeded by the emerging Integrated Diagnostics Program co-led by the Department of Radiology and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

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Two Patients Declared 'Cured' of Leukemia a Decade After CAR T Cell Immunotherapy Infusion

February 03, 2022

Report in Nature analyzes CAR T cell therapy against chronic lymphocytic leukemia in first two patients with sustained remission a decade after infusion.

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Dr. Sara Cherry Named to the 2021 Class of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows

January 26, 2022

Recognized for her distinguished contributions to the field of virology and the development of novel technologies used to identify new pathways in and treatment of virus-induced diseases.

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David A. Wolk, MD, and Edward B. Lee, MD, PhD, Appointed Co-Directors of the Institute on Aging

January 20, 2022

Dr. Wolk, director of the Penn Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and co-director of the Penn Memory Center, is Professor of Neurology and Chief of the Division of Cognitive Neurology. Dr. Lee, who is the Penn ADRC co-associate director, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

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Faculty in the News December

December 31, 2021

Dr. Sara Cherry in the New York Times on antiviral drugs against coronavirus, Pfizer's COVID-19 pill, and omicron-variant transmissibility; Dr. Don Siegel's Vetigenics Penn Center for Innovation Start-Up of the Year; Dr. Vijay Bhoj part of a clinical trail research team awarded $14M NIH grant for organ transplantation with CAR T-Cell therapy.

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Milestone for CNDR Brain Bank

October 05, 2021

Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CNDR) brain bank archives its 2000th case.

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Faculty in the News September

September 30, 2021

Nature paper by Davidson lab describes regulated control of gene therapies by drug-induced splicing, NHGRI R35 Genomic Innovator Award for Dr. Chesi, Dr. Stephen Master begins term as president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), Dr. Don Siegel receives AABB Award for pioneering use of chimeric antigen receptor T cell constructs, Dr. Ping Wang selected to be a member of the Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Devices Panel at the FDA, and Dr. George Xu part of $11.7 million NCI SPORE grant.

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Wang Lab Develops SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Assay With High Sensitivity

September 17, 2021

Antigen test detects small loads of SARS-CoV-2 with sensitivity as high as a PCR test and moves toward POCT application.

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