New Opportunities, Important Program Deadlines, Academic Pathology Articles and More!

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APC E-News: February 2023


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New Opportunities, Important Program Deadlines, Academic Pathology Articles and More!

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Academic Pathology

Academic Pathology is APC's fully open-access, PubMed-indexed, peer-reviewed journal published by Elsevier available on Science Direct and Clinical Key. Submit a manuscript and gain international recognition for your advances in pathology education, administration or practice.

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Get Involved - Join a Committee and Appoint Faculty to Affinity Groups

Active Chair discussion on issues of common interest occurs primarily through APC's committee activities. All Chairs are invited to participate in any of APC's committees (listed below). If you are a Chair who is interested in joining one of the committees listed below, please submit your written request to the APC office at [email protected]

Affinity Groups
The Practice & Management Committee, Leadership Development & Diversity Committee and Research Committee have established affinity groups to address important needs relevant to academic pathology departments. Chairs can appoint faculty leaders to join the groups listed below. More information and appointment processes can be found by clicking the links below.

APC'S 2023 Advocacy Priorities

In cooperation with APC’s Advocacy Committee, which consists of representatives from the Graduate Medical Education, Practice & Management, Research, and Undergraduate Medical Education Committees, APC Council issued their 2023 Advocacy Priorities.

To learn more about APC’s advocacy efforts and collaborations to address the most pressing needs of academic pathology, visit:

Free Virtual Events for Members

Learn more about upcoming events and access past event recordings by visiting the APC website at:


Visit the new company/organization Partner pages, found on APC’s main website where you will discover updates on product releases, videos, resources and other information throughout the calendar year!

Diamond Partner, Coronis Health:


Gold Partner, American Society for Clinical Pathology: 


Job Postings

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Membership Updates

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Paths to Progress: Annual Report

Paths to Progress

The 2021 Edition of the APC Annual Report, Paths to Progress is now available! Stay up to date with committee reports, Section updates, and other workgroup/task force reports in the latest edition of Paths to Progress.

Find the 2021 Edition and previous issues of Paths to Progress on APC's website at:

Important Updates from the APC


The Association of Pathology Chairs is delighted to share the launch of the new Academy of Distinguished Pathology Educators and is seeking applications for the founding members. 

This new Academy will recognize and assemble the most accomplished pathology educators who will work closely and collaboratively with the education committees of the Association of Pathology Chairs and with PRODS and UMEDS to:

  • Support and advance excellence in pathology pedagogy.
  • Support scholarship and innovation in pathology education and training.
  • Grow educational leaders from pathology who will serve within their home institutions as well as within national organizations.

Inspired by the American College of Surgeons’ Academy of Master Surgical Educators and the University of Texas’ Shine Academy, the APC Academy of Distinguished Pathology Educators is more than just an honorific society. Elected members will be active contributors to APC’s educational mission and will advance, support and extend the activities of the APC’s UME and GME committees, PRODS and UMEDS. Academy members will:

  • Serve as thought-leaders who identify and shape emerging trends in pathology education and training.
  • Foster innovation and collaboration.
  • Support faculty development in pathology education, including national recognition of pathology educators through mentorship and sponsorship.
  • Bring visibility to the critical importance of education and training in pathology and laboratory medicine to all healthcare professionals.
  • Inspire future pathology educators through the recognition and contribution of the most accomplished educators in pathology.

Apply by March 31, 2023, to be considered for this group of founding members! Additional information and application details can be found on the APC website at:

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Application Period ENDS TOMORROW for Select Programs

Programs of the Society of ‘67 foster the development of academic pathology and future leaders in academic practice, education, and research, and are made possible by generous contributions to the APC Society of ’67, named for APC’s founding year – 1967. Society of ’67 donations fund programs such as the Kinney Scholars, PDAS Fellows, Trainee Project Grants in Healthcare Innovation, and Open Access Awards. Consider making a donation today to invest in the future and legacy of academic pathology to advance and improve health care!

The following programs have application periods that close tomorrow:

2023 Society of ’67 Kinney Scholars
Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at 5:00 pm (Eastern)

This program provides an opportunity for medical students and pathology residents to familiarize themselves with careers in pathology and the critical role of pathology in healthcare delivery, research, and education through access to national leaders in academic pathology by attending the APC Annual Meeting. Please encourage promising trainees (pathology residents and medical students), who demonstrate the potential for leadership in academic pathology, to apply to become a Kinney Scholar by March 1st. Program details and application information are posted on the APC website at:

2023 Society of ’67 PDAS Fellowship
Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at 5:00pm (Eastern)

This program is for emerging pathology department administrators, who seek to gain insight and mentoring from the community of PDAS members by attending the PDAS Program at the APC Annual Meeting. Eligible applicants are current Associate PDAS members; membership eligibility and instructions on how to join are posted on the APC website at: For complete PDAS Fellow Program application information, go to:

For additional information, contact the Society of ’67 Program Office at [email protected] 302.660.4944.

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...and so can you!

APC’s Research Committee, Advocacy Committee and APC Council recently vetted the National Institutes of Health’s proposed changes to their grant review process, which aims to simplify the process and emphasize the importance of the research and feasibility of the work. More details may be found here: A Proposed Simplified Framework for NIH Peer Review Criteria | APC Council encourages all Chairs and investigators to submit individual comments (even as brief as “I support the proposed changes”) to the NIH at RFI ( must be submitted by March 10, 2023.

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APC Pathology Leadership Fellows (APLF) Program –
Application Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2023

The Association of Pathology Chairs’ Leadership Development & Diversity Committee is pleased to welcome applicants for the 2023-2024 Class of APC Pathology Leadership Fellows. The APLF program is suitable for mid-to-senior level faculty (assistant, preferably associate, professor level faculty) pursuing vice chair, director, chief or chair roles. This program will admit a limited number of participants, so the application process is expected to be competitive. No more than two participants will be selected from any one APC member department in good standing (current dues paid). The APLF Class of 2023-2024 will be selected from applications received by March 17, 2023.  Application information and additional program details are posted on the APC website at:

Pathology Leadership Academy (PLA) – Registration Now Open
Registration for the 2023 Pathology Leadership Academy (PLA), July 15-16, 2023 is now open! The next PLA will be held July 15-16, 2023 in person at the Swissôtel in Chicago, Illinois. Join fellow aspiring leaders in academic pathology for an exciting professional development opportunity, which starts with a thought-provoking dinner session on Saturday, July 15th, accompanied by networking time with peers and mentors. The program continues throughout the day Sunday, July 16th with a focus on professional development topics. This program is included for APLF program participants. For those not interested in or unable to participate in the year-round APLF program, this 1.5-day professional development program is a valuable alternative! PLA program information and registration details are posted on the APC website at:

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Academic Pathology is APC's fully open-access, PubMed-indexed, peer-reviewed journal and part of the world-class collection of journals and pathology resources published by Elsevier, with visibility to a global audience of academic leaders through Science Direct and Clinical Key. In June 2023, Academic Pathology will reach another major milestone, when it receives its first journal impact factor – one more reason to submit your manuscript to APC’s official journal! Published Articles can be found at the journal website.

Recently Published Articles

The phenotype of academic pathology chairs, M. George, et al. Research Article First Published February 1, 2023:

Diagnostic yield and repeat biopsies in rectal and nonrectal colorectal adenocarcinoma: Are we hedging on rectal biopsies? M. Kmeid, et al. Research Article First Published February 1, 2023:

Utilizing digital pathology and immunohistochemistry of p53 as an adjunct to molecular testing in myeloid disorders, K. Rogers, et al. Research Article First Published February 1, 2023:

Undergraduate medical student perspectives on the role of autopsy in medical education, P. Hearle, et al. Research Article First Published January 31, 2023:

Click here to view the latest issue of Academic Pathology and subscribe to receive alerts when the latest issues are published!

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APC recognizes its outstanding members in this NEW “Member Recognition” section of the e-News where we would like to highlight special announcements concerning members, such as advancement to national leadership positions, inductions into national academies, national and international awards, national press coverage, Chair retirements and new Chair appointments, and more! If you have an announcement that you would like to share, please contact the APC office at [email protected] to let us know about it!

Chair Changes at Indiana University School of Medicine

John Eble John Eble, MD, MBA (Former Chair, Indiana University School of Medicine) retires after serving as the Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Indiana University since 1999.

Michael Feldman

Michael Feldman, MD, PhD (Chair, Indiana University School of Medicine) assumes the role as Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Indiana University, effective February 1, 2023.


More information on this leadership transition can be found at:

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Register for APC 2023!

July 16-19, 2023 | Swissôtel in Chicago, IL

The APC Annual Meeting returns in-person to the beautiful Swissôtel in Chicago, Illinois on July 16-19, 2023 (Sun-Wed)! As in 2022, the APC Annual Meeting will be hosted in a hybrid format, with in-person sessions and events that incorporate remote attendees and speakers via Zoom. APC Section Councils and Committees are hard at work developing exceptional and timely educational content for the 2023 APC Annual Meeting. Preliminary Program details are now posted on the APC website! A sampling of emerging session topics includes:

  • Models for Supporting, Compensating and Advancing Medical Educators
  • Enabling and Incentivizing Research Among Departmental Faculty
  • Recruiting and Retaining the Academic Laboratory Workforce in a Competitive Economy
  • Improving Trainee Experiences in Pathology Residency
  • Paving the Road to Competency-Based Medical Education in Pathology Residency
  • Advocating Within Your System: Stewarding Precision Medicine Testing
  • Recognizing and Addressing Healthcare Disparities through the Lens of Academic Pathology
  • Leading during Challenging Times: Promoting and Enhancing Personal and Departmental Resilience
  • Integrating Community-Based Practices into Academic Health Systems

Learn more about the 2023 APC Annual Meeting and register at the lowest rates today at:!

APC plans to offer Continuing Medical Education credits for a subset of the educational content presented at the APC 2023 Annual Meeting, for both live discussion sessions and pre-recorded presentations. CME is included in the cost of physician registration.

For last year’s (APC 2022) meeting registrants who wish to claim CME credit and haven’t yet, access to the APC 2022 Online Learning Program, which includes most of the recorded presentations for the APC 2022 Annual Meeting. APC 2022 registrants are automatically enrolled in the APC 2022 Online Learning Program. If you have not registered for the APC 2022 Annual Meeting, you may still enroll and participate in the APC 2022 Online Learning Program in order to claim by March 31, 2023and receive CME credit. There will be no deadline extensions for claiming credit. Additional information and claim instructions can be found on the APC website at:

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The APC Leadership Development & Diversity (LD&D) Committee recently developed the concept of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Faculty Leaders Network in academic pathology. AAMC data suggests pathology is one of the most diverse specialties in medicine. APC recognizes that a diverse workforce and an inclusive, respectful work environment serve to promote the missions of excellence in patient care and academic pathology. LD&D Committee members believe there is an opportunity to support the departmental leaders in DEI by organizing them into a group that can share and generate information, best practices, and educational resources. 

The new APC DEI Faculty Leaders Network, which reports to APC’s LD&D Committee, has been approved by APC Council and continues to recruit participants for a first meeting to be held via Zoom on Friday, March 10, 2023, at 12:00pm ET / 11:00am CT / 10:00am MT / 9:00am PTPlease note that only Chair members can appoint appropriate faculty member(s) to this groupFor more information and to add your departmental DEI Faculty Leader to the Network, please go to the APC website at:

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PRODS Spring Virtual Meeting
Thursday, March 23, 2023 | Duration: 1.5 hours
2:30pm ET / 1:30pm CT / 12:30pm MT / 11:30am PT 
PRODS & GMEAS members are encouraged to attend this free member event organized by PRODS Council. Representatives from the ACGME and the ABPath and our representative to the Organization of Program Director Associations (OPDA) will present relevant and timely topics to membership. Click here to register! 

Past virtual event recordings, including the Changes to ERAS Webinar hosted by PRODS Council on January 3, 2023, the UMEDS Open House, hosted by UMEDS Council on January 23, 2023, and the GMEAS Mid-Year Virtual Meeting hosted by GMEAS Council on February 2, 2023, are posted on the APC website on the past virtual events webpage and are still free for members to access. View these events and past event recordings on the APC Virtual Events webpage at:

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