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Peterson Named Steiner Research Professor of Pathology

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October 31, 2006 | by Wendy Leopold

CHICAGO --- LoAnn C. Peterson has been named the Paul E. Steiner Research Professor of Pathology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.  

Peterson, whose research interests focus on the genetics and immunophenotype of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, joined Northwestern's faculty in 1992.

She is the medical director of hematopathology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and past president of the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

The author of more than 100 articles, book chapters and letters in medical journals, Peterson is co-author of “Practical Diagnosis of Hematologic Disorders” and co-editor of “Hematopathology in Oncology.” She is a member the U.S.-Canadian Society of Pathology (currently serving as ambassador), the American Society of Hematology (currently serving as liaison to the Practice Committee) and the Society for Hematology, among other professional organizations.

Peterson, who was on the faculty of the University of Minnesota prior to coming to Northwestern, serves on the editorial board of the “American Journal of Clinical Pathology.”

She described Philadelphia chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia and defined basophilic leukemia. She has been named Steiner Research Professor of Pathology for a three-year term.