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Dr. Janina (Nina) Longtine is Vice-Chair of Molecular Pathology and Genetics in the Department of Pathology at Mount Sinai and a Professor of Pathology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.She leads the Division of Molecular Pathology and Genetics within in the Pathology Department to adapt new knowledge and technologies into clinical care in this era of personalized genomic medicine in concert with the Department of Genetics and Genomics.

5/6/2015
When: 5/6/2015
4:00 PM
Where: Annenberg 22-90
Presenter: Dr. Janina (Nina) Longtine
Contact: Sandra K. Masur, PhD
212-241-0089

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Just Desserts featuring Professor Janina Longtine

Professor of Pathology and Vice-Chair of Molecular Pathology and Genetics

  

Wednesday May 6, 2105 (First Wednesday )

Annenberg 22-90 | 4:00 PM

RSVP: your name, your department and your current position to: sandra.masur@mssm.edu

 

Just Desserts with Dr  Janina (Nina) Longtine is your chance to ask, "How did you decide on this career path? On your research topics? What challenges have you met as a woman? What factors have contributed to your moving to Mount Sinai? Do you have time for your friends and  family? For non-career interests?"

You are invited to the Just Desserts monthly informal meeting sponsored by the MSSM Office for Women's Careers featuring this month an outstanding women scientist on our own faculty. Just Desserts was established in 2008 as an opportunity for an informal meeting between our women faculty and outstanding women physicians or scientists.  

 

Dr. Janina (Nina) Longtine is Vice-Chair of Molecular Pathology and Genetics in the Department of Pathology at  Mount Sinai and a Professor of Pathology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.She leads the Division of Molecular Pathology and Genetics within in the Pathology Department to adapt new knowledge and technologies into clinical care in this era of personalized genomic medicine in concert with the Department of Genetics and Genomics. 

 

Prior to joining Mount Sinai in 2011, Dr. Longtine developed her career at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, where she was Director of Molecular Diagnostics, Co-Director of the Center for Advanced Molecular Diagnostics, founding Program Director of the Harvard Medical School Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship and an Associate Professor of Pathology. Dr. Longtine earned her B.A. in Molecular Biology at Wellesley College and her M.D at the University of Massachusetts.

 

On the national level, Dr. Longtine is currently President of the Association for Molecular Pathology, an international medical and professional association dedicated to advancing the clinical practice, science and excellence of molecular and genomic laboratory medicine through advocacy, education, innovation and improved patient care.

 

Her translational research has focused on the application of molecular diagnostics to more precisely classify diseases using tools such as antigen receptor gene rearrangements to define clonality in lymphoproliferative disorders, or gene mutation or methylation assays to determine clinicopathologic correlates in solid tumors. She had leadership roles in three large research projects: Co-Director of PROFILE, a joint BWH/DFCI research initiative to genotype (471 mutations in 41 genes) tissue from all cancer patients in either institution who provided informed consent for somatic mutations implicated in cancer development and growth. The resultant searchable database of thousands of cancers is linked to clinical information to support “personalized” cancer medicine, translational research and clinical trials. She was also the Co-Director of the Tissue Banking and Molecular Assessment Core Laboratory for the DFCI PO1 Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) multi-institution consortium which developed and performs quantitative PCR-based techniques for molecular monitoring of residual disease in clinical trials for pediatric (and adult) ALL. At Mount Sinai, she is engaged in collaborative research initiatives to enhance precision medicine through somatic and germline variant analyses integrated with more conventional tissue-based studies.

 

At the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Dr. Longtine Iaunched, developed and led BWH Molecular Diagnostics, a clinical laboratory with a focus on cancer molecular testing. In addition, she practiced anatomic pathology with specialization in hematopathology, a discipline that incorporates immunophenotypic and genetic features to specifically define disease entities and guide therapeutic decision and have participated in standardizing BCR-ABL1 molecular monitoring to improve the care of patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors. 

 

Dr. Longtine has been the recipient of many awards including the  Pier F. Paci Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching (Department of Pathology,Brigham & Women's Hospital), Partners in Excellence Award for Leadership and Innovation (Partners Health Care/Brigham and Women’s Hospital), Campbell-Faulkner Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service (Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts), Clinical Innovation Award (Brigham & Women's Hospital Physicians Organization), and Partners in Excellence Award for Teamwork (Partners Health Care) 

 

 

We call the program Just Desserts because these women deserve the spotlight and because Mount Sinai's women deserve to learn from them. (Also we serve fruit and chocolate which we think are fine desserts.) These sessions have been great so far. The wisdom shared from career experiences and decisions hopefully help move us to our goal of increasing the retention and promotion of our excellent women scientists and physicians. It's your chance to hear how a successful path is charted and also to ask questions about career, life and all those other things that don't get covered in formal presentations.

 

RSVP: your name, your department and your current position to: sandra.masur@mssm.edu

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