Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Diagnosis to Discovery

Alice Coogan - Department Interim Chair

A Message from the Interim Chair:

Welcome to the Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. This website will give you a glance at our complex, multi-faceted department. We are proud of the cutting-edge research carried out by our faculty and trainees. The work ranges from basic science investigations in microbial pathogenesis, immunobiology and cancer biology to clinical and translational research defining the current and future practice of pathology. Our highly regarded educational programs include a highly sought after residency program in anatomic and/or clinical pathology, PhD granting graduate programs in microbe-host interactions and molecular pathology and immunology, and abundant opportunities for clinical or postdoctoral research training. We also now offer a highly innovative course for undergraduate students at Vanderbilt. Finally, we take great pride in providing state-of-the-art pathology services to the patients of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and beyond.

PMI Seminar Series

PMI Seminar is on Mondays at Noon in 214 Light Hall unless otherwise noted.

Next Seminar:

PMI Seminar featuring Isaac Thomsen, MD, MSCI : “Learning from the Human Adaptive Immune Response to S. aureus Infections”

This week:

Monday, November 18

  • AP Didactics - 12:00 pm, C-2303 MCN
  • PMI Seminar - 12:00 pm, 214 Light Hall
    Brian Sheridan, PhD
    Renaissance School of Medicine
    Stony Brook University
    “Inducing T cell memory in mucosal tissues"

Tuesday, November 19

  • AP Fellow Conference - 7:30 am

Wednesday, November 20

  • MHI Journal Club - 9:00 am, C-2303 MCN
  • Pathophysiology Journal Club - 11:00 am. C-2105 MCN
    Oliver McDonald, PhD, MD
  • Surgical Pathology Unknowns - 12:00 pm, C-2303 MCN
    Jiancong Liang, MD, PhD

    “Pediatric Soft tissue Tumors”

Thursday, November 21

  • Fundamentals of Laboratory, Business & Human Resource Management - 12:00 pm, 4801 TVC
    Ms. Eileen Ricker

    "Cost versus Benefit Analy sis"
  • AP Grand Rounds Special Seminar - 1:00 pm, C-2303 MCN
    Shira Ronen, MD

    “Discordance in Diagnosis of Melanocytic Lesions and its Impact on Management”
  • MPT Seminar Series - 1:00 pm, 1220 MRBIII
    Hualiang Pi (Skaar Lab)

Friday, November 22

  • Immunology Journal Club - 12:00pm, A-4224 MCN
    Azadeh Hadadianpour (Smith Lab)
  • Hematopathology MM&I - 12:00 pm, C-2303 MCN
    Claudio Mosse, MD, PhD



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