Departmental Awards

Bleakley Chandler, MD Resident Award for Academic Excellence in Pathology

The Chandler Award honors Dr. Bleakley Chandler, who for 50 years served as a member of the faculty, which included 25 years as Chairman, in the Department of Pathology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. Dr. Chandler, Emeritus Professor of Pathology, epitomizes the intent of the Award in that he distinguished himself in teaching, service, research, and leadership. All members of the current housestaff and teaching faculty evaluate eligible residents for excellence in teaching, scholarly activity, clinical service, leadership, and collegiality. The Award is presented at the graduation ceremony by the Chairman of the Department in the form of a monetary Award and a personalized plaque.

The 2017 - 2018 recipient of The Chandler Award is: Dr. Matthew Powell

matt powell                                                                                                  

We would like to congratulate Dr. Matthew Powell for winning the 2018 A. Bleakley Chandler, MD Resident Award for Excellence in Pathology. Dr. Powell began his residency in July of 2015 and will graduate in June of 2019. During his time at our institution, he has displayed great skills in teaching, service, research, and leadership. Throughout his residency he has shown exemplary collegiality by always lending a helping hand to his colleagues, thereby demonstrating true leadership and service. He is passionate about teaching, and is heavily relied upon to guide and instruct his junior residents. He has presented numerous posters at national meetings including two at the upcoming CAP 2018 Annual meeting. After graduation, he will complete a Dermatopathology fellowship at Geisinger Health System.

Stephen C. Peiper, MD HouseStaff Award for Excellence in Pathology Research

This Award honors Stephen C. Peiper, MD, who for 6 years served as a member of the Pathology Faculty and Chairman of the Department. Residents who displayed excellence in research are recognized with this Award. The criteria for selection is based on many factors including overall research design, hypothesis, and impact on human clinical disease. The Award is presented at the graduation ceremony by the Chairman of the Department in the form of a monetary Award and a personalized plaque.

The 2017 - 2018 recipient of the Stephen C. Peiper Award is: Dr. Won Lee

Dr. Won Lee                                                             

We would like to congratulate Dr. Won Lee for winning the 2018 Peiper Award and the Travel Award from the Southeast Section of American Association for Clinical Chemistry for Excellence in Pathology Research. Dr. Lee began his residency in July of 2015 and will graduate in June of 2019. Won has a true passion for research and has shown exemplary productivity during his residency. He has presented numerous posters at national meetings including 6 at the annual USCAP meeting during his first year in residency alone. Recent work regarding serum free light chains in neoplastic monoclonal gammopathies has resulted in 2 poster presentations and a platform presentation at national meetings and two publications. After graduation, he will complete a hematopathology fellowship at University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Lee receiving his Travel Award                                                       

 

Faculty Recognition for Outstanding Academic and Professional Contributions to the Pathology Residency Program

This Award honors a Faculty member who demonstrates outstanding teaching and devotion to resident success. Nominees are picked and voted on by the housestaff near the end of the academic year. The Award is presented at the graduation ceremony by the Chairman of the Department in the form of a personalized plaque.

The 2017 - 2018 recipient of the Faculty Award is: Dr. Charles T. Bruker

Dr. Bruker                                                                                                    

We would like to congratulate Dr. C. Todd Bruker for his significant contributions to resident education and mentoring. Dr. Bruker has shown significant enthusiasm and dedication towards resident learning and professional development. He has a true knack for finding the best in each resident to ensure they succeed and develop into their fullest potential. Dr. Bruker is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia and now serves as the Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at our affiliated VA Medical Center. 

 

2017 - 2018 Resident Scholarly Activity

Below is the master list of scholarly activities from all Pathology Housestaff Members in the past academic year (2017-2018). For the upcoming 2018 Annual CAP meeting, our Department has an impressive 11 posters accepted. The Department is proud of the research completed by the Faculty and Housestaff. Essentially it is required that all Housestaff be scholarly productive to ensure their development of the skills for lifelong learning and can secure competitive fellowships. The Department provides amble time and resources to promote these endeavors including funds to attend National Meetings where original research is being presented as well as funds to conduct research.

Resident                                        

Activity

Scott Allen

Sater HA, Allen S, Pundkar C, Jones K, Patel N, Kolhe R, Bollag R, Janik J, Schroeder C. Octaplex Spectral Imaging of Non-Small cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC): In Depth Insights Into the Lung Cancer Microenvironment. American Association for Cancer Research. Chicago, Illinois. April, 2018.

Allen S, Thompson TZ, Jajosky R, Singh G, Shikle J. Critical Review of Apheresis Procedures Turned Down by the Medical Director. America's Blood Centers. Montreal, Quebec. August, 2018. 

Alex Clavijo

Clavijo A, Homlar K, Sharma S. Role of NKX2.2 Immunopositivity in the diagnosis of Ewing sarcoma and Ewing-like sarcoma. College of American Pathologists. National Harbor, Maryland. October, 2017.

Clavijo A, Heneidi S, Lee W, Ameri A, Savage NM. Anterior Mediastinal Myeloid Sarcoma: A Rare Presentation and Possible Prognostic Indicator. College of American Pathologists. National Harbor, Maryland. October, 2017.

Rebecca Larsen

Savage NM, Larsen R. Myeloid and Lymphoid Neoplasms with Eosinophilia and Abnormalities of PDGFRA. 2017 HPATH-B: Online Education Activity (SAM eligible). College of American Pathologists; Online Self-Assessment Module. November, 2017.

Larsen RL, Kleven D, Ghamande S, Chaubey A, Mondal A, Pundkar C, Kolhe R. Utility of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Microarray (SNPM) and Targeted Mutation Analysis in Resolving the Dilemma of Synchronous vs. Metastatic Carcinomas of the Endometrium and Ovary/Fallopian tube. United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. Vancouver, BC, Canada. March, 2018.

Larsen RL, Thompson TZ, Kutlar A, Shikle JF, Savage NM. Potential Reduction in Exchange Frequency with Hydroxyurea in Hemoglobin Mizuho. College of American Pathologists. National Harbor, Maryland. October, 2017.

Larsen RL, Patel N, McDonough CH, Johnson TS, Savage NM. Mixed Phenotypic Acute Leukemia, T/Myeloid, NOS Presenting as a Mediastinal Mass in a Child. College of American Pathologists. National Harbor, Maryland. October, 2017.

Larsen RL, Toscano MP, Bryan LJ, Savage NM. A Rare Case of Richter Transformation to Two Different Types of High Grade Lymphoma during the Course of the Disease. College of American Pathologists. National Harbor, Maryland. October, 2017.

Won Lee

Lee W, Singh G. Serum Free Light Chains in Neoplastic Monoclonal Gammopathies: Relative Underproduction and Under-detection of Free Lambda Light Chains, as Compared to Kappa Light Chains, in Patients with Neoplastic Monoclonal Gammopathies. Academy of Clinical Laboratory and Physician Scientists. Houston, Texas. June, 2018.

Lee W, Singh. G. Oligoclonal Pattern/Abnormal Protein Bands in Post-Treatment Plasma cell Myeloma Patients: Implications for Protein Electrophoresis and Serum Free Light Chain Assay Results. Diagnostic Management Team Conference. Galveston, Texas. February, 2018.

Lee W, Singh G. Serum Free Light Chains in Neoplastic Monoclonal Gammopathies: Relative Underproduction and Under-detection of Free Lambda Light Chains, as Compared to Kappa Light Chains, in Patients with Neoplastic Monoclonal Gammopathies. Diagnostic Management Team Conference. Galveston, Texas. February, 2018.

Matt Powell

Powell M, Savage NM, Locke B, Dainer P, Natkunam Y, Jaffe E.  Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia / Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma with Hodgkin-like Cells and Subsequent Progression to Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma: A Rare Richter Transformation.  College of American Pathology.  National Harbor, Maryland.  October, 2017.

Marks R, Powell M, Davis L. I Must In-Cyst on a Biopsy.  Southeastern Consortium for Dermatology. Augusta, Georgia. November, 2017.

Filo A, Powell M. Assessment of Systemic Vasculitis: Geriatric Onset of Henoch Schonlein Purpura. American College of Physicians Regional Conference. Savannah, Georgia October, 2017.

Eriksen B, Powell M, Savage NM, Stansfield B, Mann P. Noonan Syndrome Presenting with Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia-like Picture in a Preterm Infant. College of American Pathology. National Harbor, Maryland. October, 2017.

Nathan Ryan

Ryan NE, Savage NM, Toscano M, Kleven D, Pantin J, Kavuri S. You Don't Always Get What You "Pap" For: A Rare Presentation of Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma. National Harbor, Maryland. October, 2017.

Zach Thompson
Thompson TZ, Larsen R, Savage NM, Shikle J. 2017 A Case of Mixed-Type Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia with a Complex Autoantibody Specificity including a Ficin Sensitive Cold Agglutinin and a Warm Autoanti-e Treated with Therapeutic Plasma Exchange. College of American Pathologists. National Harbor, Maryland. October, 2017.
Shikhar Vyas

Vyas SG, Sportès C, Savage NM. Erdheim-Chester Disease: A Unique Case with Long Term Follow-up and Subsequent Development of Concurrent Lymphoma and Trisomy 8. College of American Pathologists. National Harbor, Maryland. October, 2017.

Vyas SG, Singh G. Recording the Location of Monoclonal Immunoglobulin for Delta Check and Oligoclonal Pattern Identification. College of American Pathologists.  National Harbor, Maryland. October, 2017.

Vyas SG, Kleven D, Sharma S. Novel CD30 and GATA3 Staining in Embryoid Bodies: A Case of Mixed Germ Cell Tumor with Polyembryoma-like Pattern. College of American Pathologists. National Harbor, Maryland. October, 2017.

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