LMP News, December 3

LMP Employee Recognition Event is this Thursday

Once a year we gather together to recognize our LMP faculty, staff and students and our UMMC laboratory staff.  The event is scheduled at The Graduate Minneapolis Hotel in the ball room from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm.  *Note time change*

Pediatrics honors Ferrieri

Pat Ferrieri was awarded the Gold-Headed Cane at Pediatric Grand Rounds Oct 31 in the Wilf Auditorium. This award honors life-long service to children. See Ferrieri and earlier awardees in the attached photo.

Cohn will join the HHS advisory committee

Claudia Cohn will join the Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability (ACBTSA), a 31-member federal advisory committee that provides advice to the Secretary of Health and Human Services through the Assistant Secretary for Health on a range of policy issues related to blood, blood products, and tissues.

Amin featured in American Society of Cytopathology spotlight

Khalid Amin is interviewed for a member spotlight of the month feature of the American Society of Cytopathology.  You can access the interview at this link.

Murugan speaks to prostate cancer support group

Paari Murugan spoke to the U of M Prostate Cancer Support group Nov. 8 about the recent advancements in diagnosis, screening and prognostic tests for prostate cancer. He also discussed the histopathological aspects of this disease and the role histopathology plays in guiding clinical decision making.

Faculty and staff forum is scheduled for December 5

Jakub Tolar, Dean of the Medical School and UMPhysicians Board Chair, will provide an update on the MHealth Fairview partnership and key priorities for the practice and welcome new UMPhysicians CEO Badrinath Konety, MD, MBA.  The forum will be held from 7-8 am in Moos Tower 5-125.

LMP clinical faculty meeting slides are posted on LMP Google site

The LMP clinical faculty meeting slides from Nov 7, Nov 14 and Nov 28 are now posted on the LMP faculty Google site.

A friendly reminder from ALRT accounting

If you take out faculty recruits or visiting speakers/lecturers for dinner keep in mind the following requirements for reimbursement required by the University: the number of University faculty/staff accompanying a visitor for a meal should be no more than four; reimbursement for meals are limited to $100/attendee including food, beverage, tax and tip (tips should not exceed 20%); itemized receipts are required for reimbursement; and reimbursement requests must be submitted within 60 days.

Residents can apply for funding

Residents can apply for research funding of up to $2,500; due date for proposals is January 1.  Proposals will be reviewed by a faculty committee.  More information on the application process is located here.

Take notice of upcoming grant application deadlines

AHC Seed Grant Applications

Medical School Research and Equipment Grant Applications

Faculty publish

Hillier SL, Ferrieri P, Edwards MS, Ewell M, Ferris D, Fine P, Carey V, Meyn L, Hoagland D, Kasper DL, Paoletti LC, Hill H, Baker CJ.  A phase II randomized, control trial of group B streptococcus (GBS) type III capsular polysaccharide-tetanus toxoid (GBS III-TT) vaccine to prevent vaginal colonization with GBS III.  Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Oct 3. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy838. [Epub ahead of print]

Kline SE, Neaton JD, Lynfield R, Ferrieri P, Kulasingam S, Dittes K, Glennen A, Jawahir S, Kaizer A, Menk J, Johnson JR. Randomized controlled trial of a self-administered five-day antiseptic bundle versus usual disinfectant soap showers for preoperative eradication of Staphylococcus aureus colonization. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Sep;39(9):1049-1057. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.151. Epub 2018 Jul 24.

Salmasi A, Said J, Shindel AW, Khoshnoodi P, Felker ER, Sisk AE, Grogan T, McCullough D, Bennett J, Bailey H, Lawrence HJ, Elashoff DA, Marks LS, Raman SS, Febbo PG, Reiter RE. A 17-gene Genomic Prostate Score assay provides independent information on adverse pathology in the setting of combined mpMRI fusion-targeted and systematic prostate biopsy. The Journal of Urology. 2018. doi:10.1016/j.juro.2018.03.004. 

Rosenberg JE, Albersheim JA, Sathianathen NJ, Murugan P, Weight CJ.  Five new cases of primary renal carcinoid tumor: Case reports and literature reviewPathol Oncol Res. 2018 Oct 25. 

Audenet F, Isharwal S, Cha EK, Donoghue MTA, Drill E, Ostrovnaya I, Pietzak EJ, Sfakianos JP, Bagrodia A, Murugan P, Dalbagni G, Donahue TF, Rosenberg JE, Bajorin DF, Arcila ME, Hechtman JF, Berger MF, Taylor BS, Al-Ahmadie HA, Iyer G, Bochner BH, Coleman J, Solit DB. Clonal relatedness and mutational differences between upper tract and bladder urothelial carcinoma. Clin Cancer Res. 2018 Oct 23.

Upcoming events of interest or things to do

The next LMP Research Forum is scheduled for Thursday, December 13 from 5-7 in the Dale Shephard room at the Campus Club.  Kaylee Schwertfeger will present.

The Pathway to Publication workshop is scheduled for Dec. 6, 12:30 - 4pm in the McNamara Alumni Center.  All assistant professors or any other faculty are encouraged to attend this half-day, interactive workshop on how to write for peer-reviewed journals. Here is the link to register.

The next MPG quarterly meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 5 from 12-1:30 in Campus Club rooms A, B, C.

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.