50th Anniversary Event

The Department of Pathology at University of New Mexico’s School of Medicine celebrated its 50th anniversary on October 8, 9 and 10, 2014. The anniversary celebration was attended by over 100 Pathology and School of Medicine faculty, alumni, trainees, staff, professors emeritus, and special guests. The Pathology 50th anniversary events included cheerful welcome receptions, well-organized tours, informative seminars, luncheon, hot topic key note speaker on the Ebola virus, a well-advertised blood drive and access to the UNM Health Sciences Center welcome tent at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta to see over 500 hot air balloons. The Pathology 50th anniversary event aimed to celebrate the Pathology Department’s past and share the vision for Pathology’s future. This goal was achieved and relished by all.

Attendees appreciated touring the new Office of the Medical Investigator, the TriCore Reference Laboratories, the Pathology Research Programs, and the University of New Mexico Hospital’s Clinical Pathology Laboratory. Dr. Mary Lipscomb and Dr. Kathy Foucar gave seminars reflecting on the people who built the department over the past 50 years and what photos they showed! Drs. Sklar, Lidke, Cristini, Gravitt, Danielson and Clark spoke to the department’s breadth in research, education, and clinical translational achievements. Dr. Toby Merlin of the Centers for Disease Control gave the superbly attended, and most timely keynote talk on “Ebola, Anthrax and MERS….Oh, My!” A sense of camaraderie quickly developed between current Pathology residents, fellows and faculty and the many professors emeritus and special guests who attended from as far away as San Francisco, California. A refreshed spirit of the Pathology Department arose from this landmark celebration.

Please enjoy the photos, videos, and Pathology 50th Anniversary program that follow below.

Photos

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    Opening Remarks: Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham

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    Opening Remarks: Dr. Douglas ClarkHarvey Chair of Pathology 

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    Opening Remarks: Dr. Richard Larson, Professor of Pathology, Executive Vice Chancellor, Vice Chancellor for Research

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    Seminar: Dr. Diane Lidke, Associate Professor of Pathology

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    Seminar: Dr. Patti Gravitt, Professor of Pathology

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    Seminar: Dr. Kathryn Foucar, Professor of Pathology

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    Seminar: Dr. Douglas Clark, Harvey Chair of Pathology

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    Seminar: Dr. Douglas Clark, Harvey Chair of Pathology

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    Seminar: Dr. Douglas Clark, Harvey Chair of Pathology

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    Seminar: Dr. Mario Kornfeld, Professor Emeritus of Pathology, Dr. Evelyn Lockhart, Associate Professor of Pathology, Associate Medical Director, UNM Hospital Transfusion Service

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    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Toby Merlin, Director of the Division of Preparedness and Emerging Infections in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Disease at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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    Keynote Address: Audience

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    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Toby Merlin, Director of the Division of Preparedness and Emerging Infections in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Disease at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Toby Merlin, Director of the Division of Preparedness and Emerging Infections in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Disease at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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    Clinical Tour: Dr. Michelle Aurelius, Associate Professor of Pathology and Assistant Chief Medical Investigator (left), Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham, Dr. Kendall Crookston, Professor of Pathology

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    Clinical Tour: Dr. Michelle Aurelius, Associate Professor of Pathology and Assistant Chief Medical Investigator (left), Dr. Kendall Crookston, Professor of Pathology, and Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham

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    Clinical Tour: Attendees with Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (center), and Dr. Nancy Joste, Professor of Pathology (right)

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    Clinical Tour: Dr. Nancy Joste, Professor of Pathology, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham, Dr. Von Samedi, Assistant Professor of Pathology

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    Clinical Tour: Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham, tour attendees, Dr. Michelle Aurelius, Assistant Chief Medical Investigator, Associate Professor of Pathology

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    Clinical Tour: Attendees, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham, Dr. Nancy Joste, Professor of Pathology, Dr. Von Samedi, Assistant Professor of Pathology

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    Clinical Tour: Left to right: Dr. Nancy Joste, Professor of Pathology, Dr. Karen SantaCruz, Associate Professor of Pathology, Dr. Von Samedi, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Dr. Michelle Aurelius, Assistant Chief Medical Investigator, Associate Professor of Pathology, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham

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    Clinical Tour: Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham

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    Clinical Tour: Left to right: Dr. Von Samedi, Assistant Professor of PathologyDr. Karen SantaCruz, Associate Professor of Pathology, Dr. Michelle Aurelius, Assistant Chief Medical Investigator, Associate Professor of Pathology, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham

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    Clinical Tour: Left to right: Dr. Michelle Aurelius, Assistant Chief Medical Investigator, Associate Professor of Pathology, Dr. Karen SantaCruz, Associate Professor of Pathology, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham, Dr. Von Samedi, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Dr. Nancy Joste, Professor of Pathology

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    Clinical Tour: Scott Alloco, attendee

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    Research Tour: Poster

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    Research Tour: Attendee, Dr. Marc Barry, Associate Professor of Pathology, Dr. Bruce Edwards, Research Professor of Pathology, lab members

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    Research Tour: Dr. Angela Wandinger-Ness, Professor of Pathology, presenting 

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    Reception: Dr. Kathryn Foucar, Professor of Pathology

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    Reception: Dr. Evelyn Lockhart, Associate Medical Director, UNM Hospital Transfusion ServiceAssociate Professor of Pathology

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    Reception: Dr. Charles Key, Professor Emeritus of Pathology, Dr. James Little, Pathology Residency Alumni

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    Reception: Dr. Toby Merlin (left), Roberta McLaughlin, Dr. Kurt Nolte, Professor of Pathology (near right)

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    Reception: Larry Buck, Dr. Jim McLaughlin, Professor Emeritus of Pathology

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    Reception: Dr. Larry Sklar, Distinguished Professor of Pathology, Dr. Alexandre Chigaev, Associate Professor of Pathology, Dr. Mary Lipscomb, Professor Emerita of Pathology

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    Reception: Left to right: Dr. Larry Sklar, Distinguished Professor of Pathology, Dr. Alexandre Chigaev, Associate Professor of Pathology, Dr. Mary Lipscomb, Professor Emerita of Pathology,  Dr. Tione Buranda, Associate Professor of Pathology

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    Reception: Dr. Carla Wilson, Professor of Pathology, Dr. Toby Merlin

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    Reception: Dr. Tione Buranda, Associate Professor of Pathology, Dr. Douglas Clark, Harvey Chair of Pathology, Dr. Toby Merlin

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    Reception: Dr. Tione Buranda, Associate Professor of Pathology, Dr. Douglas Clark, Harvey Chair of Pathology, Dr. Toby Merlin

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    Reception: Dr. Douglas Clark, Harvey Chair of Pathology, Scott Alloco, Dr. Toby Merlin

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    Reception: Dr. Mary Lipscomb, Professor Emerita of Pathology, Dr. Charles Key, Professor Emeritus of Pathology, Dr. Jeffrey Huser, Pathology Associates of Albuquerque

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    Reception: Dr. Jennifer Gillette, Assistant Professor of Pathology

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    Reception: Dr. Aaron Neumann, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Dr. Dennis McCance, Professor of Pathology

Videos

There are 8 videos to view. You may watch individual videos by simply clicking on the Speaker/Title below. The full list of videos can be found on the HSC mediasite. Please note: Users who are running Safari on a Windows machine may encounter issues viewing the videos and it is recommended that you use an alternate browser to watch.

Dr. Larry Sklar: "Pivot to Precision Medicine"

Dr. Leslie Danielson: "Melting Ice"

Dr. Kathryn Foucar: "Turning 50: Our Golden Anniversary"

Dr. Patti Gravitt: "3 HPV Scientists Walk Into a Bar..."

Dr. Diane Lidke: "Imaging Single Molecules"

Dr. Vittorio Cristini: "Patient Specific Cancer Modeling"

Dr. Mary Lipscomb: "Pathology: A 50 Year Legacy"

Dr. Douglas Clark: "Future Vision of Pathology"

View the program and poster from the 50th Anniversary

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