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March 2016
Volume 3 | Issue 3

Spring Raffle Winners

On Thursday, March 24, Schulich's Director of Finance, Rosemary Hicks, drew the winning tickets for the Spring Raffle. Thank you to everyone who donated, sold tickets and cheered us on!  With your help, we raised $2,000.00 for the London Food Bank. 

Congratulations to our WINNERS...

  • Linda Fox - Gourmet Basket
    London, ON community member
  • Dawn Telford - Easter Basket
    Robarts Research Institute
  • Steven Stefanovski - Man Cave Basket
    Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Kamilia Rizkalla - Family Basket
    Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Betty Holme - Car Care Basket
    Dean's Office
  • Kim Keyes - Wellness Basket
    Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

2016 USCAP Honors

Congratulations to Nikhil Sangle, M.D., FRCPATH who received the Dr. L. Clarke Jr. & Elaine F. Stout Endowment Award. Read more

STEM Expo 

On March 6th, 2016, the first annual Inspiring Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) conference was held at Western University. Read more

WPA Lecture Series: Emily Keats

WPA hosted our second Academic Lecture Series with our very own Western Pathology alumna, Dr. Emily Keats, with her talk, "The Science behind Public Health".  Read more

News Stories

Update In PathologyCARMS Match

After a successful CARMS match, we are excited to welcome our PGY1 residents Shao Shi Li from Queen's University and Christopher Tran from the University of Toronto who will be arriving in July, 2016.
Update In PathologyAmerican Association of Pathologists' Assistants - PA Day

PA Day is April 14, 2016.  Caring for the whole patient, one specimen at a time. Stay connected! #PADay.  Read more
Update In PathologyWestern Email System Change Coming

Earlier this month, Western University announced that it is beginning the next phase of the project to replace its campus-wide email platform (known as Convergence) to a new cloud-based system called Microsoft Office 365.  Read more
Update In PathologyHon Leong receives WSS-CIHR Seed Award

Congratulations to Dr. Hon Leong on his successful WSS-CIHR Seed Award for his project entitled "PolySialic Acid Expression on Circulating Tumor Microparticles as a "Fluid Biopsy" for Next Generation Cancer Risk Stratification?"
Update In PathologyNew Baby

One of our PGY1 residents Paul Plantinga and his wife welcomed a baby boy into their lives on March 15th, Grayson August Plantinga, who weighed 9 lbs 9 oz.
Update In PathologyDodgeball

For the past 3 months, a team of dedicated individuals, generously funded by the Pathology Department, have been fighting for Pathology’s claim to the Intramural Dodgeball Trophy.  Read more
Update In PathologyPaLM Annual Report 2015

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine's 2015 Annual Report is available on our website.  Click here
Update In PathologyWPA Academic Workshop

On March 8th, WPA hosted an academic workshop. The focus of this informal and interactive session was displaying and presenting research to help with both local and international conferences, as well as statistics.  Read more
Update In PathologyCongratulations Nikoleta Tellios

Nikoleta Tellios received an award for the most outstanding presentation by a graduate student at the Ophthalmology Research Day held on November 6th 2015.
Update In PathologyWPA at the London Knights Game

On Friday March 18th, the research and PA students from the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine gathered together at The Budweiser Gardens to watch the end-of-season game between The London Knights and The Erie Otters.  Read more

Upcoming Events

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Research Day 2016

Thursday, April 7, 2016 @ 9:00 am - Social Sciences Building, Room 2050 | Click here
Grand Rounds - April

"Augmented and Virtual Reality: From teaching Neuroanatomy to training Surgeons"

Speaker: Dr. Sandrine deRibaupierre
Thursday, April 14, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - LHSC UH Auditorium A | Click here
NERDs April Open Forum

Thursday, April 21, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - LHSC UH A3-100 | Click here

Publications

  1. Dorman SN, Baranova K, Knoll JH, Urquhart BL, Mariani G, Carcangiu ML, Rogan PK.  Genomic signatures for paclitaxel and gemcitabine resistance in breast cancer derived by machine learning. Mol Oncol, 85-100, doi: 10.1016/j.molonc.2015.07.006, 2016/01.
  2. Pang R, Merritt NH, Shkrum MJ, Tijssen JA. Febrile Illness in an Infant With an Intracardiac Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor. Pediatrics, doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-3544, 2016/02.
  3. Florendo-Cumbermack A, Selchen D, Morrow SA, Sharma M, Steven D, Ang LC, Casserly C, Burneo J, Kremenchutzky M, Hammond R.   Everything Old is New Again.  Can J Neuro Sci.  Volume 43, Issue 1, 5 Jan 2016, Pages 213-218  DOI:  10.1017/cjn.2015.309
  4. Magaki S, Chang E, Hammond RR, Yang I, Mackenzie IR, Chou BT, Choi SI, Jen JC, Pope WB, Bell DA, Vinters HV. Two cases of rheumatoid meningitis. Neuropathology, 93-102, doi: 10.1111/neup.12238, 2016/02.
  5. Goebel EA, Walsh JC. Heterotopic Bone in the Distal Esophagus. Int J Surg Pathol, doi:  10.1177/1066896916632299, 2016/02.
  6. Goebel EA, Walsh JC. Omental cholelithiasis: a histologic correlation. Canadian Journal of Pathology, 2016/02. 
  7. Ibrahim G, Gabril M, Howlett CJ.  PTEN expression in chromophobe renal cell carcinoma versus clear cell renal cell carcinoma. Modern Pathology, 239A-240A, 2016/03. 
  8. Sarr O, Blake A, Thompson J, Zhao L, Rabicki K, Walsh JC, Welch I, Regnault TR. The differential effects of low birth weight and western diet consumption upon early life hepatic fibrosis development in guinea pig. J Physiol, 1753-1772, doi 10.1113/JP271777, 2016/03.
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