News from Women & Infants Hospital

1. Geralyn Messerlian, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, CNE
Director of Clinical Chemistry and Special Testing, is appointed Vice Chair for Clinical
Faculty Development of the Department of Pathology of Warren Alpert Medical School
of Brown University effective August 10, 2022.
2. C. James Sung, MD, led an international team of College of American Pathologists
(CAP) inspectors conducted a virtual CAP inspection of the Department of Laboratory
Medicine of the First Hospital of China Medical University in Shenyang, Liaoning, China
on August 23-24, 2022.
3. The Microbiology Lab welcomes Amy Arruda, MLS(ASCP) as our new Microbiology
Lab Manager. Amy started 8/22/22. She joined us from the Beth Israel Deaconess
Plymouth Hospital.
4. The Department welcomes Steffanie C. Tamayo, MD, as our Visiting International
Fellow in Women’s Pathology. Dr. Tamayo joins us from the St. Luke’s Hospital in
Manila, Philippines. She will be with us until June 30, 2023.
5. Zhenwei Zhang, MDPhD, currently a pathology resident at the University of
Massachusetts, Worcester, is selected as the next Stuart Lauchlan Fellow in Gynecologic
Pathology and Breast Pathology in 2024-2025

Diana Treaba, MD - Director of Pathology Residency Program

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Abigail Alexander on being awarded for the second time in a row, the American Academy of Neuropathologists (AANP)Trainee Travel Award for her research entitled "Cortical-sparing Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CS-CTE): Categorizing a Distinct Pathological Subtype of CTE" at the 98th Annual Meeting in Bonita Springs Florida.  This is a prestigious award which brings high honor to our department on a national level.

Boekelheide Lab - Sophia Zheng Undergraduate Senior Thesis

Sophia Zheng performed her undergraduate senior thesis work in the Boekelheide Lab. She received a Senior Biology Prize for Academic Excellence in Biological Sciences awarded to a handful of undergraduate seniors concentrating in Biology, in part for this work.

Development of a Proof-of-Principle MCF-7 and HepaRG 3D-2D Co-culture Platform for Toxicity Testing
Sophia Zheng
Advisors: Dr. Kim Boekelheide, MD, PhD and Dr. Blanche Ip, PhD