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Congratulations, Dr. Eshleman!

Dec 1, 2022
James Eshleman, M.D., Ph.D.

James Eshleman, M.D., Ph.D., was inducted as the inaugural recipient of the Ralph H. Hruban, M.D. Professorship in Pancreatic Cancer Research at the historic William H. Welch Medical Library on November 2, 2022. Click the button below to watch the ceremony.

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    James Eshleman

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Congratulations, Ashley Kiemen!

Nov 17, 2022

Our new faculty member, Dr. Ashley Kiemen, was awarded Johns Hopkins Phutures Career Impact Award!

Ashley Kiemen, Ph.D., received her master’s degree in philosophy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and her Ph.D. in chemical and biomolecular engineering from Johns Hopkins University. In her graduate studies, she developed a computational platform (called “CODA”) for 3D tissue mapping using deep learning applied to histological images. She joined the faculty as an assistant professor in the Division of Informatics in October 2022.

Ashley Kiemen - Phutures Career Impact Award

Congratulations, Andrea Richardson!

Nov 11, 2022

On October 19, 2022 family, friends, and Sibley Memorial Hospital and Johns Hopkins leadership gathered for the dedication of the Peter and Judy Kovler Professorship in Breast Cancer Research in the Department of Pathology and the installation of Andrea Richardson, M.D., Ph.D. as its inaugural recipient.

The Kovler Professorship is the first endowed professorship given to a faculty member at Sibley.

Judy Kovler, Andrea Richardson, and Peter Kovler
Judy Kovler, Andrea Richardson, M.D., Ph.D., and Peter Kovler
Kovler Professorship Speakers

2022 'Top Doctor' for Pathology

Oct 27, 2022
Ashely Cimino-Mathews - Top Doctor 2022

Congratulations to Ashley Cimino-Mathews, M.D.

Baltimore magazine recognized close to 100 Johns Hopkins physicians as “Top Doctors” of 2022. This acknowledgement comes from an annual peer survey in which thousands of the metro area’s physicians vote on which doctor they would send a friend or member of their family to. The survey includes 131 specialties, and only approximately 6 percent of all physicians in the area receive the peer support required to make this list.

Dr. Cimino-Mathews is an Associate Professor of Pathology and Director, Breast Pathology Program in the division of Surgical Pathology.

Congratulations, Stacey March!

Oct 21, 2022
Stacey R. March

Stacey March, the Program Coordinator of our Ph.D. Program, has been selected as a winner of the 2022 JHU Career Impact Award. This award, organized by PHutures, is given to individuals who go above-and-beyond in guiding and supporting colleagues and trainees, in the areas of mentorship, academic and professional development. Congratulations Stacey for your dedication and commitment to student excellence and well-being!

Congratulations, Allen Valentine!

Sep 14, 2022
Allen Valentine

Allen Valentine, the Senior Administrator of Pathology, was presented with the distinguished honor of Ronald R. Peterson Achievement Award. This award is presented annually to a leader who exemplifies exceptional dedication and outstanding career contributions as well as unwavering integrity and enduring mentorship. Congratulations to Allen on a well-deserved award of accomplishment and recognition!

Allen Valentine - Ronald Peterson Achievement Award 2022

SBP Vivian W. Pinn Award

Sep 9, 2022
Marissa White, M.D.

Dr. Marissa White just received the Society of Black Pathologists Vivian W. Pinn award for Excellence in Leadership in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Congratulations to Dr. White for this well-deserved recognition!

Congratulations, Dr. Marissa White!

Jul 21, 2022
Marissa White, M.D.

The Department of Pathology is proud to recognize Dr. Marissa White who recently received the JHU 2022 Diversity Leadership Council Award, Diversity Leadership Award, for her outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. This award is given annually to exceptional individuals or groups who have fostered diversity in the institutes or divisions, whether through advocacy, programming or other endeavors across JHU. Congratulations, Dr. White!

To view the DLC award ceremony, click the button below.

New Teaching Apple iPad App - Appendiceal Pathology

Jul 12, 2022

We are pleased to announce that our new teaching App for the iPAD is now available in the Apple App store!

The Johns Hopkins Atlas of Appendiceal Pathology
Volume 8 in the Series:
The Johns Hopkins Atlases of Pathology

Drs. Jacqueline Birkness-Gartman, Elizabeth Montgomery and Kiyoko Oshima have authored a new iPAD application as an educational tool designed to teach practicing pathologists and trainees the pathology of the appendix. This beautifully illustrated app is the eighth in a series of teaching apps produced by the pathology team at Hopkins.

Volume 8: Atlas of Appendiceal Pathology

Congratulations, Dr. Angelo DeMarzo!

Jul 7, 2022
Angelo De Marzo, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Angelo DeMarzo was the 2022 winner of the School of Medicine’s Professors' Award for Excellence in Teaching in Biomedical Sciences. The award, presented at graduation, was established in 1981 by the Advisory Board of the Medical Faculty and honors a member of the faculty whose teaching is judged to have had a profound effect on students in the School of Medicine.

Angelo DeMarzo - Professors Award for Excellence in Teaching  in Biomedical Sciences 2022
School of Medicine's Professor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in Biomedical Sciences

Congratulations, Norman Barker!

Jun 3, 2022
Norm Barker Crosby award
Norman J. Barker, M.A., M.S.

The Ranice W. Crosby Distinguished Achievement Award for scholarly contributions to the advancement of art as applied to the medical sciences was established in her honor by alumni, colleagues, and friends in 1986. The award is presented each year to those who best exemplify her ideals. Ranice was the first woman to head a department in the School of Medicine, and held the post of Director for 40 years, 1943 to 1983.

This year’s recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award, is Norman J. Barker, MS, MA, Professor of Pathology and Art as Applied to Medicine, and Director of Pathology Photography and Graphic Arts.

Norm has been instrumental in the development and delivery of the Photography course taught to the graduate students in Medical and Biological Illustration (MBI). He has always been willing to share his expertise of professional photography and design with our students, faculty and staff, and in doing so has enhanced the MBI program and the mission of the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine. The reverso of the medallion reads:

PROFESSOR NORMAN J. BARKER, M.S., M.A.
ARTIST • TEACHER • CRAFTSMAN
CAPTURING THE BEAUTY OF SCIENCE

Crosby Award medal
Crosby Award medallion

Norm’s own photography work, many books and traveling museum exhibits, have indeed captured the beauty and wonder of science. The award was presented to Norm by Dean Paul Rothman at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Convocation on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

Congratulations, Ashley Kiemen!

May 17, 2022
Ashley kiemen

Ashley Kiemen, Ph.D., was just featured in the Johns Hopkins Hub for her work developing a novel tool to visualize tissues in 3D. The tool, called CODA, allows investigators to create novel 3D representations of complex human tissues. Ashley has used CODA to identify precancerous lesions and to identify “the moment” cancers invade blood vessels and nerves. Ashley will join the faculty in Pathology in the Fall.

Congratulations, Dr. Christopher VandenBussche!

May 8, 2022
Christopher VandenBussche, M.D., Ph.D.

Christopher VandenBussche recently received the Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award from the Office of the Provost. These awards support the research and creative endeavors of early career faculty across Johns Hopkins. The current cohort, named in June 2022, includes 38 early-career faculty members from across the University, including the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Carey Business School, Medicine, Engineering, Peabody Institute, Public Health, and Advanced International Studies. The group includes anthropologists, astronomers, economists, and engineers (among many others!), and Dr. VandenBussche was among only 13 awardees from the School of Medicine. The goal of the Catalyst Award is to launch these faculty members on a path to a sustainable and rewarding academic career. These awards include both funding and mentoring opportunities and will greatly support the expansion of their independent research groups. Dr. VandenBussche's project involves the creation of a “living” tissue bank predicated on the storage of organoids established from cytopathology specimens. Congratulations, Dr. VandenBussche!

Congratulations, Dr. Heba Mostafa!

May 6, 2022
Heba Mostafa, M.B.B.Ch., Ph.D.

Congratulations to Heba Mostafa, M.D., Ph.D., D (ABMM), Associate Professor of Pathology, who is this year’s recipient of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology’s (PASCV) Young Investigator Award! The Young Investigator Award recognizes a scientist who has made significant contributions to the field of clinical or diagnostic virology in the early years of their career. The award is made in memory and honor of individuals who had a significant role in the founding and advancement of the PASCV. Selection criteria for this competitive award require evidence of national and international reputation, evidence of scholarship in the form of grants and publications and demonstration of excellence in leadership and service.

Heba Mostafa - Young Investigator Award

Loss of Smell in COVID-19 Patients

Apr 12, 2022
Cheng-Ying Ho, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Cheng-Ying Ho and her team published the study "Postmortem Assessment of Olfactory Tissue Degeneration and Microvasculopathy in Patients With COVID-19" in JAMA Neurology on April 11th. The team analyzed olfactory tissue from COVID-19 patients along with control individuals and discovered an interesting mechanism that may explain why the sense of smell is lost in some patients. This study is the very first to correlate the pathological findings with smell loss in COVID-19 patients.

Citation:
Ho CY, Salimian M, Hegert J, O'Brien J, Choi SG, Ames H, Morris M, Papadimitriou JC, Mininni J, Niehaus P, Burke A, Canbeldek L, Jacobs J, LaRocque A, Patel K, Rice K, Li L, Johnson R, LeFevre A, Blanchard T, Shaver CM, Moyer A, Drachenberg C. Postmortem Assessment of Olfactory Tissue Degeneration and Microvasculopathy in Patients With COVID-19. JAMA Neurol. 2022 Apr 11. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2022.0154.

Congratulations, Emily Adams and Katie Beierl!

Mar 31, 2022
Emily Adams and Katie Beierl
Women’s History Month Achievers Award Winners

The Department of Pathology is proud to recognize this years’ winners of the Women’s History Month Achievers Award, Katie Beierl, Clinical Laboratory Manager and Emily Adams, Clinical Laboratory Specialist of the Molecular Diagnostics Lab! Send your warmest congratulations to Katie and Emily for their well-deserved award.

To learn more about Katie and Emily, read our Pathology Blog.

Congratulations, Dr. Syed Ali!

Mar 26, 2022

Dr. Syed Ali was honored recently at the annual meeting of USCAP in Los Angeles with two achievement awards.

Dr. Ali received “The 2022 L.C. Tao Educator of the Year Award” from the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology at their companion meeting. This award is presented to a pathologist in recognition of his/her meritorious service, and contributions to the field of cytopathology education including but not limited to, active participation in, or development of, exemplary training programs and educational activities at the state, regional and national levels. The award consists of a wall plaque and cash of $1000. The award was first given in 2001 to Dr. Leopold Koss.

The second award was given by the Pakistani-American Pathologists’ Society (PAPS) during their inaugural companion meeting at the USCAP. Dr. Ali is the first recipient of “The Distinguished Service Award.” The society’s highest honor recognizes a PAPS member who has made sustained and prominent impact in the field of pathology. The award celebrates a lifetime of momentous contributions. The award consists of a wall plaque.

Syed Ali - Distinguished Service Award USCAP 2022
Distinguished Service Award
Syed Ali - L.C. Tao Educator of the Year Award USCAP 2022
L.C. Tao Educator of the Year Award

USCAP 2022

Mar 25, 2022

The 2022 meetings of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology was held in Los Angeles, California. The alumni of the Department along with current residents and faculty enjoyed meeting with each other and catching up on what is going on in Pathology and in life. Also, USCAP held it's first-ever "Build-a-Bear" Service Project. Here are some photos.

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    Ashley Cimino-Mathews and Mira Lotfalla

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    Michael Mikula

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    Mira Lotfalla

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    Marissa White, Lisa Rooper, Ashley Cimino-Mathews and Andres Matoso

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#1 in NIH Funding

Feb 9, 2022

The Blue Ridge Institute released its 2021 rankings of NIH funding to US medical schools, and the Department of Pathology here at Johns Hopkins is once again recognized as the #1 funded pathology department! This makes our department #1 in NIH funding for 14 of the last 15 years!

In addition, Sharon Nachman, Susan Eshleman, Mary Glenn Fowler, and Tzyy-Choou Wu were among the top funded pathologists in the US. From fighting HIV in Africa, to cancer in the inner city, our faculty are dedicated to impactful science!

From the BLUE RIDGE INSTITUTE for MEDICAL RESEARCH as compiled by Robert Roskoski Jr. and Tristram G. Parslow:

Rank Name Pathology
1 Johns Hopkins University $60,070,573
2 University of Pennsylvania $42,427,984
3 Columbia University Health Sciences $40,803,367
4 Stanford University $40,704,299
5 Emory University $32,143,856

Congratulations, Avi Rosenberg!

Feb 8, 2022
Avi Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D.

Avi Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D. was recently recognized in the Jewish Times for his heroic work during the COVID-19 pandemic. As Avi describes it, the work was like “sitting on a motorcycle with my mouth open, going 100 miles an hour. It’s been nonstop from March 2020.”

Congratulations and thank you Avi!