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Pathology Research Day Presenters Garner Awards

6/17/2019

Poster presentationsPathology Research Day at the University of Rochester Medical Center was held on Monday, June 10, 2019.

The day included 51 poster presentations in addition to 13 oral presentations given by Pathology & Laboratory Medicine residents and fellows and graduate students in the Cell Biology of Disease Ph.D. Program.

This year’s keynote speaker was Thomas Wynn, Ph.D., Vice President of the Discovery Inflammation and Immunology Group for Pfizer Corp., in Cambridge, Mass.

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Graduate Program Awards

  • Outstanding Academic Excellence by a First Year Student – Cooper Sailer, MS
  • Outstanding Program Contribution – Katherine Best, MS, and Brianna Shares, MS
  • Robert Mooney Thesis Award – Richard Bell, Ph.D.

Best Oral Presentation

  • Katherine Best, MS

Poster Presentation Travel Awards

  • Madison Doolittle, MS
  • Felicia Gilels, MS
  • John Bachman, MS
  • Jerry Saunders III, MS

Resident Awards

Oral Presentation Awards

  • Mushal Noor, M.B.B.S.
  • Phoenix Bell, M.D.
  • Anna Israel, M.D.

 

Pathology Research Day 2018 Recap

6/18/2018

Research Day 2018The annual Pathology Research Day event at the University of Rochester Medical Center was held on Monday, June 11, 2018.

The day included more than 50 poster presentations in addition to 12 oral presentationsgiven by Pathology residents and fellows, and graduate students in the Cell Biology of Disease Ph.D. Program.

This year’s keynote speaker was Andrew Folpe, M.D. who is professor and consultant for Anatomic Pathology at Mayo Clinic. His engaging and informative talk was titled, “Phosphaturic Mesenchymal Tumors: What I Have Learned.” A video recording of the keynote is available online (note: UR login is required to view).

The graduate program gave out several awards at a special reception at the end of the day, per below.

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Graduate Program Awards

  •         Outstanding Academic Excellence by a First Year Student – David Villani, MS
  •         Outstanding Program Contribution – Sarah Catheline, MS
  •         Robert Mooney Thesis Award – Irena Lerman, Ph.D.

Travel Award for Oral Presentation

  •      Madison Doolittle, MS

Poster Presentation Travel Awards

  •         Robert Hoff, MS
  •         Allison Li, MS
  •         Xi Lin, MS
  •         Robert Maynard, MS

Resident Awards


Oral Presentation Awards

  • Mushal Noor, M.D.
  • Nisha Patel, D.O.
  • Phoenix Bell, M.D.

USCAP 2018 Meeting Recap

3/26/2018

USCAPThe Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at URMC was well represented at the annual meeting of the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) in Vancouver, BC, Canada from March 17-23.

There were a total 47 members of URMC Pathology who authored or co-authored at least one abstract that was accepted for presentation at the conference. These included primarily faculty, residents and some staff. A full list of poster presentations and abstracts is available here.

In addition to poster, platform, and short course presentations, the department was also pleased to host a successful alumni reception at the Fairmont Waterfront on March 19 for the third consecutive year. 

View a photo gallery of USCAP 2018

 

Event Recap: Pathology Research Day 2017

6/13/2017

Poster SessionThe Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine hosted its annual Research Day event on Monday, June 12, 2017.

The day-long event featured a wide variety of oral and poster presentations by Pathology graduate students and residents on research topics ranging from osteoarthritis, to lymphoma, pregnancy, and much more.

Perry J. Blackshear, MD, D. Phil, gave the keynote address. He is the Deputy Chief of Signal Transduction Laboratory and Head of the Post-Transcriptional Gene Expression Group for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Year out fellow, Michelle PitchAn awards dinner followed the event, in which faculty recognized top presentations and gave a special sendoff to departing residents and fellows. Pathology Chair, Dr. Bruce Smoller, also gave two special awards to faculty. 

Graduate Program Awards

  • Outstanding academic Excellence by a First Year Student - Olivia Marola
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Pathology PhD Program - Richard Bell
     

Travel Awards


Oral Presentation

  • Sarah Catheline

Poster Presentations

  • Richard Bell
  • Jerry Saunders III
  • Zachary Murphy
  • Brianna Shares

Residency Awards

Oral Presentations

  • Third place - Hani Katerji, MD
  • Second place - Sohaib Abu-Farsakh, MD
  • First place - Sachica Cheris, MD

Faculty Awards

  • Eric A. Schenk Award for Excellence in Teaching - Luis De Las Casas, MD
  • Chairman's Award - Caroline Dignan, MD

See More: 

View a photo gallery of Research Day

Download list of presentations

 

 

Pathology Graduate Student Wins Travel Award for Research Project

5/31/2017

Madison DoolittleSecond-year Pathology graduate student Madison Doolittle won second place in the School of Medicine and Dentistry’s graduate student poster competition on May 17.

The annual event, hosted by the Graduate Student Society, includes entries from graduate students across disciplines as an opportunity to showcase their research in their respective fields.

Madison was the lead author the abstract titled, “Investigating the Role of Zbtb40 in the Genetic Regulation of Osteoporosis” in which he and fellow researchers examined the genetic determinants of bone mineral density used to diagnose osteoporosis.

He was awarded a $300 travel scholarship.

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