In April 2019, Dr. Wendy Wells, Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth announced that Gregory J. Tsongalis, PhD accepted the position of Vice Chair of Research. Dr. Tsongalis is a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Director of the Clinical Genomics and Advanced Technology (CGAT) laboratory in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. As the Vice Chair for Research, Dr. Tsongalis will create a new Experimental Pathology Program (EPP) that will build, oversee and coordinate the research infrastructure for the Department with four, broad departmental research priorities:
- Biomarker discovery and validation to implement state-of-the-art technologies clinically and refine disease classifications.
- Computational diagnostic pathology to implement and commercialize enhanced diagnostic algorithms for faster and more accurate diagnoses.
- Clinical Trials to assess new technologies, practices and companion diagnostics.
- Population Health studies in pathology, regionally and globally.
Dr. Tsongalis is a long-standing member of the American Society for Investigative Pathology and recipient of the 2019 ASIP Robbins Distinguished Educator Award at the Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. Dr. Tsongalis is a Co-Chair for the ASIP Molecular Diagnostic Pathology Scientific Interest Group, and is a frequent contributor to the scientific program at the Annual Meetings and the PISA meetings, including directing the Pathobiology of Neoplasia Course and participating in the Breast Cancer Workshop on a number of occasions. Dr. Tsongalis has also developed and contributed to several theme issues of The American Journal of Pathology over the last few years.