Allison Cushman-Vokoun M.D., Ph.D.

Department Affiliations
Assistant Professor
Medical Director of Molecular Diagnostics 

Interests
Molecular Genetics of Solid Tumors, Inherited Diseases, Hereditary Cancer Syndromes, Pharmacogenomics, Molecular Pathology Education

Education and Training
Washington University in St. Louis, Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, Biology and Ancient Studies - 1996
University of Nebraska Medical Center Doctor of Philosophy, Pharmacology - 2002
University of Nebraska Medical Center Doctor of Medicine - 2004
AP/CP Residency Training Program Department of Pathology and Microbiology University of Nebraska Medical Center - 2008
Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship Department of Pathology Vanderbilt University Medical Center - 2009

Teaching Activities
Organizer and Lecturer for the Molecular Didactic Course for the Pathology Residents and Cytotechnology Trainees
Faculty teaching/signout during Molecular and Chemistry Resident Rotations
Involved with mentoring and clinical rotations in the UNMC MD/PhD program
PBL Facilitator for M1 and M2 students

National Activities
Member, Nebraska Association of Pathologists
Member, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
Member, Association for Molecular Pathology
Fellow, College of American Pathologists
Member, American Society for Clinical Pathology

Notable Publications

Cushman-Vokoun, A. M., Crowley, A. M., Rapp, S. A., & Greiner, T. C. (2013). Comparison Study of the Performance of the QIAGEN EGFR RGQ and EGFR Pyro Assays for Mutation Analysis in Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer. American journal of clinical pathology140(1), 7-19.

Cushman-Vokoun, A. M., Stover, D. G., Zhao, Z., Koehler, E. A., Berlin, J. D., & Vnencak-Jones, C. L. (2013). Clinical Utility of KRAS and BRAF Mutations in a Cohort of Patients With Colorectal Neoplasms Submitted for Microsatellite Instability Testing. Clinical colorectal cancer.

Cushman-Vokoun, A.M., Connealy, S., Greiner, T. Assay Design Affects the Interpretation of T-cell Receptor Gamma Gene Rearrangements: Comparison of the Performance of a One-Tube Assay With the BIOMED-2-Based TCRG Gene Clonality Assay. Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, in press.

Cushman-Vokoun, A.M., Plath, K.B., Landmark, J.D. and Stickle, D.F. (2007) Predicted influence of sample hematocrit on injected mass of internal standard in mass spectrometry assays utilizing simple protein precipitation for sample preparation. Clin. Chem. Lab. Med. 45: 215-219.

Denkinger, D. J., Lambrecht, T. Q., Cushman-Vokoun, A. M. and Kawahara, R. S. (2002) PU.1 regulates the expression of the vav proto-oncogene. J. Cell. Biochem. 84:772-783.

Denkinger, D. J., Cushman-Vokoun, A. M. and Kawahara, R. S. (2001) Regulation of the vav proto-oncogene by LKLF. Gene 281:133-142.

Denkinger, D. J., Borges, C. R., Butler, C. L., Cushman, A. M. and Kawahara, R. S. (2000) Genomic organization and regulation of the vav proto-oncogene. Biochem. Biophys. Acta. 1491:253-262.

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Allison Cushman-Vokoun M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Allison Cushman-Vokoun
Mailing Address
985454 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5454

Phone Numbers
Office: 402-559-7742

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