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Welcome to the Department
of Pathology and Molecular Medicine


boag This is an exciting time of growth, innovation and success for our Department which is uniquely placed at the interfaces between basic biomedical sciences, clinical laboratory services and the emerging field of personalized molecular medicine. Our clinical faculty membership has been rejuvenated and expanded over the last two years with no less than 10 success recruitments, 4 of which represent newly funded positions. We are also looking to expand our basic science programs and are actively recruiting a Tier 1 Bioinformatician and also a translational basic science researcher.

> continued (Welcome letter from Dr. Sandy Boag)


Spotlight

Fire System Notice

Posted 2018 December 12


Beginning on Monday, December 17, Siemens Building Technologies will be performing work to upgrade the fire alarm system in Richardson Laboratory. Work will include maintenance on the fire alarm panel in the main entrance off Stuart St., and device replacement throughout the building.

On Tuesday, December 18, the fire alarm system for the whole building will be shut down to facilitate work, and a fire watch will be in place until work is completed at approximately 4 pm. If a fire should occur during the watch period, air horns will be sounded repeatedly to alert building occupants of a fire and to signal that they should begin an evacuation. In the afternoon, workers will perform audible testing of the new fire alarm panel. The alarm will need to be sounded briefly and intermittently over the course of the testing period (30 - 60 minutes). Once the new panel is verified as fully operational, the fire watch will end.

For the remainder of the week, workers will be replacing fire alarm devices in various areas of the building.

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Congratulations to Dr. Victoria Hoskin

Posted 2018 December 12


Congratulations to Dr. Victoria Hoskin (center, red jacket) who was one of 10 trainees from 116 abstracts selected to give oral presentations at the Terry Fox Research Institute Ontario Node Research Symposium in Toronto on Dec 10, 2018. Victoria's presentation "Targeting the cytoskeleton protein ezrin sensitizes metastatic breast cancer cells to chemotherapy treatment" described her Ontario Medical Pathology Research Network funded project supervised by Drs. Sonal Varma and Peter Greer.

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Bruce and Janet Elliott Graduate Award in Transdisciplinary Cancer Research

Posted 2018 November 01


Congratulations to Christina Ferrone, a MSc Candidate in the lab of Dr. Michael Rauh, on being awarded the first Bruce and Janet Elliott Graduate Award in Transdisciplinary Cancer Research.

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Nursing Science Society - 2017-2018 Reddick Award

Posted 2018 October 17


On behalf of the Nursing Science Society, we would like to issue a congratulation to you on being selected as the recipient of the 2017-2018 Reddick Award. The Reddick Award is presented for Excellence in Nursing Educations and acknowledges outstanding teaching. You have been selected by the 2021 class of the four-year stream for this award. We would like to thank you for your commitment to excellence in teaching and the impact you continue to make in the lives of Undergraduate Students.

This award will be presented at the 2018 Faculty of Health Sciences reception. Further details about this event will follow in coordination with the School of Nursing.

Again, the Nursing Science Society would like to sincerely congratulate you on this success and commend you for the invaluable difference your teaching has in student's education.

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Dr. Maliha Khara - the Morrison H. Finlayson Award

Posted 2018 October 17


Congratulations to Dr. Maliha Khara for receiving the Morrison H. Finlayson Award for best basic sciences/research paper by a trainee at the 58th annual Canadian Association of Neuropathologists meeting in Halifax on October 6th, 2018.

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P&MM Welcoming Reception & Awards

Posted 2018 Sept 28


The department held a welcoming reception & awards at the Merchant Tap House this week and congratulations go out to the following:

  • Aisha Rekab who received Best Seminar by a 1st year student
  • Dr. Christine Orr received the Dr. RSA Prentice Award For Excellence in Teaching by a Pathology Resident & For Improving the Quality of Resident Education
  • Dr. Ivraym Barsoum received the Dr. Paul Manley Award For an Excellent Investigative Record By a Pathology Resident
  • Chelsea Jackson received Best Seminar by a 2nd year student
  • Ellen van Rensburg, PhD received Best Seminar by a PhD student
  • Dr. David Lillicrap received the Bruce Elliott Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentorship
  • Dr. Tim Childs received the Dr. RSA Prentice Award for Excellence in Teaching

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  • Licenced and Accredited Molecular Diagnostic Facility

    Posted 2018 Sept 12


    The Queen's University National Inherited Bleeding Disorder Genotyping Laboratory becomes a licenced and accredited molecular diagnostic facility

    The National Inherited Bleeding Disorder Genotyping Lab, which has been operating within the Department of Pathology since 2000, has recently become licenced by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), and accredited by the Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH) to ISO15189 to provide molecular diagnostics for patients with hemophilia A, hemophilia B, and von Willebrand disease.

    These recognitions will improve the access to molecular testing and quality of care for patients with inherited bleeding disorders across Canada.

    The lab is directed by Dr. David Lillicrap, and Co-Directed by Dr. Paula James. Sample testing is performed by Shawn Tinlin and Gina Jones.

    Many thanks to everyone who was involved in this process!

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    EVENTS

    events
    Week of Mon-Fri Dec 17-21 - Fire Alarm sensor and system upgrade and maintenance throughout entire building of Richardson Lab.
    Beginning on Monday, December 17, Siemens Building Technologies will be performing work to upgrade the fire alarm system in Richardson Laboratory. Work will include maintenance on the fire alarm panel in the main entrance off Stuart St., and device replacement throughout the building.

    On Tuesday, December 18, the fire alarm system for the whole building will be shut down to facilitate work, and a fire watch will be in place until work is completed at approximately 4 pm. If a fire should occur during the watch period, air horns will be sounded repeatedly to alert building occupants of a fire and to signal that they should begin an evacuation. In the afternoon, workers will perform audible testing of the new fire alarm panel. The alarm will need to be sounded briefly and intermittently over the course of the testing period (30 - 60 minutes). Once the new panel is verified as fully operational, the fire watch will end.
    For the remainder of the week, workers will be replacing fire alarm devices in various areas of the building.

    Tuesday 2018 December 18
    9:00-10:00 Neuropathology Conference - Autopsy Conference Rm.
    2:00-3:00 GI Conference - Multihead Microscope Rm.
    4:00-5:00 Path 830/930 Dept Research Seminar - Richardson Lab Amphitheatre - Stanley Liu, MD, PhD - Departments of Radiation Oncology & Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto; Sunnybrook-Odette Cancer Centre "Evaluating prostate cancer aggression through biomarkers & biology"

    Wednesday 2018 December 19
    8:00-8:5 Chap. 20 - Endocrine System: Adrenal, Pineal - Richardson Lab Rm. 102- Dr. D. Villalobos
    8:30-9:20 P&MM Journal Club - Richardson Lab Room 107 - Andy Zhang
    9:00-9:55 Cytology: FNA Breast - Richardson Lab Rm. 102 - Dr. M. Manduch
    10:00-10:5 Journal Club - Prenatal - Richardson Lab Rm. 102 - Drs. C. Orr and T. Childs

    Thursday December 20
    11:30-12:30 Grand Round CANCELLED
    4:00-5:00STB Round up - Multihead Microscope Rm.

    Friday December 21
    9:00-9:30 Gross Rounds - Gross Room - Dr. M. Khara
    1:30-2:30 Hematopathology Morphology Round - Autopsy Conference Rm.


    2019

    Friday January 4
    9:00-9:30 Gross Rounds - Gross Room - Dr. T. Wang
    1:30-2:30 Hematopathology Morphology Round - Autopsy Conference Rm.
    Friday 2018 December 21 - Last day of exams
    Monday 2018 December 24 to Tuesday 2019 January 01 - Queen's University is closed
    Monday 2019 January 07 - Winter term classes begin
    Friday 2019 January 18 - Last date to drop winter term classes without financial penalty
    Tue-Fri 2019 February 19-22 - Winter midterm Reading Week
    Friday 2019 March 01 - Last date to drop winter term classes without academic penalty
    Friday 2019 April 05 - Winter Term Classes end


    See the Queen's University Events Calendar here

    Courses offered in 2018 September: CANC499 * PATH425 * PATH499 * PATH823

    Courses offered in 2019 January: CANC440 * PATH310 * PATH430/826


    Announcements / Notices

    2018 November 16
    Welcome to the Department Dr. Yanping Gong to the positions of Assistant Professor at Queen’s University and Attending Staff Pathologist at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre with a focus in clinical pathology and perinatal pathology, effective 2018 Nov 19

    2018 Oct 18
    The Dr. M. Daria Haust Pathology Studentship shall be used each year towards either funding one or two studentships for Queen's medical students in the summer immediately after their first or second year of medical school, to undertake research, clinical work or academic endeavours within the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medícine at eueen's University. Information and Application

    2018 June 28
    Welcome to the Department Dr. Yun Huang, Clinical Biochemist and Dr. Tao Wang, Pathologist, as of 2018 July 03.

    Job Opportunities

    Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Metabolomics
    The Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Metabolomics, with an anticipated starting date of July 1, 2019.
    Posted 2018 Nov 08
    Complete information here

    Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Microbiome Research
    The Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University invites applications for a tenuretrack faculty position as a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Microbiome Research, with an anticipated starting date of July 1, 2019.
    Posted 2018 Nov 08
    Complete information here

    Post-doctoral Research Fellowship
    Influence of the Host Microbiome on Factor VIII Immunogenicity A post-doctoral research fellow position is available as part of a 5-year NIH NHLBI-funded project aimed at furthering our understanding of the role of the gut microbiome as a determinant of factor VIII (FVIII) immunogenicity. Funds to initiate these studies have just become available.
    Applications will be taken until position filled.
    Posted 2018 October 4
    Complete information here

    Translational Surgical Pathology/Chemistry Scientist
    The Departments of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Surgery, and Chemistry at Queen’s University invite applications from internationally recognized scientists whose research is congruent with the objective of building an outstanding program in innovative translational research linking analytical chemistry, diagnostic pathology and advanced surgical practice. The successful applicant will have a tenured appointment at the rank of full Professor and is expected to participate in undergraduate education and supervise both graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The preferred start date for this position is January 1, 2019.
    Posted 2018 May 28
    Complete information here

    Tier I Canada Research Chair in Bioinformatics
    Faculty of Health Sciences and Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada The Faculty of Health Sciences (https://healthsci.queensu.ca/) and the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen’s University are seeking an international leader and innovator in the areas of bioinformatics and health analytics. Applicants should have an established research program focused on precision medicine, particularly in relation to the identification of cancer diagnostic and prognostic markers and potential therapeutic targets. The successful candidate will become the designated nominee for an approved Tier I Canada Research Chair (https://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/index-eng.aspx). This is a tenured appointment at the level of Professor.
    Posted 2018 Feb 15
    Complete information here


    QLMP

    Welcome to the Queen's Laboratory for Molecular Pathology
    The QLMP is part of the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. The QLMP provides rapid and economic advanced pathology services to researchers, students, clinicians, and private sector groups. The QLMP promotes productive interactions between scientists, clinicians, pathologists, and others by supporting research projects of common interest.
    The QLMP offers a wide array of services including:
  • Histology
  • TMA design and construction
  • Whole slide scanning
  • TMA scanning
  • Customized immunohistochemistry and immunofluoroscence
  • Image analysis tools
  • Secure web database access and storage
  • Plastination
  • Electron Microscopy

    NIBDGL

    Welcome to The Canadian National Inherited Bleeding Disorder Genotyping Laboratory Providing molecular diagnostic services to the Canadian inherited bleeding disorder community.
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