In this Issue: 2023 Membership Renewal, NEW Member Recognition, S’67 Grant Deadlines, and More!

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APC E-News: September 2022


In This Issue...

2023 Membership Renewal, NEW Member Recognition, S’67 Grant Deadlines, 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:


Gold Partner, American Society for Clinical Pathology: 


Membership Updates

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

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.

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:

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.

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].

Monthly e-News Archive

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

Important Updates from the APC:


The Association of Pathology Chairs (APC) membership renewal season is now 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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We have long-known that APC’s members are dynamic leaders, whose expertise may be called upon for important local and national roles. In this NEW “Member Recognition” section of the e-News, we will highlight member announcements, 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!

Rebecca Johnson, MD Rebecca Johnson, MD (APC Senior Fellows Group) receives appointment as Chair-Elect of the American Board of Medical Specialties’ Board of Directors. The full announcement can be found at:

Jennifer Laudadio, MD

Jennifer Laudadio, MD (Chair, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine) is elected to the American Board of Pathology Board of Trustees. The full announcement can be found at:

Roger Mitchell, MD


Roger Mitchell, MD (Chair, Howard University College of Medicine) appears on “Meet the Press.” More information can be found at:

Mark Tykocinski, MD Mark Tykocinski, MD (APC Senior Fellows Group) receives appointment as the President of Thomas Jefferson University. The full announcement can be found at:


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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 will be making their first offers on October 3, 2022. First offers are valid for 72 hours; subsequent offers for 24 hours. 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 For applicable subspecialties, resources include lists of participating programs.

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One week left to submit applications!

The Pathology Trainee Project Grants in Health Services Research and Education fund innovative research and education projects that address issues of healthcare quality, costs, and/or access related to pathology services. Encourage your trainees to apply for up to $5,000 in grant funding on research or education projects that address these key issues. More details, a Zoom recording from a Q&A session, and the online Letter of Intent application are posted at: Deadline: Friday, October 7th (2:00 PM Eastern Time).

Donate to support the programs of the Society of ’67 that foster the development of academic pathology and future leaders in academic practice, education, and research. Invest in the future and legacy of academic pathology to advance and improve health care by becoming a Society of ’67 member: Become a member by October 31st and you are eligible for nomination to serve on the Society of ’67 Board in 2023!

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In January 2022, APC’s official journal – 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, while keeping the same Open Access benefits, editors, and staff you value. Submit your manuscript today at:!

Recently Published Articles

An open-access transfusion medicine course for medical students, A. Scribner and W. Rose. Research Article First Published September 23, 2022:

Essential laboratory tests for medical education, A. Deyrup et al. Special Article First Published September 13, 2022:

Career transitions: Reflections of former chairs and academic health center leaders, D. Bailey and F. Sanfilippo. Research Article First Published August 9, 2022:

Current state of laboratory test utilization practices in the clinical laboratory, G. Kroner et al. Research Article First Published August 9, 2022:

The impact of curated educational videos on pathology health literacy for patients with a pancreatic, colorectal, or prostate cancer diagnosis, A. Khanchandani et al. Research Article First Published August 6, 2022:

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. 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:

Donate today to support this and other Society of ’67 programs.

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APC Comments Proposed Changes to Testing Personnel Requirements
On September 26th, APC submitted comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed rule on CLIA Fees, Histocompatibility, Personnel, and Alternative Sanctions for Certificate of Waiver Laboratories. In particular, APC expressed serious concerns about the proposed changes to the testing personnel requirements. The proposed rule would equate nursing degrees to clinical laboratory science, biology, and chemistry degrees, which means that individuals with a nursing degree would not be required to meet the coursework or clinical training requirements needed to qualify as high-complexity testing personnel. APC strongly and respectfully requests that CMS reconsider the proposed changes on testing personnel requirements for the reasons outlined in this letter. APC also signed onto a community letter led by the American Society for Clinical Pathology. We thank ASCP for their leadership and including APC in this initiative!

Academic Medical Center Labs Remain Concerned with the VALID Act
Those of you following events related to the VALID Act of 2022, which creates a new combined regulatory framework at the FDA for both in vitro diagnostic test kits and laboratory developed tests (LDTs), know that a “clean”, temporary version of the FDA user fee reauthorization bill recently passed. Since this reauthorization period ends in December 2022, we expect to see VALID resurfacing again very soon, so we urge you to continue working with your government relations offices to reinforce the importance of advocating against including VALID in the year-end reauthorization, when they meet with your Congressional delegation. For reference, AAMC created a helpful one-page brief concerning LDTs and VALID for government relations representatives.

APC continues to advocate, in partnership with AAMC, AMP, AACC and ACMG, for excluding the VALID Act from the FDA user fee reauthorization bill, due to the major concerns outlined in a joint letter signed by over 100 institutions.  Many of these issues were echoed in letters from AAMC and from academic health system executives to Senate and House leadership. For additional information, please contact [email protected].

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:

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Nominate a Colleague by December 31, 2022

APC is pleased to honor leaders in academic pathology annually with our distinguished service awards. Please take a moment to view past recipients (by clicking on the links below) and consider worthy candidates to nominate for:

Click on the award links above to see each award's criteria, process, and recipients. For more information, contact the APC Office at 302-660-4940 or [email protected]. All complete nomination packages must be received by 12/31/2022.

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