Clinical and Basic Research
Fellows are strongly encouraged to pursue independent and collaborative clinical and experimental research during the course of their hematopathology fellowship training. They are encouraged to pursue research as it relates to the study of hematopoeitic disorders. Fellows participate with pathology residents in clinicopathologic studies, in collaboration with hematopathology and hematology faculty. They are also encouraged to participate in investigative activities relevant to their interest in the departmental research laboratory and the research laboratories of experimental pathology division working with the Director with tissue culture and experimental animals. All departmental resources including molecular biology, electron microscopy, flow cytometry, image analyzers, electron scan microanalysis, paraffin embedded tissue blocks in departmental files and frozen tissue in the tumor bank are readily available to fellows for their use in research. A specific area of interest is identified early in the year and the fellow is allowed to pursue this through the year under supervision and guidance. The hematopathology division's interest in research has resulted in many poster and platform presentations at national meetings as well as publication in peer reviewed journals.
Fellow's participation and presentation in national meetings including the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists are encouraged and supported by departmental funds. The fellows are encouraged to attend the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology and the American Society of Hematology annual meetings.