LMP News, April 29

Thyagarajan receives funding to conduct biomarker analysis for NHLBI multi-center study 

NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has awarded Bharat Thyagarajan a six-year grant in the amount of $251,509 to conduct biomarker analysis for the multi-center epidemiologic Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL).

Skubitz’s ovarian cancer research featured on local media  

Amy Skubitz’s research on the “Validation of a multi-protein classifier for detecting early stages of ovarian cancer” was recently featured on KARE11 TV.

Skubitz speaks at Minnesota Chemoprevention Consortium

Amy Skubitz was one of the invited speakers at the Hormel Institute’s Minnesota Chemoprevention Consortium in Austin on April 16.  The title of her talk was “One small step for womankind: Developing a biomarker panel for the detection of ovarian cancer."

CFI hosts its first Alumni Celebration

The Center for Immunology (CFI) hosted its first Alumni Celebration event on April 18.  The event was attended by several LMP “luminaries,” current LMP faculty, and more than a hundred others.  The creation of a new fund to enhance trainee experience in Immunology research was announced at the event—the Mescher Trainee Enhancement Fund, named after Matt Mescher, CFI’s first director.  The first photo below shows, among others, Steve Jameson, Kris Hogquist, Gus Dalmasso, John Crosson, Paul Quie, Matt Mescher, David Brown and Tucker LeBien.  The second photo shows CFI associate director Kris Hogquist with her “named professorship” sponsor, David Brown.

immunology celebration

RSVP for LMP's annual resident and fellow graduation dinner

It's not too early to send in your reservation for this annual event to recognize our trainees.  The dinner will be held at the Campus Club on Wednesday, May 22. Social hour starts at 5 pm. with dinner at 5:30. RSVP by May 8 to Gail Rosenbaum at rosen018@umn.edu.

New Research Coordinator starts in AP

Bobbie Daughters starts as the new research coordinator in the Division of Anatomic Pathology on May 6.  Daughters was previously a surgical pathology technician in the Fairview histology laboratory.  She received her BS in biology from the University of Minnesota.  She also holds a certificate from the University of St. Thomas as a Certified Professional Project Manager.  Daughters’ email will be daug0024@umn.edu and her phone is 612-626-7645.

Research Support page added to LMP website

LMP has added a Research Support page to its website under the Research drop-down menu.  Check out specific research support opportunities available from the department here.

Fairview will require multi-factor authentication

Starting May 7, Fairview will require multi-factor authentication (MFA) to access Secure Gateway, Outlook Web App (OWA, mobile.fairview.org), and Lawson (Lawson.fairview.org) when working remotely. It adds another layer of security to protect Fairview’s information and is part of the strategy to build a more secure workplace.  You can access instructions on how to set up Fairview MFA as well as a list of FAQ’s.  If you have questions or need assistance please contact MFAassistance@fairview.org.  To avoid possible disruption to patient care and/or access to Fairview clinical applications please make sure to enroll in MFA by May 7, 2019.


Re: the April 15 newsletter item “New building hours to be implemented,” if you need after-hours access to buildings listed here, please contact Caroline Hallstrom at challstr@umn.edu.

Faculty, residents and fellows publish

Ahmed RL, Shaughnessy DP, Knutson TP, Vogel RI, Ahmed K, Kren BT, Trembley JHCDK11 loss induces cell cycle dysfunction and death of BRAF and NRAS melanoma cells. Pharmaceuticals (Basel). 2019 Apr 2;12(2). pii: E50. doi: 10.3390/ph12020050.

Upcoming events of interest or things to do

The next LMP Research Forum is scheduled for Thursday, May 9, from 5-7 in the Dale Shephard room at the Campus Club.   Alessio Giubellino will present. 

The department’s Molecular Pathology and Genomics Division will hold its next quarterly meeting Thursday, May 16 in Campus Club rooms A,B,C, 12 noon – 1:30 pm.

The Center for Women in Medicine and Science (CWIMS) Annual Spring Workshop will be held May 30.  More information at this link.

Send news to Bill

Please send publications, achievement and event information and announcements you think appropriate for the LMP Newsletter to Bill Hoffman at hoffm003@umn.edu.  Also, Bill has an ongoing interest in photographs, images, and story ideas you may have for the LMP website.


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