Department of Pathology NEWS 2009

CAP Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Hutchins

Dr. Hutchins

Dr. Grover M. Hutchins has received a CAP Lifetime Achievement Award from the College of American Pathologists in recognition of his many years of distinguished service to the College on the Autopsy Committee and the Forensic Pathology Committee. The award was presented at the recent CAP meeting in Washington, D.C

~December 2009



Karen Sandell Sfanos Awarded Fellowship

Pathology Helps the Homeless

The Prevent Cancer Foundation has awarded a Fellowship to Department of Pathology Postdoctoral Fellow Karen Sandell Sfanos, Ph.D. The Fellowship is entitled "The Role of Bacterial Infections in Prostate Cancer Initiation". Karen is currently a Fellow in the laboratory of Angelo De Marzo, M.D., Ph.D.

~November 2009



Pathology Helps the Homeless

Pathology Helps the Homeless

Lydia Nelson describes the Johns Hopkins Pathology Department's annual "Clean your Closets and Cupboards" campaign to help the homeless at the Bea Gaddy Family Center is starting its 7th year.Continue reading...

~October 2009



Achoooo, Achoooooo! I Think I Have Swine Flu! How the H1N1 Virus Changed the Face of Respiratory Virology Testing

How the H1N1 Virus Changed the Face of Respiratory Virology Testing

The traditional respiratory virus season is principally during the colder winter months, typically October through March. During this time, the predominant respiratory viruses seen are respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza A or B. Throughout the year, we see additional respiratory viruses such as adenoviruses, enteroviruses, parainfluenza virus types 1-4, human metapneumovirus (hMPV), and rhinoviruses. Continue reading...

~October 2009



Ninth Annual Current Topics in Gastrointestinal & Liver Pathology

Ninth Annual Current Topics in Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology

The ninth annual conference will take place on November 7 & 8, 2009. Participants can claim up to a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ for this activity.
Registration is here.

~October 2009



Diversity Awareness Week in Pathology

Diversity Awareness Week in Pathology

Diversity is not just a matter of how we see others but is as much a matter of how we see ourselves. In an institution where the core values encompass ideologies such as diversity and inclusion, it is important that we not only actively look for ways to encourage a diverse environment but also encourage each employee in that environment to perform to the best of his or her ability. members of the Patholgy diversity committee discuss their work on the Pathology blog.

~October 2009



Being an Apheresis Volunteer Platelet Donor

Pat Kastal and  Denise Caraballo Together, more than 75 years of experience collecting blood.

HATS (Hemapheresis And Transfusion Support) has been collecting apheresis platelets since 1972. Since platelets are necessary to prevent excessive bleeding, use in JHH extends mainly to Oncology patients, but also includes patients with aneurysms, organ transplants, hematology disorders, open heart surgery, and victims of traumatic injuries. Read more...

~October 2009



CAP Inspection Results

ummarizing the CAP Inspection at Johns Hopkins Medical Laboratories

Barbara Parsons summarizes Pathology's recent CAP Laboratory Accreditation inspection on the Pathology Blog. Read more...

~September 2009



The Johns Hopkins Hospital Specialist in Blood Banking Program

The Johns Hopkins Hospital Specialist in Blood Banking Program

Lorraine Blagg explains the Specialists in Blood Banking training program at Johns Hopkins on the Pathology Blog. Read more...

~September 2009



SMILE-ing in Brazil!

SMILE-ing in Brazil!

Kurt L. Michael shares his thoughts on his last visit to Brazil where he consulted with a variety of laboratories. Read more...

~September 2009



On the Subject of Blogs

Blogging in Pathology

Pathology Web guy Jim Doran talks about how the department is using blogging to publish content and shape the department's presence on the web. Read more...

~September 2009



Progress on the NCB Project

What’s Under All the Construction Dust?

Michael Huppenthal fills in some blanks on the New Clinical Building (NCB) Project.Read more...

~August 2009



The Legacy of the Pap "Smear"

Siemens Dimension Vista Team

Fran Burroughs and Ame' Maters discuss the legacy of the Pap "Smear" and what came next on the Pathology Blog. Read more...

~August 2009



Siemens Dimension Vista

Siemens Dimension Vista Team

Judy Jones of the Bayview Medical Center Core Lab discusses the Siemens Dimension VISTA integrated chemistry/ immunochemistry analyzer in the latest Pathology blog post. Read more...

~August 2009



Platelet Transfusion Service of HATS

Platelet Transfusion Service of HATS

Within the Johns Hopkins Hemapheresis and Transfusion Service ("HATS"), a specialized team of nine people, known as the Platelet Transfusion Service, manages the Institution's pheresis platelet inventory and relevant patient data. Alice Fuller explains more...

~August 2009



Transitioning to a New Laboratory Accreditation

Transitioning to a New Laboratory Accreditation

What has happened since the decision was made to switch to the College of American Pathologists accreditation process from that of the Joint Commission? Barbara Parsons discusses on our blog.

~July 2009



Johns Hopkins Hospital tops U.S. News & World Report!

America's best hospitals

The Johns Hopkins Hospital has once again - for the 19th consecutive time - earned the top spot in U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of more than 4,800 American hospitals, placing first in three medical specialties and in the top 16 in 13 others.

For a complete list and methodology of rankings, please visit the U.S. News & World Report Web site.

~July 2009


Opening Ceremony, Kampala Uganda

Johns Hopkins University Family Care Center in Kampala Uganda

The opening ceremony for the Zayed Makerere University, Johns Hopkins University Family Care Center in Kampala Uganda took place on Monday June 1, 2009. The ceremony was attended by Dr. J. Brooks Jackson, Chairman of the Department of Pathology, as well as Dr. Philippa Musoke, faculty member (pediatrics) and Principal Investigator for the MU-JHU research collaboration. The research collaboration focuses on, and has made much progress toward the understanding of effective strategies for reducing the risk of transmission of HIV from mothers to their babies as well as HIV treatment and care.

The construction of the Zayed Family Care Center, dedicated to providing holistic support for the care and treatment of HIV affected families, was made possible by generous funding from His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of United Arab Emirates and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. The Zayed Family Care Center includes clinic rooms as well as training skills rooms, a video conferencing center, a nutrition clinic as well as facilities to help support income generation activities for HIV affected families.

"We are thrilled to have this new facility which will enable us to provide the care and training needed by so many affected families in Uganda. The generosity of the Al Nahyan family is admirable and much appreciated," Dr. Jackson commented at the ceremony.

~June 2009


11th Annual Autoimmunity Day

National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week Talk

The 11th Annual Autoimmunity Day was held on June 5, 2009 from 8:30am - 4:30pm at the Bloomberg School of Public Health in Sheldon Hall, W1214. Visit the Autoimmune Disease Research Center for more information.

~June 2009



National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week 2009

National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week TalkWatch a presentation by Gary Oldenburg, RRT, on how the Pathology labs support the ECMO Program at the Hopkins Children's Center.

Watch the video, download the PowerPoint presentation.

~April 2009



National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 19-25, 2009

National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week The Department of Pathology celebrates National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 19-25, 2009. The Department thanks all of its employees for their dedicated service!

~April 2009



Carla Ellis Presenting in France

Carla Ellis Second year pathology resident Carla Ellis, M.D., will be presenting the results of a research project performed with Dr. Marc Halushka in the Division of Cardiovascular Pathology at the 29th annual meeting and scientific sessions of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation in Paris, France on April 23, 2009. The project, entitled "Determining the Etiology of Quilty Lesions: A Repeat Heart Transplantation Study" will be recognized as a featured poster at the meeting.

~April 2009


Aaron Tobian cited in the Wall Street Journal

Aaron Tobian, M.D., Ph.D.Aaron Tobian, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Resident, was recently cited in the Wall Street Journal for his research on how circumcision significantly reduces the risk of contracting herpes (HSV-2) and human papillomavirus (HPV).

~April 2009


Congratulations Dr. Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue, winner of the 2009 Ramzi Cotran Young Investigator Award!

Dr. Michael Gimbrone and Dr. Christine Iazobuzio-DonahueThis award was presented to Dr. Iacobuzio-Donahue at the 98th Meeting of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology in Boston, MA. The award recognizes a body of work which has contributed significantly to the diagnosis and understanding of human disease.

Shown at the left, Dr. Michael Gimbrone presents Dr. Iazobuzio-Donahue with her award. Once again, congratulations go to Dr. Iacobuzio-Donahue.

~March 2009


Johns Hopkins Pathology Alumni Reception USCAP 2009

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The 2009 USCAP Alumni Reception was held at the Hyatt Regency in Denver, Colorado. Click here to view photos.

~March 2009


Johns Hopkins Pathology Department Ranked #1 in NIH Funding

NIH and Hopkins LogosThe Johns Hopkins Pathology Department ranks #1 among pathology departments in the latest ranking of NIH Research Funding Awards by the independent group Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research.

More information can be found here.
~March 2009



Welcome to Your New Web Site!

screen capture of new web site

We are delighted to launch the new Pathology web site, which was a coordinated effort between the Pathology Web Committee, the PDS web office and many people throughout the department of Pathology. Our new site features a cleaner layout, improved navigation system and slight reorganization. Here's a look at what we've done to improve the Pathology web presence.


Search box and links

New Features

Shortly after launching, the search box at the top right of the page will be powered by a Google search appliance. Fast, accurate results spanning across all Pathology sites will be served. And easy access to e-mail, labweb and the intranet is available on every page.

quicklinks

The Quick Links menu on the home page contains shortcuts to the most used areas and services. Almost everything from the old site is here.

The new layout was designed to support all the initiatives of the Pathology Department: teaching and education, research, information for patients and families, consultation, laboratory servies, second opinions and information for faculty and staff.

WordPress LogoThe Department of Pathology uses WordPress blogging software. WordPress is a free and open platform for publishing content on the web. It can be used to author web sites, blogs, message boards, and even manage online courses. And the latest blog posts are featured on our home page.

This site is optimized for Internet Explorer and Mozilla FireFox, and it works well in most other browsers, too. If you have a suggestion, or find a bug, please contact us and let us know. Any faculty or staff member needing a blog, message board or web site to support research and patient information should contact Jim Doran.

~February 2009


Announcing the 11th Annual Department of Pathology Young Investigators' Day Poster Session

Pathology Young Inverstigators' Day

To be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 from Noon - 4:00 p.m. in the Turner Concourse.
Details and registration information here.

~January 2009


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