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Recent Publications and Abstract Presentations by Trainees

Chen D. Merkel Cell Carcinoma: An Update on the role of Human Polyomavirus. On-line CME AMA PRA category 1 and American Board of Pathology SAMs for MOC enduring medical education course; 05/2015-present. Audience: International base: Pathologists, Dermatopathologists, Dermatologists, and trainees.

Chen D, Rice M, Tworoger S, Clevenger C, Tamimi RM, Hankinson SE, Collins LC. “Prolactin Levels, Expression of Downstream Signals in the Prolactin Receptor Pathway and Breast Cancer Risk: A Nested Case-Control Study from the Nurses’ Health Study.” 2015 USCAP Annual Meeting, Boston MA.

Chen D, Zimarowski MJ.  A Case Report of a Rare Variant of Cutaneous Apocrine Carcinoma with Signet-ring cell and Histiocytoid features. 2015 ASDP Annual Meeting, San Francisco CA. Accepted for poster presentation (October 2015)

T. Peters, Chen D, Wu H. A Case report of Acrokeratosis Verruciformis of Hopf/Darier Disease overlap presenting with sudden cardiac arrest. 2015 ASDP Annual Meeting, San Francisco CA.

T. Peters, Chen D, Wu H. A Case report of Anti-tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha associated Alopecia: Psoriatic Alopecia/Alopecia Areata-like reactions. 2015 ASDP Annual Meeting, San Francisco CA.

Dannheim K, Bhargava P. A rare finding of brown fat in bone marrow as a mimic for metastatic disease. Am J Hematol. 2016 May;91(5):545-6. 

Dannheim K, Shainker SA, Hecht JL. Hysterectomy for placenta accreta; methods for gross and microscopic pathology examination. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2016 May;293(5):951-8. 

Darras N, Torous V. (2016, February 1). A Right Hip Mass in a 65-Year-Old Male. American Society of Cytopathology Case Study.

Torous, V. F., and Darras, N. A lumbar canal cystic mass lesion in a man with a history of chronic lower back pain. Neuropathology. 2016 Feb;36(1):103-6. 

Fulton, E, Larson, A, Wu, H. Cutaneous Orf. American Society of Dermatopathology. Accepted for poster presentation

Folch A, VanderLaan PA, Higgins SE, Majid A, Barcos P, Alape D, Folch E. Comparison of Cross-Sectional Area of Tissue Biopsies Obtained with Two Different Forceps. American Thoracic Society International Conference. San Francisco. May 16, 2016. Poster Session

Case of the Month: May 2016. Matthew Morrow, Z. Gordon Jiang, Douglas A. Horst, Eric U. Yee. Gastrointestinal Pathology Society.

Moskowitz A, LeVarge B, (Smith)Burns K, McSparon K. A cryptic consolidation. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Nov;12(11):1711-4.

(Smith)Burns K, Fulton EH, Xu J, Peters T, Law C, Faulkner-Jones BE. Evaluation of inflammatory dermatoses using whole slide images: digital images versus glass slides in the analysis and diagnosis of neutrophilic dermatoses. Poster presentation. Pathology Informatics Summit Annual Meeting, 2015. Pittsburg, PA.

(Smith)Burns K, Fulton EH, Xu J, Law C, Faulkner-Jones BE. Evaluation of inflammatory dermatoses using whole slide digital images versus glass slides in the analysis and diagnosis of neutrophilic dermatoses. Poster presentation. Harvard Pathology Retreat, 2015. Boston, MA.

(Smith)Burns K, Peters T, Bis S, Reynolds R, Faulkner-Jones BE. Cutaneous Mycobacterium fortuitum infection at a tattoo site: a case report. Poster presentation. Harvard Pathology Retreat, 2015. Boston, MA.

Fulton E, (Smith)Burns K, Ward A, Faulkner-Jones BE. Analysis of aligned serial whole slide images in alopecia diagnosis. Poster presentation. Harvard pathology retreat, 2015. Boston, MA.

Smith KB, Chien P, Faulkner-Jones BE. Reactional states in leprosy: erythema nodosum leprosum, a case report. Poster presentation. American Society of Dermatopathology Annual Meeting, 2015. San Francisco, CA.

Smith KB, Fulton EH, Xu J, Peters T, Faulkner-Jones BE. Can neutropenic patients mount a dermal neutrophilic response? Evaluation of dermal neutrophilic infiltrates, with emphasis on the neutrophilic dermatoses, using both glass slides and whole slide images. Poster presentation. American Society of Dermatopathology Annual Meeting, 2015. San Francisco, CA.

Fulton E, Smith KB, Ward K, Law C, Faulkner-Jones BE. Analysis of aligned serial digital whole slide images from alopecia biopsies: segmentation and three dimensional volume rendering of hair follicles. Poster presentation. American Society of Dermatopathology Annual Meeting, 2015. San Francisco, CA.

Smith KB, Fulton EH, Xu J, Peters T, Law C, Helba B, Faulkner-Jones BE. Diagnostic differentiation between inflammatory dermatoses using whole slide images with emphasis on neutrophilic dermatoses and cutaneous lupus erythematosus. Poster accepted. Digital Pathology Association, Pathology Visions, 2015. Boston, MA.

Fulton EH, Burns K, Ward A, Law C, Faulkner-Jones BE. The Alopecia Biopsy: Sequential Whole Slide Images With Three Dimensional Follicle Rendering; 2015.  United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology annual meeting, Boston, MA - Platform Presentation

Beyaz S, Mana MD, Roper J, …Shinagare S, et al. High-fat diet enhances stemness and tumorigenicity of intestinal progenitors. Nature. 2016 Mar 3;531(7592):53-8.

Dickstein AM, Shinagare S, Guelrud M. An unusual ileocecal valve mass. Gastroenterology.2015 Jun;148(7):1292-3.

Jake Bledsoe, Shinagare S, Deshpande V. Difficult Diagnostic Problems in Pancreatobiliary Neoplasia. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2015 Jul;139(7):848-57.

Larson, Jonathan, Lanfranchi, Michael, Shinagare, Shweta, Askarian, Farhad, Bedi, Harprit. What's in a Node? Spectrum of Cervical Adenopathy Etiologies with Radiologic, Pathologic, and Clinical Correlation. Presented at Radiological Society of North America meeting, November 2015.

Ortega P, Suster D, Falconieri G, Zambrano E, Moran CA, Morrison C, Suster S.

Liposarcomas of the posterior mediastinum: clinicopathologic study of 18 cases. Mod Pathol. 2015 May;28(5):721-31.

Suster D, VanderLaan PA. Thymoma; Atypical Thymoma; Thymic Carcinoma. In: Encyclopedia of Pathology. Springer. (In Press)

Nadine M. Tung, Judy Ellen Garber, Vanda Torous, ... Laura C. Collins, Stuart J. Schnitt. Prevalence and predictors of androgen receptor (AR) and programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression in BRCA1-associated and sporadic triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). Oral Abstract Session. 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting 

Vanda Farahmand Torous, Stuart Schnitt, Judy Garber, Michele Hacker, Emily Poles, Brian M Alexander, Larissa Lee, Laura C Collins, Nadine Tung.  Prevalence of Androgen Receptor Expression in Triple Negative Breast Cancers According To BRCA1 Mutation Status. Proffered Papers / Platform Presentation. 2015 USCAP Annual Meeting

Vanda Farahmand Torous, Daniel DeUgarte, Scott D. Nelson. Leiomyoma in the hernia sac of a child: A case report, review of literature, and review of diagnostic challenges. Case Reports in Clinical Pathology. Volume 2, No 1 2015.

Vanda Farahmand Torous, Albert Su, David Y. Lu, and Sarah M. Dry. Adult Patient with Synchronous Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor and Xp11 Translocation-Associated Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Unique Case Presentation with Discussion and Review of Literature. Case Rep Urol. 2015;2015:814809.

Torous VF, Su A, Sepahdari AR, Abemayor E, Dry SM. Osteochondroma of the Hyoid Bone: A Previously Unrecognized Location and Review of the Literature. Head Neck Pathol. 2015 Apr 30.

Torous VF, Darras N. A lumbar canal cystic mass lesion in a man with a history of chronic lower back pain. Neuropathology. 2016 Feb;36(1):103-6.

Torous VF, Su A, Binder S, Ra S. A Rare Case of a Pilar Cyst with Ductal Differentiation. Am J Dermatopathol. 2015 Dec;37(12):906-7.

Torous VF, Apple SK. Did Oncotype DX recurrence score accurately predict the risk of recurrence in breast cancer? A 10 year period study in a single institution. The Open Breast Cancer Journal. In press

Tyler J, Goldsmith J, Hartzband P, Hennessey JV, Nishino M. “Can Westgard rules identify trends in nondiagnostic rates for thyroid fine needle aspiration? 2016 USCAP annual meeting.

Tyler J, Wang H, Hartzband P, Hennessey JV, Nishino M. “On-site adequacy evaluation does not affect the rate of nondiagnostic thyroid fine needle aspiration”. 2016 USCAP annual meeting.

Design of a portable, wide field of view, GPU-accelerated multiphoton imaging system for real-time imaging of breast surgical specimens. Michael G. Giacomelli, Tadayuki Yoshitake, Osman O. Ahsen,… Yury Sheykin, Hilde Vardeh, Jeff Brooker, James Connolly, et al. Submitted to the conference on Optical Biopsy XIV: Toward Real-Time Spectroscopic Imaging and Diagnosis, part of SPIE BiOS, pending acceptance.

Nonlinear microscopy for rapid assessment of breast surgical specimens. Michael G. Giacomelli, Yuri Sheikine, Hilde Vardeh, James L. Connolly, and James G. Fujimoto. Submitted to the conference on Optical Biopsy XIV: Toward Real-Time Spectroscopic Imaging and Diagnosis, part of SPIE BiOS, pending acceptance.

Gastrointestinal pathology associated with dermatomyositis: a lesson in understanding vasculopathy/vasculitis. Hilde Vardeh MD, Cynthia Magro MD, Larry Brown MD, Helen Wang MD, Beverly E Faulkner-Jones MD, PhD, Christine Konya MD, Susan Kim MD,  Robert Shmerling MD and  Seymour Rosen MD. USCAP 2016 annual meeting.

Hilde Vardeh MD, Cynthia Magro MD,  Larry Brown MD, Helen Wang MD, Beverly E Faulkner-Jones MD, PhD, Christine Konya MD, Susan Kim MD,  Robert Shmerling MD and Seymour Rosen MD. Gastrointestinal pathology associated with dermatomyositis: Presentation of three cases and a general review. Completed, pending submission.

Michael G. Giacomelli, Yuri Sheikine, Hilde Vardeh, James L. Connolly, and James G. Fujimoto.  Rapid Imaging of Surgical Margins of Breast Excisions using Direct Temporal Sampling Two Photon Fluorescent Lifetime Imaging.  Biomed Opt Express. 2015 Oct 8;6(11):4317-25.

Giacomelli MG, Husvogt L, Vardeh H, Faulkner-Jones BE, Hornegger J, Connolly JL, Fujimoto JG. Virtual Hematoxylin and Eosin Transillumination Microscopy Using Epi-Fluorescence Imaging.  PLoS One. 2016 Aug 8;11(8):e0159337.

Xu J, Tahan S, Jan F, Do D, Wu H.  Nail dystrophy as the initial sign of multiple myeloma-associated systemic amyloidosis. J Cutan Pathol. 2016 Jun;43(6):543-5.

Yakubu-Owolewa, A, Pihan, G. Purely cutaneous Rosai-Dorfman disease. American Society for Dermatopathology. October 8-11, 2015.

Yakubu-Owolewa, A, Pihan, G. A case of relapsed primary cutaneous aggressive epidermotropic CD8+ cytotoxic T-cell lymphoma. American Society for Dermatopathology. October 8-11, 2015.

EJ Yoon, SM Pyatibrat, JD Goldsmith, KE Sands, YK Heher, et al.  Achieving Reliability in Histology. Presented at: Institute for Healthcare Improvement Scientific Symposium (2014), USCAP Boston (2015)

EJ Yoon, JE Kirby. CAP Clinical Pathology Improvement Program (CPIP)

Case: Pasteurella Multocida. 2015.