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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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    Ezra Baraban and fellow

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    Harsimar Kaur and Yembur Ahmad

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    Sintawat Wangsiricharoen

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    Carla Saoud

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    Katelynn Davis

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    Michael Mikula

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    Ashley Cimino-Mathews and Mira Lotfalla

  • Uscap 2022 Jacqueline Birkness Gartman

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    Jacqueline Birkness-Gartman

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    Liz Thompson

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    Yembur Ahmad and Harsimar Kaur

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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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    Lisa Rooper and colleagues

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    "Build-a-Bear" Service Project

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    Ashley Cimino-Mathews and Liz Thompson

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    SP Reunion

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    SP Reunion

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Ezra Baraban and fellow

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Harsimar Kaur and Yembur Ahmad

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Sintawat Wangsiricharoen

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Carla Saoud

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Katelynn Davis

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Michael Mikula

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Ashley Cimino-Mathews and Mira Lotfalla

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Jacqueline Birkness-Gartman

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Liz Thompson

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Yembur Ahmad and Harsimar Kaur

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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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Lisa Rooper and colleagues

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"Build-a-Bear" Service Project

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Ashley Cimino-Mathews and Liz Thompson

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SP Reunion

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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!