LMP News, May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017

Tsai hits double on grants

Mike Tsai recently received funding for two grants.  One is a pilot study funded by NIH-NICHD on Pilot Extraction of RNA from B Well Mom Samples in RNALATER for $43,785.  The second is a two year grant focused on “Genetic Factors of Birth Defects – Genomics Testing” for $781,728.

Karger authors blog on Ebola

Oxford University Press invited Amy Karger to write a blog post for lay people related to her recent Ebola publication (see April 24 LMP e-newsletter).  Here is the link:  https://blog.oup.com/2017/05/preparing-clinical-laboratories-future-pandemics/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=oupacademic&utm_campaign=oupblog

Pathologist’s assistant joins staff in Anatomic Pathology

Nea Moyer started her new position as a pathologist’s assistant last Monday.  Moyer is a graduate of Tulane University and received her M.S. Pathologist’s Assistant degree from the University of Maryland-Baltimore in May 2015.  Moyer is no stranger to Minneapolis; she worked for the anatomy request program for several years.  Her most recent position was at the Puget Sound Institute of Pathology.  Her e-mail is nmoyer10@umphysicians.umn.edu. Welcome Nea.

ISO Technical Committee is on campus this week

Tony Killeen is host for a meeting of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 212 (work group 2) at the U of M this week.  The committee is involved with traceability in laboratory medicine.  Delegates are expected from the US, Germany, Australia, and France.  For more information on ISO/TC212 visit:  https://www.iso.org/committee/54916.html  It is quite the honor to host this meeting so Kudos to Killeen.

Khalifa to judge surgeons

The Department of Surgery holds its Research Day Poster Session on May 23 from 7-9 am on 11 PWB.  Mahmoud Khalifa will be one of the judges for the event and will help select the winners of the best basic and clinical research presentations.  

Faculty publish

Levy E, Saenger AK, Steffes MW, Delvin E. Pediatric Obesity and Cardiometabolic Disorders: Risk Factors and Biomarkers.  EJIFCC. 2017 Mar 8;28(1):6-24.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28439216

Saenger AK, Korpi-Steiner N. Advances in Cardiac Biomarkers of Acute Coronary Syndrome. Adv Clin Chem. 2017;78:1-58. doi: 10.1016/bs.acc.2016.07.001. 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28057184

Manish Kohli, Yeung Ho, David W. Hillman, Jamie L. Van Etten, Christine Henzler, Rendong Yang, Jamie M. Sperger, Yingming Li, Elizabeth Tseng, Ting Hon, Tyson Clark, Winston Tan, Rachel E. Carlson, Liguo Wang, Hugues Sicotte, Ho Thai, Rafael Jimenez, Haojie Huang, Peter T. Vedell, Bruce W. Eckloff, Jorge F. Quevedo, Henry C. Pitot, Brian A. Costello, Jin Jen, Eric D. Wieben, Kevin A.T. Silverstein, Joshua M. Lang, Liewei Wang, and Scott M. Dehm.  Androgen receptor variant AR-V9 is co-expressed with AR-V7 in prostate cancer metastases and predicts abiraterone resistance.  Clin Cancer Res, 2017 May 4.  pii: clincanres.0017.2017. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-17-0017. [Epub ahead of print]  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28473535

MPG Great Idea Awards are Due June 14

Division of Molecular Pathology and Genomics members are invited to submit applications for a Great Idea Award worth $5,000.  More information is on line at the MPG webpage. https://www.pathology.umn.edu/molecular-pathology-and-genomics  Decisions on the awards will be made at the MPG division meeting on June 21, noon-1:30 pm at the Campus Club.

Research fund available for residents and fellows

Small research grants (maximum $2500) are available for residents and fellows. The next deadline is June 15.  A faculty committee reviews and awards the grants.  For more information go to this page on our website and review “Application Details”: https://www.pathology.umn.edu/residency-fellowships/residency/research-experience

Luquette is co-author on poster

Mark Luquette was a co-author of a poster presented at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MNAAP) in Bloomington recently.  The poster, “Under pressure: Tension Pneumothorax with evolving cysts in an infant with RSV”, won First Place – Resident Clinical Vignette Poster Competition.   Co-authors included Ariel Stein, Helena Molero, Donavon Hess and Michael Pitt.

Reminder:  Medical School offers publication workshop

The Path to Publication workshop will be offered by the Medical School on Monday, June 12 from 12:30 – 4:30 pm at the McNamara Alumni Center (Oak and Washington).  This is a really good workshop for faculty with minimal to moderate experience in writing for peer-reviewed journals.  Register here:  https://goo.gl/tvU1AA

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