October 2012

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November 15th, 2012

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine News Items

Announcements:

  • The Cancer Human Biobank Project at the NCI has funded a two year contract with the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at BMC worth up to $500,000-.  The collection of biospecimens in a pre-analytic variables study will bring the biospecimen archive research core (BARC) to the next level in state-of-the-art biospecimen collection, preservation and analysis.  This award is a culmination of departmental and hospital-wide investment in preparation for this project
  • Barbara Nikolajczyk, PhD has been invited to present her team’s work on “Immunometabolism” at
    • The Miami 2013 Winter Symposium: The Molecular Basis of Metabolism and Nutrition in February, 2013 as well as the following presentations:
    • American Association of Immunologists, Guest Symposium speaker, “B lymphocytes are master regulators of a pro-inflammatory T cell balance in obesity and glucose intolerance”, Honolulu Hawaii, 2013
    • University of Miami, Department of Immunology, Miami Florida, “Human B lymphocytes are master regulators of a pro-inflammatory T cell balance in type 2 diabetes”, 2013
    • Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Childrens Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases, Los Angeles, CA, “Human B lymphocytes are master regulators of a pro-inflammatory T cell balance in type 2 diabetes,” 2013
  • 2nd Year Resident Manisha Mehta’s poster has been accepted by the AAOOP (American Association of Ophthalmic Oncologists and Pathologists) for their 2012 Annual meeting to be held in Chicago on Nov 9, 2012. “Immunological profile of 2 cases of conjunctival SCC from Africa”; Manisha Mehta, Stephen Christiansen, Jose Caro, Nora Laver
  • Congratulations to Dr. Huihong Xu as the Shattuck Hospital’s New Chief of Pathology
  • Jason Sutin, PhD student presented the poster “Simultaneous Optical and Electrical Measurement of Neurovascular Coupling in Awake Rats” at Neuroscience 2012 on October 17th in New Orleans
  • Dr. Sandra Cerda received a Poster Citation for her poster presented October 21st at the ACG (American College of Gastroenterology) 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada; “Significance of granulomatous inflammation found on endoscopic biopsies or surgical resections on the severity and prognosis of Crohn’s Disease.” Kanneganti M, Dehghani B, Steinberg J, Cerda S, Rybin D, Weinberg J, Farraye FA.
  • PhD Student Zach Hunter’s abstract was selected for an oral presentation at the BU Genomic Science Institute symposium this past Monday (10/22). “Copy Number and Small Variant Analysis from Whole Genome Sequencing of 30 Patients with Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia” Link to the BU GSI website
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Publications: PUBLISHED:

  • Snyder-Cappione, JE and Nikolajczyk, BS. When Diet and Exercise Aren’t Enough, Think Immunomodulation. 2012. Molecular Aspects of Medicine. (In Press).
  • Kanneganti M, Dehghani B, Steinberg J, Cerda S, Rybin D, Weinberg J, Farraye FA. Significance of granulomatous inflammation found on endoscopic biopsies or surgical resections on the severity and prognosis of Crohn’s Disease.  American  Journal of Gastroenterology 2012;107:S633
  • Treon, S. P., Tripsas, C., Hanzis, C., Ioakimidis, L., Patterson, C. J., Manning, R. J., Sheehy, P., Turnbull B, Hunter ZR. Familial Disease Predisposition Impacts Treatment Outcome in Patients With Waldenström Macroglobulinemia. Clinical lymphoma, myeloma & leukemia. doi:10.1016/j.clml.2012.08.006