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March 2018

McMurray Named Associate Director of Pathology Graduate Program


Helene McMurrayHelene McMurray, Ph.D., has been named the new associate director of the Cell Biology of Disease (Pathology) Graduate Program at the University of Rochester, which became effective in March.

Dr. McMurray is a clinical assistant professor with a primary appointment in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. She currently serves as the Director-in-Training in the Tissue Typing/Histocompatibility Laboratory at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Her research collaborations with scientists in the Department of Biomedical Genetics focus on identification of vulnerabilities in cancer cells, and utilize approaches in genomics, bioinformatics, biostatistics, and genetics. As an educator, Dr. McMurray works to introduce students to these modern techniques in biomedicine.

Dr. McMurray will join Dr. Richard Libby (Opthalmology) who directs the program.

“Mentors and advisors have helped me imagine new possibilities in my science and in my career," said McMurray. "I wouldn’t be who or where I am today without guidance from others. I am excited to take on this new role in the Cell Biology of Disease Graduate Program to try to share what I have learned with the next generation of scientists.”

USCAP 2018 Meeting Recap


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


URMC Pathology Welcomes 2018 Residents and Fellows


The University of Rochester Medical Center's Pathology Residency Program is pleased to announce its new class of residents, starting July 1, 2018. 

Incoming 2018 Residents

Lanisha FullerLanisha Fuller
Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt


Michael KarasickMichael Karasick
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University


Caroline MillerCaroline Miller
St. George’s University


Tatsiana PukhalskayaTatsiana Pukhalskaya
Belarussian State Medical University




Incoming 2018 Fellows

  • Shira Winters (Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine) – University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Sohaib Abu-Farsakh (Gastrointestinal Pathology) – University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Monisha Bhanote (Breast Pathology) – NYU Winthrop University Hospital
  • Hasan Khatib (Cytopathology) – Baystate Medical Center
  • Sung Kim (Hematopathology) – Severance Hospital, Yonsei University
  • Andrew Lindsey Jackson Dunn (Gastrointestinal Pathology) – University at Arkansas Medical Science

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