Friday, October 25, 2019

In Memorium: Carol Petito, MD (1942-2018)

Carol Petito, MD
The current issue of the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology features a memorial of Dr. Carol Petito written by Dr. Michael Hart. An excerpt from Dr. Hart's article is reproduced here:

Carol Petito, a significant and distinctive member of the international neuropathology community, passed away on December 15, 2018 of a cancer she had been battling for 8 years.
Carol was born January 8, 1942 in Long Island, NY, the oldest of Charles and Marita Kaiser’s 3 children. She graduated with a BS from Tufts University and received her MD from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1967, one of 10 women in a graduating class of 116. An internship at Bellevue Hospital was followed by residency in Pathology at The New York Hospital Cornell University Medical College and fellowships in neuropathology at Newcastle General Hospital in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England and with Ken Earle at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, DC.
After spending 1973–1992 on the faculty at The New York Hospital of Cornell University Medical College, becoming Professor in 1984, Carol moved to Miami in 1992 following her marriage to Michael Norenberg, a well-known and respected neuropathologist whom Carol had known for many years. She was a Professor of Pathology at Jackson Memorial Hospital of the University of Miami School of Medicine until her death.
A “triple threat,” Carol was equally and excellently competent at research, teaching and diagnosis. Her diagnostic abilities were especially remarkable considering that she lost an eye in a childhood accident but was never hindered by this. Her research productivity was augmented by the 26 grants she received at various times in her career. And her success as a teacher is well documented by her heavy schedule of medical and graduate student lectures, course directorships and several teaching awards. She was also Director of the University of Miami’s Pathology Residency Program for 10 years.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Brown announces new director of neuropathology

Ivana Delalle, MD, PhD
The Brown University Department of Pathology in Providence, RI recently announced that a new director of neuropathology has been appointed to the faculty. Ivana Delalle, MD, PhD will replace long-time neuropathology director Edward Stopa, MD, who recently passed away.

After earning her MD and PhD from Zagreb University in Croatia, Dr. Delalle joined the developmental neurobiology laboratory directed by Verne Caviness at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). She then completed her residency in anatomic pathology and fellowship in neuropathology at MGH, after which she joined the faculty at MGH. She subsequently moved on to Boston University. Dr. Delalle starts work at Brown on November 1, 2019.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Best Post of September, 2019: A new neuroscience educational channel debuts on YouTube

The next in our "Best of the Month" series is from Tuesday, September 24, 2019:

Phedias Diamandis
Dr. Phedias Diamandis of the University of Toronto shared with me a new YouTube channel -- called NeuroscIQ --  which he and his colleagues have developed. This neuroscience educational initiative, according to Dr. Diamandis, is designed "to discuss relevant everyday neuroscience theory and pathways for early trainees". Right now, there is some neuropathology on the channel, but there's more to come. This channel adds to the excellent neuroscience and neuropathology content that is now on YouTube. We are approaching a day when live lectures to our residents and medical students will become an anachronism. Why not let trainees watch these excellent online presentations before meeting, and then spend your time together interactively discussing the material presented on YouTube? Thank you, Dr, Diamandis!

Friday, October 18, 2019

Best Post of August 2019: Dr. Fausto Rodriguez lectures on pineal tumors live on Pathcast

The next in our "Best of the Month" series is from Monday, August 26, 2019:

Topic: Tumors of the Pineal Region
Presented by Fausto Rodriguez, M.D.,
Associate Professor of Pathology, JHUSOM

This seminar can be accessed live
through the following links at 8 AM on Tuesdsay:

For any questions please contact the creators of PathCast, Dr. Rifat Mannan or Dr. Emelio Mardrigal at

To learn more about this and other educational activities from the Department of Pathology visit:

This hour-long PathCast seminar presented by Dr. Fausto Rodriguez will be broadcast live on both Facebook and YouTube.
Live chat will be available for you to discuss the presentation with Dr. Rodriguez during the seminar.

The PathCast will be archived after the live session at:

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Best Post of July 2019: Neuropathology in Tanzania

The next in our "Best of the Month" series is from Tuesday, July 30, 2019:

I spent half the day today at Muhimbili Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania discussing interesting neuropathology cases with pathology residents. What a privilege to work with such eager and capable residents. We talked about the 2016 WHO CNS tumor classification update and looked at some challenging cases they have a recently encountered.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Best Post of June 2019: American Association of Neuropathologists annual meeting gets underway

The next in our "Best of the Month" series is from Wednesday, June 5, 2019:

I arrived in Atlanta this afternoon in anticipation of tomorrow's kick-off of the American Association of Neuropathologists annual meeting. I've already run into a number of neuropathologists from around the country, including: Howard Chang, William Taylor, Eddie Lee, Beatriz Lopes, Roberta Seidman, Doug Miller, Mary Fowkes, Clare Bryce, Ray Sobel, Tessa Hedley-White, and Leroy Sharer. Looking forward to a great meeting!

I caught up with the inimitable Dr. Leroy Sharer (right) while checking in for the meeting

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