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Grants & Notables Update: May-June 2019

Over $800,000 in grants awarded to faculty in Pathology & Immunology.


Emil Unanue, MD, Paul and Ellen Lacy Professor of Pathology and Immunology, received a three-year $907,834 grant from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), entitled “Immunological Examination of Blood for Early Markers of Diabetes”.

Previously received but not reported

Matthew Gubin, PhD, Instructor in Pathology and Immunology, received a 6-month $50,000 grant from the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunology, entitled “Therapeutic Responses to Tumor-Specific Neoantigens In Metastic Mouse Cancer Models”.


Dengfeng Cao, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Immunology and Section Head, Genitourinary Pathology, was invited by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) on June 14 to contribute to the 5th edition World Health Organization Classification of Female Genital Tumors.

Mitchell G. Scott, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Immunology and Co-Medical Director of Clinical Chemistry, has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine. This award is considered the premier award of the Association and is granted as a “lifetime achievement” award for contributions to the field of laboratory medicine. It will be presented to him on August 4, 2019 at the Association Annual Scientific Meetings in Anaheim, CA.

George Wettach, MD, FASCP, FCAP, Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology and Chief of Pathology, SoutheastHEALTH, has been elected and admitted as a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London. During its most recent anniversary meeting in May, he inscribed the membership roll that also includes Sir David Attenborough as well as Charles Darwin. Founded in 1788, the Society is the world’s oldest active biological society. A meeting of the Society in 1858 was the forum in which the theory of evolution by natural selection was first presented publicly. Fellowship is international and includes leaders in each branch of the life sciences who communicate new advances in their respective fields.