NEW Affinity Groups, APC 2023 Photos Now Available, Call for 2024 Award Nominations and More!

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APC E-News: August 2023


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NEW Affinity Groups, APC 2023 Photos Now Available, Call for 2024 Award Nominations 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.

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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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:

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 2023 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 2023 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.

Monthly e-News Archive

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

Important Updates from the APC

July 16-19, 2023 | Swissôtel in Chicago, IL
Now Available: CME Claim Form, Photos and Recordings!

APC 2023

For meeting attendees, Live Session recordings are NOW AVAILABLE in the APC Learning Center (login required) along with the Attendee Contact List, which is available for attendees to connect and network with other colleagues in attendance! Please refer to the APC 2023 Program Guide for session details.

Registration is still available at the Remote Registration rate. If you missed registering for APC 2023, you still have a chance to access the material (including LIVE session recordings) and earn CME credit! Register today for on-demand access to pre-recorded presentations and live session recordings NOW AVAILABLE in the APC Learning Center! CME is included with registration, but claims must be submitted no later than September 30, 2023. Learn more and register today at:

Event photos are NOW AVAILABLE! Visit this APC Dropbox link to enjoy some captured moments in Chicago! Images from our official photographer are permitted to be used to promote the event in press releases, on social media and on websites (tag #APC2023 and @apcprods). Commercial use is not permitted. For specific permissions to re-use an image, please contact: [email protected].

Claim Your CME Credits by September 30th!
For meeting registrants who wish to claim CME credit for participating in the APC 2023 Annual Meeting, APC is pleased to offer Continuing Medical Education credits for a subset of the educational content presented at the APC 2023 Annual Meeting, for both live discussion sessions and pre-recorded presentations. CME is included in the registration fee. By viewing the pre-recorded presentations, attending the programmed sessions, and viewing the recordings of the concurrent sessions after the conference week, you can claim a maximum of 42.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Track your learning using the CME Tracker (available here) and then submit your responses through the online form (available here) now through September 30, 2023. Certificates will be emailed by the APC Office within 4-6 weeks of submitting your claims. For additional CME information and disclosures, please visit the APC website at:

THANK YOU to the 109 speakers and panelists, more than 500 registrants, and 19 exhibiting companies for participating in the APC 2023 Annual Meeting! Registrants should be on the lookout for Section-specific meeting evaluation surveys to provide feedback and topic ideas for next year! We look forward to seeing you at the APC 2024 Annual Meeting on July 21-24, 2024 at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC!

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Recently Issued: First JCI Impact Factor for Academic Pathology

APC and Elsevier are pleased to announce the achievement of another major milestone for Academic Pathology with its first Journal Citation Index Impact Factor being released in June 2023. Academic Pathology received a respectable Impact Factor for a new journal of 1.0 and is climbing the ranks in the category of Pathology at #68 among 86 journals. As a fully open access journal uniquely focused on education and administrative research, versus basic science research, Academic Pathology is well-positioned to advance further in journal ranking as it grows in recognition and citations. Submit your manuscript to APC’s official journal, which is accessible globally to readers through Elsevier’s premier platforms – Science Direct and Clinical Key.

Recently Published Articles

The Genomics Organization for Academic Laboratories (GOAL): A vision for a genomics future for academic pathology, D. Aisner, et al. Research Article First Published August 8, 2023:

This is Jeopardy! A flexible coverage-based schedule model to address wellness for pathology training programs, J. Scapa, et al. Research Article First Published July 14, 2023:

Pathology Competencies in Medical Education and Educational Cases: Update 2023, B. Knollmann-Ritschel, et al. Research Article First Published July 12, 2023:

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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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!

LSU Health Shreveport Chair Changes
Qihui "Jim" Zhai, MD
, is appointed Chair of the Department of Pathology and Translational Pathobiology, effective August 1, 2023, replacing Hidehiro Takei, MD, who served as Interim Chair since 8/1/2022. Click here to read the full announcement.

Qihui Zhai, MD

Qihui "Jim" Zhai, MD

University of Pennsylvania Chair Changes
George Netto, MD, is appointed Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, effective August 1, 2023, replacing Kathleen Montone, MD, who served as Interim Chair since 1/1/2023. Click here to read the full announcement.

George Netto, MD

George Netto, MD

Kathleen Montone, MD

Kathleen Montone, MD

As a reminder, you can find a complete list of New Chairs on the APC website at: Departments with ongoing Chair searches are posted on the APC website at:

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During their “Meet & Greet” gatherings at the 2023 APC Annual Meeting, people in the roles of Vice Chairs of Education and Post-Sophomore Fellowship Directors requested the establishment of listservs to further their communications and professional development. Others interested in joining these new affinity groups are encouraged to respond by Friday, September 8th as follows:

VICE CHAIRS OF EDUCATION – Faculty who are Vice Chairs of Education or who are interested in learning more about creating this position in their department should respond to:
Thank you to Dr. Jennifer Findeis-Hosey (Univ of Rochester) who is the primary facilitator for this new APC affinity group.

DIRECTORS OF POST-SOPHOMORE/STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS – Faculty who are PSF Directors or who are interested in developing a post-sophomore fellowship or similar structured medical student experience in pathology should respond to:
Thank you to Dr. Jo Conant and Dr. Mark Fung (Univ of Vermont) who are the co-facilitators for this new APC affinity group.

As a reminder, the DEI FACULTY LEADERS NETWORK in academic pathology was established by the APC Leadership Development & Diversity Committee earlier this year to provide faculty who are departmental leaders in DEI with an avenue to share and generate information, best practices, and educational resources. While a few APC 2023 attendees casually met in Chicago last month, a virtual meeting for all members is scheduled for Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at 1:00 pm ET / 12:00 pm CT / 11:00 am MT / 10:00 am PT. For more information and to add your departmental DEI Faculty Leader to the Network, please visit the APC website at:
Thank you to Dr. Deniz Barclift (Emory University) for serving as the primary facilitator for this APC affinity group.

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2024 Application Period Now Open!

The Society of '67 is accepting letters of intent for the Trainee Project Grants program now through October 2, 2023. This program funds innovative projects that are relevant to health services research or education, including but not limited to healthcare quality, costs, and/or access related to pathology services. Two categories of grants will be considered: Research or Education. Funding is up to $5,000 for one (calendar) year.

  • Research Project Grants: To investigate a question and/or to develop a technology in pathology/lab medicine services that improves healthcare quality, cost, or access.
  • Education Project Grants: To develop an educational program or offering in pathology/lab medicine services focused on improving healthcare quality, cost, or access.

Eligible applicants must be either:

  • A medical student at an APC member institution;
  • A resident in an ACGME accredited pathology residency program at an APC member institution; or
  • A fellow in a pathology subspecialty program or a postdoctoral certification program at an APC member institution.

Applicants must have:

  1. A faculty sponsor/advisor who is a full-time faculty member in the Pathology Department (APC member department) at their institution.
  2. If invited to submit a full proposal, a letter of sponsorship/recommendation from the Chair of the Pathology Department (for medical students) or Program Director of the pathology training program (for residents/fellows) at their institution.

Visit: for important deadlines, program information, past grant recipients with their proposed projects from past years, and how to apply in the two-phase process.

Questions? Contact: [email protected].

Programs of the Society of ’67 are made possible by the generosity of donors. Learn more about the Society of ’67, named for APC’s founding year in 1967, by visiting:

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Nomination Period is NOW OPEN!

The nomination period for APC’s 2024 Service Awards is NOW OPEN through December 31, 2023. Don’t wait! Nominate a colleague today by visiting

The Association of Pathology Chairs is pleased to recognize leaders in academic pathology—past and present—annually with Section-specific awards. The 2023 APC Distinguished Service Award recipients were honored during the Awards Lunch on Wednesday, July 19th in Chicago at the APC 2023 Annual Meeting.

The AAMC was also presented with the 2023 Friends of Pathology Award during the Advocacy Session at the APC 2023 Annual Meeting in recognition of their advocacy efforts in six key areas of mutual interest: increasing NIH funding, appropriately regulating laboratory-developed tests in academic healthcare, supporting sound immigration policy for IMGs and faculty, valuing differential diagnosis and proper test utilization in medical education, enhancing recruitment strategies for physician-scientists, and cultivating diversity and equity in healthcare. Support for any one of these initiatives would be worthy of recognition, but commitment to all of them makes AAMC the very definition of a Friend of Pathology!  To learn more about this award, visit the APC website at:

Rebecca L. Johnson, MD

Rebecca L. Johnson, MD
Association of Pathology Chairs Distinguished Service Award

Scott R. Anderson, MD

Scott R. Anderson, MD
Margaret Grimes Distinguished Achievement Award in Graduate Medical Education

Susan McCarthy

Susan McCarthy
Academic Pathology Executives Section Distinguished Service Award

Andrea T. Deyrup, MD, PhD

Andrea T. Deyrup, MD, PhD
Michele Raible Distinguished Achievement Award in Undergraduate Medical Education

H. James Williams, MD

H. James Williams, MD
Michele Raible Distinguished Achievement Award in Undergraduate Medical Education

Katie Horton, C-TAGME

Kathleen R. Horton, C-TAGME
Graduate Medical Education Administrators Section Distinguished Service Award

Friends of Pathology Award

Association of American Medical Colleges
Friends of Pathology Award


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In 2021, APC collected data on Physician-Scientist Training Programs in Pathology, which is maintained on APC's website and is mirrored on AAMC's website to raise awareness and attract medical students to Pathology for PSTP training. We are receiving an increased number of inquiries from students and are seeking to update the PSTP program information and ensure all existing programs are listed. If your PSTP program information is not listed, please complete the new Google form at:

For Program Leaders
The APC Research Committee developed a toolkit of potential opportunities for pathology departments to pursue in an effort to attract more medical students and MD/PhD students to pathology. For Program Leaders interested in learning more about PSTP recruitment modalities, visit

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2022 Compensation Data NOW AVAILABLE!

The 2022 Academic Pathology Faculty and Administrators Compensation Benchmarking Survey is the first of its kind undertaken by the Association of Pathology Chairs, designed to confidentially collect data from participating departments and transform into a member-interrogated reporting system.

Rather than reporting data once as a static presentation at the annual meeting or other venue, benchmarking data will be available to participating departments (completing more than 50% of the questions) throughout the year and anonymized results will be sortable by a variety of self-selected metrics.  APC expects this new survey platform to provide true added value to members as you seek useful comparative regional and national data to assist in recruitment, retention, and discussions with institutional leadership.

Privileged access to the 2022 Academic Pathology Faculty and Administrators Compensation Benchmarking data is available NOW to participating departments. If you missed this cycle of participation, stay tuned for more information from APC’s Practice & Management Committee on the upcoming 2023 benchmarking cycle, expected to start Fall 2023.

Access instructions to the online survey site were sent to APC Chair Members and APEX (PDAS) members in May. If you did not receive this email, please contact the APC Office at [email protected].

Learn more and log in to view the data by visiting the APC website at:

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The APC membership renewal season will soon be underway! All current member departments and individual membership holders will be sent an email with instructions on how to process your membership renewal for 2024. Please ensure department membership rosters are up to date and 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 groups, your 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, which were recently updated in July 2023.

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 Scholars, APEX Fellowship,  Healthcare 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.

In 2023, APC established the Academic Pathology Faculty and Administrators Compensation Benchmarking Survey, which is designed to confidentially collect data from participating departments and transform into a member-interrogated reporting system. Learn more and log in to view the 2022 data by visiting the APC website at:

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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