Pathology Grand Rounds

Spring/Summer 2018

You are cordially invited to attend our Pathology Grand Rounds, held at noon on Mondays in Sanger Hall Room 4-024, 1101 East Marshall St, unless otherwise noted on the flyer. 

JANUARY

January 29

Julio Aguirre-Ghiso, PhD

Professor, Hematology and Oncology, Otolaryngology, and Oncological Sciences
Research Leader Metastasis Treatment Center
Cancer Mechanisms Program Co-Leader
NCI-Designated Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai
Director of Head and Neck Cancer Basic Research
Departments of Otolaryngology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Title: "Mechanism of early dissemination, cancer cell dormancy and metastasis"
Aguirre-Ghiso Flyer

FEBRUARY

Feb 2  {Note: This Grand Rounds is on a Friday}

Y. Lynn Wang, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology
Director, Laboratory of Lymphoma Translational Pathology
University of Chicago
Title: "Ibrutinib resistance in CLL and exploration of alternative therapies"
Wang Flyer

Feb 12

Sukantha Chandresekaran, PhD

Clinical Microbiology Post-Doctoral Fellow
UCLA Health System
Title: "Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma:  The Forgotten Bugs"
Chandresekaran Flyer

 

Feb 19

Alexandra Bryson, PhD

Clinical Microbiology Fellow
Mayo Clinic
Title: "Applying Broad-Range Sequencing and Metagenomics to Diagnose Infections"
Bryson Flyer

 

MARCH

March 5

David C. Williams Jr., MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Associate Director of Hematopathology
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title: "Exploring the Methylcytosine Binding Domain Family as Potential Therapeutic Targets"
Williams Flyer

March 7 {Note: This Grand Rounds is on a Wednesday}

Scott Turner, PhD 

Clinical Molecular Genetics Fellow
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Title: "Hereditary Cancer Diagnostics: The Clinical Impact of Variant Reclassification"
Turner Flyer

March 26 

Andrew C. Dudley, PhD

Associate Professor
University of Virginia
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Cancer Biology
Emily Couric Cancer Center
Title: "Targeting TGF beta in the tumor microenvironment: new tricks for an old dog"
Dudley Flyer

March 29 {Note: This Grand Rounds is on a Thursday}

Danny R. Welch, PhD

Professor & Chair
Department of Cancer Biology
The Kansas University Medical Center
Title: "Cell Autonomous and non‐cell autonomous effects of mitochondrial DNA polymorphisms on cancer metastasis: Potential clinical biomarkers?"
Welch Flyer

APRIL

April 23

Bin Zhao, MD

Hematopathology Fellow
Department of Pathology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Title: "'Big' enough to have its own name: DLBCL and its subtypes"
Zhao Flyer

 

April 30

Bryce Hatfield, MD

Surgical Pathology Fellow
Department of Pathology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Title: "Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes in the Breast: Past, Present, and Future"
Hatfield Flyer

MAY

Elizabeth Martin

May 7

Elizabeth Martin, MD

Cytopathology Fellow
Department of Pathology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Title: "Renal Medullary Carcinoma (RMC) and Renal Cell Carcinoma Unclassified with Medullary Phenotype (RCCU-MP): Findings in 15 Cytologic Samples"
Martin Flyer

May 14 

Michael Oellerich, MD, Hon MD, FAACC, FAMM, FFPath (RCPI), FRCPath

Distinguished Research Professor of Clinical Chemistry
Department of Clinical Pharmacology
George August University Goettingen
Title: "Circulating Cell-Free DNA as a Diagnostic Tool in Cancer and Transplantation"
Oellerich Flyer

May 21

Amanda Gohlke, MD 

Cytopathology Fellow
Department of Pathology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Title: "Year in Review: Interesting Bone and Soft Tissue Cytology Cases from 2017-18"
Gohlke Flyer

JUNE

June 4 

Wendy L. Frankel, MD

Kurtz Chair and Distinguished Professor
Chair, Department of Pathology
Director of GI/Liver Pathology Fellowship
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Title: "Colorectal Cancer and Lynch Syndrome Screening"
Frankel Flyer

 

June 11

Elizabeth Margolskee, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Division of Hematopathology
New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine
Title: "Myelodysplastic Syndrome in the 2017 WHO Update"
Margolskee Flyer

 

June 18

Weihua Tang, MD, PhD

Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellow
Department of Pathology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Title: "T Cell Clonality Assessment in Clinical Applications and its Interpretative Challenges"
Tang Flyer

Rachel Bishop Fielden, MD

June 20  {Note: This Grand Rounds is on a Wednesday}

Rachel Bishop Fielden, MD

PGY 4 Resident
Department of Pathology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Title: "Brownies, Gummies, and Chocolates Oh My: A Conversation about Medical Marijuana Edibles ('Medibles')"
Fielden Flyer

Laura Warmke, MD

June 25

Laura Warmke, MD

Chief Resident
Department of Pathology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Title: "Current Topics in Graduate Medical Education"
Warmke Flyer

JULY

July 9

Nasim Babaidorabad, MD

Hematopathology Fellow
Department of Pathology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Title: "Classification of T-cell lymphoma, WHO 2016"
Babaidorabad Flyer

Jeremiah Karrs, DO

July 16

Jeremiah Karrs, DO

Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellow
Department of Pathology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Title: "Capabilities and Performance of VCU’s Newest Next-Generation Sequencing Panel for Hematologic Neoplasms"
Karrs Flyer

Dr. Kerri

July 30

Ruth A. Keri, PhD

Arline H. and Curtis F. Garvin, MD, and Constance C. Frackleton Professor in Cancer Research
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Pharmacology
Associate Director for Basic Research, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Title: "Mechanism-based Therapeutic Discovery in Breast Cancer"
Keri Flyer

Yuan Rong, MD, PhD

May 1

Yuan Rong, MD, PhD

Neuropathology Fellow
Department of Pathology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Title: "Alzheimer’s Disease"
Rong Flyer

 

APRIL

Marcus Winkler, DO

Apr 24

Marcus Winkler, DO

Surgical Pathology Fellow
Department of Pathology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Title: "Endometrial Stromal Tumors: A Case Presentation and Review"
Winkler Flyer

 

Nabil Ashraf, MD

Apr 17

Nabil Ashraf, MD

Cytopathology Fellow
Department of Pathology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Title: “Immunohistochemistry and Tumors of Unknown Origin”
Ashraf Flyer

 

Apr 10

Joshua I. Warrick, MD

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Surgery
Department of Pathology
Penn State University College of Medicine
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Title: "Clinical Significance of Bladder Cancer Variant Histologies"
Warrick Flyer

Feb 6

Eran Andrechek, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Physiology
Michigan State University
Title: "Bioinformatics, mouse models and breast cancer: making testable predictions"
Andrechek flyer

Jan 23

Traci Lyons, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology
Anschutz Medical Center
University of Colorado
Title: "Deciphering the Semaphoric Properties of Postpartum Breast Cancer"
Lyons flyer

Jan 9

Constance R. Tucker, PhD

Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean for Faculty Development
VCU School of Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University
Title: "Giving Feedback:  A Tastier Feedback Sandwich"
Tucker flyer

 

 

For information regarding Pathology Grand Rounds please contact Deidra Trabosh at Deidra.Trabosh@vcuhealth.org