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January 2015
Volume 2 | Issue 1

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Research Day 2015

Save the Date!

We are very excited to inform you that our departmental research day, 2015 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Research Day, will be held on Monday, March 30, 2015.  The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Nahum Sonenberg (McGill University).  Dr. Nahum Sonenberg is a world renowned researcher in the field of translation initiation in eukaryotes.  He discovered the mRNA cap-binding protein, eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E (eIF4E), and has continued to explore the implications of his discovery and has provided critical insights into the role of eIF4E in health and disease. 

It is time again to submit abstracts for the research day.  Please note that according to Department policy, all residents, graduate students (Research-based program and Pathologists Assistant program), and undergraduate students (PathTox) are expected to participate (i.e. submit and present their respective research projects).  Please fill out the exemption form
 and have the form signed by your Program Director to be exempted.  Faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and technical staff are also encouraged to submit an abstract.  The deadline for abstract submission is February 20, 2015.  Please check the website often for updates.

Effective December 31, 2014 Dr. Jessica Shepherd has stepped down as Program Director of the Anatomical Pathology Residency Program. We are happy to announce that Dr. Aaron Haig has agreed to take on the role, effective January 1st, 2015.

Dr. David Driman received the Dr. M.E. Kirk award at the Annual London Pathology Associates gathering on December 17th, 2014.

Save the Date!  Advances in Practice of Cytopathology will take place on Saturday May 2nd, 2015. 

News Stories

Update In PathologyDr. Bertha M. Garcia is visiting the University of British Columbia as a visiting scholar

Dr. Garcia will be meeting with faculty and staff to learn from UBC's significant experience in Distributed Medical Education. Read more
Update In PathologyCanadian Respiratory Research Network Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Cameron who has been awarded a Canadian Respiratory Research Network Grant. With this award, Dr. Cameron becomes part of a national network for respiratory research.
Update In Pathology2014 Joint Medical Advisory Committee Award

Congratulations to Dr. Michael John, recipient of the 2014 Joint MAC Award. These awards are given to professional staff for demonstrating qualities of leadership within the scope of their position or providing outstanding contributions to the success of initiatives aligning with the strategic directions of both LHSC and St. Joseph’s. Read more
Update In PathologyCrossFit Class

On January 6, Kyle Difazio (first-year PA student) invited the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine out for a FREE beginners CrossFit class.  
Kyle is committed to bringing "sexy back" in the New Year and some of our faculty, staff and students gave it a try. Read more
Update In PathologyGoodbye to Rodney Hagle

Rodney joined the Department as Acting Media Specialist during Kathilyn’s parental leave. Thrown right into the deep end due to Wesley’s early arrival, Rodney stepped up and became an integral and engaging member of the team during his time with us. Thank you for all your hard work over the past year. We are all wishing you the best of luck in your future endeavors.


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  2. Daley T, Dunn G, Darling MR. Central xanthoma of the jaws: A clinicopathologic entity?  Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology Volume 119, Issue 1, 1 January 2015, Pages 92-100 DOI: 10.1016/j.oooo.2014.09.018.
  3. Vilos, GA, Oraif, A, Vilos, AG, Ettler, H, Edris, F, Abu-Rafea, B.  Long-term clinical outcomes following resectoscopic endometrial ablation of non-atypical endometrial hyperplasia in women with abnormal uterine bleeding.  Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Volume 22, Issue 1, 1 January 2015, Pages 66-77.  DOI: 10.1016/j.jmig.2014.07.009.
  4. Owrangi AM, Lannigan R, Simonovic SP.  Mapping climate change-caused health risk for integrated city resilience modeling.  Nat Hazards  6 January 2015, 22p  doi: 10.1007/s11069-014-1582-9.
  5. Zeesman S, Mccready E, Sadikovic B, Nowaczyk MJ.  Prader-Willi syndrome and Tay-Sachs disease in association with mixed maternal uniparental isodisomy and heterodisomy 15 in a girl who also had isochromosome Xq.  American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A.  Volume 167, Issue 1, 1 January 2015, Pages 180-184.  DOI: 10.1002/ajmg.a.36790.
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