Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan Recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Pathology

Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan, S. P. Hicks Endowed Professor of Pathology and Professor of Urology at Michigan Medicine Department of Pathology and Director of the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology, was recently recognized for his outstanding achievements by the American Association of Cancer Research. He was presented with the AACR James S. Ewing-Thelma B. Dunn Award for Outstanding Achievement in Pathology in Cancer Research award at the 2023 AACR Annual Meeting.

Sandra Camelo-Piragua, MD recognized for her expertise by the American Board of Pathology

The American Board of Pathology announced today that our own Dr. Sandra Camelo-Piragua, Professor of Neuropathology and Director of the Neuropathology Fellowship Program, has been selected to serve on the Test Development and Advisory Committee for Neuropathology - a testament to her expertise in the field. The full text of the press release is below.  Please join me in congratulating Dr. Camelo-Piragua!

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Discovery Published

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a disease with unknown causes that result in scarring of the lungs. The scar tissue forms on the alveoli, the small air sacs in the lungs, which makes it more difficult for oxygen to pass through the alveoli walls and into the bloodstream and for carbon dioxide to be removed.

Study Published on Effectiveness of the Omicron Bivalent Booster

As the SARS-CoV-2 virus continues to mutate over time and new booster vaccines become available, the question arises, are the multivalent boosters more effective at improving immune response than the monovalent vaccines with which we began? This question was addressed by a multi-site group from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (New York) and from the University of Michigan Medical School Department of Pathology.

The American Board of Pathology Announces the Appointment of May Chan, MD to the Test Development and Advisory Committee for Dermatopathology

The Department of Pathology offers its congratulations to Dr. May Chan, Professor of Dermatopathology, on her appointment to the American Board of Pathology's Test Development and Advisory Committee beginning in 2023. "As an established subject matter expert in dermatopathology, the contributions of Dr. Chan will be highly valued," commented Bonnie Woodworth, ABP Communications Director. Chan, who also serves as the Program Director for the Dermatopathology Fellowship Program, commented, "With this appointment, I’ll be joining seven esteemed dermatopathologists in designing and writing questions for the dermpath board exam and for the dermpath portion of the anatomic pathology board exam.