Mentees of Drs. Uzun (PLM) and Morrow (MCB) win Senior Thesis Prizes

Lena Joesch-Cohen was awarded the Biology Undergraduate Education Senior Biology Prize for Academic Excellence in the Biological Sciences and Shoshana Rosenzweig was awarded the Center for Computational Molecular Biology Honors Thesis Award.

Both students were co-mentored by Drs. Uzun (Pathology & Laboratory Medicine) and Morrow (Molecular, Cellular Biology Biochemistry) in their honors thesis in Computational Biology.

Four Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Faculty Named "Positive Champion of the Learning Environment" by WAMS

Drs. Luba Dumeno, L. Corey Hanley, Joyce Ou, and Mariana Canepa were each identified as a "positive champion of the learning environment" by Warren Alpert Medical School. 

At any point during their education, students may nominate faculty for demonstrating exemplary behaviors that promote a positive learning environment. This often includes a focus on respectful education, the creation of an environment that is welcoming to all students, providing clear expectations and appropriate feedback, and more.

New Study by Jake Kurtis and Colleagues named one of NIAID's Women's Health Research Advances - FY 2018

The study, conducted in 647 mother-infant pairs examined the role of maternal antibodies in protecting infants from malaria infection and disease. This study is the first demonstration that antibodies to a specific malaria protein, SEA-1, from the mother can confer resistance to severe malaria or death in the offspring. The results also suggest that vaccinating pregnant women with PfSEA-1 could help their infants survive malaria infection.

Dr. Joyce Ou Receives Swim Across America Award

Joyce Ou, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology, was awarded $75,000 by Swim Across America in December 2018 in support of her research entitled “Genomic signatures of tumor evolution: a search for novel markers of endometrial cancer”.  Dr. Ou has received $317,000 from Swim Across America in the last 5 years.

Dr. James Sung Receives Luke Charitable Foundation of Rhode Island Award

C. James Sung, MD, Professor of Pathology,  was awarded $20,000 by the Luke Charitable Foundation of Rhode Island in December 2018 in support of the International Visiting Fellowship in Gynecologic Pathology, Breast Pathology and Perinatal Pathology.  The current year international visiting fellows are Jonathan Wawire, MD, from Aga Khan University of Kenya and Lennie Quimio, MD, from Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital, Manila, Philippines.  The Luke Charitable Foundation has supported the education of international visiting fellows in Women’s Pathology since 2011.