Pathology Grand Rounds - 2021-2022

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Friday, July 23, 2021 at 8:00 AM PT
Clinical Seminar Series
Peter Hotez, MD, PhD
Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology
Baylor College of Medicine
"COVID-19 Vaccines: Science vs. Antiscience"

Friday, August 13, 2021 at 12:00 PM PT 
Research Seminar Series
Craig Wilen, MD, PhD
Medical Director, Immune Monitoring Core Facility
Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and of Immunobiology
Yale School of Medicine
"Genome-wide CRISPR screen identifies epigenetic regulators of SARS-CoV-2 infection” 

Friday, August 27, 2021 at 12:00 PM PT 
Research Seminar Series
Sandra Orsulic, PhD
Professor in Residence of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of California, Los Angeles
"Pre-cancer niche formation in the fallopian tube"

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 5:00 PM PT 
Lya & Harrison Latta Lectureship
Professor Dennis Lo
Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Medicine 
Director of the Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences
Professor of Chemical Pathology of The Chinese University of Hong Kong
"Fragmentomics and other emerging circulating DNA markers for liquid biopsy"

Friday, September 24, 2021 at 12:00 PM PT 
Clinical Seminar Series
Jaclyn Biegel, PhD, FACMG
Chief of Genomic Medicine, Center for Personalized Medicine (CPM) 
Director, Center for Personalized Medicine
Professor of Pathology (Clinical Scholar), Keck School of Medicine of USC
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
"Integrated approaches to detecting germline and somatic alterations in pediatric cancer"

Friday, October 8, 2021 at 8:00 AM PT 
Clinical Seminar Series
Michael T. Tetzlaff, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology
University of California, San Francisco
"Neoadjuvant therapy in melanoma: Novel treatment strategies and the importance of the pathologic response"

Friday, October 22, 2021 at 8:00 AM PDT 
Clinical Seminar Series
Pei Hui, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology and of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Director, Gynecologic Pathology
Clinical Director, Molecular Diagnostics Laboratories
Yale School of Medicine
"Countess Margaret of Henneberg and Gestational Trophoblastic Disease"

Friday, November 12, 2021 at 12:00 PM PT 
Quality M&M
Allison Nomura, CLS, MLS (ASCP)CM
Sr. CLS Specialist, Quality Monitor, Brentwood Annex
Shaun Yang, PhD
Professor of Biological Sciences, Microbiology
"To BKV, or not to BKV. That is the question”

Sun-Mi Choi, MD, PhD
Clinical Fellow, UIC
Rebecca Sosa, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Assistant Director, UIC
"Expediting Chimerism Testing for Engraftment Monitoring”

Friday, December 3, 2021 at 12:00 PM PT 
Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Presentation
Andrea T. Deyrup, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology
Duke University
Joseph L. Graves, Jr., PhD
Professor of Biological Sciences
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
"Race in Medicine: Data or Distraction?"

Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 12:00 PM PT
Roy Walford Lectureship
Danica Chen, PhD
Professor of Metabolic Biology, Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology
University of California at Berkeley
"Aging: Through the Lens of Metabolism"

Friday, January 14, 2022 at 12:00 PM PT 
Research Seminar Series
Fola May, MD, PhD, MPhil
Director, Melvin and Bren Simon Gastroenterology Quality Improvement Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
"Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Improve Quality of Colorectal Cancer Screening"

Friday, January 28, 2022 at 8:00 AM PT 
Clinical Seminar Series
Daniel Arber, MD
Professor & Chair of Pathology
University of Chicago
"Update on the Pathology of Myeloid Neoplasms"

Friday, February 11, 2022 at 8:00 AM PT 
Daljit S. & Elaine Sarkaria Lectureship & Quality Day
James Crawford, MD, PhD
Senior Vice President, Laboratory Service
Professor & Chair, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Long Island Jewish Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
"Can Pathologists and the Clinical Laboratory make a difference?  Value-Based Health Care, Access, Health Equity"

Quality Day Workshop: How Can Pathologists Contribute to Solving Heath Disparities and Promote Health Equity? 
Moderators: Dr. Nicole Valenzuela, Chanida Anukul Sucara, MSHCA, CLS, MLS(ASCP)CM

9:30 AM-10:00 AM PT - Health Equity
Dr. Naveen Raja
Medical Director of Population Health
UCLA Health Faculty Practice Group
Associate Clinical Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

10:00 AM-10:30 AM PT - Informatics and Race/Ethnicity
Dr. Eric Cheng
Chief Medical Informatics Officer, UCLA Health Information Technology
Department of Neurology

10:30 AM-11:00 AM PT - Chronic Kidney Disease and Health Equity
Dr. Susanne B. Nicholas
Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Trainee Presentations 
Moderator: Dr. Yuna Kang

12:00 PM-12:20 PM - Data Extraction Using Natural language Processing for Quality Reporting
Dr. Jitin Makker
Clinical Informatics Fellow, UCLA Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

12:20 PM-12:40 PM PT - Automation to Quantify Ki67 Stain in Neuroendocrine Tumors
Dr. Ali Samiei
Resident, UCLA Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 

12:40 PM-1:00 PM - Managing Critical Shortages of Specimen Collection Tubes
Dr. Khalda Ibrahim
Clinical Informatics and Transfusion Medicine Fellow, UCLA Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Friday, February 25, 2022 at 8:00 AM PT 
Clinical Seminar Series
Rish Pai, MD, PhD
Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ
"Improving Colorectal Carcinoma Reporting using Quantitative Digital Pathology"

Friday, March 11, 2022 at 8:00 AM PT 
Clinical Seminar Series
Ralph Green, MD, PhD
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of California, Davis
"Nailing a Diagnosis of Vitamin B12 Deficiency - it Ain't Always Easy!"

Friday, April 8, 2022 at 12:00 PM PT 
Research Seminar Series
Kathleen Burns, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Oncologic Pathology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Professor, Pathology
Harvard Medical School
"Transposable Elements in Cancer"

Friday, April 22, 2022 at 8:00 AM PT 
Clinical Seminar Series
Jody Hooper, MD
Director, Autopsy 
Associate Professor of Pathology
Stanford University
"Back on the Cutting Edge: Autopsy in the COVID-19 Era"

Friday, May 13, 2022 at 12:00 PM PT 
Quality M&M

Friday, May 27, 2022 at 8:00 AM PT
Clinical Seminar Series
Oscar Lin, MD, PhD
Chief, Cytology Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
"Lymphoproliferative Disorders in Cytology: Diagnostic Approach and Proposed Reporting System"

Friday, June 10, 2022 at 12:00 PM PDT 
Research Seminar Series
Paul Boutros, PhD, MBA
Professor, Human Genetics
Professor, Urology
Associate Director of Cancer Informatics, Institute for Precision Health
Director Cancer Data Sciences, UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Associate Director of Cancer Informatics at the UCLA Institute for Precision Health
Vice Dean for Research (Interim), David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
“Molecular & Cellular Determinants of Cancer Lethality”