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Welcome to the Department
of Pathology and Molecular Medicine


I am delighted to have recently assumed the role of Head in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine (DPMM) at Queen’s. This is an exciting time of growth and innovation in our Department which is uniquely placed at the interfaces between basic biomedical sciences, clinical laboratory services and the emerging field of personalized molecular medicine.
DPMM is home to many vibrant research programs with focussed areas of excellence including cancer biology and molecular hemostasis. We host the Queen’s Laboratory for Molecular Pathology core research facility and also the Canadian Cancer Trials Group tumour bank. The well established DPMM Graduate program offers Master’s and PhD degrees and a recently added a combined BScH/MSc degree that allows students to transition 4th year undergraduate research projects into accelerated Master’s degrees.

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Spotlight

Plotting a new course of cancer treatment

Posted 2016 August 22


From http://www.queensu.ca/gazette/stories/plotting-new-course-cancer-treatment

Queen's researcher Harriet Feilotter to co-lead study testing efficacy of improved cancer screening technique. Queen's University cancer researcher Harriet Feilotter (Pathology and Molecular Medicine) is co-leading a multi-institutional study with Dr. John Bartlett of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) on the efficacy of a genetic sequencing assay that tests more than 100 genetic mutations in cancer cells. The test could accelerate personalized patient care by linking these mutations to new treatment options. The study will use a next generation comprehensive sequencing assay produced by partner group Thermo Fisher.

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Dr. Alexander H. (Sandy) Boag appointed as Head, Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen's University

Posted 2016 July 04


Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen's University, has appointed Dr. Alexander H. (Sandy) Boag as Head, Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences. This appointment is for a five year period beginning June 15, 2016.

A graduate of Queen's in Chemical Engineering, Dr. Boag did a Masters of Applied Science at University of Toronto. He then attended medical school at Queen's, and a residency in Anatomic Pathology, also at Queen's. Dr. Boag then joined the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine as a faculty member in 1993. He served as Service Chief for Anatomical Pathology from 2001 to 2013. Dr. Boag is an active member Cancer Care Ontario, currently serving as pathology lead for the southeast region. He has served as Clinical Director of the Cytology lab at Kingston General Hospital since 2008.

An active and respected member of his Department, Dr. Boag has held numerous committee roles, displaying a penchant for change and improvement. He currently sits on the Departmental Practice Plan Steering Committee, and holds the position of Vicechair of the SEAMO Finance Committee, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine.

Dr. Boag has been active at all levels of education and training, having served on the residency training committee in pathology, and being a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Anatomical Pathology Examination Board. A pulmonary and urologic pathologist, Dr. Boag's scholarly work has focused on prostate and lung cancer. As an active member of several research teams, Dr. Boag has been involved in multiple funded research initiatives and scholarly publications.

We are very much looking forward to working with Dr. Boag in his new role as Head of the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine.

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EVENTS

events

Thursday August 25
COMPLETED 07:15-07:45 Web server upgrade - affected services: web, proxy, clinlabs email, dhcp services for laptops, file, lobby display.

12:30-1:30 Grand Rounds - NOT scheduled this week

Friday August 26
9:00-9:30 Gross Rounds - Dr. S. Varma - Gross Room
1:30-2:30 Hematopathology Morphology Round - Autopsy Conference Room

Monday August 29
8:30-9:30 Autopsy Conference - Autopsy Conference Rm.
1:00-2:00 Hematopathology Review - Richardson Lab Rm. 102

Tuesday August 30
9:00-10:00 Neuropathology Conference - Autopsy Conference Rm
1:45-2:45 GI & Liver Conference Summer Break

Wednesday August 31
9:00-9:55 Resident Slide Review Session - Multihead Microscope Rm. - Dr. D. Li
10:00-10:55 Micro Round - Multihead Microscope Rm - Dr. D. LeBrun
11:00-11:55 Resident Led Session - Richardson Lab Rm. 102 Peripheral Nerve and Skeletal Muscle: Disease of Skeletal Muscle - Dr. N. Baluch

Thursday September 1
12:30-1:30 Grand Rounds Summer Break

Friday September 2
9:00-9:30 Gross Rounds - Dr. T. Childs - Gross Room
1:30-2:30 Hematopathology Morphology Round - Autopsy Conference Room

Monday September 5
Stat Holiday - Queen/KGH closed

Tuesday September 6
9:00-10:00 Neuropathology Conference - Autopsy Conference Rm
1:45-2:45 GI & Liver Conference Summer Break

Wednesday September 7
8:00-8:55 Resident Slide Review Session - Multihead Microscope Rm. - Dr. A. Bocicariu
9:00-9:55 Cytology: Gyne Richardson Lab Rm. 102 - Dr. T. Childs
10:00-10:55 Micro Round Multihead Microscope Rm - Dr. J. Rossiter
11:00-11:55 Journal Club: Genetics Richardson Lab Rm. 102 - Drs. N. Baluch and D. Berman

Thursday September 8
12:30-1:30 Grand Rounds - Benefits of Preanalytical Assessment for Hemostasis Testing - Dr. D. Good

Friday September 9
9:00-9:30 Gross Rounds - Dr. S. SenGupta - Gross Room
1:30-2:30 Hematopathology Morphology Round - Autopsy Conference Room


Wednesday September 14th, 2016 - Pathology Annual Resident Awards and BBQ


Courses offered in 2016 September: CANC497 * CANC499 * PATH425 * PATH499 * PATH823

Courses offered in 2017 January: CANC440 * PATH310 * PATH430/826


Job Opportunities

  • ACADEMIC ANATOMICAL PATHOLOGISTS (2 positions) Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada The Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine in the Queen’s University Faculty of Health Sciences is recruiting two (2) academic Anatomical Pathologists, one each with primary subspecialty training and diagnostic expertise in dermatopathology and gastrointestinal pathology, respectively. (more)
  • Tier I Canada Research Chair in Bioinformatics Faculty of Health Sciences and Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Review of applications will commence on March 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. (more)


    QLMP

    Welcome to the Queen's Laboratory for Molecular Pathology
    The QLMP is part of the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. The QLMP provides rapid and economic advanced pathology services to researchers, students, clinicians, and private sector groups. The QLMP promotes productive interactions between scientists, clinicians, pathologists, and others by supporting research projects of common interest.
    The QLMP offers a wide array of services including:
  • Histology
  • TMA design and construction
  • Whole slide scanning
  • TMA scanning
  • Customized immunohistochemistry and immunofluoroscence
  • Image analysis tools
  • Secure web database access and storage
  • Plastination
  • Electron Microscopy


    NIBDGL

    Welcome to The Canadian National Inherited Bleeding Disorder Genotyping Laboratory Providing molecular diagnostic services to the Canadian inherited bleeding disorder community.
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