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New Website Content Guide: Overviews and Photographs

Febrary 17th, 2017

For all laboratories with or without web pages, please submit a Website Overview Page, Faculty List,
Test Menu, and Publication List to no later than March 6st, 2017. For details, please click the link below for the guidelines in PDF.

40th Annual Postgraduate Medicine Course Renal Biopsy in Medical Diseases of the Kidneys (July 12 - 15, 2017)

Febrary 7th, 2017

Renal Biopsy in Medical Diseases of the Kidneys is an intensive 3 1/2 day course designed for pathologists, nephrologists, internists and other physicians interested in both a systematic review and an update on advances in diagnostic problems in medical renal diseases..

ASC/ASCP Advanced Cytopathology Education (May 13 - 14, 2017)

Febrary 3rd, 2017

Are you prepared to meet future demands for Cytotechnologists? Click below for more information.

CUMC Newsroom: Transfusion of "Old" Blood May Harm Some Patients

January 23rd, 2017

Department of Pathology and Cell Biology Researchers recommend changes to the maximum shelf life of red blood cells.

Dr. Lori Zeltser Featured in Cover Story of Fall/Winter 2016 Issue of Columbia Medicine

December 23rd, 2016

New Grant StaffOur very own Dr. Lori Zeltser, Associate Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology, is featured in the cover story of the Fall/Winter 2016 issue of Columbia Medicine magazine entitled “Rethinking Anorexia Nervosa: Recent P&S research may change attitudes about anorexia nervosa and suggest new ways to treat it”.

For more information, click "Read More" below.

Funding Awarded to Postdocs in Haeusler Lab

December 23rd, 2016

Two of the postdoctoral scientists in Dr. Rebecca Haeusler’s laboratory have recently received funding.

Dr. Edmund Au Wins 2017 Whitehall Foundation Award Grant

December 13th, 2016

New Grant StaffCongratulations to Dr. Edmund Au, a recipient of the 2017 Whitehall Foundation Award Grant! Dr. Au has won a Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000 for his proposal “Identifying the Role of Wnt Signaling in Subpallial Neuronal Lineage Specification”.

Dr. Eldad Hod Awarded Taub MRI Platform Seed Grant Funding

December 12th, 2016

Dr. Eldad HodAssociate Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology, Dr. Eldad Hod, was awarded Taub Institute MRI Platform seed grant funding to perform initial fMRI and neurocognitive studies for his R01 funded study, “The Safety of Red Blood Cell Transfusions”.

CUMC Newsroom: By Studying His Own Disease, Grad Student Hopes to Help Others

December 8th, 2016

Wolfgang Pernice is hunting for the gene that caused his neuromuscular disorder and hoping it will help lead to better treatments for others with Charcot Marie Tooth Disease ...

New Staff Members in Grant Administration

December 4th, 2016

New Grant StaffA warm welcome to two of our newest staff members! Mr. Fharhan Rahman and Mr. Evans Kwashie are recent additions to the Grant Administration team working under Tina Xue, our Director of Research Administration.

Three Pathology Faculty Members Become New Members of the Virginia Apgar Academy

November 10th, 2016

new Apgar membersCongratulations to Drs. Charles Marboe, Ronald Liem and Joseph Schwartz who have each been recently welcomed as the newest members of the Virginia Apgar Academy of Medical Educators.

Dr. Steven Spitalnik Inducted into the National Blood Foundation (NBF) 2016 Hall of Fame

November 1st, 2016

Spitalnik NBF 2016 Hall of FameDr. Steven Spitalnik was inducted into the National Blood Foundation (NBF) 2016 Hall of Fame during the recent AABB Annual Meeting on Monday, October 24th, 2016 in Orlando, FL....

Dr. Steven Spitalnik to Receive the 2017 Klaus Mayer Award in Laboratory Medicine

October 24, 2016

Dr. Steven SpitalnikCongratulations to Dr. Steven Spitalnik who has been selected to receive the 2017 Klaus Mayer Award in Laboratory Medicine....

Dr. Carol Mason Shares the 2016 Antonio Champalimaud Vision Award with Three Others

September 08, 2016

Carol MasonDr. Carol Mason has shared the 2016 Antonio Champalimaud Vision Award with Dr. John Flanagan (Harvard Medical School), Dr. Christine Holt (Cambridge University) and Carla Shatz (Stanford)....

New Gross Anatomy Laboratory

June 17, 2016

New Gross LabThe Gross Anatomy laboratory in the recently dedicated Diana & Roy Vagelos Education Center.  This state of the art lab features surgical lighting, video cameras & audiovisual communication between all stations.....

Dr. Ellen Ezratty Selected as Recipient of the Dr. Ines Mandl Research Fellowship

April 11, 2016

Ellen EzrattyCongratulations to Dr. Ellen Ezratty, PhD, who has been selected as the recipient of the Dr. Ines Mandl Research Fellowship effective from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018....

A "Small" Token of Appreciation

March 7, 2016

Token of AppreciationColumbia's medical & dental students recently presented the Gross Anatomy faculty with a "small" token of appreciation; the 2 volume annotated translation of Vesalius' "De Humani Corporis Fabrica."

CUMC Newsroom: New Way to Identify Brain Tumor Aggressiveness

January 28, 2016

Looking at a brain tumor's epigenetic signature may help guide therapy ....

CUMC Newsroom: Improving Brain's Garbage Disposal May Slow Alzheimer's Disease

December 21, 2015

A drug that boosts activity in the brain's "garbage disposal" system can decrease levels of toxic proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders and improve cognition in mice, a new study ....

Dr. Umrao Monani Selected to Receive 2015 Sanofi Innovator Award

December 18, 2015

Umrao Monani Glut1 deficiency syndrome (Glut1 DS) is a rare but life-altering, pediatric, neurodevelopmental disorder caused by a deficiency of the Glucose Transporter 1 (Glut1) protein. Although the genetic ....

CUMC Newsroom: How Recurrent Strep A Infections Affect the Brain

December 15, 2015

Newly discovered route by which immune cells reach the brain may underlie an autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder in children.

Dr. Peter Canoll Selected as Recipient of 2015 Fundamentals Outstanding Teacher Award

December 01, 2015

Dr. Peter CanollCongratulations to Dr. Peter Canoll for being selected by the P&S Class of 2018 as this year's recipient of the Fundamentals Outstanding Teacher Award.

Present Core Laboratory To Be Replaced With New Automated Laboratory in Harkness Building

November 06, 2015

The Clinical Laboratory Service at NYP/Columbia is happy to announce that on 11/8/2015 the present Core Laboratory on PH-3 will be replaced with a new Automated Laboratory on the third floor of the Harkness Building.

CUMC Newsroom: New York State Approves Columbia University's 467-Gene Cancer Panel

September 23rd, 2015

The Laboratory of Personalized Genomic Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center  (CUMC) has been granted full approval by the New York State Department of Health for the Columbia Combined Cancer Panel, (CCCP).

2015 Pathology Translational Research Retreat Presentations Award Winners and Images

September 09th, 2015

Please click the link below to view the event slideshow.

Dr. Antonia Sepulveda Wins 2015 Tumor Profiling Grant Award

August 11th, 2015

Dr. Antonia SepulvedaCongratulations to Dr. Sepulveda who was among the three recipients of the 2015 United States Affymetrix Tumor Profiling Grant Program, announced by Affymetrix, Inc.

Dr. Wasserman receives American Society of Cytopathology's President's Award

July 3rd, 2015

Dr. Patricia WassermanDrs. Roth and Shelanski are pleased to announce that Dr. Patricia Wasserman has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the American Society of Cytopathology’s President’s Award.  Initiated in 1992, this award is presented annually to a pathologist and/or cytotechnologist in recognition of contributions to the ASC.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Wasserman on this prestigious award. We are proud of her exceptional dedication and service to the ASC.

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