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Dawn M.  Dawson, MD

Dawn M. Dawson, MD

Associate Director of Immunohistochemistry (IHC), Tissue Resources Core Facility 216.368.5912 (o) 216.844.8230 (f)

Assistant Professor, Pathology
Member, Nonprogrammatically Aligned 

Dawn M. Dawson, MD, has been the co-director of the Immunohistochemistry (IHC) core facility since 2007. She has been the medical director of IHC for University Hospitals and a staff physician in the Department of Anatomic Pathology for the University Hospitals Medical Group from 2007 to 2013. In 2000, she became an assistant professor at the Institute of Pathology at Case Western Reserve University; from 1996 to 2000, she was an instructor at the Institute of Pathology. From 1989 to 1995, she was a resident in anatomic and clinical pathology for the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She has also been a research assistant in cell culture and ultrastructural studies at Eastern Virginia Medical School from 1980 to 1985. In 1999, Dr. Dawson received the AACR Pharmingen Young Investigator Award at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting. In 2008, she earned the John R. Carter Award for Excellence in medical school teaching for her work in the Department of Pathology. Dr. Dawson earned her BS with honors in biology from Michigan State University in 1974. In 1989, she received her MD from Eastern Virginia Medical School. In 1995, she completed an AP/CP residency and fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In 2000, she completed her TROTC-fellowship from Case Western Reserve University.

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Dr. Dawson's research focuses on both growth factor/receptor cell signaling in early carcinogenesis models, in particular, members of the EGF receptor family active in colon cancer and the development of tissue-based micro-diagnostic methods for testing efficacy of chemotherapeutic agents targeting activated cell signaling proteins.

growth factor/receptor cell signaling