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Academic Pathology Executives Section (APEX) Fellowship Program


The Society of ’67 Academic Pathology Executives Section (APEX) Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for emerging pathology executives (Affiliate APEX Members) to attend the APEX Program at the Association for Academic Pathology (AAPath) Annual Meeting with funding that covers the APEX meeting registration. The application period opens in January and closes in early March annually.

History: In 2019, senior APEX (formerly PDAS) members recognized that pathology departments would be undergoing transitions in departmental executives/administrators due to an upcoming generational retirement of current APEX members. In identifying this need for emerging pathology department executives to remain an important force in academic pathology administration, an “Associate” member category in the APEX Section was established to include an avenue for non-lead department executives to gain insight and mentoring from the network of APEX members, especially via listserv discussions and by attending the APEX Program at the APC Annual Meeting. The APEX Fellowship Program was then initially conceptualized and supported as part of a Society of ’67 fundraising challenge by an anonymous donor in 2019. The launch of the program in 2021 was accelerated by a generous donation in 2020 from Physician Data Management (PDM), a Coronis Health Company.

The 2024 Society of '67 APEX Fellows Application Period is Closed! The 2025 application cycle will open in January 2025. 

The 2024 Society of '67 APEX Fellows will:

  • receive an immersive experience on topics for managing the departmental missions of academic pathology practice, medical education, and research;
  • learn about models and strategies in administrative operations for pathology and laboratory medicine stakeholders; and
  • interact with our community of academic pathology administrators bringing a network of professional support and resources.

Requirements of APEX Fellows:

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


Eligibility: Affiliate APEX Members are eligible to apply. Refer to the APEX Operating Procedures for information about Affiliate membership to the APEX Section, as well as how to apply and join your departmental membership with the AAPath:

Letter of Recommendation Details: A joint Letter of Recommendation from the Department Chair and APEX member must be submitted no later than the March 1st deadline, either directly by the person writing your letter to our Awards email (, or if you are given a copy, uploaded into this online application form. Please be sure to have the Chair and APEX member include in the letter:

  • Why you are deserving of this APEX Fellow Award, including leadership potential, credibility, demonstration of inclusive leadership, technical accomplishments, and community service;
  • Permission to travel and attend the APC 2024 Annual Meeting from Sunday, July 21 through Wednesday, July 24, 2024; and
  • Commitment to support travel expenses (air, ground, non-conference meals, etc.).The Society of '67 award will only provide the APEX meeting registration.

QUESTIONS? Contact the Awards team at

Congratulations to the Society of '67 2024 APEX Fellow!

Kristin Schieble, Medical College of Wisconsin - 2024 Marty Lawlor APEX Fellow

APEX Fellow 2024


Past Society of '67 APEX Fellows

2023 APEX (formerly PDAS) Fellow

Latisha Rider, Boston Children's Hospital - 2023 Marty Lawlor APEX (PDAS) Fellow

2022 PDAS Fellow

Yasmeen Majoka, Columbia University Irving Medical - 2022 Marty Lawlor PDAS Fellow

2021 PDAS Fellows

Danielle Burns, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Jeannette Le, Massachusetts General Hospital
Burt Martinez, University of New Mexico

2021 PDAS Fellows