Welcome to UNC Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Clinical Services and Laboratories

The McLendon Clinical Laboratories (MCL) provide clinical services in anatomic pathology and laboratory medicine to UNC Hospitals. The MCL web site includes available clinical services and laboratory tests, test specifications, forms and requisitions, and the MCL directory.


Departmental Information and Directories 

Available online are directories of our faculty with linked biosketches, our departmental leadership, and our administrative staff. Also available are recent annual reports, a history of the Department, and photographic archives of faculty, trainees, and graduate students. 


Clinical Training Programs

Our Residency Program in Pathology at UNC Hospitals is an ACGME-accredited, four-year, combined anatomic pathology (AP) and clinical pathology (CP) training program with opportunities for research and post-residency subspecialty fellowships. We offer clinical fellowships in clinical chemistry, clinical cytogenetics, clinical immunology, clinical microbiology, clinical molecular genetics, molecular genetic pathology, cytopathology, forensic pathology, hematopathology, nephropathology, surgical pathology, and transfusion medicine. 

Doctoral and Post-doctoral Studies

Our Graduate Program in Pathobiology and Translational Science offers a Ph.D. degree in experimental pathology and is closely aligned with specialized graduate training certificate programs. Also available are post-doctoral fellowships in research and in several clinical laboratories. Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are trained in nationally and internationally acclaimed laboratories that use multifaceted approaches and state-of-the-art methods and instrumentation to explore the pathogenesis of a wide range of human diseases.


Research Core Laboratories

A wide variety of research services for scientists are available in our core laboratory facilities. These core research service labs include Translational PathologyAnimal HistopathologyAnimal Clinical Chemistry & Gene ExpressionMicroscopy Services, and Oligonucleotide Synthesis.


Seminars and CME Events

Grand Rounds, a weekly seminar series, and the Pathobiology and Translational Science Seminar Series, a biweekly series, are scheduled during the fall and spring semesters. Our 2016 CME Symposium, "Updates in Genitourinary Pathology," was held April 9 in Chapel Hill.