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LMP News, February 18, 2019

Hogquist receives AAI meritorious career award

Kris Hogquist has received the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) meritorious career award.  The award recognizes “a mid-career scientist for outstanding research contributions to the field of immunology.” She will accept the award and deliver a lecture at the AAI meeting in May.  Congrats Kris!   https://www.aai.org/Awards/Career/AAI-Meritorious-Career-Award

Killeen receives NIEHS research grant

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has awarded Tony Killeen a one-year $191,855 research grant to conduct an iron protocol analysis for the NIEHS Sister Study. 

Jameson and Hogquist join the editorial board of Immunity

Steve Jameson and Kris Hogquist joined the editorial board of the Cell Press journal Immunity at the beginning of 2019.  They co-hosted Immunity editor-in-chief Peter Lee at the Center for Immunology last week. 

Grzywacz is co-PI in an MCC-funded research project

Bartek Grzywacz is co-PI with Veronika Bachanova and Manish Patel in a research project recently funded by the Masonic Cancer Center: “Cellular Immunotherapeutics and Tumor Microenvironment:  A Spatio-Visual Perspective.”  The funding is $100,000 for one year with a possible extension. Congratulations Bartek!

Khalifa invited to speak at UCSD

Mahmoud Khalifa has been invited to present at UC San Diego, Department of Pathology Grand Rounds October 14th.  He will be giving an update on the staging and therapeutic challenges in gynecologic oncology.  

Hoffman to give talk on human germline editing

Bill Hoffman talks about “Gene-edited babies: Brave new world or promising medical frontier?” at St. Paul’s Jewish Community Center on Monday, March 4, 9:30-10:30 am.  His talk is part of JCC’s program TC Talks that feature “inspiring, knowledgeable and prominent individuals of the Twin Cities.” 

ACGME Faculty Survey is open

The ACGME Faculty Survey is open for core faculty to complete through March 17.  Remember you may have to complete both a residency and fellowship survey.  If you are core faculty, you were e-mailed a link.  Contact Maggie McGough at truax031@umn.edu with questions.

Grant opportunities

Medical School Grants: Assistant professor startup funding and equipment grant applications are due March 15.  Next deadline for bridge funding is March 15.   https://www.med.umn.edu/about/honors-awards/services-faculty-students/research-equipment-grants

Medical School offers P3 program to help with grant writing.   Assistant professors and early-career associate professors are encouraged to apply to the AHC Proposal Preparation Program (P3) being offered this semester.  This program provides interactive, peer grant writing group support for early-career faculty to help prepare for their first K-or R-series NIH grant proposal.  Deadline is April 1.  For more information, look here.  

Faculty publish

Liu B, Salgado OC, Singh S, Hippen KL, Maynard JC, Burlingame AL, Ball LE, Blazar BR, Farrar MAHogquist KA, Ruan HB.  The lineage stability and suppressive program of regulatory T cells require protein O-GlcNAcylation.  Nat Commun. 2019 Jan 21;10(1):354. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-08300-3.

Upcoming events of interest or things to do

2018 faculty reviews are due to Jean Kurata on Thursday, February 28 at 4:30 pm. 

Supervisor evaluations are due by February 21 for 2018 performance appraisals of civil service, bargaining unit and P&A employees.  These evaluations will be used to determine merit pay increases.

REPA forms are due by March 1.  These are our annual report of external professional activities.  The forms need to be completed whether you consult or not.  You should have received an e-mail around February 1 from Jon Guden, repamail@umn.edu.

The next LMP Research Forum is scheduled for this Thursday, February 21 from 5-7 in the Dale Shepard room at the Campus Club.  Kris Hogquist will present. 

The University of Michigan’s Michael Imperiale will talk about “The Perils of Science to Create Pathogens: Controlling Biosafety and Biosecurity Threats” February 28, 11:30am – 1 pm in Coffman Union’s Mississippi Room.  The lecture is part of the series “Consumer-driven and DIY science: Promise and peril” sponsored by the U of M Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment, & the Life Sciences.  Click here for more information.

Send news to Bill

Please send publications, achievement and event information and announcements you think appropriate for the LMP Newsletter to Bill Hoffman at hoffm003@umn.edu.  Also, Bill has an ongoing interest in photographs, images, and story ideas you may have for the LMP website.

  

LMP website: http://www.pathology.umn.edu/ 

LMP faculty google site: https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/lmp/

Funding Opportunities:  https://www.pathology.umn.edu/research/funding-opportunities

Grand Rounds videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHSc0zfvq6SUnNvDQI6oLwA

 

 

Publication date: 
Monday, February 18, 2019

LMP News, February 4, 2018

Li receives CDC clinical research contract

Danni Li has received a four-year $485,000 clinical research contract from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to analyze lipids for the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a program of studies designed to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the U.S.

Balfour awarded Shaver fund grant

Hank Balfour has been awarded a $36,000 grant by the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund to support his Epstein-Barr vaccine development project.  EBV is implicated in a number of cancers including lymphoma.

Resident Research Awards announced

Resident Research Awards have been granted to Ryan Martinez for "The role of B cells in thymocyte selection" (mentor Kristin Hogquist) and to Aimi Toyama for "Characterization of lymphocytes associated with desmoplastic nevi and desmoplastic melanomas" (mentor Alessio Giubellino).  Congratulations!

2019 Medical School faculty and staff forums scheduled

Medical School faculty and staff forums will include strategic updates regarding the practice and our clinical partnerships, and hosted by Jakob Tolar, MD, PhD, Dean of the Medical School and UMP Board Chair, and Badrinath Konety, MD, MBA, UMP CEO and Vice Dean for Clinic Affairs.  The first forum will be on 3/27 from 7-8 AM in Moos Tower 2-520, East Bank Campus.

Medical School offers P3 program to help with grant writing

Assistant professors and early-career associate professors are encouraged to apply to the AHC Proposal Preparation Program (P3) being offered this semester.  This program provides interactive, peer grant writing group support for early-career faculty to help prepare for their first K-or R-series NIH grant proposal.  Deadline is April 1.  For more information, look here.  

Hoffman to give talk on human germline editing

Bill Hoffman talks about “Gene-edited babies: Brave new world or promising medical frontier?” at St. Paul’s Jewish Community Center on Monday, March 4, 9:30-10:30 am.  His talk is part of JCC’s program TC Talks that features “inspiring, knowledgeable and prominent individuals of the Twin Cities.”

Grant opportunities

Letter of Intent for the Minnesota Futures grant program is due February 18.  Click here for more information.

Medical School Grants: Assistant professor startup funding and equipment grant applications are due March 15.  Next deadline for bridge funding is March 15.   https://www.med.umn.edu/about/honors-awards/services-faculty-students/research-equipment-grants

Faculty wanting to work with students on research may be interested in CTSI’s A-PReP program, which provides students with a stipend for mentored research projects (application due Feb. 11).    

Faculty publish

Grzywacz B, Moench L, McKenna D Jr, Tessier KM, Bachanova V, Cooley S, Miller JS, Courville EL.  Natural killer cell homing and persistence in the bone marrow after adoptive immunotherapy correlates with better leukemia control.  J Immunother. 2018 Nov 28. doi: 10.1097/CJI.0000000000000250. [Epub ahead of print]

Savani M, Murugan P, Skubitz KM. Long-term cure of soft tissue sarcoma with pegylated-liposomal doxorubicin after doxorubicin and ifosfamide failureClin Sarcoma Res. 2019;9:1. Published 2019 Jan 15. doi:10.1186/s13569-018-0111-0

Upcoming events of interest or things to do

2018 faculty reviews are due Jean Kurata on Thursday, February 28 at 4:30 pm. 

Supervisor evaluations are due by February 21 for 2018 performance appraisals of civil service, bargaining unit and P&A employees.  These evaluations will be used to determine merit pay increases.

The next LMP Research Forum is scheduled for Thursday, February 21 from 5-7 in the Dale Shepard room at the Campus Club.  Kris Hogquist will present. 

The University of Michigan’s Michael Imperiale will talk about “The Perils of Science to Create Pathogens: Controlling Biosafety and Biosecurity Threats” February 28, 11:30am – 1 pm in Coffman Union’s Mississippi Room.  The lecture is part of the series “Consumer-driven and DIY science: Promise and peril” sponsored by the U of M Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment, & the Life Sciences.  Click here for more information.

Send news to Bill

Please send publications, achievement and event information and announcements you think appropriate for the LMP Newsletter to Bill Hoffman at hoffm003@umn.edu.  Also, Bill has an ongoing interest in photographs, images, and story ideas you may have for the LMP website.

 

LMP website: http://www.pathology.umn.edu/ 

LMP faculty google site: https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/lmp/

Funding Opportunities:  https://www.pathology.umn.edu/research/funding-opportunities

Grand Rounds videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHSc0zfvq6SUnNvDQI6oLwA

 

 

Publication date: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

LMP News, January 22, 2019

Farrar awarded NCI R01 grant

Mike Farrar has been awarded a five-year $1.85 million NCI R01 grant to study “Pre-BCR and STAT5 signaling in acute lymphoblastic leukemia.”

Cohn is site PI for multi-center clinical trial

Claudia Cohn is site PI for a multi-center clinical trial funded by Terumo BCT to study “Clinical effectiveness of conventional versus Mirasol-treated apheresis platelets in patients with hypoproliferative thrombocytopenia (MIPLATE)." This is a three-year $1.6 million grant of which $500,000 is contingent on subject enrollment.

Renner awarded ACS research grant

The American Cancer Society awarded Danielle Renner, a postdoc in Kaylee Schwertfeger’s lab, a three-year $163,500 research grant to study “Distinct macrophage subpopulations in breast cancer metastasis.”

Skubitz gives Pacific Northwest National Laboratory seminar

Amy Skubitz was invited to give a lecture for the Biological Sciences Division Seminar at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA on January 7.  Her lecture was entitled “Early detection of ovarian cancer: Proteomic techniques for the discovery and validation of biomarkers in a variety of biospecimens.” 

Watch for your faculty review form next week

Faculty will receive instructions and a personnel review form to complete next week.  You will use the form to report your 2018 activities.  The review form will also be available for download on our google site https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/lmp/annual-faculty-review-process

Due date is February 28 at 4:30 pm.  There is no flexibility with this date.

Medical Imaging and Artificial Intelligence Working Group to form

The University is forming a Medical Imaging and Artificial Intelligence Working Group.  The goal is to bring together everyone interested in medical imaging and artificial intelligence (computer science, medical device center, clinicians, and researchers) so that we can help each other and the University move forward in this exciting area of patient care and research.  First meeting: Friday, Jan 25 at 10 am in Mayo B564. 

U of M SPARC collaborative to launch Jan. 29

The University of Minnesota’s Strategic Partnerships and Research Collaborative (SPARC), a new research service and innovation hub created to help multidisciplinary teams from across the University submit and execute complex grant proposals, launches Tuesday, Jan. 29, 3- 6 pm. in the Swain meeting room of McNamara Alumni Center.

Grant opportunities

The Spring Grant In Aid funding cycle opened January 2. 
https://research.umn.edu/funding-awards/grant-aid

Medical School Grants: Assistant professor startup funding and equipment grant applications are due March 15.  Next deadline for bridge funding is March 15.   https://www.med.umn.edu/about/honors-awards/services-faculty-students/research-equipment-grants
Faculty wanting to work with students on research may be interested in CTSI’s A-PReP program, which provides students with a stipend for mentored research projects (application due Feb. 11).   

Faculty publish

Cederberg LE, Rabinovitch MD, Grimm-Geris JM, Schmeling DO, Filtz EA, Condon LM, and Balfour HH. Jr. Epstein-Barr Virus DNA in Parental Oral Secretions: A Potential Source of Infection for Their Young ChildrenClin Infect Dis. 2019 Jan 7;68(2):306-312. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy464.

Upcoming events of interest or things to do

The 2018 Performance appraisal process for civil service, bargaining unit and P&A employees started last month.  Supervisor evaluations are due by February 21

The next LMP Research Forum is scheduled for Thursday, February 21 from 5-7 in the Dale Shepard room at the Campus Club.  Kris Hogquist will present.  

Send news to Bill

Please send publications, achievement and event information and announcements you think appropriate for the LMP Newsletter to Bill Hoffman at hoffm003@umn.edu.  Also, Bill has an ongoing interest in photographs, images, and story ideas you may have for the LMP website.

 

LMP website: http://www.pathology.umn.edu/ 

LMP faculty google site: https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/lmp/

Funding Opportunities:  https://www.pathology.umn.edu/research/funding-opportunities

Grand Rounds videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHSc0zfvq6SUnNvDQI6oLwA

Publication date: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

LMP News, December 31, 2018

Flanagan and Bell awarded Wallin Fund grant

Maggie Flanagan and Rob Bell are co-investigators with PI Swati More, assistant professor in the Center for Drug Design in the College of Pharmacy, in a one-year $125,000 Winston and Maxine Wallin Neuroscience Discovery Fund grant to study “Retinal Changes in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and Cerebral Amyloid Staging Correlations, A Promising Early Biomarker in AD.”

Orr is profiled in The Lancet Neurology

The Lancet Neurology's Tony Kirby profiled Harry Orr last August in a feature article "Harry T Orr: decoding spinocerebellar ataxias."

Grant opportunities

The Spring Grant In Aid funding cycle opens January 2 https://research.umn.edu/funding-awards/grant-aid

P&T training sessions

Please note upcoming P&T training sessions for faculty interested in the next promotion cycle:

https://hub.med.umn.edu/faculty-affairs/promotion-tenure 

Faculty and trainees publish

Wu HH, Priester A, Khoshnoodi P, Zhang Z, Shakeri S, Afshari Mirak S, Asvadi NH, Ahuja P, Sung K, Natarajan S, Sisk A, Reiter R, Raman S, Enzmann D. A system using patient-specific 3D-printed molds to spatially align in vivo MRI with ex vivo MRI and whole-mount histopathology for prostate cancer research. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2019 Jan;49(1):270-279. doi: 10.1002/jmri.26189.

Bell WR, An Y, Kageyama Y, English C, Rudow GL, Pletnikova O, Thambisetty M, O'Brien R, Moghekar AR, Albert MS, Rabins PV, Resnick SM, Troncoso JC. Neuropathologic, genetic, and longitudinal cognitive profiles in primary age-related tauopathy (PART) and Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimers Dement. 2018 Dec 11. pii: S1552-5260(18)33483-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jalz.2018.07.215.

Upcoming events of interest or things to do

The next LMP Research Forum is scheduled for Thursday, January 10 from 5-7 in the Dale Shepard room at the Campus Club. Rob Bell will present.

The 2018 Performance appraisal process for civil service, bargaining unit and P&A employees has begun. Self-evaluations are due by January 18. Supervisor evaluations are due by February 21.

Send news to Bill

Please send publications, achievement and event information and announcements you think appropriate for the LMP Newsletter to Bill Hoffman at hoffm003@umn.edu. Also, Bill has an ongoing interest in photographs, images, and story ideas you may have for the LMP website.

 

LMP website: http://www.pathology.umn.edu/ 

LMP faculty google site: https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/lmp/

Funding Opportunities:  https://www.pathology.umn.edu/research/funding-opportunities

Grand Rounds videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHSc0zfvq6SUnNvDQI6oLwA

 

Publication date: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

LMP News, December 17, 2018

Nelson awarded ACS grant

Andrew Nelson was awarded a three-year American Cancer Society Clinical Scientist Development Grant totaling $437,000 for “Investigating RHAMM contributions to breast cancer progression.”

Giubellino BRAINS program is funded

The Medical School is providing $75,000 to fund the Biomedical Research Awards for Interdisciplinary New Science (BRAINS) program proposed by Alessio Giubellino and colleagues to apply 3D bioprinting to melanoma drug discovery and testing.

Hamilton Hart and Jameson receive Medical School Research and Equipment Awards

Sara Hamilton Hart received a Medical School / UMF Faculty Research and Equipment Award of $15,000 to support her project “Regulation of the immune response to malaria by IL-10 producing natural killer cells.”  Steve Jameson received $6,100 to purchase nucleofection equipment.

LeBien leads "Big Data Advances in Biomedical Science" discussion

Tucker LeBien chaired the 2018 research meeting of the Association of Academic Health Centers in Washington DC on November 29th and 30th.  The theme of the meeting was "Big Data Advances in Biomedical Science" and included presentations from US and global academic health centers, as well as three senior NIH officials.

Hogquist to give Campbell Memorial Lecture

Kristin Hogquist will give the Dan Campbell Memorial Lecture at the 58th Midwinter Conference of Immunologists at Asilomar in January.  Kris is also serving on the American Association of Immunologists’ Public Affair Committee and was recently appointed to the Peer Review Committee of the Life Sciences Research Foundation.

Linden MDS+AML educational program is highlighted in ASH newsletter

The presentation of Michael Linden and colleagues “Stop…Collaborate and Listen: A Multidisciplinary Approach in MDS+AML” was featured in the newsletter of the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology earlier this month.  See below a photo of Linden and his colleagues from the National Marrow Donor Program, Northwestern University, and Johns Hopkins University.

Balfour’s EBV vaccine is highlighted in Nature

Hank Balfour and his team were highlighted in a feature article entitled “Building a better lymphoma vaccine” published in Nature last month.  Writer Claire Ainsworth observes that researchers are closing in on vaccines to prevent or treat lymphomas and other cancers triggered by the Epstein–Barr virus (EBV).   

Berger heads to Texas

David Berger, assistant professor and pediatric pathologist, is leaving the department next month to take a career opportunity in Texas.  Please take a moment to thank David for his many contributions to LMP.  A search for a pediatric pathologist is underway. 

Please note Part A time reporting for new year

These are the weeks clinical faculty will be asked to do Part A time reporting in the New Year.  Please note them on your calendar.

  • January 28-February 10 (due February 14)
  • April 29 – May 12 (due May 16)
  • July 29 – August 11 (due August 15)
  • October 28 – November 10 (due November 14)

Upcoming grant deadlines

The Resident Research Grant deadline is January 1, 2019.  More information on the process is at https://www.pathology.umn.edu/residency-fellowships/residency/research-experience

The Spring Grant In Aid funding cycle opens January 2
https://research.umn.edu/funding-awards/grant-aid

Faculty publish

Klein, T., Wang, W., Yu, L., Wu, K., Boylan, K.L.M., Isaksson Vogel, R., Skubitz, A.P.N., and Wang, J-P. Development of a multiplexed giant magnetoresistive biosensor array prototype to quantify ovarian cancer biomarkers.  Biosensors and Bioelectronics; 2018, 126:301-307.  * Skubitz and J-P Wang are joint senior authors on this manuscript.

Flanagan ME, Cholerton B, Latimer CS, Hemmy LS, Edland SD, Montine KS, White LR, Montine TJ. TDP-43 Neuropathologic Associations in the Nun Study and the Honolulu-Asia Aging Study Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, vol. Pre-press, no. Pre-press, pp. 1-10, 2018.  DOI: 10.3233/JAD-180162.

Upcoming events of interest or things to do

The next LMP Research Forum is scheduled for Thursday, January 10 from 5-7 in the Dale Shepard room at the Campus Club.  Rob Bell will present. 

The 2018 Performance appraisal process for civil service, bargaining unit and P&A employees will kick off over the next couple weeks.  Watch for information from ALRT HR on timelines and training.  

Send news to Bill

Please send publications, achievement and event information and announcements you think appropriate for the LMP Newsletter to Bill Hoffman at hoffm003@umn.edu.  Also, Bill has an ongoing interest in photographs, images, and story ideas you may have for the LMP website. 

 

LMP website: http://www.pathology.umn.edu/ 

LMP faculty google site: https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/lmp/

Funding Opportunities:  https://www.pathology.umn.edu/research/funding-opportunities

Grand Rounds videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHSc0zfvq6SUnNvDQI6oLwA

ASH 2018

Publication date: 
Monday, December 17, 2018

LMP News, December 3, 2018

LMP Employee Recognition Event is this Thursday

Once a year we gather together to recognize our LMP faculty, staff and students and our UMMC laboratory staff.  The event is scheduled at The Graduate Minneapolis Hotel in the ball room from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm.  *Note time change*

Pediatrics honors Ferrieri

Pat Ferrieri was awarded the Gold-Headed Cane at Pediatric Grand Rounds Oct 31 in the Wilf Auditorium. This award honors life-long service to children. See Ferrieri and earlier awardees in the attached photo.

Cohn will join the HHS advisory committee

Claudia Cohn will join the Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability (ACBTSA), a 31-member federal advisory committee that provides advice to the Secretary of Health and Human Services through the Assistant Secretary for Health on a range of policy issues related to blood, blood products, and tissues.

Amin featured in American Society of Cytopathology spotlight

Khalid Amin is interviewed for a member spotlight of the month feature of the American Society of Cytopathology.  You can access the interview at this link.

Murugan speaks to prostate cancer support group

Paari Murugan spoke to the U of M Prostate Cancer Support group Nov. 8 about the recent advancements in diagnosis, screening and prognostic tests for prostate cancer. He also discussed the histopathological aspects of this disease and the role histopathology plays in guiding clinical decision making.

Faculty and staff forum is scheduled for December 5

Jakub Tolar, Dean of the Medical School and UMPhysicians Board Chair, will provide an update on the MHealth Fairview partnership and key priorities for the practice and welcome new UMPhysicians CEO Badrinath Konety, MD, MBA.  The forum will be held from 7-8 am in Moos Tower 5-125.   

LMP clinical faculty meeting slides are posted on LMP Google site

The LMP clinical faculty meeting slides from Nov 7, Nov 14 and Nov 28 are now posted on the LMP faculty Google site:  https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/lmp/

A friendly reminder from ALRT accounting

If you take out faculty recruits or visiting speakers/lecturers for dinner keep in mind the following requirements for reimbursement required by the University: the number of University faculty/staff accompanying a visitor for a meal should be no more than four; reimbursement for meals are limited to $100/attendee including food, beverage, tax and tip (tips should not exceed 20%); itemized receipts are required for reimbursement; and reimbursement requests must be submitted within 60 days. 

Residents can apply for funding

Residents can apply for research funding of up to $2,500; due date for proposals is January 1.  Proposals will be reviewed by a faculty committee.  More information on the application process is located here:  https://www.pathology.umn.edu/residency-fellowships/residency/research-experience

Take notice of upcoming grant application deadlines

AHC Seed Grant Applications
https://www.health.umn.edu/research/funding-opportunities/ahc-seed-grant-program

Medical School Research and Equipment Grant Applications
https://www.med.umn.edu/about/honors-awards/services-faculty-students/research-equipment-grants

Faculty publish

Hillier SL, Ferrieri P, Edwards MS, Ewell M, Ferris D, Fine P, Carey V, Meyn L, Hoagland D, Kasper DL, Paoletti LC, Hill H, Baker CJA phase II randomized, control trial of group B streptococcus (GBS) type III capsular polysaccharide -tetanus toxoid (GBS III-TT) vaccine to prevent vaginal colonization with GBS III.  Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Oct 3. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy838. [Epub ahead of print]

Kline SE, Neaton JD, Lynfield R, Ferrieri P, Kulasingam S, Dittes K, Glennen A, Jawahir S, Kaizer A, Menk J, Johnson JR. Randomized controlled trial of a self-administered five-day antiseptic bundle versus usual disinfectant soap showers for preoperative eradication of Staphylococcus aureus colonization. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Sep;39(9):1049-1057. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.151. Epub 2018 Jul 24.

Salmasi A, Said J, Shindel AW, Khoshnoodi P, Felker ER, Sisk AE, Grogan T, McCullough D, Bennett J, Bailey H, Lawrence HJ, Elashoff DA, Marks LS, Raman SS, Febbo PG, Reiter RE. A 17-gene Genomic Prostate Score assay provides independent information on adverse pathology in the setting of combined mpMRI fusion-targeted and systematic prostate biopsy. The Journal of Urology. 2018. doi:10.1016/j.juro.2018.03.004. 

Rosenberg JE, Albersheim JA, Sathianathen NJ, Murugan P, Weight CJ.  Five new cases of primary renal carcinoid tumor: Case reports and literature reviewPathol Oncol Res. 2018 Oct 25. 

Audenet F, Isharwal S, Cha EK, Donoghue MTA, Drill E, Ostrovnaya I, Pietzak EJ, Sfakianos JP, Bagrodia A, Murugan P, Dalbagni G, Donahue TF, Rosenberg JE, Bajorin DF, Arcila ME, Hechtman JF, Berger MF, Taylor BS, Al-Ahmadie HA, Iyer G, Bochner BH, Coleman J, Solit DB. Clonal relatedness and mutational differences between upper tract and bladder urothelial carcinoma. Clin Cancer Res. 2018 Oct 23.

Upcoming events of interest or things to do

The next LMP Research Forum is scheduled for Thursday, December 13 from 5-7 in the Dale Shephard room at the Campus Club.  Kaylee Schwertfeger will present.

The Pathway to Publication workshop is scheduled for Dec. 6, 12:30 - 4pm in the McNamara Alumni Center.  All assistant professors or any other faculty are encouraged to attend this half-day, interactive workshop on how to write for peer-reviewed journals.  Here is the link to register.


The next MPG quarterly meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 5 from 12-1:30 in Campus Club rooms A, B, C. 

Send news to Bill

Please send publications, achievement and event information and announcements you think appropriate for the LMP Newsletter to Bill Hoffman at hoffm003@umn.edu.  Also, Bill has an ongoing interest in photographs, images, and story ideas you may have for the LMP website.

 

LMP website: http://www.pathology.umn.edu/ 

LMP faculty google site: https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/lmp/

Funding Opportunities:  https://www.pathology.umn.edu/research/funding-opportunities

Grand Rounds videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHSc0zfvq6SUnNvDQI6oLwA

Gold-headedCane.jpg

Publication date: 
Monday, December 3, 2018

LMP News, November 5, 2018

Koob awarded NIH funding to study tau protein in tauopathy

Michael Koob is co-PI with Dezhi Liao and lead PI Karen Ashe in a five-year $3 million NIH NIA award to study “The role of tau cleavage and phosphorylation in tauopathy."

El-Ashry receives funding to study breast cancer metastasis

Dorraya El-Ashry has been awarded a two-year $200,000 grant to "Eliminate breast cancer metastasis by targeting the tumor microenvironment."  The award is from Metavivor, a foundation funding metastatic breast cancer research.

Czyzyk awarded American Diabetes Association grant

Jan Czyzyk has been awarded a $99,343 research grant by the American Diabetes Association to study “The role of serpin immunity in human type l diabetes and beta cell proliferation.”  The grant is a re-award to the University from Czyzyk’s previous institution, the University of Rochester.

Killeen appointed MHealth Fairview Executive Medical Director for Lab/Pathology

Tony Killeen has assumed the executive medical director role for Lab/Pathology for MHealth Fairview.  This role will ensure strong academic physician leadership in a key shared clinical area and will work in dyadic partnership with laboratory and pathology administrative leaders.  

Powell receives Distinguished Pathologist Award

Debbie Powell received the Distinguished Pathologist Award for her outstanding contributions to the Twin Cities’ pathology community at the annual E.T. Bell symposium.  Debbie has spent her entire career dedicated to outstanding laboratory medicine and pathology training and medical education. 

Konety named CEO of University of Minnesota Physicians

Badrinath Konety, MD, MBA has been named the new CEO of University of Minnesota Physicians (UMP) and Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs for the Medical School.  Dr. Konety is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on prostate and bladder cancer and proven academic and clinical leader. He currently serves as the Dougherty Family Chair in Uro-Oncology, Director of the Institute for Prostate and Urologic Cancers, and the Medical School’s Associate Dean for Strategy and Innovation.  He will assume his new role December 1.   

Saenger takes on new role at HCMC

Amy Saenger, associate professor, is leaving the University this month to take a position as director of labs at Hennepin County Medical Center.  She will continue to have a faculty appointment in the department.  A search for a clinical chemist is underway. 

Celebrate our people on December 6

Once a year we gather to recognize our LMP faculty, staff and students and our UMMC laboratory staff.  The event is scheduled in The Graduate Hotel in the ballroom from 3 – 7 pm.  There will be food and just for fun teach building casino games.  Hope to see you there! 

Open Enrollment is underway

Open Enrollment began November 1 and runs through November 30.  The enrollment period is your one time during the year to review your benefit selections and make a change without a qualifying event.  The choices you make during Open Enrollment take effect on January 1, 2019.  Go to MyU/MyBenefits to make your selections. 

Medical School research and equipment grants deadline approaching

Research and equipment grants are awarded to Medical School faculty for basic and clinical research. Priority is given to startup funding for new faculty, bridge funding during lapses of an NIH R01 or similar type grants, and equipment funding.  Applications for bridge funding now have four deadlines per year including December 15.

MCC Peer Review Program offers internal peer review assistance

The Peer Review Program through the Masonic Cancer Center’s Research Development Office offers MCC members the opportunity to submit documents for internal peer review prior to external submission. This service is available for a range of documents and can be solicited at any stage throughout the grant/manuscript writing and revision process.  Find more information here.

Medical School offers P3 program to help with grant writing

Assistant professors and early-career associate professors are encouraged to apply to the AHC Proposal Preparation Program (P3) being offered this fall.  This program provides interactive, peer grant writing group support for early-career faculty to help prepare for their first K-or R-series NIH grant proposal.  Deadline is November 30.  For more information, look here

Faculty publish

Pelaez F, Manuchehrabadi N, Roy P, Natesan H, Wang Y, Racila E, Fong H, Zeng K, Silbaugh AM, Bischof JC, Azarin SM. 2018. Biomaterial scaffolds for non-invasive focal hyperthermia as a potential tool to ablate metastatic cancer cells. Biomaterials. 2018 Jun;166:27-37. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2018.02.048. Epub 2018 Feb 28.

Altawallbeh G, Smith L, Lewis SJ, et al. Pharmacokinetic study of Sudaxine in dog plasma using novel LC–MS/MS method. Drug Test Anal. 2018;1–8. https://doi.org/10.1002/dta.2507    

Upcoming events of interest or things to do

An LMP Clinical Faculty meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 7 at 9:00 am (right after Grand Rounds) in 450 MCRB. 

November’s LMP Research Forum scheduled for Thursday, November 8 from 5-7 in the Dale Shepard room at the Campus Club.  Nathan Pankratz will present.

Mark your calendars for the Fall Forum hosted by University of Minnesota Medical School Dean Jakub Tolar, MD, PHD, and Fairview President and CEO James Hereford to discuss the M Health Fairview clinical partnership.  The forum will take place Nov. 14, 3:30-4:30 pm. in room 2-530 Moos Tower and Nov. 15, 3:30-4:30 pm. in Wilf Auditorium on the West Bank.

The Pathway to Publication workshop is scheduled for Dec. 6, 12:30 - 4pm in the McNamara Alumni Center.  All assistant professors or any other faculty are encouraged to attend this half-day, interactive workshop on how to write for peer-reviewed journals.  Here is the link to register.


The Campus Club is offering a fall membership discount from Sept.-Dec. 2018. Receive a 60% discount off of your first year dues.  

Send news to Bill

Please send publications, achievement and event information and announcements you think appropriate for the LMP Newsletter to Bill Hoffman at hoffm003@umn.edu.  Also, Bill has an ongoing interest in photographs, images, and story ideas you may have for the LMP website.

 

LMP website: http://www.pathology.umn.edu/ 

LMP faculty google site: https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/lmp/

Funding Opportunities:  https://www.pathology.umn.edu/research/funding-opportunities

Grand Rounds videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHSc0zfvq6SUnNvDQI6oLwA

Publication date: 
Monday, November 5, 2018

LMP News, October 8, 2018

Hogquist awarded NIAID R01 grant

NIH’S National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has awarded Kristin Hogquist a 5-year $2.34 million R01 grant to study “The role of thymic type I interferon in tolerance.”

Tsai receives NIH-NICHD research contracts

NIH’s NICHD has awarded Mike Tsai a 2-year $1.82 million contract for “Measurement of opioids, dietary factors and genetics in the FAZST-IDEAL studies.”  NICHD also has awarded Tsai a 2-year  $315,000 contract for “Measurement of leptin in the FAZST-IDEAL studies.”

Saenger is PI of major ARDL study

Amy Saenger is laboratory PI of a $1.38 million ancillary study entitled "Changes in FGF-23 from mid- to late-life: patterns, predictors, and consequences" as part of the ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities) cohort. This is the first high-volume study that will utilize ARDL’s mass spec instruments. ARDL will test 7,000 samples for 25-OH-vitamin D using LC-MS/MS (as well as chemistry and ELISA testing). 

New medical directors named

Congratulations are in order to the following faculty for their recent appointments as medical directors:

  • Elizabeth Courville - Medical Director of Flow Cytometry.
  • Pawel Mroz - Medical Director of Core Hematology Labs (UMMC East, West, and CSC).
  • Sarah Williams - Medical Director of Clinical Labs, MHealth, Maple Grove Clinic.

M Health Fairview definitive agreement approved

A definitive clinical partnership agreement was approved Sept. 28 by the University of Minnesota Board of Regents and the boards of University of Minnesota Physicians (UMP) and Fairview Health Services.  The agreement defines the way forward to co-create a nationally-renowned academic health system. It will combine academic and community capabilities to provide the best clinical care while supporting research and education across the shared care delivery system. “Together, we will advance our shared mission to heal, discover new treatments and cures and to educate healthcare professionals to help people lead longer, healthier lives,” according to the announcement.  Click here for more information.

Skubitz gives talk on advances in ovarian cancer detection

Amy Skubitz gave a lecture at the 12th Biennial Ovarian Cancer Research Symposium presented by the Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer and the American Association for Cancer Research.  The symposium was held at the University of Washington in Seattle last month.  The title of her lecture was “Development of a multi-protein classifier for ovarian cancer detection by simultaneous measurement of 92 serum proteins on Proseek Multiplex Oncology II plates.”  Skubitz also gave a talk "Ovarian cancer early detection using biomarkers" at Boston Scientific headquarters in Maple Grove as part of the company’s Ovarian Cancer Awareness Symposium in September.

Khalifa to give talk at Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference

Mahmoud Khalifa is an education speaker at the annual Global Conference of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), February 11–15, 2019 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.  HIMSS is the leading health information and technology conference, bringing together 45,000 professionals from more than 90 countries.  The title of Khalifa’s talk is “Postanalytic risk reduction in pathology results reporting.”  

Linden to present at CAP19

Mike Linden's peer-reviewed course, "Flow Cytometry Based on the Revised WHO Classification: Key Diagnoses That You Never Want to Miss" has been accepted for presentation at the CAP19 Annual Meeting at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida.   Linden will be presenting with Bill Karlon (Director of Flow Cytometry, UCSF) and David Dorfman (Director of Flow Cytometry, Brigham and Women's/Dana Farber).  This course will also be presented at subsequent CAP meetings in 2020 and 2021.

43rd E.T. Bell Pathology Symposium slated for Oct. 26

The 43rd E. T. Bell Pathology Symposium will be held Oct. 26 at the McNamara Alumni Center.  This year’s theme is Dermatopathology and Pathology of Superficial Soft Tissue Lesions (pdf).  The symposium is jointly sponsored bythe E. T. Bell Institute of Pathology, LMP, and Innovative Continuing Education, LLC.

Residency Video is updated

Check out our new video on the residency and fellowship programs.  The video gives a brief look at our programs, the department and the Twin Cities.  It is posted on our residency site.  Thanks to Amy Karger, Meghan Hupp, Cade Arries and Victor Santiago for helping in the video production.  https://www.pathology.umn.edu/residency-fellowships

Step up to interview residents

Resident interview season is here.  Please volunteer to spend some time interviewing candidates.  Your experience with your own training and as a faculty member in our department are important “selling” points for candidates looking at the University of Minnesota.  Upcoming interview days are scheduled for: October 29, November 2, 5, 9, 12, 19, 30 and December 3.  Please email Michelle Dolan, dolan009@umn.edu, and Maggie McGough, truax031@umn.edu, and let them know you’d be happy to interview. 

Get Your Wellbeing Points at Boynton

Participating the UPlan's Wellbeing Program is a great way to improve your health and lower the cost of your health insurance. Whether you need to earn 500 points to save $500, or 750 points to save $750, you can earn all your Wellbeing Points at Boynton!  Click this link for more information.

Faculty publish

Saenger AK, Berkwits M, Carley S, Haymond S, Ennis-O'Connor M, Sherbino J, Smith SW.  The power of social media in medicine and medical education: Opportunities, risks, and rewards. Clin Chem. 2018 Sep;64(9):1284-1290. doi: 10.1373/clinchem.2018.288225. 

Block DR, Ouverson LJ, Wittwer CA, Saenger AK, Baumann NA.  An approach to analytical validation and testing of body fluid assays for the automated clinical laboratory.  Clin Biochem. 2018 Aug;58:44-52. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2018.05.002.

Selvin E, Warren B, He X, Sacks DB, Saenger AKEstablishment of community-based reference intervals for fructosamine, glycated albumin, and 1,5-anhydroglucitol.  Clin Chem. 2018 May;64(5):843-850. doi: 10.1373/clinchem.2017.285742.

Danni Li, Fangying Huang, Yingchun Zhao, Peter W. Villata, Timothy J. Griffin, Lin Zhang, Ling Li and Fang Yu.  Plasma lipoproteome in Alzheimer’s disease: a proof-of-concept study.  Clinical Proteomics2018; 15:31  https://doi.org/10.1186/s12014-018-9207-z

Upcoming events of interest or things to do

The annual MPG Symposium will be held October 11 at Coffman Memorial Union with keynote speaker Muneesh Tewari from the University of Michigan.  His keynote talk is at 2 pm.  Tewari will discuss the integration of cell free DNA with wearable sensors for early cancer diagnosis. 

The 8th Great Lakes Nuclear Receptors Conference will be held Oct. 18-19 in the Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building (CCRB).  The regional meeting brings together senior investigators and their trainees whose research is focused on nuclear receptor biology.

Grand Rounds are back on Wednesday’s at 8:00 am in 450 MCRB (Masonic Cancer Research Building)

LMP’s Research Forum resumes Thursday, Oct 18, 5 pm. in the Dale Shephard Room of the Campus Club in Coffman Union.

Send news to Bill

Please send publications, achievement and event information and announcements you think appropriate for the LMP Newsletter to Bill Hoffman at hoffm003@umn.edu.  Also, Bill has an ongoing interest in photographs, images, and story ideas you may have for the LMP website.

 

LMP website: http://www.pathology.umn.edu/ 

LMP faculty google site: https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/lmp/

Funding Opportunities:  https://www.pathology.umn.edu/research/funding-opportunities

Grand Rounds videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHSc0zfvq6SUnNvDQI6oLwA

Publication date: 
Monday, October 8, 2018

LMP News, September 24, 2018

Tsai receives NIH-NICHD research contracts

NIH’s NICHD has awarded Mike Tsai a 2-year $2.45 million contract for “Measurement of biospecimens in the FAZST-IDEAL Studies,” which are designed to determine if an intervention comprising folic acid and zinc dietary supplementation improves semen quality and fertility outcomes among couples seeking assisted reproduction.  NICHD also has awarded Tsai a $434,000 contract for the pregnancy eating attributes study (PEAS) for microbiome studies and analysis of serum biomarkers to explore the differences in lipid and glucose homeostasis and lipid/fat metabolism.

Schwertfeger awarded NIH funding to study macrophages in mammary gland development

NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) has awarded Kaylee Schwertfeger a 5-year $1.92 million R01 grant to study “Regulation of tissue resident macrophages during mammary gland development.”

Leadership change in Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory

Sophia Yohe has been named the Medical Director of the Molecular Diagnostics laboratory.  In this role, Yohe will provide oversight for the clinical operations of the lab.  Thank you to our previous medical director, Bharat Thyagarajan, for his years of outstanding leadership. 

Murugan is guest lecturer

Paari Murugan presented a guest lecture and slide seminar on "Approach to diagnosis of soft tissue tumors" to pathology residents at McGill University, Montreal, August 13

LMP adds facilities and research support

Caroline Hallstrom starts today as a research professional in LMP.  In her role, Caroline will take over responsibilities for LMP facilities.  She will keep our space inventory up to date, help with space requests and new laboratory set ups.  Additionally, she will provide as needed research lab support.  Caroline has several years of experience working in laboratories at the University, joining us from Martin Felice’s lab in the Cancer Center.  Caroline is located in 760 Mayo and her phone number is 612-625-0441.  Hallstrom will report to Nicole Hilmoe.  

43rd E. T. Bell Pathology Symposium slated for Oct. 26

The 43rd E. T. Bell Pathology Symposium will be held Oct. 26 at the McNamara Alumni Center.  This year’s theme is Dermatopathology and Pathology of Superficial Soft Tissue Lesions (pdf).  The symposium is jointly sponsored bythe E. T. Bell Institute of Pathology, LMP, and Innovative Continuing Education, LLC.

ALRT asks for early notice of grant applications

If you’re planning to submit a grant proposal, please let Carol El-Ghandour know well in advance whenever possible (for example, 2 months ahead of the deadline for a federal grant).  This will ensure a great spot in the grant queue.  Carol can be contacted at elgha001@umn.edu or 612-625-8468. 

Pankratz moves to Mayo Building

Nathan Pankratz and his team recently moved their offices from the first floor of Moos Tower to the seventh floor of Mayo where they actually have windows.  The remodeled space includes a conference room and room to expand the department’s evolving division of computational pathology. 

Kurata hits employment milestone

Jean Kurata has hit the 45-year milestone as a University employee.  After earning a B.S. degree from the University in elementary education and working at the Hormel Institute, in 1973 she took a job in the College of Education’s Student Affairs Office, providing staff support.  Then she was an assistant in the College’s Office of the Dean for nine years.  She joined LMP in 1993 as assistant to LMP head Leo Furcht.  Congratulations Jean!

Hoffman joins GWG public relations committee

Bill Hoffman has joined a newly formed public relations committee of the Genome Writers Guild (GWG).  GWG is devoted to advancing the new field of genome editing throughout the life sciences. Bill previously served on the public education committee of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR).

Faculty publish

Amin K, El-Rayess D, Snover D, Mettler T, Vogel RI, Khalifa MAPatterns of Immunohistochemistry Utilization in Metastases to the Liver. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2018 Sep 5. [Epub ahead of print].  

Alanee, S, Alvarado-Cabrero, I, Murugan, P, Kumar, R, Nepple, KG, Paner, GP, Patel, MI, Raspollini, MR, Lopez-Beltran, A & Konety,  Update of the International Consultation on Urological Diseases on bladder cancer 2018: Non-urothelial cancers of the urinary bladder. World Journal of Urology. 2018 Aug 1. DOI: 10.1007/s00345-018-2421-5 

Glumac PM, Forster CL, Zhou H, Murugan P, Gupta S, LeBeau AM. The Identification of a Novel Antibody for CD133 Using Human Antibody Phage Display. Prostate. 2018 Sep;78(13):981-991.

Ganaie A, Beigh FH, Astone M, Ferrari MG, Maqbool R, Umbreen S, Parray AS, Siddique HR, Hussain T, Murugan P, Morrissey C, Koochekpour S, Deng Y, Konety BR , Hoeppner LH, Saleem MB. BMI1 drives metastasis of prostate cancer in Caucasian and African-American men and is a potential therapeutic target: hypothesis tested in race-specific models. Clin Cancer Res. 2018 Aug 7.  DOI: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-18-1394

Bellamri M, Weight CJ, Murugan P, Turesky RJ. Metabolic activation of the cooked meat carcinogen 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine in human prostate.  Toxicol Sci. 2018 Jun 1;163(2):543-556.

Upcoming events of interest or things to do

The annual MPG Symposium will be held October 11 at Coffman Memorial Union with keynote speaker Muneesh Tewari from the University of Michigan.  Tewari will discuss the integration of cell free DNA with wearable sensors for early cancer diagnosis.  Faculty should encourage research laboratory staff to attend the symposium and participate in the career networking session from 1-2 pm. 

NCI SBIR Program Director Ashim Subedee will be presenting funding opportunities and other commercialization resources to take your technology from lab to market, Oct 1,  9 – 10:30 am, in 450 MCRB. Register here.

The 8th Great Lakes Nuclear Receptors Conference will be held Oct. 18-19 in the Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building (CCRB).  The regional meeting brings together senior investigators and their trainees whose research is focused on nuclear receptor biology. 

Grand Rounds are back on Wednesday’s at 8:00 am in 450 MCRB (Masonic Cancer Research Building)

LMP’s Research Forum resumes Thursday, Oct 18, 5 pm. in the Dale Shephard Room of the Campus Club in Coffman Union.

Send news to Bill

Please send publications, achievement and event information and announcements you think appropriate for the LMP Newsletter to Bill Hoffman at hoffm003@umn.edu.  Also, Bill has an ongoing interest in photographs, images, and story ideas you may have for the LMP website.

 

LMP website: http://www.pathology.umn.edu/ 

LMP faculty google site: https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/lmp/

Funding Opportunities:  https://www.pathology.umn.edu/research/funding-opportunities

Grand Rounds videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHSc0zfvq6SUnNvDQI6oLwA

Publication date: 
Monday, September 24, 2018

LMP News, September 10, 2018

Hogquist named LMP Vice Chair for Research

Congratulations are in order for Kris Hogquist who has been named LMP’s Vice Chair for Research.  In this new role, Kris will serve as chair of the department’s Research Advisory Committee (RAC), identify strategic initiatives to expand on the department’s existing research accomplishments and help support the chair’s research vision for the department. 

Koob awarded NIH funding to study key tau tangles protein

NIH’s aging research program awarded Michael Koob a two-year grant totaling $423,500 to study “Molecular endophenotypes of H1 and H2 MAPT haplotypes.”  MAPT (micro-tubule associated protein) encodes for tau, the predominant component of neurofibrillary tangles that are neuropathological hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease.

American Association of Immunologists funds Hamilton Hart study

The American Association of Immunologists awarded Sara Hamilton Hart $48,432 to study “Bystander activation through natural pathogen exposure shapes the memory CD8 T cell pool.”

LMP residents nominated to participate in U of M Resident Leadership Academy

Second-year residents Cade Arries and Aimi Toyama have been nominated to participate in the fifth cohort of the U of M Resident Leadership Academy, a one-year program for residents selected for their current leadership skills and future potential to transform healthcare.

Biostatistics support now available

LMP has engaged the Biostatistical Design and Analysis Center (BDAC) to provide biostatistics support for research.  Visit the LMP faculty Google site to review the request process for requests.    

National Postdoc Appreciation Week is coming soon

National Postdoc Appreciation Week is Sept. 17-21.  Click this link for U of M activities.

Dockter takes on new role in Medical School

Kathleen Dockter, ALRT Center Director, has been appointed Senior Director of Operational Alignment.  Kathleen will serve as project manager for the operational alignment work across the Medical School and UMPhysicians as the organization moves forward with the joint clinical enterprise with Fairview. 

NCI’s SBIR program director to visit Masonic Cancer Center

NCI SBIR Program Director Ashim Subedee will be presenting funding opportunities and other commercialization resources to take your technology from lab to market, Oct 1,  9 – 10:30 am, in 450 MCRB. Register here.

New center aims to streamline clinical research support

The newly established Clinical Research Support Center (CRSC), located on the third floor of Diehl Hall, opened Sept. 4. The CRSC will give U of M investigators and study teams an easier way to navigate the complex clinical research environment and advance research projects through the process more quickly. The CRSC is a partnership between the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Fairview Health Services, and University of Minnesota Physicians.

Medical School launches Research Connect initiative

Dean Tolar announced that the Medical School has launched a new initiative, Research Connect, a resource to communicate medical student/resident research opportunities. “This is a great way for our clinical learners to connect with science and scientists,” Tolar said.

Clarification

Danni Li’s four-year NIH R01 grant to study “Blood Biomarkers as Surrogate Endpoints of Treatment Responses to Aerobic Exercise and/or Cognitive Training in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment” is for $1.95 million.  $491,000 is allotted for the first year.

Correction

Ameeta Kelekar will introduce the keynote speaker at the Center for Women in Medicine and Science’s first annual retreat Sept. 27 in theCancer and Cardiovascular Research Building, not the Center for Women and Science. 

Faculty publish

Yuan JM, Carmella SG, Wang R, Tan YT, Adams-Haduch J, Gao YT, Hecht SSRelationship of the oxidative damage biomarker 8-epi-prostaglandin F2α to risk of lung cancer development in the Shanghai Cohort Study.  Carcinogenesis. 2018 Jul 3;39(7):948-954. doi: 10.1093/carcin/bgy060.

Owen DL, Mahmud SA, Vang KB, Kelly RM, Blazar BR, Smith KA, Farrar MA.  Identification of Cellular Sources of IL-2 Needed for Regulatory T Cell Development and Homeostasis.  J Immunol. 2018 Jun 15;200(12):3926-3933. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1800097. Epub 2018 May 4.

Nelson AC, Machado HL, Schwertfeger KLBreaking through to the other side: Microenvironment contributions to DCIS initiation and progression. J Mammary Gland Biol Neoplasia. 2018 Aug 31. doi: 10.1007/s10911-018-9409-z. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Send news to Bill

Please send publications, achievement and event information and announcements you think appropriate for the LMP Newsletter to Bill Hoffman at hoffm003@umn.edu.  Also, Bill has an ongoing interest in photographs, images, and story ideas you may have for the LMP website.

Upcoming events of interest or things to do

The annual MPG Symposium will be held October 11 at Coffman Memorial Union with keynote speaker Muneesh Tewari from the University of Michigan.  Tewari will discuss the integration of cell free DNA with wearable sensors for early cancer diagnosis.  

The 8th Great Lakes Nuclear Receptors Conference will be held Oct. 18-19 in the Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building (CCRB).  The regional meeting brings together senior investigators and their trainees whose research is focused on nuclear receptor biology. 

Grand Rounds are back on Wednesday’s at 8:00 am in 450 MCRB (Masonic Cancer Research Building)

A reminder that LMP’s Research Forum resumes Thursday, Oct 11, 5 pm. in the Dale Shephard Room of the Campus Club in Coffman Union.

  

LMP website: http://www.pathology.umn.edu/ 

LMP faculty google site: https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/lmp/

Funding Opportunities:  https://www.pathology.umn.edu/research/funding-opportunities

Grand Rounds videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHSc0zfvq6SUnNvDQI6oLwA

Publication date: 
Monday, September 10, 2018

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