New Department of Pathology Faculty

September 11, 2014 - Department of Pathology

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Mara Steinkamp, Ph.D.

Mara Steinkamp joined the Pathology faculty as a Research Assistant Professor in June, 2014. Steinkamp is an Affiliate Member of The New Mexico Center for the Spatiotemporal Modeling of Cell Signaling. Her interests include: Interactions of ErbB receptor tyrosine kinases on the surface of live cells, ErbB targeted therapies in ovarian cancer, and in vivo imaging and two-photon microscopy using fluorescent probes.

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Marlena Martinez, P.A.

In July, Marlena Martinez joined the Pathology faculty in the Anatomic Pathology Division, where she works closely with faculty and residents in all the University of New Mexico Hospital Gross Room activities. Martinez completed her Pathologist Assistant training during spring of 2014 at Rosalyn Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago and did her clinical internship at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. Prior to Pathologist Assistant school, she was a member of the UNM Pathology Department's Human Tissue Repository team and also worked with the Cancer Research and Treatment Center and the Expanded Breast Cancer Repository.

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Evelyn Lockhart, M.D.

Evelyn Lockhart joined the Pathology faculty in the Laboratory Medicine Division as of July 31, 2014. Dr. Lockhart's expertise is in transfusion medicine, where she was most recently Clinical Director of Transfusion Medicine for the Duke University Health System. Lockhart is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Transfusion Medicine. She has special interests in hemostasis, obstetrical hemorrhage and virtual reality simulation programs for physician education.

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Heather S. Jarrell, M.D.

Heather S. Jarrell joined the Pathology faculty at the Office of the Medical Investigator as of August 11, 2014. Dr. Jarrell completed her medical school training at Mercer University School of Medicine, her anatomic pathology residency and neuropathology fellowship at the University of Virginia, and has just completed her forensic pathology fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University. Jarrell is board certified in Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology and board eligible in Forensic Pathology. She is a member of NAME (National Association of Medical Examiners) and the CAP, where she served on the Resident Council, and she previously completed medical missions in Zambia, Honduras, Peru and Tanzania.

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Martha Sherlin, S.M. (ASCP)

Martha Sherlin joined the Pathology faculty in the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program as of August 13, 2014. Sherlin's expertise is in Microbiology, Mycology and Parasitology with a special interest in Bacteriology and Antibiotic Therapy. Sherlin has experience as a Technical Specialist in Microbiology for the Albuquerque Veteran's Administration Hospital and as a microbiologist/molecular biologist at TriCore Reference Laboratories. She is ASCP board certified as a Specialist in Microbiology and shares an intense interest in education.

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Dennis J. McCance, Ph.D.

Dennis J. McCance joined the Pathology faculty on September 1 as Professor in Molecular Pathology and Genomics. McCance comes to our department from Queen's University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he was Director of the Center for Cancer Research and Cell Biology. His interests include: Rb function in the tumour microenvironment, myofibroblasts and Rb function in tumors, and p63 in cancer and keratinocyte differentiation.

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Fares Qeadan, M.S.

Fares Qeadan joined the Pathology faculty on September 1. Qeadan has been hired as a Lecturer II in and comes to us from the UNM Department of Mathematics and Statistics. He was hired to conduct research with the Center for HPV Prevention with initial work focused on assessing the impact of HPV vaccination on cervical screening outcomes looking at HPV genotype prevalence changes and reductions in abnormal Pap tests and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). His mentors are Cosette Wheeler, in the Department of Pathology, and Jack Cuzick, at Queen Mary University of London.