2023 Membership Renewal, S'67 Board Nominations, Member Recognition and More!

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APC E-News: October 2022


In This Issue...

2023 Membership Renewal, S'67 Board Nominations, Member Recognition 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 


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.

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].

Monthly e-News Archive

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

Important Updates from the APC

Nominate a Colleague by 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!

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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, 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!

Wael Sakr, MD Wael Sakr, MD (Former APC Chair Member) receives an appointment as Dean of the Wayne State University School of Medicine. The full announcement can be found at: https://today.wayne.edu/medicine/news/2022/05/06/wael-sakr-md-appointed-dean-of-wsu-school-of-medicine-47834

Donna Hansel, MD, PhD

Donna Hansel, MD, PhD (Chair, MD Anderson Cancer Center) receives an appointment as Division Head of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center. The full announcement can be found at: https://www.mdanderson.org/newsroom/donna-hansel-md-phd-to-join-md-anderson-as-division-head-of-pathology-and-laboratory-medicine.h00-159541323.html

Guang Fan, MD, PhD


Guang Fan, MD, PhD (Interim Chair, Oregon Health & Science University) receives an appointment as Interim Chair of the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at OHSU after Donna Hansel’s departure. Dr. Fan is a participant of the APC Pathology Leadership Fellows Program (2021-2022). More departmental information can be found at: https://www.ohsu.edu/school-of-medicine/pathology

Ravindra Kolhe, MD, PhD

Ravindra Kolhe, MD, PhD (Interim Chair, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) receives an appointment as Interim Chair of the Department of Pathology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. Dr. Kolhe is a participant of the APC Pathology Leadership Fellows Program (2021-2022). More departmental information can be found at: https://www.augusta.edu/mcg/pathology/

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

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Nomination Deadline Today (October 31st)

Society of ’67 members, who are donors at the level of $500 or more, are eligible for Society of ’67 Board nomination.  Today is the last day to donate in order to be nominated for election to the Society of ’67 Board in 2023!

Invest in the future and legacy of academic pathology by becoming a member of the Society of ’67. Your gift to the Society supports a variety of programs that foster the development of future leaders in academic practice, education, and research. By becoming a Society member by October 31st, you are eligible for nomination to serve on the Society of ’67 Board in 2023!

Donate today to become a Society member and nominate yourself for a Board position by emailing Mel Limson ([email protected]) with a statement of your interest. Upon review by the Society of ’67 Nominating Committee, a slate of candidates will be presented for election by all Society of ’67 members in November.

Stay tuned for donor matching challenges this upcoming fundraising season! More information can be found at: www.apcprods.org/societyof67

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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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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.

Stay tuned for a follow-up survey to collect data from program directors, coordinators and residents on their experiences this year, and a webinar that will report the survey findings later in December!

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In January 2022,  Academic Pathology joined the world-class collection of journals and pathology resources published by Elsevier! In this new publishing alliance, your Academic Pathology articles now have increased visibility to a global audience of academic leaders through Science Direct and Clinical Key, while keeping the same Open Access benefits, editors, and staff you value. 

Academic Pathology will reach a major milestone in June 2023, when it will receive its first journal impact factor – one more reason to submit your manuscript to APC’s official journal!

Recently Published Articles

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

This article and more can be found at 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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