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M. Melinda Sanders, M.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Director, Surgical and Cytology Services
Academic Office Location:
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3985-3985
Phone: 860-679-3386
Fax: 860-679-4334
A.B.Bryn Mawr CollegeChemistry
M.D.Medical College of Ohio at ToledoMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
FellowshipMedical College of Ohio at ToledoPathology (Student Fellow)
ResidencyYale-New Haven HospitalAssistant Resident, Anatomic Pathology
ResidencyYale-New Haven HospitalSenior Resident, Anatomic Pathology
FellowshipMemorial Hospital for Cancer (Sloan-Kettering)Anatomic Pathology
FellowshipMemorial Hospital for Cancer (Sloan-Kettering)Cytopathology

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Loeser Award from Class of 2014SOM, UCHC
LCME Task Force Certificate of AppreciationUCHC SOM
Academy of Distinguished EducatorsUCHC
Outstanding Teaching Award, Classes of 2011University of Connecticut Health Center
Outstanding Teaching Award, Classes of 2010University of Connecticut Health Center
Recognition by UCONN classes of 2002University of Connecticut Health Center
Runner-up, Basic Science Golden Apple Award for Medical Sciences University of Arkansas
Pathology AwardMedical College of Ohio at Toledo
Alpha Omega Alpha, Junior YearMedical College of Ohio at Toledo
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Search Committee, Chair, Obstetrics and GynecologyAdvisory CommitteeChairUConn HealthNational2013
Search Committee, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty AffairsAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthNational2013
Institutional Review Board, Panel 3Advisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2012
Task Force, AAUP and SOM Management, Wage IncreasesOtherMember, representing managementUConn HealthUniversity20122012
Oversight CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthLocal2012
Search Committee, Director of Medical EducationAdvisory CommitteeChairUConn HealthUniversity2011
Group on Women in Medicine and ScienceProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn HealthLocal2011
Admissions CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeInterviewerUConn HealthLocal2011
SOM, Dean's CouncilAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity20102012
School of Medicine, UCHC, Senior Appointments and Promotions CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2007
School of Medicine, UCHC,Compensation Executive CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2007
Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineOtherChairUConn HealthLocal2006
John Dempsey Hospital, UCHC, Medical BoardOtherMemberLocal2003
Cytotechnology Programs Review Committee, American Society of CytopathologyEducation CommitteeMemberNational20012003
John Dempsey Hospital, UCHC, Cancer CommitteeOtherMemberLocal2001
School of Medicine, UCHC,Mechanisms of DiseaseEducation CommitteeCourse DirectorUniversity2001
School of Medicine, UCHC,Curriculum Operating Subcommittee, CUMEEducation CommitteeMemberUniversity2001
School of Dental Medicine, Academic Performance Committee IIEducation CommitteeMemberUniversity2001
School of Medicine, UCHC,Compensation Appeals CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberUniversity20012005
School of Medicine, UCHC,Self Study Accreditation Subcommittee of the Educational Program Leading to the MD DegreeAdvisory CommitteeMemberUniversity2001
School of Medicine, UCHC, Mechanisms of DiseaseEducation CommitteeCo-Course DirectorUniversity20002001
School of Medicine, UCHC, Admissions CommitteeEducation CommitteeMemberUniversity19992003
School of Medicine, UCHC, BMS Content Review CommitteeEducation CommitteeMemberUniversity19981999
College of American PathologistsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationLaboratory InspectorNational1997
John Dempsey Hospital, UCHC, Cancer CommitteeOtherMemberLocal1997
School of Medicine, UCHC, Section on Reproduction, Mechanisms of Disease CommitteeEducation CommitteeSection LeaderUniversity19962000
School of Medicine, UCHC, Endocrine Reproductive CommitteeEducation CommitteeCo-ChairmanUConn HealthUniversity1995
Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Coalition, State of ConnecticutAdvisory CommitteeMember representing CT Pathology AssociationNational1994
School of Medicine, UCHC, Self-Study Accreditation Subcommittee of the Educational Program Leading to the MD DegreeEducation CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity19941995
School of Medicine, UCHC, Search Committee, Tumor ImmunologyAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity19941996
College of Medicine, UAMS, Medical Student Promotions Committee, Class of 1994Education CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity1994
School of Medicine, UCHC, School of Medicine CouncilOtherMember-at-largeUConn HealthUniversity19931996
School of Medicine, UCHC, Steering Committee, Respiratory CommitteeEducation CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity19921996
School of Medicine, UCHC, Basic Science Working Group, Curriculum Review and RevisionEducation CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity19921995
School of Medicine, UCHC, Council on Undergraduate Medical Education–Pre-clinical ComponentEducation CommitteeUConn HealthUniversity19921995
Eastern Cooperative Oncology GroupMemberRegional1991
John Dempsey Hospital, UCHC, Cancer Education CommitteeMemberLocal19911997
John Dempsey Hospital, UCHC, Clinical Cancer CommitteeMemberLocal19911997
School of Medicine, UCHC, Endocrine Reproductive CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity19911994
College of Medicine, UAMS, Medical Student Promotions Committee, Class of 1990MemberUConn HealthUniversity1990
University Hospital, UAMS, Tissue Transplant CommitteeMemberLocal19871990
College of Health Related Professions, UAMS, Search Committee for Cytotechnology ChairmanChairmanUConn HealthUniversity19871988
American Society of Clinical PathologistsCytotechnology Exam Review CommitteeNational19861994
Gynecologic Pathology Subcommittee, Southwestern Oncology Group MemberRegional19851990
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Residency Training CommitteeChairmanUConn HealthUniversity19851988
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Residency Training CommitteeEducation CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity19851990
University Hospital, UAMS, Cancer Education CommitteeOtherMemberLocal19841991
University Hospital, UAMS, Surgical Case Review CommitteeOtherMemberLocal19841991
College of Health Related Professions, UAMS, Executive CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity19841988

Journal Articles

Conference Papers

Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Ethics in BiobankingTalkUConn Storrs Graduate Course2010
State and Regional Biospecimen Infrastructure Enhancements to Foster Genomics Research and Personalized Cancer Medicine TalkNeag Cancer Center Retreat2010Farmington
Biorepositories: Resources for Translational ResearchTalkSchool of Engineering, UConn Storrs2009Storrs, CT
HPV VaccineTalkManchester Hospital2006Manchester, CT
HPV VaccineTalkMiddlesex Hospital2006Middletown, CT
Massive Parallel Sequencing of Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded TissueTalkAmerican Association of Clinical Research2006Orlando, Florida
Neonatal Outcomes Associated with Placentation in Gestational Age Matched TwinsTalkNew England Perinatal Society 2004Manchester, Vermont
Expression of RANK and RANKL is Altered in Invasive Carcinoma and Bone Metastasis of Breast CancerTalkAmerican Society for Bone and Mineral Research2002
Molecular Characterization of Head and Neck Osteosarcoma Suggests a Distinct Disease EntityTalkAmerican Society for Bone and Mineral Research2002
Use of HPV Testing as Part of Cervical Cancer ScreeningTalkMiddlesex Memorial Hospital2001Middletown, CT
HPV Testing: Results of the ALTS TrialsTalkWaterbury Hospital2001Waterbury, CT
Relationship Between Cervical Cancer and HPVTalkManchester Memorial Hospital2000Manchester, CT
The Pap Test: New Techniques and automationTalkWindham Hospital1999Willamantic, CT
Update on the Pap Smear: New Techniques and New DirectionsTalkProHealth1999
“Persistent Pneumonia” in an HIV Positive PatientTalkCT Chapter ACP-ASIM1999
The Pap Test: New Techniques and automationTalkHospital of St. Raphael1998New Haven, Connecticut
Relationship Between Cervical Cancer and HPVTalkRockville General Hospital1998Vernon Rockville, CT
Relationship of Amniotic Fluid Glucose with Histopathologic Chorioamnionitis in Cases of Preterm Labor with Intact MembranesTalkSociety of Perinatal Obstetrics1998
The Correlation of Amniotic Fluid Markers of Intraamniotic Infection with Histopathology in Cases of Preterm LaborTalkSociety of Perinatal Obstetrics1998
The Relationship of Gestational Age to the Prevalence of Intraamniotic Infection in Cases of Preterm Labor with Intact MembranesTalkSociety of Perinatal Obstetrics1998
Leuprolide Acetate (LA): A Cause of Luteal Phase Dysfunction in Patients Undergoing Ovarian Hyperstimulation?TalkASRM1995
Histologic Myometrial Fibers Adherent to the Placenta: Impact of Method of Placental RemovalTalkSociety of Perinatal Obstetrics1995
Chlamydial Genital Tract Infection; the Pap Smear and BeyondTalkMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center1994New York, NY
Chlamydial Genital Tract Infection; the Pap Smear and BeyondTalkBridgeport Hospital1994 Bridgeport, CT
Angiogenesis, Cytokines and Breast Cancer: Interleukin-8 Localization in Infiltrating Ductal Breast CancerTalkSociety of Surgical Oncology1994Houston, Texas
Update on CLIA 88,5th Annual,Update in Cytopathology: Current practice, Future DirectionsTalkNortheast Regional Conference1992Waterbury, CT
Chlamydial Female Genital Tract InfectionTalkArkansas Association of Cytology1991Little Rock, AK
Pathophysiology of ChlamydiaLectureNortheast Regional Conference, Update in Cytopathology1991Waterbury, Connecticut
CA125 and Secretion in Apocrine GlandsTalkSociety for Gynecologic Investigation1990St. Louis, Missouri
Distribution of CA 125 in Embryonic Tissues and Adult Derivatives of the Fetal PeridermTalkSociety for Gynecologic Investigation1990St. Louis, Missouri
Skill station in fine needle aspirationTalkCollege of American Surgeons1989Little Rock, AK
Current Topics in CancerTalkArkansas Cancer Research Center1989
A Density Study of the Langerhans Cells of the Human Prepuce: A Site of Diminished Immune Response?TalkSouthern Medical Association1989Washington D.C.
Fine Needle Aspiration for the Diagnosis of Neoplasms of the LiverTalkAssociation of Clinical Scientists1989Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Role of the Pathologist in the Diagnosis of MalignancyTalkArkansas Association of Tumor Registrars1988
Human Papilloma Virus: Current Perspectives TalkArkansas Association of Cytology1988
CA 125 in Tissues and Amniotic Fluid During PregnancyTalkSociety of Perinatal Obstetricians1988Las Vegas, Nevada
Sonography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Pelvic MassesTalkAmerican Roentgen Ray Society1988San Francisco, California
Role of T Cells in Resistance to Chlamydial Genital InfectionTalkAmerican Society of Microbiology 1988Miami Beach, Florida
The Prognostic Importance of Clinical and Flow Cytometric Parameters in Head and Neck Squamous Carcinomas: Prospective and Retrospective StudiesTalkSociety for Analytical Cytology1988
Comparative Study of Disaggregation Methods for Flow Cytometric (FCM) DNA AnalysisTalkClinical Applications of Cytometry1988
Prognostic Factors in Colorectal Cancer in Young AdultsTalkAmerican Society for Clinical Pathologists1988
Flow Cytometric Analysis of Squamous Carcinomas of the Head and Neck: Paraffin–Embedded vs. Fresh MaterialTalkAmerican Society for Clinical Pathologists1988
An Overview of Flow CytometryTalkArkansas Association of Histotechnologists1987
Acute and Chronic NephrotoxicityTalkAssociation of Clinical Scientists1987Charleston, South Carolina
US and MR Imaging of Pelvic MassesTalkRSNA1987Chicago, Illinois
C–ras Oncogene is Expressed in Adenocarcinoma of the EndometriumTalkSociety for Gynecologic Investigation 1986Atlanta, Georgia
Current Status of Radioligand Antibodies in the Treatment of MalignancyTalkAssociation of Clinical Scientists1986Atlanta, Georgia
Clinical Applications of Monoclonal Antibodies to Nuclear and Cytoplasmic Receptors in the Diagnosis and Management of MalignancyTalkAssociation of Clinical Scientists1986Atlanta, Georgia
Perspectives in Cervical Carcinomatosis Women's Health Care Update. TalkArkansas Department of Health1985