Pathology & Laboratory Medicine News Items – Fall 2017

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January 19th, 2018

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine News Items – Fall 2017



    On August 20, 2017, Dr. Huihong Xu gave a presentation of “Molecular Diagnostics in Lung Cancer” at the Hot and Practical Topics in Diagnostic Pathology-2017 Chicago, the 3rd CAPA Diagnostic Pathology Meeting

    Pathology Resident, Weiwei Shi, MD was awarded a Resident Travel Scholarship for the ASCP Annual Meeting in Chicago for September to present his abstract poster, “Intravascular leiomyomatosis: an unusual case of inferior vena caval (IVC) filter involvement”

    Dr. Barbara Nikolajczyk will join the University of Kentucky on Oct 1 2017 as Associate Director of Translational Science in the Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Research Center, and Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences

    Dr. Barbara Slack has been reappointed as a member of the Boston University Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) through June 30, 2020

    Dr. Barbara Slack has been reappointed as a member of the Boston University Institutional Biosafety Committee through June 30, 2020

    Dr. Israa Laklouk presented an oral platform presentation abstract at the 29th European Congress of Pathology in Amsterdam on September 6th, “Predictive Accuracy of Thyroseq v2 for Malignant Thyroid Nodules Among Bethesda-III Cytology Subcategories: Atypia of Undetermined Significance (AUS) And Follicular Lesion of Undetermined Significance (FLUS)”  Israa Lakloud, Mahmoud SolimanDhay KamelHuihong Xu, Sandra Cerda








    Sandra Cerda, MD is the new Secretary for the NEW ENGLAND SOCIETY OF PATHOLOGISTS, INC.

    Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) is the only national honor medical society, and it is organized exclusively for educational purposes. Its aims are the promotion of scholarship and research in medical schools, the encouragement of high standards of character and conduct among medical students and graduates, and the recognition of high attainment in medical sciences, practice, and related fields. Its motto is: “Be worthy to serve the suffering.” We look forward to the students participating in an energetic Chapter that is a vital part of our campus. A formal induction ceremony will be held in the spring; meanwhile, please join us in congratulating the inductees. Our own MD/PhD Terry Hsieh, who did his PhD research in the Remick Lab is a newly installed member

    Max Vaickus, graduated Masters Student – May 2017, receiving his Travel Award for his Young Investigator’s Presentation at the 40th Annual Conference on Shock this past June down in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  Max’s talk was titled: “Augmented Pseudomonas aeruginosa clearance occurs through mild traumatic brain injury induced gene expression changes”








    Max, SHOCK President, Dr. Ping Wang and Dr. Daniel Remick at the 2017 Shock Awards dinner

    Resident, Roghayeh Fazeli, MD presented a poster at the 65th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Cytopathology in Phoenix AZ November 10-13, 2017: “Impact of ThyroSeq v2 Testing on The Clinical Management of Patients with Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules by Fine Needle Aspiration.” Roghayeh Fazeli, MD, Huihong Xu, MD, David Kindelberger, MD, Sandra Cerda, MD

    Dr. Karen Quillen was the Honored Robbins Lecture Guest Speaker at this year’s New England Society of Pathologists Annual Event on Tuesday, November 14, 2017








    Residents Dr. Andrey Prilutskiy and Dr. Reyhan Gedik


    Publications ACCEPTED:

    Ding Y, Francis JM, Gautam A, Pelletier L, Sanchorawala V, Quillen K. Durable renal response after combination bortezomib, corticosteroids, and plasmapheresis for chronic antibody-mediated renal transplant rejection. Clinical Nephrology

    Gregory Hall, Shinichiro Kurosawa, Deborah J. Stearns-Kurosawa. Shiga Toxin Therapeutics: Beyond Neutralization.  Toxins (Basel) Toxins 2017, 9(9), 291; doi:10.3390/toxins9090291. In pres

    Israa Laklouk, MD, Mahmoud L. Soliman, MD, PhD, Robert W. Pistey, MD, Sandra R. Cerda, MD; Primary unresectable locally invasive biatrial paraganglioma presenting with chest pain. Human Pathology March 2018

    Publications PUBLISHED:

    Lei Li, MD PhD; Sandra Cerda, MD; David Kindelberger, MD; Jing Yang, MD PhD; Carmen Sarita-Reyes, MD “Isolated Acrania in the Presence of Amniotic Band Syndrome;” North American Journal of Medicine and Science; Jul 2017 Vol 10 No.3; pages 100-102

    Seble Aregawi – (Microbiology Medical Technologist II) – along with Dr. Lei Li and Dr. Caterina Miraglia had a recently published paper “Malaria rapid diagnostic test and Giemsa” in Clinical Laboratory Science, Spring, 2017

    Olivia Chavez, a PiBS who rotated in Dr. Ivana Delalle’s Lab this spring, was productive enough to obtain authorship on our recent publication in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease:

    Leibler JH, León C, Cardoso LJP, Morris JC, Miller NS, Nguyen DD, Gaeta JM. Prevalence and risk factors for MRSA nasal colonization among persons experiencing homelessness in Boston, MA. J Med Microbiol. 2017 Aug 04. PMID: 28771129

    N Woolf, B E Pearson, P A Bondzie, R D Meyer, M Lavaei, A C Belkina, V Chitalia and N Rahimi. Targeting tumor multicellular aggregation through IGPR-1 inhibits colon cancer growth and improves chemotherapy. Oncogenesis (2017) 6, e378; doi:10.1038/oncsis.2017.77