In this Issue: APC 2022 Annual Meeting Program Update, S’67 Program Deadlines and Giving Opportunities, Upcoming Virtual Events, and More!

Association of Pathology Chairs
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APC E-News: January 2022


In This Issue...

APC 2022 Annual Meeting Program Update, S’67 Program Deadlines and Giving Opportunities, Upcoming Virtual Events, and More!

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Academic Pathology

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Virtual Events

View Past Recordings
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.

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.

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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].

Paths to Progress: APC Newsletter

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

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Important Updates from the APC:


APC Town Hall on Implementing the New Non-Race-Based eGFR Equation
February 8, 2022 from 11:00am-12:00pm ET - Click HERE to register
In July 2021, APC was invited by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to join their Laboratory Engagement Initiative to facilitate the implementation of the anticipated non-race-based equation for estimation of glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). The recently published equation, developed by an NKF and American Society of Nephrology Task Force, is endorsed by APC and other major laboratory stakeholders. Join APC and NKF leaders for this special town hall to share information about the challenges and successes of implementing a non-race-based equation, and the social and medical imperatives to do so. All APC members and faculty are welcome to attend this important town hall discussion.

Pathology Chairs & Administrators Southeast Regional Meeting
February 9 & 10, 2022 from 11:00am-1:00pm ET
Registration is required to attend this FREE APC member Event. Program details and registration instructions are posted on the APC website at:

PRODS Spring Virtual Meeting
Save the Date: Thursday, March 31, 2022
Program directors and coordinators will hear updates from the ACGME and ABPath, plus share experiences on the meeting theme of Reflecting on Hybrid Recruitment to Prepare for Next Year. Registration is coming soon at:

AAMC Virtual Specialty Forum for Medical Students
Thursday, March 31, 2022
Following the success of this event in 2021, AAMC again invited APC to participate in the 2022 AAMC Virtual Specialty Forum for Medical Students. APC will organize the Pathology Specialty booth with representatives and information spanning all physician career opportunities in this dynamic field. The FREE forum is targeted toward medical students early in their specialty exploration (M1, M2). The Pathology booth was well-attended and highly-rated by students in 2021 and became the springboard for APC’s first Pathology Open House. More event details and registration instructions can be found on the AAMC website.

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Program Application Deadlines

Society of ’67 Thomas D. Kinney Scholars Program
Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
This 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 through access to national leaders in academic pathology attending the APC Annual Meeting. New sponsorship opportunities are available for donors who want to help fund this program. For details on this year's online application instructions, see

Society of ’67 Associate PDAS Fellowship Program
Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
This new program for Associate PDAS Members provides an opportunity for emerging and new pathology administrators to attend the PDAS Program at the APC 2022 Annual Meeting with funding that covers the PDAS meeting registration. New This Year - The Society of ’67 Board, through consultation with the PDAS Council, will identify one recipient as the Marty Lawlor Fellow, named in honor of a long-time PDAS colleague who unexpectedly passed away in 2021. Find more program information and online application instructions at:

Society of ’67 Open Access Publication Award Program
Application Deadline: Reviewed on a Monthly Basis
This 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. The first or corresponding author (qualifying author) must be a medical student, pathology resident or fellow, or junior faculty. New Online Application Form -- Submit your application to determine if you and your potential manuscript qualify for the Society of '67 Open Access Award (Click here to preview a PDF of the application), but all responses must be submitted online. Find more program information and application instructions at:

Congratulations to the 2022 Trainee Project Grant Awardees!
This program funds innovative research and education projects that address issues of healthcare quality, costs, and/or access related to pathology services. The 2023 program application period will open in September. Find more program information and application instructions at: The 2022 Awardees are:

  • Shuyu E, MD, PhD (and Lauren King, MD), University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Alloimmunization after Transition to Adult Care for Patients with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)
  • Abhinav Grover, MBBS, MD, MS (and Tamara Giorgadze, MD, PhD), Medical College of Wisconsin, Reducing racial disparities in cervical cancer: Assessment of factors affecting vaccination rates, access to cytology and human papillomavirus (HPV) screening with histopathological correlation
  • Alexander Ladenheim, MD (and Nam Tran, PhD), University of California Davis Health, Removing Race from the Calculation of eGFR: Outcomes
  • Kellie Mullany (and Samar Hegazy, MD, PhD), The Carle Illinois College of Medicine, Bridging the gap of pathophysiology and social determinants of health in medical education: A study on student learning of disease pathogenesis and its relation to social determinants of health using concept maps
  • Mesut Toprak, MD (and Lynne Opitz, MD), Northwell Health Staten Island University Hospital, Development of an online training module to reduce blood product wastage

Giving Opportunities

  1. Senior Fellows Matching Challenge
    Donation Deadline: Monday, February 28, 2022
    Last month in mid-December, we announced to the Senior Fellows Group that a generous colleague will again MATCH each Senior Fellows Group member donation (dollar for dollar, up to $2,500 per individual donation) to the Society of ’67 through the above deadline. The anonymous donor wishes to maintain the APC Senior Fellows Group as the top APC group in giving to the Society of ’67. Senior Fellows -- Click here to donate today!
  2. Sponsor a Kinney Scholar
    New This Year - While any donation amount is appreciated, donors who can contribute $2500 this year will be a named sponsor of a medical student or pathology resident in the following year’s Kinney Scholars Program! Click here to sponsor a scholar!

  3. Upgrade Your Donor Level
    All donors are recognized at the recently updated levels as a contributor (less than $500), annual member ($500-$9,999), or lifetime member ($10,000 or more). DONATE NOW at any level to cultivate and inspire the pipeline of academic pathology!

    Click Here to Give Today!

Every contribution invests in the future and legacy of academic pathology to advance and improve health care by fostering the development of academic pathology and future leaders in academic practice, education, and research.

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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 recently issued their 2022 Advocacy PrioritiesClick here to learn more about APC’s advocacy efforts and collaborations to address the most pressing needs of academic pathology!

APC Coordinates Senate Meetings with AACC on LDTs
APC is pleased to further our cooperation with the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) and other major stakeholders to ensure that legislation regulating laboratory developed tests (LDTs) is uncoupled from an unrelated reauthorization bill that must pass in the next several months. AACC invited APC members from select states to meet with Senate HELP Committee members to explain the importance of separating the complex and unresolved issues of the VALID Act (the FDA-led regulatory process over LDTs) from the FDA and industry-negotiated agreement on medical device user fees, known as MDUFA. APC continues to advocate for solutions to LDT oversight that respect these tests as the practice of laboratory medicine in academic health systems.

Find all advocacy statements at:

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After 7 great years with SAGE Publishing, in January 2022 Academic Pathology joins 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, while keeping the same Open Access benefits, editors and staff you value. The new submission site is now open at! Submit your manuscript today!

Recently Published Articles

Faculty Versus Resident Self-Assessment Using Pathology Milestones: How Aligned Are We? Sienna Athy, BA, et al. Research Article First Published December 13, 2021:

A Survey on Changes to the Canadian Anatomical Pathology Certification Examination Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Implications for Competency-Based Medical Education, Katherina Baranova, MD, et al. Research Article First Published December 13, 2021:

Outcomes of Remote Pathology Instruction in Student Performance and Course Evaluation, Tahyna Hernandez, MD, et al. Research Article First Published December 13, 2021:

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

To view the 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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If you are interested in serving in a leadership capacity within APC, consider running for a seat on your Section’s Council. All nominations and self-nominations should be directed to your Section’s Immediate Past President/Chair unless otherwise requested. View your current Council on your Section’s webpage under the “Members” tab on the APC website: For more information, email [email protected]. Each Section’s Nominating Committee Chair is listed below:

APC Council
Barbara Ducatman, MD
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

PRODS Council
Scott Anderson, MD
University of Vermont

UMEDS Council
Barbara Ritschel, MD
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

PDAS Council
John Baci
Boston Children’s Hospital

GMEAS Council
LeeTanya Marion Murray
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Please direct any inquiries to [email protected]

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Margaret Grimes Medical Student Interest Group Grants
The next application deadline is February 28, 2022.
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:

Want to add programs, events, or rejoin the ICPI Residency Directory?
Contact [email protected] or submit program details, event details, or listing updates to

NEW THIS YEAR – Free Program Advertising
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!

Check out the *NEW* ICPI website which continues to evolve and improve as a resource to students and residents! Visit today!

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APC 2021 Banner

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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Save the Date, July 17-20, 2022 HYBRID Meeting In-Person at the Swissotel Chicago in Chicago, IL and Online via Zoom.

APC Section Councils are hard at work developing content for the 2022 Annual Meeting scheduled to be held Sunday, July 17th to Wednesday, July 20th.

Session topics include:

  • Chairs Boot Camp:
    • Maintaining Morale During Stressful Times
    • Building Successful Partnerships and Business Ventures Both Internally and Externally
    • Succession Planning for Transitions: When to Do It, How to Do It, and What to Do Next
  • Using the New Pathology Clinical Consultation Codes
  • How to Best Support Your Medical School Educators
  • Plans for Updating the Pathology Residency Curriculum
  • Strategies to Maximize Success in the Training of Pathologist-Scientists
  • Transgender Medicine and the Management of LGBTQ Patients
  • …and MORE!

Registration Opens Soon! Stay tuned and keep an eye out for announcements on the APC 2022 Annual Meeting website at:

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