Department of Pathology, UW Medicine, University of Washington

Charles E. Alpers

Charles E. Alpers, MD
Professor and Interim Chair of Pathology

About the Department of Pathology

UW Medicine Pathology brings together state-of-the-art technology and highly trained personnel, including nationally and internationally recognized faculty to provide comprehensive diagnostic and personalized service to physicians, community hospitals, independent laboratories, and other health care organizations. We combine sophisticated testing and informatics capabilities of fully accredited laboratories with the resources of an academic and teaching institution in its delivery of pathology services.

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In the News

Department Highlights

Inventing a Blood Test for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases - Zhang Lab

The Zhang Lab, led by Dr. Jing Zhang, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology at UW Medicine, is aiming to be the first group to develop reliable, accurate, and reproducible blood biomarkers in the field for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. The Zhang Lab's work is featured on the UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center website.

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Commentary: Rare-disease research benefits us all

Case in point: A drug for cancer was found to extend lives of people with progeria, and may have broader use in cardiovascular health.

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AAAS names 8 UW researchers as fellows in 2017

Eight University of Washington researchers are among the 396 new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, announced this month. Election as a fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers.

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Call for ADRC Pilot Project Proposals

The UW Alzheimer's Disease Reseach Center seeks proposals for pilot projects that use its resources to advance the understanding, diagnosis, and/or treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Click on View Website to find out more.

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Upcoming Events

Path Grand Rounds: New Tools to Unlock Secrets of Kidney Cancer

September 5, 2018 at 1:30pm - 2:20pm | Turner Auditorium (D209).

Shreeram Akilesh, MD, PhD  

Path Grand Rounds: Viral-related Carcinomas of the Head & Neck

October 17, 2018 at 1:30pm - 2:20pm | Turner Auditorium (D209)

Bruce Wenig, MD  

Path Grand Rounds: 22C3 and Me- A Journey to Discover The Mechanism of PD-1 Response and Non-response

November 7, 2018 at 12:30pm - 1:20pm | Turner Auditorium (D209)

Robert Pierce, MD  

Path Grand Rounds: TBD

December 5, 2018 at 1:30pm - 2:20pm | Turner Auditorium (D209)

Haodong Xu, MD, PhD  

Path Grand Rounds: TBD

January 9, 2019 at 3:43pm | Turner Auditorium (D209)

Tina Lockwood, PhD, DABCC, DABMGG