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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.


Spencer Barnes, MD – Diagnostic Accuracy of Image Guided Breast Biopsies: Comparison of Traditional Stereotactic Biopsy and the Brevera Biopsy System

LJ Perry, MD – A Pipeline to Compare Algorithms for Quantification of PD-L1 by Immunohistochemistry in Lung Cancer

Tori Seasor, MD – Genomic Characterization of Histologic Subtypes of Prostate Carcinoma


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


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

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


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



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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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