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Chair's Message: As an investigative discipline, pathology researchers identify the origins of disease and contribute to strategies for its treatment.  As a medical discipline, pathologists engage in patient care as consultants and innovators for biochemical, molecular, and cell biology tests that guide diagnostic and treatment choices. Read more »


The Annual USCAP meeting was held in Seattle Washington this year. Both current and former trainees and faculty presented platform/poster presentations and talks for both society meetings and evening specialty conference. See photos

Congratulations to Dr. Annie Wu for a great oral platform presentation at USCAP in Seattle Washington, last month, on her work with Dr. Hanlin Wang on biliary obstruction. The talk generated lots of interest and many questions which she handled beautifully.

Congratulations to our GI/Liver Pathology fellow Dr. Wendi Zhou, who received a third prize best abstract award from the Chinese American Pathologists Association, for her abstract entitled "Diagnostic Utility of Clustering Immunostaining in Differentiating Hepatocellular Carcinoma from Tumors of Other Origins" that was presented as a poster at USCAP.


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Department Awards, Grants, Gifts, Appointments and News

Dr. Hanlin Wang received the Distinguished Pathologist Award from the Chinese American Pathologists Association (CAPA) during the 14th CAPA Annual Meeting on March 12, 2016, in Seattle, along with the USCAP meeting. CAPA was formally established in 2003 and now has over 500 active members who are practicing pathologists in the United States and Canada including many in academic institutions. Dr. Richard Friedberg (CAP President) and Dr. David Kaminsky (USCAP EVP) were both present in the CAPA annual meeting. Read More  
Congratulations to Dr. Sophia Apple on her award. She was recognized at the 2016 College Outstanding Alumni Awards dinner hosted by her Alma Mater, Wright State. Read More  
Congratulations to Dr. Dinesh Rao, on his recent publication in The Journal of Clinical Investigation . This study was also featured in UCLA Newsroom's, Health and Behavior section, 'Cellular Protein Plays Important Role in Aggressive Childhood Cancer'. Read More  
Dr. Rita Effros is Inspiring College Kids to Understand the Aging Process. USA Today published a Feb. 29 Kaiser Health News story showcasing a UCLA course that helps undergraduate students gain empathy for the elderly and encourages them to pursue careers working with seniors. Read More  
UCLA-ArmGenia MOU signing : Mapping the Armenian Genome - The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine participated in the MOU signing ceremony held on February 19, 2016. Departmental participants included speaker and recipient Dr. Wayne Grody, Directory of the UCLA Molecular Diagnostics Laboratories, Dr. Serge Alexanian, and Nora Warschaw. Read More  
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