As an integral part of their growth and development, residents are given several opportunities to participate in departmental research activities. Clinically-oriented research is ongoing in all sections of the laboratory and interdepartmental research provides the opportunity to collaborate with hematology/oncology, transplantation pathology, surgery and gastroenterology. Basic research programs in breast cancer, prostate cancer, neuropathology, nutrition, immunology, and proteomics are available on both the Sacramento and UC Davis campuses. In addition, biophotonics, informatics and bioengineering are other areas of active research paving the way for new technologies in the digital age of pathology.
Each resident is required to participate in an original scientific project with the goal of publication in a peer review journal. Residents also are encouraged to present their research findings at regional and national conferences, including USCAP, CAP, AABB and UCDMC research symposiums. The Department offers a generous annual travel stipend (Travel Award Policy and Procedure).
Recent Resident Presentations
Sarah Barnhard, M.D. Rebecca Sonu, M.D. "Using the UC Davis Tethered Meta Registry to Improve the UCDMC Patient Blood Management System." AABB Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA October 24-28, 2014
Elham Vali Khojeini, M.D. Mingyi Chen, M.D. "Stromal Rich Variant of Hyaline-Vascular Castleman Disease: A Case Report of an Unusual Tumor with Review of the Literature" College of American Pathologists (CA) Annual Meeting, 2014, Philadelphia, PA September 7-11, 2014
Sarah Barnhard, M.D. Rebecca Sonu, M.D. "Using the UC-Davis Tethered Meta Registry to Improve the UCDMC Patient Blood Management System." UC Davis Fourth Annual Quality Healthcare Forum Sacramento, CA March 18, 2014
Sarah Barnhard, MD "Evaluation of Oral Calcium Carbonate Prophylaxis for Therapeutic Plasma Exchange during a Calcium Gluconate Shortage." UC Davis Fourth Annual Quality Healthcare Forum Sacramento, CA March 18, 2014
Elham Vali Khojeini, M.D. Michael Van Ness, M.D. "Increased CD5+ Hematogones in the Peripheral Blood and Bone Marrow of an Infant with Immune Thrombocytopenia" Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Research Retreat Arden Hills Conference Center September 5, 2013
Adam Stelling, M.D. "Acute4 Myeloid Leukemia with Isolated Trisomy 19 Associated with Diffuse Osteosierosis" Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Research Retreat Arden Hills Conference Center September 5, 2013
Rebecca Sonu, M.D. UCDMC ThirdAnnual IntegratingQuality Symposium: Linking Clinical and Educational Excellence Education Building, LectureHall 1222 March 12, 2013
Christina Diloreto, M.D. USCAP 2013 Annual Meeting March 2-8, 2013 Baltimore, MD
Michael Van Ness, M.D. College of American Pathologists (CAP) Annual Meeting 2012 Sept. 9-12, 2012 San Diego, CA