Department of Pathology Residency Program

Research Rotation

The University of New Mexico and TriCore Reference Laboratories offer excellent opportunities for research in both clinical and basic science fields. Each resident completes at least one research project during his/her residency. In order to support this endeavor, each resident has a three month research rotation. This dedicated rotation allows residents to truly focus on the design, completion, and publication of a project.

Our faculty in the anatomic and clinical pathology divisions have various research interests and have mentored many residents in research over the years. Research faculty in our department are nationally renowned and work closely with the Cancer Center and numerous clinical services. In addition, the basic science laboratories and scientists welcome residents to participate in their research. Collaborations with the basic science faculty are facilitated through the Pathology Seminar Series, Pathology Research Day, and journal club. Within the Department is Dr. Sarah Lathrop, D.V.M., Ph.D., an epidemiologist who is dedicated to helping residents in their research. Past research projects include epidemiologic studies of overdose deaths, immunohistochemical and molecular examinations of various hematopoietic disorders, and microarray analyses of surgical pathology specimens.

Most of our residents have presented their research at national meetings, including USCAP, ASCP, CAP, AMP, and NAME, in addition to publishing in various journals. The Foucar Endowment Fund has been doing an excellent job in supporting many resident research projects with small grants to assist with research expenses. In addition, the Department pays for residents to travel to national meetings when they are presenting their research projects.

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