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The Laboratory Report A Publication of the Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine Spring 2014 Members of the Department Receive Prestigious Recognition International Academy of Pathology XXXth Congress American Society for Clinical Pathology 2014 Annual Meeting D r. Suzanne Powell, chief of Neuropathology in the Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine, has been elected to serve as President Elect of the American Association of Neuropathologists (AANP) for the 2014-2015 term. Dr. Powell will then serve as President of the AANP in 2015-2016. “This is a great honor and a wonderful recognition of Dr. Powell’s many contributions to the field,” said Dr. Mary Schwartz, medical director of Anatomic Pathology. Dr. Powell received her MD degree from West Virginia University College of Medicine in 1988, and has been a member of the Department since 1998. In addition to her strong research program in the area of neurodegenerative diseases, Dr. Powell spends a large portion of her time mentoring residents and fellows and currently serves as the director of the anatomic and clinical pathology (AP/CP) residency program. Dr. Luan Truong, medical director of Nephropathology in the Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine, received the Harlan J. Spjut Award at the Houston Society of Clinical Pathologists (HSCP) spring symposium. This award, established in 1989 upon Dr. Spjut’s retirement, is given in recognition of distinguished scholarly achievement in pathology. A banquet celebrating Dr. Truong’s award was held April 26 in the Magnolia Hotel in Downtown Houston. Dr. Suzanne Powell Dr. Michael Covinsky, HSCP President, presents Dr. Luan Truong with the Harlan J. Spjut Award on April 26, 2014. Table of Contents Upcoming Conferences and Symposia: 2 2014 Cancer Biomarkers Conference Dr. James M. Musser Presides Over ASIP Annual Meeting 3 New Faculty 4 Pathology Resident Receives Award Two New Hospitals Join HMH Family 5 New Tests From Houston Methodist Diagnostic Laboratory 6 New Chief Residents Announced Research Spotlight Joint Commission Evaluation 7 Where Are They Now? HMRI Summer Interns Join Department 8 PGY1 Residents Start July 1 Department Honors Administrative Staff


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