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Welcome Charles “Chuck” Parkos, M.D., Ph.D., our Department’s new Incoming Chair.  Dr. Parkos joins us from Emory University School of Medicine where he is currently a Vice Chair and Director of Experimental Pathology. Dr. Parkos will officially join us on September 15, 2014.  Read more

The laboratory of Dr. Yali Dou, Associate Professor of Pathology, reported their work in the June 19th, 2014 issue of Molecular Cell.  Drs. Lipeng Wu and Li Li are co-first authors with postdoctoral fellow Bo Zhou on the article entitled “H2B ubiquitylation promotes RNA Pol II processivity via PAF1 and pTEFb".  The paper can be found Here

The following awards were presented at the Annual House Officer's Farewell Dinner:

David Arps, M.D. was the recipient of the M.R. Abell House Officer Award.

Stephanie Chen, M.D. was the recipient of the Outstanding Resident in Clinical Pathology Award.

Scott Owens, M.D. received the Resident Teaching Award.

Congratulations to all of the graduates.

The next monthly Pathology Mentoring Team meeting (open to all administrative personnel in the department who are interested in personal and professional development) is scheduled for Tuesday, June 3, 2014 in the Pathology Library, 5th Floor MS I at noon.  Karyn Procter-Wicks from UMHS Shared Human Resources will discuss the new policy “Drug Testing for Cause” and review the updates on the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) .  Our monthly meetings provide communication, education and support to administrative personnel throughout our Department.   Bring your lunch and join us!   If you have any questions, please contact Mary Greene, or Pam Warwashana,

Please welcome our fellows for 2014-2015!


Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine

Sean Li, MD, PhD

University of Michigan

Breast Pathology

Hunter Johnson, MD

Emory University


Julie Dueber, MD             

Vanderbilt University


David Moons, MD, PhD  

University of Michigan


David Arps, MD                

University of Michigan


Katherine Brick, MD

Mayo Clinic

Forensic Pathology

Leonardo Roquero, MD 

Henry Ford Health System

Gynecologic Pathology

Ghassan Allo, MD

University of Toronto

Gynecologic/Breast Pathology    

Laura Walters, MD, PhD

University of Michigan


Mary Dhesi, MD

Madigan Army Medical Center


Juan Gomez-Gelvez, MD

Henry Ford Health System


Rashi Singhal, MD, MPH

University of Pittsburgh

Molecular Genetic Pathology

Mark Kiel, MD, PhD   

University of Michigan

Gastrointestinal Pathology

Jiaqi Shi, MD, PhD

University of Michigan

Genitourinary Pathology

Andrew McDaniel, MD, PhD

University of Michigan


Amanda Fisher-Hubbard, MD

University of Michigan

Pulmonary Pathology

Kristine Konopka, MD

University of Texas

Surgical Pathology

Megan Alderman, MD

University of Michigan

Surgical Pathology

Karen Choi, MD

University of Michigan

Surgical Pathology

Maria Pletneva, MD, PhD

University of Michigan


Congratulations to Nicholas W. Lukacs, PhD, Professor of Pathology, on his installation as the first Godfrey Dorr Stobbe Professor of Research, Medical School.  This endowded professorship celebrates Dr. Lukacs' long history of research and academic successes. Currently he is the  Assistant Dean of Faculty Affairs with responsibility for  the research track faculty and is one of the Directors of MICHR. He holds numerous patents and multiple NIH RO1 grants, as well being the PI of a T32 Training grant.  He is the past director of the Pathology Graduate Training Program, and is a founder of Opsidio, a start-up Biotech company.  In addition, he has over 300 scientific publications.  He has been been busy since coming to the University of Michigan 22 years ago as of post-doctoral fellow.  The ceremony for this well deserved honor will take place Monday, May 12, 2014 in the Marvin and Betty Danto Auditorium at the Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center at 4:30pm.  A reception will follow in the CVC Atrium at 5:30pm.  

Scott A. Tomlins, M.D., Ph.D. was named an A. Alfred Taubman Emerging Scholar and will receive a grant effective May 1, 2014 for three years. The  Emerging Scholars Program at the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute was formed in 2009 to support University of Michigan clinician-scientists at an early stage of their research careers. This particular Emerging Scholar Grant was provided by donors in honor of Mr. Taubman’s 90th birthday.  The Taubman Institute is dedicated to the fundamental discovery and advancement of our understanding of the cause, treatment and prevention of diseases that affect mankind.  Congratulations Scott!


Congratulations to Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan for his election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. This elite organization includes 250 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners. The Academy elected 204 new members today that include some of the world's most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, and civic, corporate and philanthropic leaders. Dr. Chinnaiyan’s research focuses on functional genomics, proteomic, and bioinformatic approaches to study cancer. Read more.

Pathology Mentoring Team Meeting

Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Pathology Library - 5th Floor MS I

The Pathology Mentoring team is open to all administrative personnel who are interested in personal and professional development.  Our monthly meetings provide communication, education and support to administrative personnel throughout our Department.  Please consider attending the next Mentoring Team Meeting on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 in the Pathology Library.  We will feature Colleen Greene, the M-Healthy Wellness Coordinator who will talk about some of the exciting programs the University offers to stay fit and healthy.  Bring your lunch and join us!  If you have any questions regarding this meeting, please contact Mary Greene, or Pam Warwashana,


Lauren Smith has been named Chair of the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) Bioethics Committee.