Society of 67 Pathology Trainee Project Grants In Healthcare Innovation


The Society of ’67 Pathology Trainee Project Grants in Health Services Research and Education funds innovative research and education projects that address issues of healthcare quality, costs, and/or access related to pathology services.


The Society of ’67 of the Association of Pathology Chairs (APC) is pleased to announce a grant program for pathology trainees (medical students, residents, fellows) in Pathology Health Services. Grants will fund innovative research and education projects that address issues of healthcare quality, costs, and/or access related to pathology services. Two categories of grants will be considered: Research and Educational. Funding is up to $5,000 for one year. The 2023 program will open by mid-September.

  • 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.

Eligibility Information

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. 
  • A fellow in a pathology subspecialty program or a postdoctoral certification program at an APC member institution.

Applicants must have a faculty sponsor/advisor who is a full-time faculty member in the Pathology Department at their institution. If invited to submit a full proposal, applicants must also have a letter of sponsorship from the appropriate Chair of the Pathology Department or Program Director of the pathology training program at their institution. Applications generally open annually in September with a Letter of Intent application in Phase I due in early October. Those who are invited to submit a full proposal in Phase II will be notified by the end of October to submit by late November. The program information for 2023 will be posted here in September!


Requests for additional information and questions may be directed to [email protected] - Melvin Limson, PhD, Director of Programs & Development, Association of Pathology Chairs. Phone: 302.660.4944. 

Awardees for Projects in 2022:

  • 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

 2020 Awardees

2019 Awardees

Kelsey Hummel, DO (and Kenneth Muldrew, MD, MPH, and Irene Stafford, MD)
Baylor College of Medicine
Mycoplasma Genitalium in Pregnancy

2018 Awardees

In December 2018, the inaugural Pathology Trainee Project Grants were awarded to the following recipients. The project description as described in their letters of intent are linked on the project titles below.