News and Announcements
Browse the articles below to learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards and honors.
- 11.08.2023Dr. Ronen Sumagin was awarded the 2023 Cotran Early Career Investigator Award from the American Society for Investigative Pathology. This highly prestigious award recognizes an investigator whose research and leadership is considered particularly impactful.
Professor Emeritus Dr. Nabeel Yaseen led a groundbreaking study that found a potential genetic linkage to vegetarianism.
- 10.05.2023Dr. Ritu Nayar was recently named the Executive Vice Chair of Pathology. This role recognizes her unparalleled dedication to education, training and faculty development.
A combination immunotherapy treatment of nivolumab plus ipilimumab was associated with no improvement in survival for advanced cancers other than melanoma, when compared to nivolumab alone, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine meta-analysis published in JAMA Oncology.
Investigators have discovered novel intercellular “crosstalk” between epidermal keratinocytes and melanoma cells that promotes cancer growth and metastasis, which could also serve as biomarkers for early cancer detection, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have identified new molecular details regarding how white blood cells move across the walls of microvessels during inflammation, revealing new potential molecular targets for treating the condition, according to a new study published in the journal Immunity.
- 07.31.2023Dr. Ritu Nayar has been awarded the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered a novel mechanism that regulates neutrophil recruitment into tissue during inflammation, which could be targeted to treat different inflammatory diseases and conditions, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Northwestern scientists discovered how to soften hair follicle stem cells to enable them to grow hair again, according to a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Investigators have discovered that a specific complex drives cell proliferation in mutated myeloproliferative neoplasms, suggesting this complex could serve as an ideal therapeutic target, according to a recent Northwestern medicine study.
- 01.30.2023The latest edition of the Department of Pathology's newsletter, The Scope, is out now!
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a new therapeutic target against tumor cells and developed a compound which slows tumor growth and bolsters immune response.
- 12.15.2022Ritu Nayar, MD is the new President of the American Board of Pathology effective January 1, 2023. Congratulations!
Northwestern Medicine investigators have identified novel intracellular mechanisms that could serve as future therapeutic targets for inflammatory skin diseases.
- 11.30.2022Meet PGY-1 Dr. Margarita Loxas! Fun fact: Dr. Loxas is writing a children's book! Learn more about her here.
- 08.09.2022Assistant Professor Jared Ahrendsen, MD, PhD was named director of the Mouse Histology and Phenotyping Laboratory at Lurie Cancer Center. This Laboratory is focused on providing investigators with research-specific histology services, consultation and training opportunities.
- 08.05.2022Interested in a pathology residency at Northwestern Pathology? Join Chairman Daniel J. Brat, MD, PhD and Residency Program Leadership for a Q&A on September 1 from 1-2pm CST! Register here.
- 06.02.2022The Second Edition of The Scope is out now! View the latest newsletter here.
- 04.13.2022The Department of Pathology has launched a General Surgical Pathology Fellowship. The program is designed to provide comprehensive advanced training in diagnostic surgical pathology, including standard diagnostic practices, immunohistochemistry and specialized techniques such as cytogenetics and molecular pathology. More information can be found on the fellowship's webpage.
- 03.14.2022Dr. Samuel Weinberg (PGY-3) is an inaugural recipient of the Emerging-Generation Awards from the American Society for Clinical Investigation. This award recognizes physician-scientists who are engaged in meaningful research prior to having a faculty appointment.
- 02.04.2022Peng Ji, MD, PhD has been awarded the 2022 Ramzi S. Cotran Young Investigator Award from USCAP. This award recognizes a body of investigative work which has contributed significantly to the diagnosis and understanding of human disease.
- 01.27.2022Ritu Nayar, MD was was named Vice President of the Executive Committee for The American Board of Pathology. The American Board of Pathology is the leading organization in certifying physicians in pathology.
- 01.03.2022Drs. Muller, Thorp, and DeBerge were featured in Northwestern Medicine Magazine’s cover story for their work on the benefits of regulating inflammation for treatment of a variety of conditions including heart failure, arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease. View the article here.