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Four outstanding new residents matched to the department on Match Day, March 17: Alex Chau (Touro Univ., Nevada), Erdembileg Chuluunderdene (American Univ., Caribbean), Lorene Chung (Albany Medical College), Sarah Hoffman (Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine).

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Vice Chair of Research Yu-jui Yvonne Wan is an invited speaker at the 2023 American Physiology Summit on April 20-23, 2023 in Long Beach, CA on "Gut Microbiota and Tumorigenesis Leading to Drug Discovery for Liver Cancer Treatment."

Rebeca Scalco Ph.D., a post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Associate Professor Brittany Dugger, is the recipient of UC Davis’ 2023 Postdoctoral Excellence Award. The award was presented at the annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium on March 17, 2023.

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Vice Chair of Strategic Technologies Richard Levenson was a featured speaker in two sessions at the US and Canadian Academy of Pathology’s Annual Meeting in New Orleans, March 11-16, 2023. He spoke on “Combining Optics Technological Innovations with Artificial Intelligence” at the companion meeting for the American Association of Cancer Research. He also served as faculty in the Long Course, “Next Generation Pathology: Technological Advances in Anatomic Pathology".

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Posters at the US and Canadian Academy of Pathology’s annual meeting on March 11-16, 2023 in New Orleans shared work by department faculty: “Enteroblastic, Hepatoid, and Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma of the Colorectum Show Significant Morphologic Overlap but Demonstrate Some Clinical Differences” included co-author Associate Professor Karen Matsukuma, and “Automated Whole Slide Imaging Collagen Analysis for Fibrosis Quantification Using deep-DUET” by co-authors Assistant Professor Farzad Fereidouni, and Professors Kuang-yu Jen and Richard Levenson.

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The annual UC Davis Health Quality Forum on March 16, 2023 featured three presentations from the department. Transfusion Director and Associate Professor Sarah Barnhard gave an oral presentation on “RBC Aliquoting: Improving O Neg RBC Utilization in Neonates and Children.” Assistant Professor Ananya Datta Mitra and the molecular team presented a poster on “Diagnostic accuracy of the Cobas 6800 RT-PCR assay for detection of BK virus” and Clinical Pathology Director Professor Nam Tran and the chemistry team shared a poster “Validation and Implementation of Cystatin C for Renal Function Monitoring.”

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On March 9-10, Distinguished Professor Ralph Green hosted global nutrition experts for an on-campus two day conference, “2023 UC Davis/Quadram Collaboration on Biofortification, B12, and More: from Nutrition to Food Biotechnology” to develop international partnerships and collaborations to improve health through nutrition.

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Vice Chair of Strategic Technologies Richard Levenson published a thought-provoking article “AI in Pathology: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?” in the March 2023 issue of Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology.

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The 2022 Research Highlights of the National Cancer Institute’s Epidemiology and Genomic Research Program included an article co-authored by Assistant Professor Dongguang Wei, "Multiregional Sequencing Analysis Reveals Extensive Genetic Heterogeneity in Gastric Tumors from Latinos" and other UC Davis faculty which was published in Cancer Research Communications.

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Vice Chair of Research Yu-jui Yvonne Wan and her team published a study in the February 2023 issue of Biomarker Research, “The essential roles of FXR in diet and age influenced metabolic changes and liver disease development: a multi-omics study.

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Assistant Professor Morgan Darrow was among the authors in a recent article “Human soft tissue sarcomas harbor an intratumoral viral microbiome which is linked with natural killer cell infiltrate and prognosis" which was published in Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer. Oncologic surgeon Robert Canter was the senior author.

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