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Janina A. Longtine, MD of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Elected President of the Association for Molecular Pathology
Date:9/4/2013

New York, NY (PRWEB) September 04, 2013

Janina A. Longtine, MD, has been elected President of the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), an international medical professional association dedicated to advancing the clinical practice, science and excellence of molecular and genomic laboratory medicine through education, innovation and advocacy to enable highest quality health care.

Dr. Longtine’s election results in a three-year term on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee; the first year serving as President-Elect and Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee (2013-2014), the second as President (2014-2015), and the third as Past-President and Chair of the Nominating Committee (2014-2015). The turnover occurs at the society’s annual meeting, which is held in November.

“In this era of genomic medicine, the field of molecular pathology is rapidly changing, and we must bring new knowledge and technologies to both the clinical and translational research settings, transforming our understanding, classification and treatment of disease,” said Dr. Longtine, who is Vice-Chair of Molecular Pathology and Genetics in the Department of Pathology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “The Association for Molecular Pathology is at the forefront in guiding its members and the broader community through clinical implementation, economic, and regulatory challenges via advocacy, education, and evidence-based guidelines for innovative practices that improve patient care and outcomes. I am proud to lead AMP in these endeavors.”

Molecular pathologists study the origins and pathogenesis of disease based on the characterization of inherited or acquired genetic mutations and alterations of gene products and translates them into clinical tests that provide more precise information for each patient’s care. Mount Sinai’s Division of Molecular Pathology and Genetics is particularly focused on cancer, with phy
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