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November 2016
Volume 3 | Issue 11

International Pathology Day


Pathologists and the medical laboratory teams are the cornerstone of accurate diagnoses for patients. In fact, test results comprise approximately 70 percent of a patient’s medical record today. Whether it’s a routine health screen, cancer diagnosis, or blood donation — pathologists care for patients in small communities and metropolitan areas across the globe. Pathologists are also involved in creating new knowledge through research and disseminating it through education.

A pathologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and classification of diseases by looking at tissue or cells under a microscope and by interpreting medical laboratory tests. We care for patients every day, performing and interpreting tests that save lives and keep people healthy.

November 16, 2016 is International Pathology Day, a day to highlight the contribution of pathology to global health care. Pathology and laboratory test results drive a significant portion of clinical decisions, from diagnosis to therapy, with the ultimate goal of providing excellent patient care.

Using state-of-the-art technology and instrumentation, pathologists and laboratory professionals perform and supervise tests that lead to the detection of potential health problems; the sooner a disease is caught, the better the outcome. We are a part of the team to guide and assess patients’ ongoing treatment and care.  Read more

Welcome Dr. Newman

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine would like to welcome Dr. Stephanie Newman, a new postdoctoral fellow training under the direction of Dr. Tony Rupar in the Bethany’s Hope research lab.  Read more

Toy Mountain

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is hoping raise a mountain of toys by donating a new or unwrapped toy to Toys for Tots. Please drop off your donations to the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Office, DSB 4044 by Tuesday, December 13th.  Read more

Emerging Leaders

Congratulations to Mellonie Carnahan, one of five staff members representing a wide range of programs and departments across the School, who will participate in the new Staff Emerging Leaders Program Pilot.  Read more

News Stories

Update In PathologySock it to Winter

As winter approaches, we invite the PaLM team to join the Lambeth Lions Club in collecting used and new socks for the Salvation Army Street Ministry. Donations can be placed in the stocking hung with care on the fireplace outside the main office, DSB 4044, until Monday, December 12th.  Read more
Update In PathologyYadira Tejeda Saldana completes her PhD Thesis

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Yadira Tejeda Saldana, who has completed her PhD in Pathology.  Read more
Update In PathologyMichael Tavolieri completes his MSc Thesis

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine would like to offer congratulations to Michael Tavolieri, who has completed his MSc in Pathology.  Read more

Upcoming Events

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Zhong Seminar - December

"Consciousness unbound: The ethics of neuroimaging after severe brain injury"

Speaker: Dr. Charles Weijer
Thursday, December 15, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - LHSC UH Auditorium B | Click here


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