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. An award of $400 is given for first place and an award of $100 is given for second place at the graduation dinner to the best research presentation given by a pathology resident.

Richard E. Davis, PhD - Next-Generation Sequencing of Early Clarithromycin-Resistant M. abscessus Complex Isolates

Laura D. Smy, PhD - Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)-Based Serum Metabolic Profiles: Impact of Fasting Status

Lincoln J. Pac, MD - Pathogenic RUNX1 Variants Frequently Co-Occur with Mutations in Genes Regulating Chromatin or RNA splicing in a Large Cohort of Myeloid Neoplasms

Jeffrey S. Mohlman, MD, MPH - Improving Augmented Human Intelligence to Distinguish Burkett Lymphoma from Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma Cases

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

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


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