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Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine

Conferences/Events/ Important Dates

May 15, 2014
Department Residents' and Fellows' Research Day (details)

May 22 & 23, 2014
Conference of the Autoantibody Network Autoantibody Diagnostics: Is the Foundation Shaking?

May 30, 2014 - WORKSHOP
High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin - A Canadian Viewpoint from CIHR funded studies (program)

Funding Opportunities

July 30, 2014 (deadline) Department Graduate Travel Scholarship - for travel July 1 to October 31, 2014 (form)

Hamilton Health Sciences Awards

McMaster’s Health Research Services (HRS) biweekly Funding Opportunities Bulletin

What's New?

Ontario Tumor Bank
The tumor bank invites researchers to use tissues/samples collected in OICR’s tumor banks, one of which is right here in Hamilton. Visit the website for complete information and inventory.

Inventory of Science The Faculty of Health Sciences is introducing an Inventory of Science (I0S) to assist new and established investigators seeking collaboration or advice on research expertise and methodologies. To assist in obtaining arms length peer-review of scientific content of grants applications. To assist the institution in developing responses to requests from government agencies, the pharmaceutical industry and others regarding expertise within the faculty of health science. Researchers are asked to spend 30 minutes completing the online web form.

Photo Albums
2013 Winter Meeting Album
2013 Summer Meeting Album
2012 Winter Meeting Album
2012 Summer Meeting Album

Department Report
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Lab Connections Newsletter... Read the latest edition here

Educational Sessions

Professional Development Opportunities (Program for Faculty Development)

Questions about your role as a teacher?

News Bites

Dr Shannon Bates has been appointed the new HRLMP Discipline Director of Hematology.

Dr. Jorge Arredondo and Dr. Joaquin Ortago appointed joint Directors of the Electron Microscopy Facility (more)

New EM Facility website



Jonathan Bramson, named project leader for the McMaster-Fraunhofer Project Centre for Biomedical Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (BEAM) for which the Province recently announced funding of $4M. (more)

Matt McQueen recieves the 2014 International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine Distinguished Clinical Chemist Award (more)

A McMaster spin-off company incorporated by Jim Mahony and Chris Stone in February 2013, earned the top prize at a new competition for life science businesses. Advanced Theranostics Inc. took first place in the inaugural Synapse Life Science Competition (more)

Gui Pare has received the appointment of Cisco Professorship in Integrated Health Biosystems effective January 1, 2014-June 30, 2018 by McMaster University’s Board of Governors.

Peter Kavsak has been awarded the Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator award by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (more)

Wali Khan has been awarded a five-year CIHR Operating Grant for his project "Crosstalk between the gut microbiome and serotonin- producing enteroendocrine cells: regulating gut inflammation and host defense".

Miranda Schell (Anatomical Pathology) has been named Best Resident in Laboratory Medicine.

Jonathan Bramson has been awarded a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Translational Cancer Immunology

Jonathan Draper’s Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Human Stem Cell Lineage Commitment has been renewed allowing him to continue to focus on the mechanisms that modulate both the initial steps of human pluripotent stem cells and the later specification of lung tissues, yielding insights that will benefit patient care.

Zhou Xing and Fiona Smaill publish TB Study article in the prestigious Science Translational Medicine (more)

Mark Loeb encourages the public to get their flu shots in the Hamilton Specator

Congratulations to Karen Mossman who was appointed Chair of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences

Research from Karen’s lab is showing further promise in the fight against cancer. Read about two recent studies led by postdoctoral researcher Sam Workenhe



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