LMP News, July 1

Four LMP faculty are promoted

Congratulations are in order for four LMP faculty who recently achieved promotion. Scott Dehm has been promoted to full professor; Khalid Amin, Elizabeth Courville, and Danni Li have been promoted to associate professors. Congratulations to all!

LMP to be represented at annual ASC meeting

Cytopathology fellow Mufaddal Najmuddin and resident Hira Yousaf will be giving presentations at the American Society for Cytopathology's 67th annual scientific meeting taking place at The Grand America, November 14-17 in Salt Lake City.

  •  Mufaddal Najmuddin, Khalid Amin and Jimmie Stewart III, “Technical and cytomorphologic analysis of repeat endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration procedures for diagnosis of pancreatic masses: A five year institutional experience.” Mufaddal Najmuddin is giving the poster presentation
  • Hira Yousaf, Aastha Chauhan, Tetyana Mettler, Khalid Amin, and Jimmie Stewart III, “Evaluating the driver: Comparison of triage and locator skills of cytopathology fellows using telecytopathology in rapid onsite evaluation at different training levels.” Hira Yousaf is giving the platform presentation.

Mroz among spring GenoPitch winners

Pawel Mroz is among winners of the GenoPitch Technology Awards, a competition hosted by the U of M Genomics Center.  Mroz’s winning pitch was on haplotype phasing of CCAAT/enhancer binding protein α (CEPBA) mutations in acute myeloid leukemia. He will receive $2,500 in UMGC services to support his research.

Chauhan to present at CAP 2019

Chief resident Aastha Chauhan will be presenting her research work “Comparison of new and traditional gastrointestinal markers for differentiating upper versus lower site of origin" at the College of American Pathologists meeting CAP 2019 being held at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando September 21 -25.

We Are M Physicians

The U of M Physicians Board of Directors recently approved a new brand identity.  The patients and communities we serve understand and value the expertise that comes with academic medicine. The new M Physicians brand standards emphasizes the important connection between the practice and the University, and our mission as a land grant institution to provide clinical care, education and research across the state. It also clearly communicates our connection to M Health Fairview and aligns with the University and Medical School logos.  In the coming weeks you will see the new brand standards come to life in our marketing, business tools and templates, and work environment.

Nominations are open for the Harrington Prize 

Nominations are open for the Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine. The prize, presented by the American Society for Clinical Investigation and Harrington Discovery Institute, honors a physician-scientist who has moved science forward with achievements notable for innovation, creativity and potential for clinical application. The nomination deadline is August 27.

Kersey memorial lecture is scheduled

The fifth annual John H. Kersey memorial lecture is scheduled for Friday, July 26, 4-5 pm in 1-125 CCRB.  The speaker is Jedd D. Wolchok, Chief of the Melanoma and Immunotherapeutics Service and Lloyd J. Old Chair in Clinical Investigation at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 

Don’t miss this professional headshot opportunity

LMP faculty can sign up for professional headshots, which are open to all Medical School faculty on Sept. 12 from 12 noon - 3 pm in Mayo D199. You can reserve one of the remaining spots and walk-ins will be added to a queue on arrival. The Medical School plans to offer headshot sessions every fall and spring. You can sign up here.

International travel policy has registration requirement

The University has a policy on Traveling on University Business that includes the requirement that all University employees traveling in the course of their professional or administrative work--teaching, research, or service--must register international travel in advance of the trip. This does not apply to international vacation travel, but it does apply to all professional travel, regardless of funding source. You can find more information here.

Medical School Research and Equipment Grants & Bridge Funding deadline is approaching

The application deadline for Medical School Research and Equipment Grants & Bridge Funding is Sept. 15.

Faculty, residents and fellows publish

Afkarian M, Polsky S, Parsa A, Aronson R, Caramori ML, Cherney DZ, Crandall JP, de Boer IH, Elliott TG, Galecki AT, Goldfine AB, Haw JS, Hirsch IB, Karger AB, Lingvay I, Maahs DM, McGill JB, Molitch ME, Perkins BA, Pop-Busui R, Pragnell M, Rosas SE, Rossing P, Senior P, Sigal RJ, Spino C, Tuttle KR, Umpierrez GE, Wallia A, Weinstock RS, Wu C, Mauer M, Doria A. on behalf of the PERL Study Group.  PERL in diabetes study: A randomized double-blinded trial of allopurinol-rationale, design, and baseline data.  Diabetes Care. 2019 Jun 11. pii: dc190342. doi: 10.2337/dc19-0342.

Rostambeigi N, Shrestha P, Dunn T B, Golzarian J, Khoshnoodi P, Rosenberg M, & Talaie R. Recurrent ectopic variceal bleed after pancreas transplantation with no portal hypertension: Case report and outcomes of endovascular onyx embolization. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2019; 53(5), 415-419. doi:10.1177/1538574419839255

Trembley JH, Kren BT, Abedin MJ, Shaughnessy DP, Li Y, Dehm SM, Ahmed KCK2 pro-survival role in prostate cancer is mediated via maintenance and promotion of androgen receptor and NFκB p65 expression.  Pharmaceuticals (Basel). 2019 Jun 14;12(2). pii: E89. doi: 10.3390/ph12020089

Rudolf JW & Dighe AS.  Decision support tools within the electronic health record. Clinics in laboratory medicine 2019; 39(2), 197-213. PMID: 31036275 doi: 10.1016/j.cll.2019.01.001 


Turbett SE, Anahtar MN, Pattanayak V, Azar MM, Coffey K C, Eng G, Rudolf JW, Lewandrowski KB, Baron J, Rosenberg ES, & Branda J A. Use of routine complete blood count results to rule out anaplasmosis without the need for specific diagnostic testing. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 2019. PMID: 31044232 doi: 10.1093/cid/ciz346

Upcoming events of interest or things to do

A clinical faculty meeting is scheduled for July 15 from 11-12pm in 450 MCRBto review and discuss the results from the ACGME faculty survey.     

Assistant professors and early-career associate professors are encouraged to apply to the NIH Proposal Preparation Program (P3) being offered this fall.  P3 is a program for faculty members in the Medical School preparing for their first K- or R- series NIH grant proposal.  Applications for the fall cycle are due July 29.  Find more information here.  

The U of M Farmers Market will run from July 10 to Sept. 25 on the Gateway Plaza, just outside the McNamara Alumni Center.  The market is held rain or shine, every Wednesday between 11 am and 2 pm.  The market features Twin Cities-area vendors who sell a variety of fresh seasonal produce, including berries, sweet corn, tomatoes, apples, and pumpkins. The market also features produce from Cornercopia, a University of Minnesota student-managed organic farm.  When you shop at the market bring along a reusable bag to tote your market goods. Also, bring small bills to pay with cash.

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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