In this Issue: Pathology Leadership Academy, Academic Pathology Updates, Membership Renewals and More!

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APC E-News: October 2021


In This Issue...

Pathology Leadership Academy, Academic Pathology Updates, Membership Renewals 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 will be launched soon. Stay tuned for more exciting updates!

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

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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].

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: 

Paths to Progress:
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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:


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.

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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. 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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Nominate a Colleague by December 31, 2021

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 recipients. For more information, contact the APC Office at 302-660-4940 or [email protected].

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ACADEMIC PATHOLOGY  Recently Published Articles

Prioritizing the Interview in Selecting Resident Applicants: Behavioral Interviews to Determine Goodness of Fit, Michael B. Prystowsky, MD, PhD, et al. 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:

Enhancing the Pipeline of Pathologists in the United States, Wesley Y. Naritoku, MD, PhD, Mary A. Furlong, MD, MS, Barbara Knollman-Ritschel, MD, Karen L. Kaul, MD, PhD. Research Article First Published September 23, 2021:

Generating Discretionary Income in an Academic Department of Pathology, David N. Bailey, MD, James M. Crawford MD, PhD, Peter E. Jensen, MD, Debra G.B. Leonard, MD, PhD, Susan McCarthy, Fred Sanfilippo, MD, PhD. Research Article First Published September 23, 2021:

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

To view the entire 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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Become a Member Today!
Invest in the future and legacy of academic pathology by becoming a Society of ’67 member. Become a member by donating to support the programs of the Society of ’67 that foster the development of academic pathology and future leaders in academic practice, education, and research. Your gift to the Society helps achieve this vision. More information can be found at:

In preparation for the fundraising season in November and December, the Society of ’67 will be announcing new donor recognition incentives for the Kinney Scholars program that benefits medical students and pathology residents, as well as the creation of a newly named PDAS Fellow in honor of Marty Lawlor, our longtime PDAS colleague, who recently passed away. Details coming soon!

Meanwhile, the Open Access Publication Award program, now in its third year of funding article processing fees for medical students, residents, and early career faculty to publish in Academic Pathology, recently received a generous Diamond level contribution from benefactors, James and Aleta Crawford. The Society of ’67 Board deeply appreciates their commitment to supporting this program, which has contributed to the professional development of over 50 young authors, whose articles received the awards after successful peer-review!

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Discussion Group on Preparing Your Institution for Residency/Fellow Wellness
Date: Friday, November 5, 2021
Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm (ET), 12:00pm-1:30pm (CT), 11:00am-12:30pm (MT), 10:00am-11:30am (PT)
Registration Required: Click Here to Register Today!
Wesley Y. Naritoku, MD, PhD, and Katherine Scribner, DO, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Program: Click here for more program details 


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.

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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.

Grant Deadline Approaching!
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:

Interest groups that miss the October 31st application cut-off may still apply for the next round of grants, whose application deadline is February 28, 2022.

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!

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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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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