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Resident Grand Rounds

The Pathology Department sponsors resident research pathology grand rounds once a year at the University of Utah School of Medicine, in which residents present their research projects. Cash awards are given for first and second place at the graduation dinner to the best research presentation given by a pathology resident.

2022

Eric Goold, MD - Retrospective Massive Parallel Sequencing of Diffuse Gliomas at 1, 5 and 10 Years

Nicole Leonard, MD - Rejection Treatment Before Liver Biopsy Decreases Portal Inflammation but Does Not Impact Bile Duct Injury

Matthew Luo, MD - Clinicopathologic Characteristics of CD5 and/or CD10-Positive MYD88 Mutated Lymphoplasmacytic Lymphoma (LPL)

Eric Smith, MD, PhD - Acral Melanoma: A Spectrum of Errors in DNA Repair and Mitosis

2021

Joshua Klonoski, MD, PhD - Continued Progress with Neurotropic Influenza A Virus as an Oncolytic Virotherapy for Glioblastoma and Melanoma

Valarie McMurtry, MD, PhD - Morphological Assessment of Kidney and Smooth Muscle Tumors Sent for Fumarate Hydratase Immunohistochemistry: A Reference Laboratory Experience

Tori Seasor, MD - ASCO/CAP Guidelines for HER2 FISH Equivocal Results Negatively Impact Turnaround Times

2020

Michael A. Balatico, MD - Adherence to ASCO/CAP Guidelines for Breast Formalin Fixation and Cold Ischemia Times is Easier Said than Done

Emilia Calvaresi, MD, PhD - Normalizing Reporting of Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Activity for Determination of P. vivax Malarial Therapy Eligibility

Eric Goold, MD - Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR) for HER2 Amplification in Breast Cancer

Leo Lin, MD, PhD - Developing a Blood Test for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Valarie McMurtry, MD, PhD - Comparison of MYC Break-apart and IGH/MYC Dual-fusion Probe Sensitivity for Detection of MYC Rearrangements in Large B-cell Lymphomas

2019

Michael Balatico, MD – The micropapillary subtype of invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast is under-reported: A national reference lab experience

Zachary Dong, MD – Pulmonary eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis has allergic and immune-regulatory features with IgG4

Joshua Klonoski, MD, PhD – Metagenomic characterization of influenza virus: Bacteria super infections associated with death and survival

Valarie McMurtry, MD, PhD - Frozen Sections of Sentinel Lymph Nodes from Breast Cancer Patients Who Undergo Neoadjuvant Therapy are Accurately Diagnosed Using Telepathology

2018

Katherine Boylan, MD – NGS-Based Pathogen Identification

Jeffrey S. Mohlman, MD, MPH – Reliability and Validity of Proposed Risk Stratification Methods for Laboratory Developed Tests

Cassi B. Grotepas, MD – Off-Label use of PD-L1 (22C3) Reveals Expression Trends; A Reference Laboratory Experience

Jordon K. March, MD – Mistaken Identity: Cystoisopora Infection in Gallbladders of Immunocompetent Patients

2017

Timothy M. Hanley, MD, PhD - Can Macrophages Serve as Latent Reservoirs for HIV-1?

Jeffrey S. Mohlman, MD, MPH - Comparison of Proposed Risk Stratification Methods for Laboratory Developed Tests

Jessica Corean, MD - Predicting Response to Treatment with Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors (VEGFTKIs) in Metastatic Clear Cell Renal Cell Cardinoma (ccRCC):  An Analysis of Differences in RNA Expression Using nCounter® PanCancer Pathways Panel

Joshua M. Konoski, MD, PhD - In Silico Prediction of Influenza A Virus NS1 Structure and Viral Pathogenesis

2016

Isaac E. Lloyd, MD - A Prospective Evaluation of Incidental Fundic Gland Polyps with Surface Dysplasia: Implications for Clinical Management

Justin E. Caron, MD - HER2 Immunohistochemical and Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization Discordances in Invasive Carcinoma with Micropapillary Features

Ryan Craig, MD, PhD - PD-L1 Expression is Increased in Spleens in Myelofibrosis Patients

Ling Hui, MD, PhD - HER2 FISH Testing with RAI1 Alternate Probe will Resolve HER2 Status in Majority of Equivocal Cases

2015

Jolanta Jedrzkiewicz, MD - Digital Whole Slide Imaging and Two Photon Microscopy for Liver Fibrosis Scoring and Quantification

Michael B. Ward, MD - Mutations in mTOR signaling in 3 Cases of Sarcomatoid Renal Cell Carcinoma

Isaac E. Lloyd, MD - Effect of X-ray on Biomarker Expression in Excised Breast Cancer Specimens: A Pre-Analytic Study

Aleksandra Sowder, MD - Urinary Calculi Composition in American Adults in the 21st Century

2014

Kajsa E. Affolter, MD - Using Population-Based Resources to Identify Sessile Serrated Polyps in Utah

Delu Zhou, MD - High-Resolution SNP Array Analysis of B-Lymphoblastic Lymphoma Using Tissue from Archived Glass Slides Reveals a Genetic Profile that Differs from B-Lymphoblastic Leukemia

2013

Diana S. Desai, MD - Can the hCG Discriminatory Zone be Utilized Without Regard to a Specific hCG Assay?

Christopher A. Garcia, MD - The Construction of an Open Source Whole Slide Imaging Library for Graduate Pathology Education

Maggie L. Hopkins, MD, MBA - Patient Portals: Risks of Direct Access to Laboratory Results

Jolanta Jedrzkiewicz, MD - Burkholderia cepacia Identification from Burkholderia cepacia Selective Agar by Matrix Assisted Laser

Peng Li, MD, PhD - GUCY2C Presents Radiation-Induced Gastrointestinal Toxicity by TP53-Dependent Rescue of Mitotic Catastrophe

2012

Krishna Narra, MD - IMB-1 Detection in Breast Cancer: Is Digital Imaging Accurate?

Robert Schmidt, MD, PhD, MBA - The Comparative Effectiveness of Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology Sampling Policies: A Simulation Study

Brian H. Shirts, MD, PhD - Simplified Near-Neighbor Classification and its Use in Hospital Specific Diagnosis of Celiac Disease