Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine: Faculty Recruiting

Assistant Director of Clinical Chemistry at Boston Medical Center The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine (BUCASM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) is recruiting for a faculty member at the Assistant Professor level who will work in the division of Laboratory Medicine as an Assistant Director of the Clinical Chemistry laboratory, reporting to the Medical Director of Clinical Chemistry. The successful candidate will be board eligible in Clinical... More

Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine: New News Winter 2020-21

Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine: New News Winter 2020-21 Announcements Dennis Jones, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, has been named the 2021 Dahod Assistant Professor; he will collaborate with Dr. Andrew Emili to identify immunosuppressive molecules contained in cancer cell derived-exosomes and investigate their impact on T cells, a type of immune cell that can recognize and kill breast cancer cells. Blocking such immunosuppressive mechanisms may promote the anti-tumor activity of T cells, More

Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine: New News Fall 2020

Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine: New News Fall 2020 Announcements Anna Belkina has been elected as the 2020-2024 Councilor for the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC) Successful CAP Inspection: Dr Beckwith and his inspection team were most complimentary about the work of the department. They recognized the important roles that faculty, support staff and residents play to ensure high quality care for our patients and community. Carmen Sarita-Reyes presented a... More

Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine: New News Summer 2020

Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine: New News Summer 2020 Announcements During the 2020 SARS CoV-2 pandemic Pathology Laboratory Sciences graduate students past and present stepped up to support the department in a major way. Manisha Cole (GMS 2021) and recent graduates Kyle de la Cena (GMS 2020) and Morgan Thompson (2017) have been instrumental in setting up and supporting the BMC-BU Covid 19 biobank initiative, led by faculty member Assistant Professor Elizabeth R Duffy (GMS 2009).  This team has processed thousands of discarded... More

Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine: New News Spring 2020

Please find below a summary of reported activities in the department. As Summer approaches we are emerging from a most remarkable experience of dealing with the SARS Cov-2 pandemic.  Our clinical laboratory team: Lab Medicine, Pathology and colleagues in the CReM brought clinical testing forward to support the hospital, in record time.  The group worked tirelessly to ensure we provided the best service possible to our patients and colleagues.  Our Cov autopsy team worked bravely, More

COVID-19 Essential Service: March 23, 2020

COVID-19 ESSENTIAL SERVICES EXHIBIT A OF THE ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR ASSURING CONTINUED OPERATION OF ESSENTIAL SERVICES IN THE COMMONWEALTH, CLOSING CERTAIN WORKPLACES AND PROHIBITING GATHERINGS OF MORE THAN 10 PEOPLE March 23, 2020 Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers and the public as of Tuesday, March 24th at noon until Tuesday, April 7th at noon. These businesses are encouraged... More

A Message from Kate Walsh

Dear Colleagues, Over the past week, the COVID-19 situation has progressed rapidly, with the World Health Organization officially declaring it a pandemic and Governor Baker declaring a state of emergency in Massachusetts. We’ve already felt this significant change, not just on our BMC Health System, but in each of our lives and communities. Across BMCHS, staff have stepped up to prepare for this unprecedented challenge that will place enormous strain on the entire health care system. As... More

From BMC Communications: COVID-19 Updates; 3/13 @ 8:09 AM

FROM BMC COMMUNICATION: Dear Colleagues, Please read below for today’s updates. A Note about Mask Usage and Conservation No employee should have a mask on as they walk through the hospital unless they are caring for a patient on precautions in that patient’s room, or are transporting a patient on precautions. We need everyone’s help to conserve our supplies. Updated Visitor Policy and Hospital Access Changes for Patients, Visitors, and Staff An earlier update<> outlined our updated visitor policy (one visitor... More

COVID-19 Information; 3/12/2020 @ 6:56 AM

Boston University Medical Campus Office of the Associate Provost GMS Dear GMS Faculty, Staff, and Students, Today’s letters from President Brown is the university’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how we will make adjustments in the interests of all our BU community members. The change to remote teaching will begin next Monday (March 16th) and I applaud all of you who planned ahead for this transition. Note that EdMedia is a continuing resource and GMS has staff... More

COVID-19 Information; 3/12/2020 @ 6:54 AM

Dear Colleagues: Study teams should be thinking about possible disruptions as a result of the COVID 19 novel coronavirus.  The IRB has posted a set of FAQs that will be updated frequently.  You can also contact the IRB at or 617-358-5372. Sincerely, John F. Ennever MD, PhD, CIP Director, Office of Human Research Affairs