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Dr. Marja Nevalainen named Assistant Dean for Research

August 30, 2017  |  Department News

Marja T. Nevalainen, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Associate Director of Education for the Cancer Center, was recently named Assistant Dean for Research. Dr. Nevalainen joins current Office of Research leaders Ann B. Nattinger, MD, MPH, MACP, Senior Associate Dean for Research; Cecelia Hillard, PhD, Associate Dean for Research; and Lisa Henk, MS, Chief Administrator for Research Operations. With her experience in cancer research, drug development, clinical trials and therapies, Dr. Nevalainen brings translational research expertise to the Office.

Dr. Nevalainen is an internationally recognized prostate cancer researcher. Her work has been funded by the NIH’s National Cancer Institute, the Department of Defense, the American Cancer Society, and several industry sponsors. Many patents and licensing agreements have been developed in the Nevalainen Lab. She is frequently invited to speak to international audiences, including the Gordon Conferences, the Endocrine Society and the European Association of Urological Research. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Clinical Cancer Research, Nature Urology, Cancer Research and Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, and she has been a long time Senior Editor for Elsevier’s Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, and Editorial Board Member for the American Journal of Pathology and The Prostate. A passionate educator, Dr. Nevalainen has mentored dozens of students and is an important leader in the MCW Cancer Center’s education programs. Dr. Nevalainen has served in a number of grant review panels including NCI, American Cancer Society and DOD Prostate Cancer Integration Panel over multiple years. She is warmly welcomed to her new role in the Office of Research.

2017 Graduation Dinner

2017 Graduation Dinner

June 9, 2017  |  Department News, News

Congratulations 2017 Graduates!

The Department of Pathology celebrated our graduating Residents and Fellows at a dinner on Saturday, May 20, 2017. It was a wonderful evening filled with lots of laughter. In addition to our graduates, awards were also given to Catherine Hagen, MD (Teaching Faculty of the Year) and Amanda Hopp, MD (Myron Schuster, MD, Endowed Award for a Promising Resident).

Our graduates will be moving on to the following new adventures:

Daniel Abbott, MD, Cytopathology Fellowship, Medical College of Wisconsin

Peter Bonneau, MD, Cytopathology Fellowship/Active Duty US Air Force, San Antonio Military Medical Center

Luis Carrillo Polanco, MD, Hematopathology Fellowship, Medical College of Wisconsin

Daniel Rowan, MD, GI/Liver Fellowship, Medical College of Wisconsin

Bjorn Batdorf, MD, Surgical Pathology Fellowship, University North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Rajib Gupta, MD, Hematopathology Fellowship, University of Minnesota

Razvan Lapadat, MD, Assistant Professor, Loyola University Medical Center


February 7, 2017  |  Department News, News

Michael W. Lawlor MD, PhDCongratulations! Michael W. Lawlor MD, PhD.,

We would like to announce that Mike Lawlor, MD, PhD is the new Associate Director of the Neuroscience Research Center!

Dr. Lawlor joined the Division of Pediatric Pathology and the Neuroscience Research Center at MCW in September of 2011, establishing clinical and research laboratories focused on skeletal muscle disease. Since that time, his clinical laboratories have expanded to include both the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Health System, and he performs diagnostic services associated with neuromuscular and central nervous system diseases for these hospitals. His research remains focused on modeling and treatment development of genetic muscle diseases, particularly with respect to gene therapy in congenital myopathy and Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Prior to working at MCW, Dr. Lawlor trained at Marquette University (undergraduate), Loyola University Chicago (M.D., Ph.D. in neuroscience) and Harvard Medical School (residency, fellowship, and post-doc).


January 27, 2016  |  Department News

Congratulations also to Mariko Suchi MD, PhD, who published an updated version of her “Pancreas” chapter in the new edition of Stocker & Dehner, released last week:


January 27, 2016  |  Department News

Congratulations are in order for Paula E. North, MD, PhD and Tara Sander Lee, PhD on the publication of their book, “Vascular Tumors and Developmental Malformations: Pathogenic Mechanisms and Molecular Diagnosis (Molecular and Translational Medicine),” now available for pre-order: