News and Events

2014 MAGS Distinguished Thesis Award

Kaylia Duncan, wins the 2014 (MAGS) Distinguished Thesis Award in the Biological and Life Sciences category.

2014 Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is an annual celebration of the laboratory professionals and pathologists.

Detecting Staph Infections

Staphylococcal infections are a serious medical condition with an estimated half-million people each year that become infected in the US.

Marcus Nashelsky, MD, appointed as the Johnson County Chief Medical Examiner

Dr. Nashelsky was appointed Johnson County Chief Medical Examiner by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors.

L.B. Sims Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award

Kaylia Duncan, MS, won the University of Iowa L.B. Sims Outstanding Master's Thesis Award in the Biological Science for her thesis entitled “Dynamics of Tumor Progression And Therapy Response In IL-6 ...

Pathology Accreditation Inspections Completed

The accrediting agencies commented on how well the inspected areas function.

University of Iowa Diagnostic Laboratories (UIDL) Goes Live with ATLAS Connectivity

The University of Iowa Diagnostic Laboratories is in the process of launching a web based connectivity solution for outreach clients to place orders and view results electronically.

UI Pathology Offers First “Next Generation Sequencing” Test for Customized Cancer Care

Starting on October 24, the University of Iowa Department of Pathology implemented a new DNA sequencing test for Cancer Mutation Profiling and Interpretation. This is the first clinically validated ma...

Michael Knudson, MD, PhD, Received the Donald D. Dorfman Research Award

Michael Knudson, MD, PhD, was selected for this year’s Donald D. Dorfman Award for Basic Research for his paper entitled 2-deoxyglucose-induced toxicity is regulated by Bcl-2 family members and is enh...

Marcus Nashelsky, MD, elected Vice President of the National Association of Medical Examiners.

Dr. Nashelsky is a Clinical Professor of Pathology and directs the UI Hospitals and Clinics Autopsy Service; his clinical work is centered on forensic and general autopsy pathology.

Department of Pathology receives Excellence in Quality Award.

The Pathology Clinical Laboratory Team was presented the Excellence in Quality Award at the Annual University of Iowa Physicians (UIP) Fall meeting on October 21, 2013

Eighth Annual Pathology Research Day

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - Plenary Speaker: Jay Hess, M.D., Ph.D., Dean, Indiana University School of Medicine, Vice President for University Clinical Affairs, Indiana University

T cell immunity and “Universal” influenza virus vaccines?

The development of influenza A virus (IAV) vaccines capable of inducing cytotoxic CD8 T cell responses could potentially provide superior, long-term protection against multiple, heterologous strains o...

Dr. Thomas Waldschmidt has been reappointed as the Clement T. and Sylvia H. Hanson Chair in Immunology

Thomas Waldschmidt Ph.D. has been reappointed as the Clement T. and Sylvia H. Hanson Chair in Immunology. This is a five year appointment effective July 1, 2013. The Hanson chair was established throu...

Dr. Meyerholz will serve on Editorial Board of The American Journal of Pathology

David Meyerholz, DVM, PhD has accepted an invitation to serve on the Editorial Board at The American Journal of Pathology  for a three-year renewable term, starting August 1, 2013.

New Dystroglycanopathy Genes 

International collaborators that include Kevin Campbell and Steven Moore at The University of Iowa link mutations in two genes to dystroglycanopathy, a group of muscular dystrophies caused by hypoglyc...

Frank A. Mitros Excellence in Teaching and Clinical Service Award

Robert Robinson, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology was presented with the "Frank A. Mitros Excellence in Teaching and Clinical Service Award" at a recent faculty meeting. This award is presented annuall...

Dr. Karandikar received the 2012 Stephen C. Reingold Award

Nitin Karandikar, MD, PhD, received the 2012 Stephen C. Reingold Award in June by the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society.

Dr. Legge Receives AAI Travel Grant

Kevin Legge, PhD, received the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) Laboratory Travel Grant.

Holanda Joins Faculty

The Department of Pathology welcomes Danniele Gomes Holanda, MD as our newest faculty member. Dr. Holanda started on May 1, 2013, as clinical assistant professor of pathology and will mainly focus on ...

Amphetamine drug screens generally do not detect “Bath Salts” and other designer amphetamine-like drugs

A collaboration of investigators including University of Iowa demonstrated that a wide variety of amphetamine-like drugs including “Bath Salts” are often not detected by routine urine drug screens for...

Molecular Pathology Laboratory Focus

“We are witnessing a revolution in the way we practice medicine—from what we understand about pathogenesis to how we predict, diagnose, and treat diseases. The challenge is to find that right balance ...

Active Grant Awards

One of the core missions for the Department of Pathology is the provision of basic research.  When National Institutes of Health or other research grants are awarded, faculty are recognized with the d...

Recent Pathology Publications

Pathology recognizes faculty, fellows, residents, and staff who provide scholarly input on peer-reviewed journal articles.  Updated information is posted on the newest publications representing the de...