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Karmanos Pathology, Lab Medicine professor appointed president of Michigan Society of Pathologists

Rouba Ali-Fehmi, M.D., professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine, has been selected as president of the Michigan Society of Pathologists (MSP) for a two-year term.

Dr. Ali-Fehmi says that her vision for the society is “expansion” to further enhance and strengthen the society by encouraging more active participation of the new generation of pathologists. Her other goals include reaching out to the pathology community by choosing a pathologist “ambassador” from each member institution to maximize participation and goal achievement; promoting the society’s research day by expanding the number of participating residents and fellows; and highlighting the achievements of experienced and expert pathologists through academic sessions and by inviting them as speakers to the society’s biennial conferences.

“Thank you all for giving me the opportunity to serve as your president for the next two years,” Dr. Ali-Fehmi writes in an open letter posted on the MSP’s Web site. “It is truly a great honor and privilege. I hope to fulfill the trust and opportunity you have given me, to support our society and its members.”

The MSP was established in 1966 and is located in Northville. The society represents the largest state body of pathologists in Michigan and is focused on advocacy for those in the profession. Among its many functions, the society monitors the regional laboratory and insurance industries, legislation and tort reform in Michigan; facilitates pathologist networking; assists pathologists in capturing and retaining new technology; and, when necessary, mobilizes pathologists when there are threats to the practice.

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