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2020 Department of Pathology Annual Report

We are pleased to share our inaugural 2020 Department of Pathology Annual Report which highlights a few of the exciting clinical, education and research initiatives happening in our Department as well as just a few of the many talented people who make it happen. 

Developing knowledge


In the Department of Pathology, our researchers are using top-notch equipment and resources to further their research—and yours.

A lot of everything


Whether you’re interested in studying for a master’s degree or making use of our pathology services, Dalhousie’s Department of Pathology can help.

Pathology News

Congratulations to Dr. Anna Greenshields for receiving a Best Research Paper of 2019 Award from the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics for her paper: “The ABCs (DRDQDPs) of the prozone effect in single antigen bead HLA antibody testing: Lessons from our highly sensitized patients” published  in the Journal of Human Immunology

Congratulations to  Dr. Allam Shawwa for receiving the Canadian Association of Pathology Award for Leadership in Education in recognition of his contributions to the Hematological Pathology Program of the CAP-ACP Resident Review Course and to the CAP-ACP organization. Thank you very much Allam for your service to the Canadian Pathologists in general and to the Hematological Pathology community in particular.

Congratulations to Dr. Jeanette Boudreau and Dr. Shashi Gujar on being recipients of a 2021 President’s Research Excellence Award for Emerging Investigators! The President’s Research Excellence Awards for Emerging Investigators have been created to honor those who, early in their careers, have made noteworthy contributions to Dalhousie’s research culture. We are very lucky and so proud  to have two recipients of this award, Dr. Gujar and Dr. Boudreau, on the Pathology research team.

Our PhD Open Thinker, Mike Giacomantonio, has posted a new research clip on his blog; check it out. Mike is a PhD graduate student under the Supervision of Drs. S. Gujar & P. Murphy in the Gujar lab, Pathology Department, Dalhousie University.

One of our dear faculty members, Dr. Wenda Greer, is retiring.  Please join us in celebrating all the accomplishments of Dr. Wenda Greer and all her many dedicated years with the Pathology Department, as a Graduate Coordinator and Faculty in DNA diagnostics (Director), gene mapping, human genetics, molecular genetics, and molecular oncology. A small celebration session will be held via Zoom on Monday June 28th from 2 -3 PM

Congratulations to Department of Pathology PhD student, Lauren Westhaver, on receiving the Silver Award for her research poster presentation at the Canadian Society for Immunology conference.

Congratulations to Department of Pathology PhD student, Youra Kim, on being selected to receive the Gold Award for her research poster presentation at the CSHRF National Poster Presentation event, Tuesday, June 15th.

Congratulations to Department of Pathology Faculty members,  Dr. Graham Dellaire and Dr. Paola Marcato for the mentorship awards they received at The Faculty of Medicine Annual meeting on June 8th.

Dr. Graham Dellaire is the inaugural recipient of The 2021 Faculty of Medicine Award for Excellence in Research Mentorship of Faculty. Dr. Dellaire is the Research Director for the Department of Pathology. Dr Roger Mcleod gave a very accurate description of Graham’s enthusiasm for research and his taking of every opportunity to mentor research faculty and brainstorm about research ideas. Thank you very much Graham for your contagious enthusiasm about research and your continuous mentorship.

Dr. Paola Marcato is the inaugural recipient of The 2021 Faculty of Medicine Award for Excellence in Research Mentorship of Trainees.  Dr. Marcato is the Post Graduate Coordinator for the Department of Pathology. She is a very passionate advocate for graduate students and a very caring and supportive mentor as described by her trainees. She is an excellent role model creating a culture of mentorship. Thank you very much Paola for your relentless support of the trainees and for the time and effort you put in mentoring them.