In this Issue: GivingTuesday, Award Nominations, Advocacy Actions, and More!

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APC E-News: November 2021


In This Issue...

GivingTuesday: Donate to Support Academic Pathology, Call for Award Nominations, Advocacy Actions, and More!

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Academic Pathology

Academic Pathology is APC's fully open-access, PMC-indexed, peer-reviewed journal.  Academic Pathology is moving from Sage to Elsevier and a new manuscript submission site is now open!

The new submission site is now open at!

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Submit a manuscript and gain international recognition for your advances in pathology education, administration, or practice.

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Virtual Events

View Past Recordings
A reminder that all our past recorded Virtual Events can be easily found on the APC website. These past recordings include interesting Town Hall discussions, informative Regional Meetings, and much more! The recordings can be viewed on our Past Virtual Events webpage.

Job Postings

Do you have a job opening at your institution? Members can share openings with their section listserv network for free as a member benefit. Job openings can also be posted directly to APC’s Career Center (Job Board), which has broad national visibility.

Post or Search for jobs at:

Listserv Networks

Guidelines: Members are expected to abide by the APC listserv policies. For more information on APC’s listservs, visit the APC website at:

Best Practice: When sending messages to the listserv, please be sure to include a short signature line with at least your name, role, institution, and email address so that other members can reach you directly if needed.

Archives: To view the archive of listserv messages, log in to your member profile and access the E-lists under My Features.

Membership Updates

New Members should complete our short online New Member Inquiry Form found at:

Please inform us of any changes in your departmental membership roster by sending us a message at [email protected].

 Member Profile

Members may log in to the APC website to edit their personal profiles and contact information. Once logged in, members can access exclusive APC resources.

Get Involved - Join a Committee!

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:

NEW Committees

  • Clinical Service Leaders
  • PhD Program Leaders

If you are a Chair who is interested in joining one of the above committees, please submit your written request to the APC office at [email protected].

Paths to Progress: APC Newsletter

Paths to Progress

Reflect on a unique and challenging year by reading the 2020 Edition of the APC Annual Newsletter, Paths to Progress. 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 2020 Edition and previous issues of Paths to Progress on APC's website at:

Monthly e-News Archive

Find all previous issues of APC's Monthly e-News at:


Important Updates from the APC:


This GivingTuesday, join the global movement and donate!


Your generous donations in any amount support the future of academic pathology by funding APC’s Society of ’67 Programs, which sponsor publication fees, research grants, and travel awards for trainees and early career pathologists.

Society of ’67 Programs cultivate and inspire the pathology pipeline and future leaders in academic practice, education, and research. Your gift to the Society helps achieve this visionDonate now or learn more about the Society of ’67, by going to:

New in 2021: Donate $2500 to be a NAMED SPONSOR of a medical student or pathology resident in the Kinney Scholars Program! Donate to the PDAS Fellows Program and support the first ever Marty Lawlor Fellow, named in honor of our PDAS colleague! Applications for both the PDAS Fellows and Kinney Scholars programs will be launched in January 2022! 

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Nominate a Colleague by December 31st – New Easy Submission Site

Nominations are being accepted through December 31st at the new submission site for APC’s Service Awards that annually honor leaders in academic pathology—past and present. Don’t miss this opportunity to recognize a deserving colleague by nominating them for one of the following awards:

Click on the award links above to see each award's criteria, process, and past recipients. For more information, contact the APC Office at 302-660-4940 or [email protected].

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APC Joins AACC, ACMG and AMP in Support of CLIA’s Oversight of LDTs
APC’s resolve against LDT regulation by the FDA, in favor of affirming CLIA’s oversight of LDTs, has strengthened during the COVID-19 pandemic. Academic labs, and the healthcare systems and patients they serve, waited anxiously for weeks to begin rapid PCR testing locally to contain the spread of the virus, while the FDA gave authority only for faulty CDC test kits. As evidenced by the AMA’s and AHA’s support of CLIA improvements hospital leaders and fellow clinicians learned what distinguishes pathologists and professionals practicing laboratory medicine (whose labs are overseen by CLIA and some state health departments), from kits and devices commercially produced or performed outside of CLIA-certified labs (which are regulated by the FDA).

Along with AACC, ACMG and AMP, APC recently produced a webinar that provides essential background information and explains two legislative options – the VITAL Act (which supports CLIA oversight) and the VALID Act (which supports FDA regulation). VALID proponents are expected to push for passage of permanent FDA regulation of LDTs in the coming months. If you accept LDTs as the practice of laboratory medicine, when prompted by AACC, ACMG, AMP or APC, we urge you to take action to push back on VALID, in order to maintain common-sense oversight of LDTs through CLIA modernization.

APC Joins the NKF on Implementation of New eGFR Equations
APC was recently invited by the National Kidney Foundation (NFK) to join their Laboratory Engagement Initiative to facilitate implementation of the new non-race-based equations for the estimation of glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). The new equations were developed by an NFK Task Force and will be formally published in January 2022. APC endorses the use of the new equations and will hold a virtual event in February 2022 to provide background on the changes and examples of implementation in academic health systems, with the hope of accelerating adoption. Stay tuned for an invitation to register for this free virtual event sponsored by APC!

2021 Advocacy Priorities
APC Council approved its 2021 Advocacy Priorities, which were drafted by the Advocacy Committee in consultation with the Graduate Medical Education, Practice & Management, Research, and Undergraduate Medical Education Committees. Click here to see what APC’s Advocacy Priorities are and stayed tuned to the monthly e-News to learn more about how activities of the APC are aligning with accomplishing those goals.

Find all advocacy statements at:

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Registration for the January 2022 PLA is now open! Applications will be accepted until December 17, 2021 (or until sold out – currently 50% sold).

Designed to build and strengthen leadership skills and knowledge for current and future leaders in academic pathology, the January 2022 PLA will focus on managing change, resiliency, personal development for leadership, and interviewing skills. The PLA will be held January 15-16, 2022 at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, AZ. Attendees may participate in person or remotely via Zoom. To maintain the small-group quality of past PLAs, overall attendance will be capped at 65 registrants. Please encourage your promising faculty to apply for the January 2022 PLA to develop their academic leadership potential! See application and program details at: PLA attendees are also welcomed to attend the West-Midwest-Canada Regional Meeting preceding the PLA at the same venue, January 11-14, 2022. Additional registration fees will apply.

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After 7 great years with SAGE Publishing, in January 2022 Academic Pathology will join the world-class collection of journals and pathology resources published by Elsevier! In this new publishing alliance, your Academic Pathology articles will have increased visibility to a global audience of academic leaders, while keeping the same Open Access benefits, editors and staff you value. The new submission site is now open at!

Recently Published Articles

Assessing Applicant Personality in Residency Selection, Candice C. Black. Editorial Article First Published November 9, 2021:

Prioritizing the Interview in Selecting Resident Applicants: Behavioral Interviews to Determine Goodness of Fit, Michael B. Prystowsky, MD, PhD. Research Article First Published October 25, 2021:

Measuring Faculty Effort: A Quantitative Approach That Aligns Personal and Institutional Goals in Pathology at Yale, Jon S. Morrow, MD, PhD, et al. Research Article First Published October 7, 2021:

Click Here to view more of the latest Academic Pathology articles!

To view the COVID-19 Special Collection click here!

Open Access Award Program
The Society of ’67 Open Access Award Program supports early career scholarly publications by paying article processing fees for students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty. Find all Open Access Award articles on the APC website at:

Donate today to support this and other Society of ’67 programs!

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ICPI RESIDENCY DIRECTORY – New Opportunities to Promote Other Training Programs and Events for APC Members

In 2020, APC assumed the duties of co-managing the Intersociety Council for Pathology Information (ICPI). If your department lists a program in the ICPI Residency Directory, the fee for that listing is included as a separate line item in your APC dues invoice.

Departments with ICPI Residency Directory listings may add other training programs (except fellowship programs) at NO additional charge, as long as they are based in the same department. Post-sophomore fellowships, MSTP programs, PSTP programs, PhD programs, and med tech, histotech, and cytotech training programs are all now included in the ONE price of a Residency Program listing! Plus, add Residency Program Open Houses to ICPI event listings!

Margaret Grimes Medical Student Interest Group Grants
The next application deadline is February 28, 2022.

ICPI supports awareness of the important roles played by pathologists in clinical practice and the many career opportunities available in the field of pathology through the Margaret Grimes Medical Student Interest Group Grants. Each grant provides $500 per academic year for unrestricted use in furthering medical student interest group activities. Recipients of the ICPI Medical Student Interest Group Grants also become part of a national cohort of leaders, who are invited to share best practices with each other through virtual forums organized by the ICPI Board. Visit the ICPI website for more information:

Want to add programs, events, or rejoin the ICPI Residency Directory?
Contact [email protected] or submit program details, event details, or listing updates to

Check out the *NEW* ICPI website, which continues to evolve and improve as a resource to students and residents!

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Renewal Deadline 12/31/2021

The 2022 APC membership renewal season is now underway! All current member departments and individual membership holders have been contacted with instructions on how to process your membership renewal. All APC memberships expire on 12/31/2021, so please renew your membership before this deadline to ensure uninterrupted member services. Please direct any inquiries to [email protected].

Why Renew?

In addition to supporting the missions of education, practice, and research through APC’s educational programming, committees, sections, and working groups, your membership dues help APC to strengthen its role in advocating for academic pathology through membership in AAMC’s Government Relations Representatives group and administration of the Intersociety Pathology Council. APC also contributes to pathology workforce development through co-management of the Intersociety Council for Pathology Information (with ASIP) and fundraising for the career development programs of APC's Society of ’67. Importantly, APC maintains membership in AAMC’s Council of Faculty and Academic Societies, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies’ Organization of Program Director Associations, and is a Cooperating Society of the American Board of Pathology. 

APC has a deep interest in diversity and leadership development, and in recent years created a range of programs, including the new APC Pathology Leadership Fellows program, the annual Patricia Thomas Lecture on diversity and leadership topics, and the Pathology Leadership Academy. In 2015, APC launched its flagship open access journal, Academic Pathology that is now published by Elsevier. In 2017, APC celebrated 50 years of service with the creation of the Society of ’67 as a vehicle for supporters to contribute to the legacy and vision of academic pathology through programs like the Society of ’67 Scholars, Healthcare Innovations Grants, and Open Access Publication Awards.  Updates on all of APC’s activities are provided in our annual report, Paths to Progress, and in our monthly e-News.

Click here to learn more about APC Membership

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THANK YOU to the APC members, faculty, students, exhibitors, and other attendees who joined us to Reconnect, Engage, And, Learn at REAL APC 2021 from July 25 to 28, 2021. All Pre-Recorded Presentations are still available to view, and Live Discussion Session recordings are now available to all registrants!

Couldn’t Attend REAL APC 2021?
Meeting content is still available through APC’s 2021 Online Learning Program! Register today and get instant access to ALL meeting content including Pre-Recorded Presentations and Live Discussion Sessions. APC's 2021 Online Learning Program offers a robust amount of educational content to meet your continuing education and professional development needs! Click here for more information on registration and pricing, which includes CME for physicians who claim by next July 7, 2022.

For the latest updates and information, visit the APC website at:

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