Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology




Congratulations to our 2016 Graduating Residents!


    Raina Flores, M.D.
Community Practice, Texas


    Ariana Geromes, M.D.
Surgical Pathology Fellow, 2016
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center


    Kevin Jenkins, M.D.
Forensic Pathology Fellow, 2016
    University of Tennessee, Memphis


    Adam Johnson, M.D.
Surgical Pathology Fellow, 2016
    University of Pennsylvania


    Meghan Kapp, M.D.
Renal Pathology Fellow, 2016
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center


    Maria (Gabriela) Kuba, M.D.
    Breast Pathology Fellow, 2016
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital


    Xuan Wang, M.D.
Hematopathology Fellow, 2016
    University of Pittsburgh


    Vivian Weiss, M.D., Ph.D.
    Cytopathology Fellow, 2016
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Pathology Residency Program Faculty Teaching Awards -  2016

aAnatomic Pathology

Safia Salaria, M.D.
Assistant Professor, PMI

aClinical Pathology 

David Gailani, M.D.
Professor, PMI

Pathology Residency Program Fellow Teaching Awards -  2016

aAnatomic Pathology

Daniel Long, M.D.
Cytopathology Fellow

aClinical Pathology 

Jonathan Douds, M.D.
Hematopathology Fellow

aKasia Ludwika graduate student in Dr. Deborah Lannigan's Lab, had an abstract chosen for an oral presentation at ENDO 2015: The 97th Endocrine Society Annual Meeting in San Diego.  She also received an Endocrine Society Outstanding Abstract Travel Award.  Congratulations!

aTerumo BCT’s 2014 Advancing Apheresis Awardee

Garrett Booth, M.D., Assistant Professor of PMI
Associate Medical Director, Transfusion Medicine

Dr. Garrett Booth has received a $10,000 global grant to explore the efficacy of a mobile application to educate patients, nurses, clinical providers and transfusion medicine trainees about apheresis.


2015 Mini-Sabbatical Awardeesa

Program in Microbial Pathogenesis

Joe Alvin, Borden Lacy Lab.  Dept of PMI. In collaboration with:  Jonathan Schmitz Lab, PMI

Muthukumar Balasubramaniam, Chandravanu (CV) Dash Lab, Meharry Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research. In collaboration with: Chris Aiken Lab, PMI.


Program in Immunology

Diana Contreras, Holly Algood Lab,  PMI. In collaboration with: Richard Peek Lab, Depts of Medicine and Cancer Biology

Sudheer Pabbisetty, Eric Sebzda Lab, PMI. In collaboration with: Luc Van Kaer Lab, PMI

Pavlo Gilchuk, Sebastian Joyce Lab.  In collaboration with: Doug Green Lab, St. Judes Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN  


Six PMI Faculty elected AAAS Fellows

Left to Right:  Agnes Fogo, M.D.; Richard Hoover, Ph.D.; Jay Jerome, Ph.D.; Simon Mallal, MBBS, FRACP, FRCPA; Donald Rubin, M.D.; and James Thomas, M.D.

Six members of PMI's faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for this year.  

They are among 401 fellows from around the country selected by their peers because of their “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.”
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Sidney P. Colowick Awards



Cellular and Molecular Pathology Graduate Student Award:

Clare Adams
Chris Eischen Lab


Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Student Award:

Andrew Flyak
Jim Crowe Lab


PMI Postdoctoral Fellow Award:

Nicole Chumbler
Borden Lacy Lab