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Mount Alumna Presents at ParaMount Perspectives Speaker Series


Virginia LiVolsi ’65, M.D. presents, “Chernobyl: Insights Into Neoplasia”

Riverdale, N.Y. – The ParaMount Perspectives Speaker Series presents Mount alumna Virginia A. LiVolsi ’65, M.D., who will present “Chernobyl: Insights into Neoplasia,” on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 4 p.m. in the College’s Science Hall, Room 101. Dr. LiVolsi will discuss the effects of the radiation disaster at Chernobyl on the thyroid. After the presentation, she will be available to answer questions about internships and careers in the medical and scientific fields.

Dr. LiVolsi ’65 of the Bronx, N.Y., graduated from the College of Mount Saint Vincent with a B.S. in Chemistry, then earned her M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. For her post-graduate training, she interned in the field of pathology. She conducted a National Cancer Institute Traineeship in Surgical Pathology and was Chief Resident in Pathology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. She is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and by the American Board of Pathology.

Dr. LiVolsi currently serves as Director of Strategic Initiatives and Quality Improvement, Anatomic Pathology and as Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Her clinical expertise is in thyroid cancer and gynecologic cancer, and her research expertise is in tumor markers, growth factors, receptors, and oncogenes in thyroid neoplasms and their prognostic implications. She has received many accolades and awards, including recognition in several issues of Best Doctors in America, Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors, and Philadelphia magazine’s Top Doctors issue. Dr. LiVolsi was also an honoree at the College’s annual Ad Laudem Dei awards ceremony in 2006, for her work in the field of pathology, particularly thyroid, and cervical cancer.

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