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Open Pathology Positions

August 01, 2020

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

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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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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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Travel Policies, CEO Town Hall, and Extension of Probationary Periods

May 20, 2020

Update May 20:  Personal travels and vacations, extension of probationary period for tenure, CE, and research tracks, CEO townhall and seminar on healthcare innovation during COVID-19.

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Strategies for Patient Safety and Research Resumption Plan

May 14, 2020

Update May 14:  Strategies to safeguard patients and staff, phased research resumption plan, resources around online learning, and a visit from Gritty!

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Charlene Bierl, MD, PhD, to Lead Division of Laboratory Medicine

May 14, 2020

Dr. Bierl will become the 11th Director of the Division of Laboratory Medicine and the William Pepper Laboratory of Clinical Medicine on July 1, 2020.

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Phased Return to Clinical Research and Other Research Activities

May 11, 2020

Update May 11:  Clinical research, PSOM research activities and a gradual return to work, and the teams who brought our current antibody test online in a rapid manner!

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Phase I of our New Normal and Antibody Testing Updates

May 07, 2020

Update May 7: "One of the nicest things to come out of our new situation is that I get a chance to interact with many of our colleagues from the Department in new ways."

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COVID-19 Clinical Testing Oversight Committee

May 04, 2020

Update May 4: COVID-19 Clinical Testing Oversight Committee, FAQs around patient resurgence, and residents' efforts to produce viral transport media (VTM) to create collection kits.

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Limitations of Commercial Antibody Tests

April 29, 2020

Update April 29:  Limitations of commercial antibody tests, new scientific articles, a new update frequency, and a note of gratitude.

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