Bridging the Basic Sciences and Clinical Medicine
Pathology and the anatomical sciences form a bridge between the basic sciences and clinical medicine. Anatomical sciences provide an understanding of the structure and function of the body; pathology provides an understanding of all aspects of human disease. At the University of Missouri, Pathology and Anatomical Sciences is a single academic department encompassing all of these areas.
Faculty in the department teach and conduct research in functional anatomy, histology, cell biology, evolutionary morphology, neuroscience, pathobiology, and laboratory medicine, and practice medicine in anatomic pathology, forensic pathology and clinical pathology (laboratory medicine).
The divisions of the department are:
- Anatomical Sciences, which includes integrative/functional anatomy and histology
- Clinical Pathology, which includes all laboratory testing
- Anatomic Pathology, which includes all biopsies and Pap smears
- Forensic Services, which includes the medical examiner service for Boone and Callaway counties
- Pathology Informatics, which includes Translational and Cancer Bioinformatics and Digital Pathology Services