Grand Rounds

Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Grand Rounds are designed to improve the broad practice of laboratory medicine and pathology, including patient care, research, medical education and innovation. Sessions are open to the public and presentations are posted online for review. CME credits are available to those who attend in person.

Time & Location


Grand Rounds are held weekly on Wednesdays from 8:00-9:00 a.m. at the Masonic Cancer Research Building.

450 Masonic Cancer Research Building
425 E. River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Fall Semester 2020


September 9

Hooman Rashidi, MD
Professor and Vice Chair, GME
Director of Flow Cytology and Immunology
Sacramento, California
Faculty Host:  Dr. Sarah Williams

"Automated machine learning & the introduction of MILO (Machine Intelligence Learning Optimizer)"

September 16

Meghan Hupp, MD
Fellow, Division of Hematopathology
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

"College of American Pathologists Proficiency Testing and Laboratory Accreditation Program"  

September 23

Laurie Littlepage, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indianna
Faculty Host:  Dr. Kaylee Schwertferger

"Tumor metabolism and chemokine signaling as vulnerabilities of breast cancer metastasis"


September 30

Hua Zhu, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of  Microbiology, Biochemistry
   and Molecular Genetics
Rutgers University
Newark, New Jersey
Faculty Host:  Dr. Faqian Li

"Plasma membrane damage repair in myocardium injury"


October 7

Susan Carole Lester, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
Faculty Host:  Dr. Emil Racilla

"Spindle cell lesions of the breast: Avoiding perilous pitfalls"

October 14

Hilary Kenny, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Faculty Host:  Dr. Amy Skubitz

October 21

Jaclyn Biegel, PhD
Professor of Pathology
Chief of Genomic Medicine
Center for Personalized Medicine
Keck School of Medicine, USC
Los Angeles, California
Faculty Host:  Dr. Betsy Hirsch

"Genetic predisposition to pediatric solid tumors" 

Oct 28
Eileen Crimmins, PhD
University Professor
AARP Chair in Gerontology
Director, Multidisciplinary Research Training in Gerontology PhD Program
School of Gerontology
USC Davis
Los Angeles, California
Faculty Host:  Dr. Bharat Thyagarajan

"Social, psychological, behavioral and biological risks for aging health: Evidence from the US Health and Retirement Study.



November 4

Richard Kaufman, MD
Medical Director, Adult Transfusion
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
Faculty Host:  Dr. Claudia S. Cohn

"Severe CD4 lymphopenia in frequent platelet donors"  


November 11

Hui Zhu, MD
Department of Urology
Cleveland Clinic
Warrensville Heights, Ohio
Faculty Host:  Dr. Faqian Li

November 18

Danny Welch, PhD
Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
The University of Kansas
Kansas City, Kansas
Faculty Host:  Dr. James McCarthy


November 25

No Grand Rounds
Thanksgiving Break


December 2

Amanda Paulovich, MD, PhD
Professor, Clinical Research Division
Fred Hutch
Seattle, Washington
Faculty Host:  Dr. Stefani Thomas

"Developing MRM assays for the translation of novel diagnostics and therapeutics to enable precision medicine"

December 9

Adolfo Garcia Ocana, PhD
Dept of Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes
  and Bone Disease
Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
New York, New York
Faculty Host:  Dr. Jan Czyzk


December 16

Laura Su, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Faculty Host:  Dr. Sara Hamilton


Winter Break
Grand Rounds will resume on January 13, 2021