Society of ’67 Program Applications, AAMC Virtual Specialty Forum, APLF Program Deadline and More!

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APC E-News: February 2024


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Society of ’67 Program Applications, AAMC Virtual Specialty Forum, APLF Program Deadline and More!

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Member Directory

Only members in good standing have access to APC member resources, including the exclusive online member directory. APC's member list is always live and searchable. Click here to search the directory today!

Member Profile

Each APC Member has a profile that allows you to post information and even upload a photo to let others know who you are and what you do! Your member profile is searchable in the APC Member Directory. Update your information today by logging in to the APC website at!

Membership Updates

New Members should complete a New Member Inquiry Form found at:

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.

Student and Trainee Opportunities

APC is pleased to offer the following FREE resources and opportunities for students and trainees:

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Professional Resources

APC is pleased to offer professional resources for members and interested faculty/staff. Click the links below to learn more about the spotlighted professional resources and visit the APC website to learn more about what APC has to offer!

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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.

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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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
APC Committees 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 2024 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 2024 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:

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.

Paths to Progress: Annual Report

Paths to Progress

The 2022 Edition of the APC Annual Report, Paths to Progress is now available! 

Reflect on APC’s accomplishments in 2022 through committee reports, section updates, and other workgroup/task force reports in the latest edition of the annual report – Paths to Progress.

Find the 2022 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

APC 2024 Meeting Banner


The 57th APC Annual Meeting will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC, July 21-24, 2024. Join your colleagues at this once-yearly, highly anticipated opportunity to network with leaders in academic pathology. Arrive in time to reunite at the Welcome Reception on Sunday, July 21st and then immerse yourself in educational topics over three days of programming – Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday – capped off by the awards lunch. For those unable to attend in-person, a robust online experience broadcast via Zoom will be available for remote attendees. As a reminder, the APC Annual Meeting is not only for Chairs and its Section Members, but open to ALL faculty and staff who are interested in advancing the missions of academic pathology.

Program Information – Preliminary Program Now Available!
APC Section Councils and Committees are hard at work developing exceptional and timely educational content for the APC 2024 Annual Meeting. New preliminary program details are now posted on the APC website at:

Hotel and Travel Information
APC is pleased to offer hotel accommodations at a discounted rate if you reserve your room at the Omni Shoreham Hotel through APC’s unique reservation link. For more information and reservation details, visit the APC website at:

Pricing and Registration
Learn more about pricing and registration details, including the APC Health and Safety Policy and Cancellation Policy at:

Click here to register today!

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Exhibitor Prospectus Now Available!

APC is excited to welcome back LIVE exhibits to the APC 2024 Annual Meeting! The APC Annual Meeting exclusively convenes pathology decision makers in academic practice, undergraduate and graduate medical education, and research. Network with over 400 Academic Pathology leaders in an intimate setting for exchanging ideas and information on current and cutting-edge topics and technology in Practice Management, Medical Education, and Research. All exhibitor opportunities can be found in the 2024 Exhibitor Prospectus on the APC website. The application to become a 2024 Exhibitor for the APC Annual Meeting can be found in the prospectus. To learn more and apply today, visit the APC website at:

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

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Application Period Closes Tomorrow, March 1, 2024

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 1stProgram details and application information are posted on the APC website at

Programs of the Society of ‘67 invest in nurturing the academic pathology pipeline and are made possible by generous contributions to the APC Society of ’67, named for APC’s founding year – 1967. Learn more about the Society of ‘67 at:

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

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Application Period Closes Tomorrow, March 1, 2024

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

Programs of the Society of ‘67 invest in nurturing the academic pathology pipeline and are made possible by generous contributions to the APC Society of ’67, named for APC’s founding year – 1967. Learn more about the Society of ‘67 at:

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

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Application Period Open Now through March 15, 2024

The Association of Pathology Chairs’ Leadership Development & Diversity Committee is pleased to welcome applicants for the 2024-2025 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 2024-2025 will be selected from applications received by March 15, 2024.  Application information and additional program details are posted on the APC website at:

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From the desk of APC's Deputy Director, Lydia P. Howell, MD

APC continues to serve as the advocate for academic pathology. We work alongside many organizations to amplify the voice of our specialty. Here are a few highlights of current advocacy activities:

  • The APC’s advocacy priorities were shared with fellow pathology organizations at the College of American Pathologists (CAP) annual Advocacy Leadership Meeting on February 9, 2024. Other organizations in attendance were the American Society of Cytopathology, American Society for Clinical Pathology, American Society of Dermatopathology, Association for Molecular Pathology, and National Association of Medical Examiners. Here are a few of the common themes among organizations which provide opportunity for new and renewed partnerships:
    • Advocating for appropriate oversight of lab developed tests (LDTs) and mitigating the anticipated detrimental effect on patient care and pathology practice by the recent FDA proposed rule to regulate LDTs as medical devices.
    • Addressing issues related to Medicare and physician reimbursement through partnerships with others, including the American Medical Association and other non-pathology organizations.
    • Addressing workforce challenges at all levels of the laboratory, including support of the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act. 
    • Leveraging data and technologies to improve patient care and to ensure that pathologists are fully recognized for their leadership in generating, curating and synthesizing patient data for clinical care and research.
  • APC has worked collaboratively with other organizations to capitalize on our common interest in appropriate LDT regulation, as mentioned above, and address the FDA’s proposed rule to regulate LDTs like medical devices. 
    • APC is collecting quotes from pathology’s academic department leaders for use in an expecting hearing held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Congressman Michael Burgess (R-TX) is the champion for continuing LDT oversight by CMS CLIA, as the APC and other organizations have recommended.
    • On January 30, 2024, APC was invited, along with other organizations, to meet with the White House Office of Pandemic Preparedness and Response (OPPR) to discuss how this rule will harm the ability of clinical laboratories to prepare and respond to future threats, in addition to harming regular patient care. Representatives of APC, the Association for Molecular Pathology, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, and the Association for Diagnostics and Laboratory Medicine met with Nikki Romanik, DO, Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of OPPR, and her staff, who were receptive to our concerns. In our follow-up communication, we provided APC’s response to the FDA and encouraged her office’s support of these recommendations.
  • Advocacy for appropriate attribution and benchmarking of clinical work are shared priorities of APC’s Practice & Management Committee, Academic Pathology Executives (APEX) Section, and Clinical Service Leaders Committee. Initial meetings were held with Vizient on February 12th and 27th to introduce APC’s interests and concerns. These were met with enthusiasm by Vizient's representatives, who shared that they have worked successfully with other specialties on similar issues. Follow-up meetings are in progress.

APC is continually working -- and networking -- to support academic pathology.  More to come next month!

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AAMC Liaison Group

APC is forming an AAMC liaison group, consisting of academic pathologists who are current members of AAMC’s Affinity Groups. The intent is to connect APC more closely to the activities of the AAMC that align with APC’s own strategic priorities in education, research, faculty development, DEI and more. Through our members’ involvement in both organizations, we hope to leverage our strengths, do more, and enhance the impact and visibility of academic pathologists as leaders and influencers! We anticipate getting the liaison group together on a regular basis to hear what is happening in the various AAMC Affinity Groups, explore how APC can be more involved as a partner, where we can provide leadership if needed, and what we can do on our own to amplify important efforts. Please e-mail Deputy Director Lydia Howell ([email protected]) if you are a member of any of the affinity groups and would like to participate as a liaison to APC!

Communications Affinity Group

APC Council recently approved a new affinity group for communications professionals who are serving academic departments of pathology and laboratory medicine, recognizing that communications is an integral service to amplify academic accomplishments. This affinity group will provide a network for learning and collaboration around communications-related functions within and for our member departments. The co-leaders of the group will be Christina Crowe, Director of Communications at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Kamran Mirza, Professor of Pathology & Assistant Chair of Education and Director of Division of Education Programs at the University of Michigan.  In addition to creating a network for communications professionals to learn from each other, Ms. Crowe and Dr. Mirza envision developing educational opportunities that are open to all APC members who are interested in learning about, sharing resources for, and championing communications and outreach best practices specific to pathology and laboratory medicine.

We understand that communications staff may be shared with other departments and/or employed by the university or hospital system as a whole. In this unique circumstance, relevant staff (within or outside of the department) are eligible to join APC’s Communications Professionals Group, as long as they are supporting the pathology department’s communications efforts. Interested staff should respond to by Friday, March 22nd to be included in scheduling for the first group meeting in April 2024.

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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. Academic Pathology reached another major milestone by receiving its first journal impact factor – one more reason to submit your manuscript to APC’s official journal!

Recently Published Articles

Selective breast/gynecologic pathology fellowship training in the United States: Experience of program directors, M. Mokhtar Desouki et al. Research Article First Published February 14, 2024:

Collaboration to Improve Emergency Laboratory Response: Open letter from the Association of Pathology Chairs to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, L. Howell, M. Laposata and P. Markwood. Commentary Published February 5, 2024:

Establishing priorities for implementation of large language models in pathology and laboratory medicine, S. Arvisais-Anhalt et al. Review Article First Published January 11, 2024:

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

Educational Cases

Academic Pathology now has over 170 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.

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APC seeks to highlight major member accomplishments in this Member Recognition section of the e-News, where we spotlight special announcements, such as advancement to national leadership positions, inductions into national academies, national and international awards, national press coverage, Chair retirements, 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!

Columbia University Chair Update
Kevin Gardner, MD, PhD, is appointed as permanent Chair of the Columbia University Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, effective February 1, 2024, following his service as Interim Chair beginning in July 2023.

University of Rochester Chair Update
Christa Whitney-Miller, MD, is appointed as permanent Chair of the University of Rochester Medical Center Department of Pathology effective December 2023, following her service as Interim Chair beginning in September 2022. Click here to read the full announcement.

University of Maryland Chair Changes
Paul Staats, MD, is appointed Interim Chair of the University of Maryland Department of Pathology effective February 1, 2024, following the retirement of Sanford Stass, MD, who served as Department Chair since 2003. Dr. Stass will continue his involvement with the APC as a member of the Senior Fellows Group.

Western Michigan University Chair Changes
Prentiss Jones Jr, PhD, is appointed Interim Chair of the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker, M.D. School of Medicine Department of Pathology, effective January 6, 2024, following the retirement of Joyce deJong, DO.

Thomas Jefferson University Chair Changes
Charalambos Solomides, MD, is appointed Interim Chair of the Thomas Jefferson University Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine, effective October 1, 2023, following the retirement of Stephen Peiper, MD.

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PRODS Spring Virtual Meeting – Register Today!
Wednesday, April 3, 2024 | Duration: 2.5 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 will present relevant and timely topics to membership. Click Here to Register Today!

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

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Share this opportunity with medical students!

APC is pleased to represent Pathology for the fourth consecutive year in the AAMC Virtual Specialty Forum (VSF) on Thursday, March 28th, 1-4pm ET. This event is open to medical students early in their specialty exploration. The Pathology virtual booth will be filled with helpful information and volunteers. Students can download the information and engage via chat with pathologists. Special thanks to the APC members and Society of ’67 Alumni Kinney Scholars, who will volunteer in the virtual booth and chat online with medical student attendees!

  • Ashley Barlev, MD, Resident, University of Pennsylvania
  • Meagan Chambers, MD, Neuropathology Fellow, University of Washington
  • Deborah Chute, MD, Cleveland Clinic
  • Valerie Fitzhugh, MD, Rutgers University
  • Nicole Jackson, MD, MPH, University of Washington
  • Cullen Lilley, MD, Resident, University of California, Los Angeles 
  • Maryknoll Linscott, MS - MD/PhD Student, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Kamran Mirza, MD, PhD, University of Michigan
  • Barbara Ritschel, MD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • Alex Tannenbaum, MD, Resident, University of Wisconsin
  • Jenny Zhang, MD, Resident, University of Arizona, Tucson

Share this AAMC VSF link with medical students and encourage them to register for free access at:

Want to get more student attention for your program?
Add or update your student opportunities on the APC website! Make sure your information is updated no later than March 15th so that the hundreds of students visiting the Pathology virtual booth at the AAMC VSF on March 28th might consider your program to get more exposure to pathology! See the next section below for APC’s compilation of trainee opportunities and instructions on how to post your information

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Call to Refresh Information on Your Programs!

APC is pleased to offer FREE resources and opportunities for students and trainees! These resources rely on member updates and postings for the latest opportunities for students. In 2023, APC launched two new resources to promote Residency or Fellowship Open Houses, in addition to Post Sophomore Fellowship opportunities for medical students. Residency, fellowship, and PSF program directors can now post information about their open houses and other opportunities in a primary location on APC’s website. The listings are intended to be a central resource for medical students and residents to locate information about those events, in the same places where they can find other important trainee opportunities and resources, such as clerkships and unexpected fellowship openings. To add a pathology residency or fellowship open house listing, unexpected fellowship openings, PSTP program listings, PSF programs, and other student educational opportunities, go to the appropriate link below and complete the relevant form.

Student Educational Opportunities:

Residency Open House Resource List:

Fellowship Open Houses Resource List:

Unexpected Fellowship Openings:

PSTP Program Listings:

Other FREE Student and Trainee Resources

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