Congratulations to Dr. Scott Nelson on his honorary doctorate from Thammasat University! The University’s medical school has been in operation for over 20 years and Dr. Nelson has remained active with the University since its inception. Additionally, the UCLA Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine has hosted fellows from this institution.
In the last two years, Dr. Nelson was also made an honorary member of the Thai Royal College of Orthopaedic Surgery, as the only pathologist to have received the distinction, and the Thai Royal College of Pathology.
PhD candidate Jiayun Li, along with Drs. Corey Arnold (mentor), Anthony Sisk, and Huihui Ye, recently published an article in Computers in Biology and Medicine, describing an artificial intelligence (AI) technique for diagnosing and grading prostate cancer, titled “A multi-resolution model for histopathology image classification and localization with multiple instance learning.”
The Computational Diagnostics lab, led by Dr. Arnold, has developed an AI system that automatically detects prostate cancer and can distinguish between Grade group ≥2 and Grade group 1 tumors. The algorithm analyzes tissue at multiple magnifications and does not require any microscopic-level annotations from a pathologist to train. The model obtained an average precision of 99.8% for cancer detection on an external dataset.
This high-throughput analysis technology has the potential to add clinical benefit by enhancing diagnostic capabilities as well as easing the overall workload burden in busy reference centers by screening slides to detect potentially missed small foci of cancer, standardize grading accuracy, and ensure diagnosis of high risk malignancies. Congratulations Jiayun Li and Drs. Arnold, Sisk, and Ye!
Read the full article here.
Dr. Shaun Yang, Assistant Clinical Professor and Assistant Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, was featured in a UCLA article regarding back to school safety in LA County. Read more here.
Congratulations to Dr. Elena Stark and Dr. Zhen Mei on their new appointments as Specialty Advisors for Career Exploration! In this role, they will lead the efforts for medical student advising for the Department of Pathology. We are appreciative of their future work and representation of our department.
Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein, on his new position as the Vice President & Treasurer on the 2021 Board of Trustees of the American Board of Pathology! Read the full press release here.
Congratulations to Tiffany Tran, a student in the Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology Interdepartmental Ph.D. Program and researcher, on winning an American Society of Hematology (ASH) Abstract Achievement Award! Her award is for her ongoing thesis project examining the role of the RNA binding protein, IGF2BP3, in acute leukemia. The abstract achievement award is a merit-based award that recognizes the highest scoring abstracts at the ASH Annual Meeting.
Dr. Precious Fortes, Pathology Resident, was featured in a UCLA Health news article as a research subject volunteer for a NIH-funded UCLA-based project. Check out the article here.
The UCLA Transfusion Medicine team packed 100 units of COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma for distribution to patients across the country. Thank you to our TM faculty (Drs. McGonigle, Mei, Ward and Ziman) and the entire team for their tremendous efforts over the past year. Their inspired and innovative work will not only heal, but save lives from coast to coast.
Congratulations to Dr. Alyssa Ziman for being featured on the UCLA Instagram page, talking about the importance of blood donations! Check it out here.
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Congratulations to Peter Tontonoz, MD, PhD for being elected into the National Academy of Sciences. The National Academy of Sciences recognizes those with distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
To watch Dr. Omai Garners’ Lab Week Presentation on COVID-19, CLICK HERE.
The Los Angeles Times published a front-page story that profiled Omai Garner, PhD and his leadership in bringing UCLA Health’s COVID-19 testing in-house.
Congratulations on matching into UCLA Pathology and Laboratory Medicine! We are so happy and excited to welcome you into our program. Learn More about our Residents and Fellowship Programs.
Alyssa Ziman, MD and Omai Garner, PhD speak with ASCP CEO Dr. E. Blair Holladay about how clinical laboratories have stepped up during this extremely challenging time.
Dr. Fabiola Quintero-Rivera was selected as a member of the Advisory Board of the new Human Genetics Scholars Initiative launched by the American Society of Human Genetics. An initiative to support the success of genomics researchers from underrepresented backgrounds.
Congratulations to Dr. Elaine Reed and Dr. Michelle Hickey on their recent published manuscript, “Design of a state of the art reporting system and process improvement for reporting of high complexity single antigen bead data for transplant patients to the electronic medical record.”
Congratulations to our very own Clinical Immunogenetics Fellow, Deanna Fang, MD on making ASCP's "40 under Forty" list of honorees. |
"Chronic Inflammation in the Etiology of Disease Across the Life Span” an article co-authored by Dr. Rita Effros was published in Nature Medicine earlier this month. | Read More
Congratulations to Dr. Dinesh Rao for making the list of the world’s most cited researcher! | Read More
Congratulations to Pathology Resident Christine Lee, MD on receiving the ‘Mentorship-Award’ for her work with well-known expert, Dermatopathologists Philip LeBoit (UCSF) and Beth Ruben (Palo Alto Medical Foundation). | Read More
Congratulations to Pathology Resident Sofia Liou, MD on receiving the ‘Mentorship-Award’ for her work with Dr. Iwei Yeh at UCSF.| Read More
Congratulations to our Fellows and Residents for presenting at this year’s American Society of Dermatopathology (ASDP) Conference in San Diego. | Read More
Dermpath Fellows – Maryam Shabihkhani, MD, Zachary Goldstein, MD, and Scott Diamond, MD
Pathology Residents – Sofia Liou, MD, Jamal Uzzell, MD, and Lawrence Kuklinski, MD (Dermatology Resident)
Congratulations to Nagesh Rao, PhD and Sophie Song, MD, PhD on their coauthored book titled “Atlas of Hematopathology” (2nd edition), which won the Highly Commended Award of the British Medical Book Awards 2019. | Read More
Congratulations to Dinesh Rao, MD, PhD on his recent appointment to the Experimental Hematopathology Committee of the Society of Hematopathology. | Read More
"Detection of Individual Prostate Cancer Foci via Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging” a paper co-authored by Dr. Anthony Sisk was the featured cover story in European Urology (May Issue).