Pathology & Laboratory Medicine News Items – Fall 2018

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December 17th, 2018




Pathology & Laboratory Medicine News Items – Fall 2018


Recent Faculty Promotions:

Dr. Eric Burks was an Invited Speaker at the 39th International Conference on Screening for Lung Cancer (I-ELCAP)/7th Conference on Research for Early Lung Cancer Treatment (I-ELCART) in Hyde Park NY. – October 16-17, 2018. He presented the following lecture: “Aggressiveness of Stage I Lung Cancer. Size, grade, histology: what do we know?”

  • Dr. Burks also gave a Poster Presentation at IASLC 19th World Conference on Lung Cancer 2018, Toronto, Canada, on September 24, 2018. Burks E.J., Sands J.M., Sullivan T., Regis S.M., McKee B.J., McKee A.B., Rieger-Christ K.M. Pathologic Comparison of Prevalent vs. Incident CT Lung Screen Detected Cancer in NCCN High-Risk Subjects: Are The Different?
  • Dr. Burks received 20% salary support from the Spira-Lenburg Lab to work with their group on the Pulmonary Precancer Genome Atlas (PCGA) defining the molecular and pathologic changes in a multi-institutional cohort of smokers undergoing sequential autoflorescence bonchoscopic biopsies

Dr. Dennis Jones was recently recognized recently by STAT newspaper.

USCAP 2019; United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology’s 108th Annual Meeting in National Harbor, Maryland, March 16-21, 2019

Accepted Abstracts:

  • “Inflammatory Patterns by H&E Stain are Predictive of Recurrence in Resected Stage I Lung Adenocarcinoma.”, abstract number #2175, United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology’s 108th Annual Meeting for presentation in the Stowell-Orbison/Surgical Pathology/Autopsy Award Poster Session.  Authors: I Yambayev, A Shevstov, P Moreira, T Sullivan, K Rieger-Christ, K Suzuki, E Burks
  • “Distinctive Pulmonary Amyloid Vasculopathy is the Most Common Lung Finding at Autopsy in Patients with AL Amyloidosis.”, abstract number #2148, United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology’s 108th Annual Meeting for presentation in the Stowell-Orbison/Surgical Pathology/Autopsy Award Poster Session. Autors: M Soliman, R Multz (med student), L Connors, H Cui, A Staron, V Sanchorawala, E Burks
  • Race-ethnicity Associated Disparities of Molecular Genotyping in Classical Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma, Follicular Variant Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma, and Noninvasive Follicular Thyroid Neoplasm with Papillary-Like Nuclear Features (NIFTP): an Institutional Experience, 162 Patients.  Israa Laklouk MD, Reyhan Gedik MD, Sandra Cerda MD

New course offered in the School of Graduate Medical Sciences. Our department will be offering a graduate level histopathology course (PA932) created by Dr. Mostafa Belghasem starting the summer of 2019. The course proposal was very well received by the University’s Academic Policy Committee and no scheduled hearing was required. This new course will fill an unmet need within the graduate school to teach the practical and fundamental skills required of tissue processing, tissue staining, and interpretation of pathologic changes in tissues and organs. The course features several board-certified pathology instructors and the small class size ensures that all students are provided with adequate hands-on time.

Dr. Belghasem also presented an oral abstract during Evans Research Day 2018 titled “Newly Identified Metabolites Connect Colon Cancer to ThrombosisMostafa Belghasem, Sean Richards, Joshua Walker, Cristal Thompson, Cheryl Spencer, Chris Andry, Katya Ravid, Vipul Chitalia.

Daniel Remick, M.D., participated on a panel discussion at the PISA 2018 meeting in Ann Arbor Michigan “Maximizing Biospecimen Resources” October 2018

Daniel Remick, M.D., was invited to give the plenary lecture at the Department of Pathology’s Research Day at the University of Iowa on October, 23, 2018. His talk was “Mechanisms of Traumatic Brain Injury Augmenting Innate Immunity”

Max Vaickus, former Masters student in the Department had his paper accepted in the American Journal of Pathology: “Mild traumatic brain injury in mice beneficially alters lung NK1R and structural protein expression to enhance survival after Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection. Max Vaickus, Terry Hsieh, Ekaterina Kintsurashvili, Jiyoun Kim, Daniel Kirsch, George Kasotakis, Daniel Remick

Dr. Anna Belkina was a plenary speaker at the MetroFlow 2018 meeting in New York, NY with a talk entitled: “From Chaos to Chorus: Revealing disease phenotypes with computational analysis of high-dimensional flow cytometry” October 18, 2018

Resident, Dr. Mahmoud Soliman presented his poster the American Society for Clinical Pathologists October 3-5 in Baltimore.  “A report of a case of hyalinizing trabecular neoplasm of thyroid gland associated with PAX8-GLIS3 fusion” Authors: Mahmoud Soliman, Artem Shevtsov, Grace Zhao and Sandra Cerda

Resident, Dr. Shoreh Fazeli presented a poster at the Massachusetts Medical Society on Friday, November 30.: “Impact of ThyroSeq v2 Testing on Cytopathology diagnosis, Cost, and Outcome of Management in Patients with Thyroid Nodule” S R. Fazele, B Zehn, D Kindelberger, S Lee, S Cerda

Dr. Chris Andry’s appointment as Co-Chair of the Boston University Laboratory Safety Committee has been renewed through December 2019

Dr. Deborah Stearns-Kurosawa just completed her term as Chair of the Institutional Biosafety Committee. “Her leadership as Committee Chair and her contributions to the program have helped to ensure research at BU has been conducted in a safe and compliant manner, consistent with the highest ethical standards

Our Residency Program Day-After-Thanksgiving International Pot Luck! Program Director, Dr. Joel Henderson had a great time and learned a lot about recipes from all over the world – These were enjoyed by all! Dr. Henderson and our residents appreciated having the opportunity to chat about things without the usual pressures of a typical workday

2018 Residency Program Day After Thanksgiving Thanksgiving

Publications ACCEPTED

  • Browne B.M., Sullivan T.B., Libertino J.A., Burks E.J., Canes D., Rieger-Christ K.M.  MicroRNA expression profiles in upper tract urothelial carcinoma differentiate tumor grade, stage and survival: implications for clinical decision-making.”  Manuscript accepted to Urology October 2, 2018
  • Lack of Ikaros deregulates inflammatory gene programs in T cells” by Carolina Lyon de Ana, Ksenia Arakcheeva, Parul Agnihotri, Nicole Derosia and Susan Winandy. Accepted by The Journal of Immunology

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