Faculty Recognition Dinner 2015 - Surgical Pathology Working Group - Left to Right: Dr. Sohaib Abu-Farsakh PGY-2, Dr. Michael Magguilli, PGY-4, Dr. Diana Agostini-Vulaj PGY-3 & Dr. Bruce Smoller, Chair, Anatomic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Pathologists explore the mechanisms of human disease in both research laboratories and patient care settings. At the University of Rochester Medical Center, we support collaborative efforts that create bridges between researchers and clinical specialists. Our department has over 60 faculty who participate in interdepartmental and multidisciplinary research projects. Many of them are involved in clinical laboratory testing, clinical trials testing, and basic scientific research. Please see our Faculty Information Page for more information. Our URMC Laboratories include a full service clinical trials central laboratory, including clinical and anatomic pathology services as well as full project management, data management and logistics to support studies. Our goals are to use new information from the research laboratory in order to enhance clinical testing; to use knowledge gained in the examination of clinical specimens in order to develop new hypotheses for basic research; and to share our knowledge through effective educational programs.