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Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Update on COVID-19 Testing

April 06, 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: Preparing for the Upcoming Week

Dear Members of the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Community,

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Department News

Urgent Notice - Blood Utilization

March 16, 2020

March 16, 2020   Urgent Notice - Blood Utilization

Dear Faculty and Staff,

Please see below for a notification from the Director of Transfusion Medicine and the attached letter from the American Red Cross.

More updates later on other issues,

David Roth
Chair, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

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Open Pathology Positions

January 06, 2020

Faculty positions are open in bioinformatics, clinical chemistry, clinical microbiology, computational multi-omics diagnostics, EHR data analysis, epigenetics, hematopathology, immunometabolism and tumor immunity, infectious diseases, genomic diagnostics, computational genomics and IT for neurodegeneration research, RNA computational biology, pathology informatics, pediatric pathology, surgical pathology (GI, head and neck, gynecological, and breast pathology), and Division Director of Laboratory Medicine.

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Preparing for the Upcoming Week

April 06, 2020

Update April 6:  Resources for all clinicians and staff at Penn Medicine to help deal with the challenges posed by COVID-19 and important guidelines for all of the staff, housestaff and faculty around social and physical distancing.

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Frequent Questions and Update Archive

April 03, 2020

Update April 3: HUP has COVID-19 tests in place, which can deliver very rapid results.

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New Resources and Your Creative Efforts

April 02, 2020

Update April 2:  It seems that your creativity knows no bounds. I have heard from many about the creative and inspiring ways in which you are coping with this new situation. But please know that Penn Medicine is also there for those who worry about managing basic needs for themselves and their families during this challenging time.

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Smile Therapy and COVID-19 Journal Club

April 01, 2020

Update April 1: "When I think of all the individuals on the front lines of this war with the Corona virus -- all our department faculty mostly working at home and online and lab staff who are at HUP daily, the physicians and nurses seeing patients, all the transportation providers, police, restaurants who provide meals, the food pantries, and so many others, it is very impressive what the responses are."

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Learning from the Ongoing Experience of COVID-19

March 31, 2020

Update March 31: Reassuring information about the risk of acquiring infection and updates on the first batches of sourdough pancakes!

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Perspectives on How You Can Help

March 30, 2020

Update March 30: I have received terrific feedback from many of you regarding this unprecedented situation that we all find ourselves in, so I want to share a few of your insights and ideas.

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Some Ways to Help Us Manage This Crisis

March 27, 2020

Update March 27: "To me each and every person who has committed to coming to work has shown courage in the face of a pandemic with a novel virus for which there is no vaccine or established treatment yet. Our environmental service workers, laboratory technicians, MLTs, phlebotomists, PAs, as well as our nurses and physicians, have all demonstrated tremendous courage in the face of this crisis."

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How You Can Help Yourself and Others

March 26, 2020

Update March 26:  Although this is a stressful and challenging time, it does present some opportunities. One of those is that it forces us to think about new ways to do things.

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Update from the Chair

March 25, 2020

Update March 25: Testing Capabilities for SARS-CoV-2 and Serologic Testing for Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2.

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From the Chair: Learning from Others

March 23, 2020

Update March 23: We can continue to develop skills that we are not necessarily trained in -- say, skills in improvisation and for creative problem-solving, in learning how to work in isolation, away from our colleagues, and to learn from people we might not otherwise encounter.

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New Pathology Residents for 2020-21

March 20, 2020

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine had a very successful recruitment season for the 2020-2021 PGY1 residency class, matching nine residents with a variety of academic career goals for training in AP/CP, CP only, and CP/research.

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Adaptability & Personal Responsibility in a Challenging Environment

March 19, 2020

Update March 19: We will all be required to demonstrate an unanticipated degree of adaptability. But especially: Do not work while you are sick and practice social distancing in your personal time.

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Research Lab Update

March 18, 2020

Update March 18: Message to PLM Research Faculty: NIH COVID-19 announcements and PSOM-mandated lab ramp-down.

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The Importance of Social Distancing

March 17, 2020

Update March 17: The importance of social and physical distancing in the work environment.

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Research Lab Update

March 16, 2020

Update March 16: Message to PLM Research Faculty regarding lab ramp-down as mandated by PSOM leadership.

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CRISPR-engineered T cells in Patients with Refractory Cancer

February 07, 2020

Genetically-edited immune cells can persist, thrive, and function months after a cancer patient receives them, according to new data published in Science by researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center.

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