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Pathology Department Administrator Section (PDAS) Fellowship Program

Purpose

The Society of ’67 Pathology Department Administrator Section (PDAS) Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for emerging and new pathology administrators (Associate PDAS Members) to attend the PDAS Program at the Association of Pathology Chairs (APC) 2021 Annual Meeting with funding that covers the PDAS meeting registration. The application period opens in January and closes in early March annually.

History: In 2019, senior PDAS members recognized that pathology departments would be undergoing transitions in departmental administrators due to an upcoming generational retirement of current PDAS members. In identifying this need for emerging pathology department administrators to remain an important force in academic pathology administration, an “Associate” member category in the PDAS Section was established to include an avenue for non-lead department administrators to gain insight and mentoring from the network of PDAS members, especially via listserv discussions and by attending the PDAS Program at the APC Annual Meeting. The PDAS 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 2021 Society of '67 PDAS 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.

Congratulations to the first Society of '67 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