LMP News, July 31, 2017

July 31, 2017

Hecht receives Dean’s recognition

Stephen Hecht, professor in LMP and the Masonic Cancer Center, was recently selected to give the fifth annual Dean’s Distinguished Research Lectureship.  Hecht will share the award with Dorothy Hatsukami, professor in the Department of Psychiatry.  Hecht, the Wallin Land Grant Professor of Cancer Prevention, researches the properties of carcinogens in tobacco products.  The Dean’s Distinguished Research Lectureship will be celebrated on Thursday, October 26 from 4:30 – 6:30pm in the Best Buy Theater of Northrop Auditorium.  

Dermatopathologist to join LMP

Alessio Giubellino, MD, PhD accepted our offer to join our dermatopathology service.  Giubellino completed a fellowship in dermatopathology at the University of Miami.  He did his residency at the NIH and NCI in anatomic pathology.  Giubellino received his MD from the University of Turin School of Medicine in Italy and a PhD in experimental and molecular oncology at the University of Pisa.  Besides clinical service, Giubellino will also develop a research program related to cancer.  

Hupp nominated for Resident Leadership Academy

Meghan Hupp, PGY-2 resident, was nominated to the Cohort 3 of the Resident Leadership Academy by Department Head Leo Furcht.  The aims of the year-long program are to teach skills relevant to organizational leadership engage residents in institutional goals and priorities and invest in the development of residents who have the potential to be future leaders at the U of M.

Salary Savings awarded

This is the second year that LMP has awarded salary savings funds to faculty who have covered more than 50% of their University compensation through grants.  Five faculty will receive discretionary funds.  Awards range from $10,000 to $20,000 and are made annually based on July 1 funded effort. Faculty who are hold chairs or professorships are not eligible for the program. 

Clark moves to Mayo

Neuropathologist Brent Clark moved his office last Friday from the basement of Diehl Hall to C515 Mayo where he will actually have a window.   The new suite of offices will house neuropathology and dermatopathology faculty and includes a space for residents while on service.  

Two new faculty start in LMP

Joe Rudolf, assistant professor, started his orientation to the department on July 24.  Rudolf’s position will be associate chief medical informatics officer for LMP and the Fairview Health Services.  He has two offices:  D217 Mayo and 150A at 323 Stinson Blvd NE, Minneapolis.  His e-mail is jrudolf@umn.edu.  His University phone is 612-626-2607 and his Fairview phone is 612-672-7122.   Margaret “Maggie” Flanagan, assistant professor, starts today, July 31.  Flanagan will be on neuropathology service in C514-1 Mayo.  Her phone number on service is 612-624-6563.  Her academic office will be in the Wallin Medical Biosciences Building in C514-1 WMBB.  Flanagan’s e-mail is mflanaga@umn.edu and her academic phone number is 612-625-6419. 

Medical School offers the P3 program to help 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 August 18.  For more information look here.  https://hub.med.umn.edu/faculty-affairs/faculty-development-advancement-opportunities/grant-writing

Time is running out to support our LMP faculty Chainbreaker riders

NINE LMP faculty will ride in the Chainbreaker Ride for Cancer Research August 11-13:  Scott Dehm, Michael Farrar, Bartosz Grzywacz, Brooks Jackson, Tucker LeBien, Danni Li, Christopher Pennell, Kaylee Schwertfeger and Yoji Shimizu.  Please donate and support these riders at https://chainbreakerride.org/riders/  You can do a search by their names.   It takes less than two minutes to donate!    All funds will go to cancer research at the U of M. 

Faculty publish

Cannon CM, Trembley JH, Kren BT, Unger GM, O’Sullivan MG, Cornax I, Modiano JF, Ahmed K: Therapeutic targeting of protein kinase CK2 gene expression in feline oral squamous cell carcinoma: A naturally occurring large animal model of head and neck cancer. Human Gene Therapy Clinical Development, Volume 28, Number 2, 2017. DOI: 10.1089/humc.2017.008 

Mark your calendars

  • There will be an informal reception for new faculty on Wednesday, August 16 at 3:00 pm in the Bell, D175 Mayo.
  • John Eckfeldt’s retirement reception is scheduled for Wednesday, August 30 at 4:00 pm on the Campus Club Terrace in Coffman Union.


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

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

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