2023 Distinguished Service Awards, Member Recognition, PDAS Matching Challenge and More!

Association of Pathology Chairs
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APC E-News: November 2022


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2023 Distinguished Service Awards, Member Recognition, PDAS Matching Challenge and More!

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Academic Pathology

Academic Pathology is APC's fully open-access, PubMed-indexed, peer-reviewed journalAcademic Pathology has moved from Sage to Elsevier and a new manuscript submission site has officially launched. Submit a manuscript and gain international recognition for your advances in pathology education, administration or practice.

Click here to submit your manuscript today!

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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: www.apcprods.org/coronis


Gold Partner, American Society for Clinical Pathology: www.apcprods.org/ascp 


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: https://careers.apcprods.org/

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: https://www.apcprods.org/m-lists

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 a New Member Inquiry Form found at: https://www.apcprods.org/m-membership

Need to add or replace a member? Please complete our short New Member Inquiry Form

Need to remove a member from your roster? Please submit a Member Removal Request.

Please contact the APC office at [email protected] if you have any questions about APC Membership.

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.

APC 2022 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 2022 Advocacy Priorities.

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

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: 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: www.apcprods.org/m-paths-to-progress.

Monthly e-News Archive

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

Important Updates from the APC

Only a few weeks left to nominate your colleagues!
Nomination Deadline: December 31, 2022

The Association of Pathology Chairs is pleased to annually honor leaders in academic pathology—past and present—with the following awards:

Click on the award links above to see each award's criteria, process, and prior recipients. Email [email protected] or call 302-660-4940 to let us know you are interested in nominating a dedicated Chair, Program Director, Medical Educator, Department Administrator, or Program Coordinator. We’ll answer your questions and send helpful reminders about the status of their nomination package to ensure it’s completed by December 31st!

Recipients will be honored and recognized at the APC 2023 Annual Meeting, July 16-19, 2023, at the Swissôtel Chicago! Watch for the launch of registration at the lowest rates in December and stay tuned for information and updates posted on the APC website!

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Giving Tuesday

If you missed Giving Tuesday, there is still time to donate to the Society of ‘67 programs that CULTIVATE and INSPIRE the pipeline of academic pathologists!  Every contribution invests in the future and legacy of academic pathology. YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT ultimately advances and improves health care by fostering the development of academic pathology and future leaders in academic practice, education, and research. Learn more about Society of ’67 programs at www.apcprods.org/societyof67 and DONATE TODAY!

DONATIONS at any level are appreciated and recognized on the Society of ’67 donor page! Contributors starting at $500 become a Society of ’67 Member who have the option to designate which existing program receives your financial support. As a reminder, a donation of $2500 also allows the contributor to be a named sponsor of a Kinney Scholar! For donations from the PDAS membership, see the matching challenge further below from one of your emeritus colleagues!

Matching Challenge for PDAS Fellowship Program: For donations raised above $2500 from the PDAS membership by the end of 2022, Emeritus PDAS Member Harry Pukay-Martin (former Department Administrator at The Ohio State University) will match donations up to another $2500 to help provide the opportunity for Associate PDAS Members to become a PDAS Fellow! Membership eligibility and other resources can be found on the APC website at: https://www.apcprods.org/pdas

The Society of ’67 gratefully appreciates the generosity of an anonymous donor who matched nearly 20 Senior Fellow contributions in 2021 and early 2022 that led to raising funds equivalent to the Diamond level for unrestricted funding of the Society of ’67 programs. The Senior Fellows currently maintain their status as the leading contributor of all APC Sections!

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

DONATE TODAY and make a difference for the future of academic pathology!

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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!

Recently Published Articles

Validation of portable tablets for transplant pathology diagnosis according to the College of American Pathologists’ Guidelines, S. Marletta et al. Research Article First Published July 31, 2022: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acpath.2022.100047

Towards high reliability in national pathology education: Evaluating the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology educational product, C. Harris et al. Research Article First Published August 24, 2022: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acpath.2022.100048

Pathology trainees rarely report safety incidents: A review of 13,722 safety reports and a call to action, C. Harris et al. Brief Report First Published August 26, 2022: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acpath.2022.100049

Features of burnout amongst pathologists: A reassessment, M. Cohen et al. Research Article First Published October 7, 2022: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acpath.2022.100052

Learning mechanisms and outcomes of an interprofessional molecular pathology workshop for residents, M. Meeuwsen et al. Research Article First Published October 19, 2022: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acpath.2022.100056

Web-based pathology modules with virtual slides are effective for teaching introductory gastrointestinal pathology concepts, J. Birkness-Gartman et al. Research Article First Published November 25, 2022: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acpath.2022.100059

These articles and more can be found on the journal website

Educational Cases

Academic Pathology now has over 150 Educational Cases published in association with the Pathology Competencies for Medical Education (PCME), which are organized as collections in three competency areas – disease mechanisms and processes, organ system pathology, and diagnostic medicine and therapeutic pathology. The PCME were created by pathology chairs and course directors to serve as a national standard identifying the core content for teaching pathology in these basic competencies. Each competency includes learning goals and objectives to assess the acquisition, integration and application of knowledge to demonstrate the development of competency. Click here to learn more about how to prepare an Educational Case and see an index of cases that are ready to use in medical education.

Society of ’67 Open Access Award Program

The Society of ’67 Open Access Award Program seeks to promote the publication of high-quality original scholarship in a peer-reviewed journal by authors at an early stage of academic development. Award recipients will have the article processing fee paid for by the Society of ’67. The first or corresponding author (qualifying author) must be a medical student, pathology resident or fellow, or junior faculty. 

Submit an application to determine if you qualify for the Society of '67 Open Access Award. Find more program information and application instructions at: www.apcprods.org/societyof67-award-oaDonate to the Society of ’67 to support this and other programs

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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!

Samuel Wahl, MD Samuel Wahl, MD (Former Chair, Lenox Hill Hospital) retires from his role as Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

Shabnam Jaffer, MD

Shabnam Jaffer, MD (Chair, Lenox Hill Hospital) appointed Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital. The official announcement can be found at: https://www.northwell.edu/news/the-latest/shabnam-jaffer-appointed-chair-pathology-lenox-hill-hospital

Charles Clevenger, MD, PhD


Charles Clevenger, MD, PhD (Former Chair, Virginia Commonwealth University) steps down as Chair of the Department of Pathology at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Susan Roseff, MD

Susan Roseff, MD (Interim Chair, Virginia Commonwealth University) is appointed Interim Chair of the Department of Pathology at Virginia Commonwealth University.


As a reminder, you can find a complete list of New Chairs on the APC website at: https://www.apcprods.org/new-chairs. Departments with ongoing Chair searches are posted on the APC website at: https://www.apcprods.org/ongoing-searches. Retiring Chairs are encouraged to apply for Senior Fellow membership at: https://www.apcprods.org/senior-fellows.

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Member Section Resources - Exclusive Member Benefits: The APC provides education, training, information resources, and networking opportunities for Chairs, residency program directors (through PRODS), medical student educators (through UMEDS), department administrators (through PDAS), and program coordinators (through GMEAS). Each member Section has a curated list of resources to enhance professional development. Learn more about your Section’s Council members, toolboxes, distinguished awards and more by visiting your member Section’s webpage (linked above)! Thank you to all the volunteers and leadership on producing and maintaining these valuable member resources!

Physician-Scientist Training Programs: APC provides resources for program leaders and prospective trainees for Physician-Scientist Training in Pathology. For current and prospective trainees in pathology, APC offers a directory of Physician-Scientist Training Programs as reported by member departments in APC's 2020 Research Survey. To learn more about physician-scientist training programs in Pathology, visit the APC website at: https://www.apcprods.org/PSTP-Pathology  For Program Leaders, the APC Research Committee provides methods to attract research-oriented and MD/PhD students into pathology. To learn more about recruitment, visit the APC website at: https://www.apcprods.org/PSTP-Recruitment. More student opportunities can be found on the APC website at: https://www.apcprods.org/opportunities

Fellowship Application Resources: As previously reported, the APC strongly supports the national movement toward a uniform timeline for fellowship recruitment and encourages member institutions to participate! Programs following this uniform timeline made their first offers on October 3, 2022. In cooperation with APC’s Fellowship Directors Ad Hoc Committee (FDAHC), links to information and updates regarding all subspecialty fellowship recruitment processes can be found on APC’s NEW Fellowship Application Resources webpage at https://www.apcprods.org/fellowship-application-resourcesFor applicable subspecialties, resources include lists of participating programs.

More resources can be found under the “Resources” tab on the APC website at: www.apcprods.org

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Renew by December 31st

The APC membership renewal season is still underway! All current member departments and individual membership holders were sent an email with instructions on how to process your membership renewal for 2023. Please direct any inquiries to [email protected].

Why Renew?

In addition to APC supporting the missions of education, practice, and research through educational programming, and other activities of our committees, sections, and working groupsyour membership dues help APC represent the needs and perspective of academic pathology in our engagement with other organizations, including AAMC’s Government Relations Representatives group and the Intersociety Pathology Council. APC contributes to pathology workforce development through programs of our philanthropic arm – the Society of ’67 – and through Charter Membership in the Intersociety Council for Pathology Information. 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.

Most importantly, APC provides a network for current and past chairs, program directors, administrators, educators, and coordinators to learn and grow from each other, and to foster the development of the next generation of diverse leaders through programs like the APC Pathology Leadership Fellows program and the Pathology Leadership Academy.

In 2014, APC launched its flagship open access journalAcademic Pathology as a platform to communicate best practices and novel approaches in medical education and academic department administration that improve training, and impact innovation and patient care. Academic Pathology also publishes the Pathology Competencies for Medical Education and associated Educational Cases. 

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 Kinney ScholarsHealthcare Innovation Grants, and Open Access Publication Awards.

In 2022, APC formed a partnership with the founders of PathElective, web-based content developed as a virtual learning experience for students during the pandemic, to become an official APC publication and to secure its future as a free global resource in pathology education.

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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