LMP News, May 13

Mandatory Clinical Faculty meeting scheduled for May 29

A required component of the UMPhysicians Risk Management Professional Liability Incentive plan includes Adverse Event and Disclosure Education. This 30-minute activity includes a 7-minute video on UMP's Adverse Event Communication & Resolution Program and a presentation by UMP risk attorneys. Training for LMP clinical faculty is scheduled for 9-9:30 am on Wednesday, May 29 in 450 MCRB. If you cannot attend this meeting, you must complete this training by June 30.

New Pathology Assistant starts May 20

Krystal Walker, most recently with Hospital Pathology Associates, joins our team of PAs in the Division of Anatomic Pathology May 20. Walker is a 2018 graduate of the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science with a Pathologists' Assistant Master of Science degree. Welcome Krystal!

Faculty assembly will be held May 23

The Medical School will hold a faculty assembly May 23 from 12:00-1: 00pm in Mayo Auditorium, Room 55. Please RSVP here.

Medical School invites Requests for Proposals

Reflecting on what Dean Tolar calls “a very tangible benefit from our new partnership with Fairview Health Services,” the Medical School is inviting Requests for Proposals for grant support in three areas: Research, Education, and Clinical Quality. Submitted proposals should show significance, strength of the investigators for the identified project, innovation, and cross-disciplinary opportunity. The deadline for a Letter of Intent is June 1. For more information, click here.

Medical School offers P3 program to help with grant writing

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.

Grant opportunities

Summer Bridge Funding is a Grant-in-Aid seed money research support fund. The deadline for the PI to submit an application is June 3

Research and equipment grants are awarded to Medical School faculty for basic and clinical research. Priority is given to startup funding for new faculty, bridge funding during lapse of an NIH R01 or similar type grant, and equipment funding. The next deadline is June 15.

Faculty, residents and fellows publish

Hupp M, Najmuddin M, Dincer HE, Mallery JS, Amin KStewart III JCytomorphologic features of malignant solitary fibrous tumor with mediastinal involvement sampled by endoscopic and endobronchial ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration: A comparison of two cases. Diagnostic Cytopathology 2019; Apr 24 [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1002/dc.24192.

Skubitz KM, Wilson JD, Cheng EY, Lindgren BR, Boylan KLM and Skubitz APN.  Effect of chemotherapy on cancer stem cells and tumor-associated macrophages in a prospective study of preoperative chemotherapy in soft tissue sarcoma.  Journal of Translational Medicine 2019; 17:130.  doi: 10.1002/dc.24192.

Khalifa MA, Atri M, Klein ME, Ghatak S, Murugan PAdenomyosis as a confounder to accurate endometrial cancer staging. Seminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI 2019; https://doi.org/10.1053/j.sult.2019.04.004

Sathianathen NJ, Warlick CA, Soubra A, Balaji P, Metzger GJ, Spilseth B, Murugan P, Ordonez M, Weight CJ, Konety BR. Difference in MRI-guided biopsy cancer detection rates between individual clinicians. Urol Oncol. 2019; Feb 21. pii: S1078-1439(19)30053-5. doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2019.01.032.  

Beckman AKFerrieri, PProspective investigation of an automatedPCR/nucleic acid microarray-based platform for enteric pathogen testingLaboratory Medicine 2019, May 8. https://doi.org/10.1093/labmed/lmz022

Upcoming events of interest or things to do

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 annual resident and fellow graduation dinner will be held at the Campus Club on Wednesday, May 22. Social hour starts at 5 pm. with dinner at 5:30.

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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