Society of 67 Scholars Award for Pathology Residents and Medical Students


The Society of '67 Kinney Scholars Program was named in 2021 to honor Dr. Thomas D. Kinney. Dr. Kinney was especially committed to education and training, one of the founders of APC, and a legendary pathologist and mentor to many.

The Society of ’67 Thomas D. Kinney Scholars Program provides an opportunity for medical students and/or pathology residents to familiarize themselves with career opportunities in pathology and the critical role of pathology in healthcare delivery, research, and education. Kinney Scholars in the program participate in the APC 2024 Annual Meeting at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC, where they will gain insight from national leaders in academic pathology. The application period opens in January and closes in early March annually.

The 2024 Society of '67 Kinney Scholars Application Period will open by January 26, 2024.

The 2024 Society of '67 Kinney Scholars will:

  • receive an immersive experience in the development of innovative approaches to medical education and academic pathology practice; 
  • learn about advocacy and outreach efforts for pathology and laboratory medicine stakeholders; and
  • interact with the leaders of academic pathology, bringing a trainee’s perspective to the Association.

Requirements of Scholars:

  • attend the APC 2024 Annual Meeting sessions;
  • participate in designated Scholar activities, starting on Sunday, July 21, 2024;
  • attend the Awards Lunch Program on Wednesday, July 24, 2024;
  • be recognized as Society of ’67 Scholars throughout the program (in person, in print, and in photos);
  • provide a post-conference brief report of their experiences; and
  • comply with the APC Code of Conduct throughout the meeting

The Society of ’67 will provide meeting registration, which covers meals offered during the program, and lodging for three nights at the Omni Shoreham hotel in Washington, DC..


  • Applicants must be medical students or pathology residents beyond PGY-1 at the time of the APC 2024 Annual Meeting (July 21-24, 2024).
  • Current fourth-year medical students who will be first-year residents (PGY-1) at the time of APC 2024 are not eligible to apply.

Letter of Recommendation Details: 

  • Letter requirements for academic level:
    • For Pathology Resident Applicants: a letter from either their Residency Program Director or their Pathology Department Chair at an APC member department.
    • For Medical Student Applicants: a letter from the Pathology Department Chair (APC member department) is preferred, but a letter from a Pathology Faculty Mentor or Course Director is also acceptable.
  • Please be sure to have the Chair, Program Director, or Faculty Mentor/Course Director include:
    • Why you are deserving of this Kinney Scholar Award;
    • Permission to travel and attend the APC 2024 Annual Meeting from Sunday, July 21 through Wednesday, July 24, 2024; and
    • (a) Commitment to support travel expenses (air, ground, non-conference meals, etc.) OR (b) request for travel support (up to $500) from the Society of ’67, for the applicant, if selected to participate in the Society of '67 Kinney Scholars Program based on the departmental inability to cover these costs.
  • The Letter of Recommendation must be submitted no later than the March 1st deadline. The letter can be submitted by the person writing your letter directly to our Awards email ([email protected]), or if you are given a copy, uploaded into the online application form.

Application Details:

  • Submission deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2024 at 5:00pm (Eastern).
  • Notifications will be sent by early April 2024.
  • A preview of last year's (2023) online application can be downloaded as a PDF for reference only. The 2024 program and application are subject to change until the application period is launched no later than January 26, 2024. All applications must be submitted through an online form that will be available upon program launch.

Questions? Contact the Awards team at [email protected].

Congratulations to the 2023 Kinney Scholars!

Medical Students

Santos Acosta Martinez, University of Virginia, Sponsored by the APC Senior Fellows Group
Harrison Dai, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Sponsored by Cheryl Hanau, MD
Curtiss Johnson, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hermon Kihshen, University of Wisconsin
Logan Meurer, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University
Hunter Monroe, West Virginia University
Nathan Ryan, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Ronan Talty, Yale School of Medicine
Alexandra Tatarian, The State University of New York Upstate Medical University


Swati Bhardwaj, MBBS, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Justin Chang, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Jennifer Chousal, MD, PhD, University of California, San Diego
Hallie Dolin, MD, PhD, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Phoebe Hammer, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine
Connor Hartzell, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Sponsored by Dani Zander, MD
Andrew Hasenzahl, MD, MPH, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Sylvia Jang MD, BA, Houston Methodist Hospital, Sponsored by L. Maximilian Buja, MD
Brett Kurpiel, MD, University of Virginia
Grace Kwon, MD, PhD, Duke University Medical Center
Tanner Mack, MD, University of Ottawa
Jessica  Muldoon, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine, Sponsored by Dani Zander, MD
Caroline Stanek, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Kara Tanaka, MD, University of California, San Francisco, Sponsored by Lydia Howell, MD
Sehyo Yune MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Sponsored by the APC Senior Fellows Group
Jenny Zhang, MD, Banner University Medical Center Tucson / University of Arizona Tucson, Sponsored by Cheryl Hanau, MD


Past Scholars

2022 Thomas D. Kinney Scholars Program

Medical Students

Basma Al Masraf, Michigan State University, Sponsored by Cheryl Hanau, MD
Nicole Fye, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Jerome Givi, MPH, West Virginia University, Sponsored by L. Maximilian Buja, MD
Emily Hatheway, Duke University School of Medicine, Sponsored by Robert Hoffman, MD, PhD
Saumya Kasliwal, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
Laura Molina, PhD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Sponsored by Lydia Howell, MD
Sanika Satoskar, MPH, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Jerry Saunders II, PhD, University of Rochester
Alex Tannenbaum, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Sponsored by Barbara Ducatman, MD
Karen (Kay) Tew, University of Florida College of Medicine, Sponsored by the APC Senior Fellows Group


Adeyinka Akinsanya, MBBS, Indiana University School of Medicine
Ahmad Alshomrani, MBBS, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Sponsored by Lydia Howell, MD
Ji Dong Bai, MD, Stony Brook University Hospital, Sponsored by Daniel Ryan, MD
Meagan Chambers, MD, University of Washington, Sponsored by Robert Hoffman, MD, PhD
Luiz Paulo De Lima Guido, MD, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital
Arkar Htoo, MD, Albany Medical Center, Sponsored by Cheryl Hanau, MD
Constantine Kanakis, MD, Loyola University Medical Center
Vivian Tang, MD, University of California, San Francisco
Burak Tekin, MD, Mayo Clinic, Sponsored by the APC Senior Fellows Group
Mary Torrez, MD, University of New Mexico


2021 Thomas D. Kinney Scholars Program

Medical Students

Ashley Barlev, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Diana Fang, Medical University of South Carolina
Adriana Garrison, West Virginia School of Medicine
Evelyn Ilori, PhD, Case Western Reserve University
Cullen Lilley, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Margarita Loxas, Creighton University
Wesley Wang, The Ohio State University


Samreen Fathima, MD, Baylor University medical center
Ashley Hein, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Timothy Helland, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Maria Cristina Magallanes Hoyos, MD, Oregon Health and Science University
Janina Markidan, MD, University of Maryland Medical Center
Nicole Mendelson, MD, University of Vermont Medical Center
Kenechukwu Ojukwu, MD, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Jason Rostedt, MD, Madigan Army Medical Center
Brandon Zelman, DO, Loyola University Medical Center

2021 Kinney Scholars

Past Scholars

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This award is made possible through contributions to the Society of ’67.