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Faculty Detail    
Name WALTER C BELL
 
Campus Address NP 3540 Zip 6823
Phone 205-975-4696
E-mail wbell@uab.edu
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Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Pathology   Anatomic Pathology Associate Professor
Secondary  Surgery   Surgery - Otolaryngology Assistant Professor

Graduate Biomedical Sciences Affiliations
Molecular and Cellular Pathology Program 

Biographical Sketch 
EDUCATION:
Institution Degree Year
University of Mississippi School of Medicine M.D. 1994
Mississippi College B.S. 1990

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING:
April 2000 Head and Neck Pathology, AFIP
July 1998 – June 1999 Surgical Pathology Fellow, UAB Hospital
July 1994 – June 1998 Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, UAB Hospital

BOARD CERTIFICATION:
Board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, October 4, 1999


Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
Alabama Association of Pathologists  President    
American Society of Clinical Pathologists     
College of American Pathologists      
North American Society for Head and Neck Pathology     
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology     
UNOS/OPTN Disease Transmission Advisory Committee     

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Mohamad R. Chaaban, Walter Bell, Bradford A. Woodworth. Invasive mucormycosis in an immunocompetent patient with allergic fungal rhinosinusitis. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2013; 148(1): 174-175.   
Margaret Branwein-Gensler and Walter C. Bell. Non-neoplastic lesions of the nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, and nasopharynx. In Head and Neck Pathology, 2nd ed. (ed. Lester DR Thompson) Elsevier. 2012.   
William E. Grizzle, Walter C. Bell, Katherine C. Sexton. Issues in collecting, processing and storing human tissues and associated information to support biomedical research. Cancer Biomarkers 2011; 531-549.   
Craig A. Elmets; Jaye L. Viner; Alice P. Pentland; Wendy Cantrell; Hui-Yi Lin; Howard Bailey; Sewon Kang; Kenneth G. Linden; Michael Heffernan; Madeleine Duvic; Ellen Richmond; Boni E. Elewski; Asad Umar; Walter Bell; Gary B. Gordon. Chemoprevention of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer With Celecoxib: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. JNCI Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2010; 1834 – 44.   
Grobmyer SR; Wilson JP; Apel B; Knapik J; Bell WC; Kim T; Bland KI; Copeland EM; Hochwald SN; Heslin MJ. Recurrent retroperitoneal sarcoma: impact of biology and therapy on outcomes. J Am Coll Surg 2010; 210(5): 602-8, 608-10.   
Chandrika J Piyathilake, Maurizio Macaluso, Ronald D Alvarez, Walter C Bell, Douglas C Heimburger and Edward E Partridge. Lower Risk of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia in Women with High Plasma Folate and Sufficient Vitamin B12 in the Post-Folic Acid Fortification Era. Cancer Prev Res 2009; 2(7): 658-664.   
Bell WC, Sexton KC, Grizzle WE. Organizational Issues in Providing High Quality Human Tissues and Clinical Information for the Support of Biomedical Research. Methods Mol Biol. 2010;576:1-30.   
Chandrika J Piyathilake, Maurizio Macaluso, Jorge E Celedonio, Suguna Badiga, Walter C Bell, William E Grizzle. Mandatory fortification with folic acid in the United States appears to have adverse effects on histone methylation in women with pre-cancer but not in women free of pre-cancer. International Journal of Women’s Health 2009: 131–137.   
Chandrika J Piyathilake, Maurizio Macaluso, Ronald D Alvarez, Walter C Bell, Douglas C Heimburger and Edward E Partridge. Lower Risk of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia in Women with High Plasma Folate and Sufficient Vitamin B12 in the Post-Folic Acid Fortification Era. Cancer Prev Res 2009; 2(7): 658-664.   
Walter C. Bell, Katherine C. Sexton, William E. Grizzle. How to efficiently obtain human tissues to support your specific biomedical research projects. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2009 18: 1676-1679.   
Amy Adams, TS Winokur, W C Bell, D Cheing, O Hameed. Histologic Grading of Invasive Lobular Carcinoma: Does Use of a Two-Tiered Nuclear Grading System Improve Interobserver Variability? Annals of Diagnostic Pathology. 2009; 13: 223–225.   
Meara RS, Bell W, Chhieng DC, Bean SM. An unusual neck mass clinically mimicking an enlarged supraclavicular lymph node: cytological features of myositis ossificans circumscriptus. Cytopathology 20(2):121-126, 2009.   
Shi Wei, William Carroll, Audrey Lazenby, Walter Bell, Robert Lopez, and Nasser Said-Al-Naief. Sinonasal teratocarcinosarcoma: report of a case with review of literature and treatment outcome. Annals of Diagnostic Path. 2008; 415-425.   
Omar Hameed, Amy L. Adams, Allyson C. Baker, Nicole E. Balmer, Walter C. Bell, Holly N. Burford, David C. Chhieng, Nirag C. Jhala, Michael J. Klein, Thomas Winokur. Using a Higher Cutoff for the Percentage of HER2+ Cells Decreases Interobserver Variability in the Interpretation of HER2 Immunohistochemical Analysis. Am J Clin Pathol. 2008; 130: 425-427.   
Pothineni KR, Nanda NC, Burri MV, Bell WC, Post JD. Live/real time three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiographic description of chordoma metastatic to the heart. Echocardiography. 2008 Apr;25(4):440-2.   
William E. Grizzle, Katherine C. Sexton, Walter C. Bell. Quality Assurance in Tissue Resources Supporting Biomedical Research. Cell Preservation Technology. 2008, 6(2): 113-118.   
Walter C. Bell, Erik Scott Young, Paul E. Billings, William E. Grizzle. The efficient operation of the surgical pathology gross room. Biotech Histochem. 2008 ;83 (2):71-82.   
Lynya I. Talley, David C. Chhieng, Walter C. Bell, William E. Grizzle, Andra R. Frost. Immunohistochemical Detection of EGFR, p185erbB-2, Bcl-2 and p53 in Breast Carcinomas in Pre-menopausal and Post-menopausal Women. Biotech Histochem. 2008 Feb ;83 (1):5-14.    
Meara RS, Bell W, Chhieng DC, Bean SM. An unusual neck mass clinically mimicking an enlarged supraclavicular lymph node: cytological features of myositis ossificans circumscriptus. Cytopathology. 2008 Jan 30 [Epub ahead of print]   
Piyathilake CJ, Celedonio JE, Macaluso M, Bell WC, Azrad M, Grizzle WE. Mandatory fortification with folic acid in the United States is associated with increased expression of DNA methyltransferase-1 in the cervix. Nutrition. 24(1):94-9, 2008.   
Peters G, Kulbersh B, Mantle B, Bell W, Grizzle W, Rosenthal E. Role of Microvascular Density in Nonlocalizing Parathyroid Sestamibi Scans. Laryngoscope. 2007   
S. Chaiamnuay, LW Heck, WC Bell, HM Bastain. Acute granulomatous lupus pneumonitis: the first case report. Lupus. 16:201-204, 2007.   
W. C. Bell, M.J. Klein, M.J. Pitt, G.P. Siegal. Molecular pathology of chondroid neoplasms: Part 2, malignant lesions. Skeletal Radiology. 35(12): 887-894, 2006.   
W. C. Bell, M.J. Klein, M.J. Pitt, G.P. Siegal. Molecular pathology of chondroid neoplasms: Part 1, benign lesions. Skeletal Radiology. 35(11): 805-813, 2006.   
Safety in biomedical and other laboratories. William E. Grizzle, Walter Bell, and Jerry Fredenburgh. In Molecular Diagnosis (ed. George Patrinos), Elsevier Ltd., 2005.   
Bell, W.C. and Siegal, G.P.: Molecular Aspects of Chondroid Tumors: A Brief Review In: Bonar F., Klein, M., and Freemont, A.[Convenors], Cooke, R.A. [Ed.]. Bone Pathology: Chondroid Tumours [International Academy of Pathology - Australasian Division Press], Knowledge Books and Software, Queensland, Australia, 99 -108, 2004.   
Bone Tumors (excluding Ewing’s sarcoma). Walter C. Bell and Gene P. Siegal. In Molecular Biology and Pathology of Paediatric Cancer (ed. C. Cullinane, S. Burchill, J. Squire et al.), Oxford University Press. pp. 238 – 246, 2003.   
Fernandes R, Louis P, Bell W, Siegal GP, Said-Al-Naief N. Desmoplastic Fibroma of the mandible. A case report and review of the literature. Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology & Endodontics. 101(1):82-94, 2006   
Bell WC. Surgical pathology of the parathyroid glands. Advances in Experimental Medicine & Biology. 563:1-9, 2005.    
Rodriquez-Burford C, Tu JH, Mercurio M, Yang F, Carey D, Han R, Gordon G, Niwas S, Bell W, Elmets C, Grizzle W, Pentland AP. Selective COX-2 inhibition produces heterogeneous erythema response to UV-irradiation. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 125(6):1317-20, 2005   
Chandrika J Piyathilake, Walter C Bell, Jennifer Jones, Olga L Henao, Alain Niveleau and William E Grizzle. Patterns of Global DNA and Histone Methylation Appear to be Similar in Normal, Dysplastic and Neoplastic Oral Epithelium of Humans. Disease Markers. 21(3):147-51, 2005.   
Chandrika J Piyathilake, Walter C Bell, Jennifer Jones, Olga L Henao, Alain Niveleau, and William E Grizzle. The pattern of nonspecific (or global) DNA methylation in oral carcinogenesis. Head & Neck. 27(12):1061-7, 2005.   
Gary B, Mohanty GS, Azuero R, Eltoum IA, Bell WC, Abdulkadir SA. Interaction of Nkx3.1 and p27kip1 in prostate tumor initiation. American Journal of Pathology 2004; 164: 1607 - 1614.   
Piyathilake CJ, Henao O, Frost AR, Macaluso M, Bell WC, Johanning GL, Heimburger DC, Niveleau A, Grizzle WE. Race and age dependent alterations in global methylation of DNA in squamous cell carcinoma of the lung Cancer Causes and Control 2003; 14: 37-42.    
Bell WC, Myers RB, Oelschlager DK, Hosein T, Grizzle WE. The response of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) to androgen induced proliferation in the androgen sensitive prostate cancer cell line, LNCaP. Biotechnic and Histochem 2003; 78: 11-16.   
Ragland BD, Bell WC, Lopez RR, Siegal GP. Cytogenetics and Molecular Biology of Osteosarcoma. Laboratory Investigation. 82(4):365-73, 2002    
Piyathilake CJ, Frost AR, Manne U, Weiss H, Bell WC, Heimburger DC and Grizzle WE. Differential expression of growth factors in Squamous cell carcinoma and pre-cancerous lesions of the lung. Clinical Cancer Research 2002; 8: 734 – 744.   
Piyathilake CJ, Bell WC, Oelschlager DK, Heimburger DC Grizzle WE. The Pattern of Expression of Mn and Cu-Zn Superoxide DismutaseVaries Among Squamous Cell Cancers of the Lung, Larynx and Oral Cavity. Head & Neck 2002; 24: 859-867.   
Scott G, Deng A, Rodriquez-Burford C, Seiberg M, Han R, Babiarz L, Grizzle W, Bell W, Pentland A. Protease-Activated Receptor 2, a Receptor Involved in Melanosome Transfer, is Upregulated in Human Skin by Ultraviolet Irradiation . Journal of Investigative Dermatology 2001; 117: 1412-1420.   
Piyathilake CJ, Frost AR, Bell WC, Oelschlager D, Weiss H, Johanning GL, Niveleau A, Heimburger DC, Grizzle WE. Altered Global Methylation of DNA: An Epigenetic Difference in Susceptibility for Lung Cancer is Associated with Its Progression. Hum Pathol 2001; 32: 856-62.   
Piyathilake CJ, Frost AR, Manne U, Bell WC, Weiss H, Heimburger DC, Grizzle WE The expression of fatty acid synthase is an early event in the development and progression of squamous cell carcinoma of the lung.. Human Pathology 2000; 31: 1068-73.
 
 
Piyathilake CJ, Bell WC, Johanning GL, Cornwell PE, Heimburger DC, Grizzle WE. The accumulation of ascorbic acid by squamous cell carcinoma of the lung and larynx enhances global methylation of DNA. Cancer 2000; 89: 171-6.    
Carlos Chan, Heriberto Medina- Franco, Walter C. Bell, Audrey J. Lazenby, and Selwyn Vickers. Carcinoid tumor of the bile duct: A case report and review of the literature. Hepato-Gastroenterology. 2000. 47(32):519-21.
 
 
Steven T. Case, Carol Cox, Walter C. Bell, Rosemary T. Hoffman, Jon Martin, and Robert Hamilton. Extraordinary conservation of cysteines among homologous Chironomus silk proteins sp185 and sp220. Journal of Molecular Evolution. 1997.44:452-462.