AAPath Research Committee

Research Committee E-List - research@academicpathology.org

Chair -  Nitin Karandikar, University of Iowa
Vice Chair - Daniel Brat, Northwestern University

In accordance with AAPath's Operating Procedures, the goals of the Research Committee are to:

  1. Monitor, evaluate and report on issues and events related to management of research in departments of pathology, including: extramural funding of research, intramural funding of research initiatives, availability of core research facilities, training residents, graduate students and medical students in research, allocation of space, and assignment (and extraction) of indirect fund revenue
  2. Evaluate the current standing of the academic world of pathology in terms of research indices of department performance by conducting and reporting on proper surveys to include: funding levels, profiles of faculty engaged in research, performance of faculty engaged in research, and compensation indices
  3. Make recommendations to the AAPath Council based on findings related to items (1) and (2) above, so that the Council may formulate policy, establish initiatives and/or represent academic pathology at higher levels in order to advance the capabilities of academic departments of pathology to engage in basic research and to develop cutting edge applications at the interface between development/research and clinical practice
  4. Identify and monitor major developing national issues that impact academic pathology departments and report to Committee membership on same
  5. Convene annual formal discussion and moderate ad hoc informal discussion among committee membership so as to guide AAPath Council as per item (3). These discussions are also to serve as the springboard for planning the Research Symposium at the annual AAPath meeting
  6. Maintain liaison with other key organizations with interest in academic pathology research
  7. When appropriate, write position papers on issues in academic pathology research
  8. Include within its scope: basic research in pathology departments, translational research and research scholarship in the educational sector and shall liaison with the Undergraduate Medical Education Committee and the Graduate Medical Education Committees as necessary
  9. Arrange meetings of AAPath members, especially the chairs of research-intensive departments, at major pathology meetings, such as the annual meetings of the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) and United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP)

If you are a department chair who is interested in joining a committee, please contact the AAPath office at 302-660-4940 or info@academicpathology.org.