Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Department News

Ms. Anne Halpin has been selected as the winner of the 2018 Outstanding Technologist Award by the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI).  ASHI is an international society of professionals dedicated to advancing the science, education and application of immunogenetics and transplant immunology.

Dr. Jason Acker was selected as one of seven 2018-2019 Killam Annual Professors in recognition of his outstanding contributions to scholarship and to the University community.

Ms. Lindsay Blackstock, a PhD student in our Graduate Studies Program (supervisor Dr. Xing-Fang Li) is one of 100 doctoral students in the U.S. and Canada selected to receive a "$15,000 Scholar Award" from the P.E.O. Sisterhood. The P.E.O. Scholar Awards (PSA) were established in 1991 to provide substantial merit-based awards for women who are pursuing a doctoral-level degree are chosen for their high level of academic achievement and their potential for having a positive impact on society. The P.E.O. Sisterhood, founded in 1869 at Iowa Wesleyan College, is a philanthropic educational organization dedicated to supporting higher education for women. 

Additionally Ms. Blackstock was awarded with the "Andrew Stewart Memorial Graduate Prize" for academic merit and research accomplishment at the University of Alberta. 

Dr. Kristalee Watson, PGY-4 Anatomical Pathology Resident, has won First Place, USCAP Canada Foundation Travel Award for her poster entitled "Molecular Risk Prediction in Crescentic Glomerulonephritis" at the 2018 USCAP Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC. 

Dr. Klaudia Nowak, PGY-4 Anatomical Pathology Resident, was  awarded a USCAP Foundation Travel Award for her abstract and poster entitled "Risk Stratification of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Based on Gene Expression Profiling" at the 2018 USCAP Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC.

Ms. Lisa Purdy has been appointed as Assistant Dean, Graduate Student Affairs in the Office of Learner Advocacy & Wellness, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.

Dr. Eric Schloss has been introduced into the "Order of Canada" .  Dr. Schloss is a dermatologist and pathologist by trade who has been involved in humanitarian work both at home and abroad.  He has shared his expertise by teaching across Africa and following the 2010 Haitian earthquake, he traveled to the Caribbean nation to give medical assistance.  The Order of Canada is one of Canada’s highest civilian honours.   Recipients are recognized for outstanding achievement and service that betters the country.  See Edmonton Journal story for full details.