Department of Pathology

NYU Langone Health has been a pioneer in the field of pathology since its inception, both through its earliest approaches for the dissection and study of human bodies and through the groundbreaking work of William Welch, who helped establish a laboratory for teaching the use of the microscope. In 1881 Welch was appointed Professor of Pathologic Anatomy and General Pathology, the first position of its kind in the country. Around the same time, a laboratory, devoted specifically to the study of the "pathology of many diseases," was founded through a gift from Andrew Carnegie at Bellevue Hospital Medical College. With its stated research focus, this laboratory became the first in the United States for teaching and investigation in pathology.

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Dr. Amy Rapkiewicz received the NYU Excellence in Educational Innovation Award at the Second Annual Medical Education Innovations and Scholarship Day. The event was sponsored by the Community of Educators and highlighted over 50 education projects intended to spark learning, connection, and dialogue. The Excellence in Educational Innovation award recognized faculty who have designed and implemented innovative models of teaching, learning, and assessment.

The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) awarded its first medal named for a woman to tropical medicine icon Ruth Nussenzweig, MD, PhD, research professor of pathology, and professor emerita of microbiology and pathology. The Clara Southmayd Ludlow medal recognizes honorees of either gender for their inspirational and pioneering spirit, and whose work has advanced tropical medicine despite obstacles. For decades, Dr. Nussenzweig has been dedicated to research that has led to the prevention, cure, or treatment of human diseases.
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Case of the Week

Week 15: Case 1: Gastro-Intestinal and Liver Pathology: Adenocarcinoma, low grade, mucin-producing (of appendix origin) with peritoneal spread (pseudomyxoma peritonei, clinical). The patient is a 70 year-old female with history of ascites...
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Week 14: Case 2: Uropathology: Malakoplakia clinically simulating renal cell carcinoma. The patient is a 60-year-old female with end-stage kidney disease due to diabetes mellitus, status post renal transplant one year prior...
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New Research

The Conserved ATM Kinase RAG2-S365 Phosphorylation Site Limits Cleavage Events in Individual Cells Independent of Any Repair Defect
Jane A. Skok, PhD
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Store-Operated Ca2+ Entry Controls Clonal Expansion of T Cells through Metabolic Reprogramming.
Stefan Feske, MD
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Activity-Dependent Dysfunction in Visual and Olfactory Sensory Systems in Mouse Models of Down Syndrome.Christopher M. William, MD, PhD
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