14 January 2022: Weekly Roundup #75

This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com:

1. New Editorial Board Appointment for Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology

Dr. Farres Obeidin was appointed to our Editorial Board for Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology. Dr. Obeidin is an Assistant Professor of Pathology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He obtained his M.D. at the Medical College of Georgia and then completed his Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency at Northwestern University. He then completed a fellowship in General Surgical Pathology and Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

2. 2021 Website Statistics

These pages, accessible by links on the Statistics tab in the Header and Footer, are now updated with 2021 statistics:

3. Worldwide Directory of Pathologists

This is Dr. Pernick’s favorite image. It features a gastric MALT lymphoma and can be found on his Directory page. It illustrates that H. pylori can cause malignancies by the process of antigen driven lymphoproliferation, and we can actually cure at least some malignancies with antibiotics!

What is your favorite image? Email it to us at Directory@PathologyOutlines.com (up to 10MB as an attachment) with a figure legend, diagnosis and subspecialty, and we will add it to your Directory profile. If you don’t have a profile yet and you are a pathologist, sign up by filling in a short form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CMTGNSK.

Currently, we have profiles for ~33% of all U.S. academic pathologists. We should finish adding the rest by this summer (excluding those who opt out). Then, we will start adding other pathologists. That said, any pathologist can sign up now by filling in the short form linked above.

12 January 2022: “Ending Cancer As We Know It”

On the 50th anniversary of the National Cancer Act of 1971, we are highlighting videos discussing President Biden’s goal of “ending cancer as we know it”.

First is this video from Dr. Ned Sharpless, Director of the National Cancer Institute:

Our “Curing Cancer Network” group is focused on substantially reducing cancer deaths.

What are your ideas for substantially reducing cancer deaths? Post them in the comments below or email Dr. Pernick at Nat@PathologyOutlines.com.

11 January 2022: Image Quiz #73

Author: Raul S. Gonzalez, M.D.

Which of the following typically causes bland cholestasis as seen on a liver biopsy?

Select an answer:

A. Amoxicillin / clavulanate injury

B. Anabolic steroid injury

C. Chronic large duct obstruction

D. Primary biliary cholangitis

E. Primary sclerosing cholangitis

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7 January 2022: Weekly Roundup #74

This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com:

1. New Editorial Board Appointments

Dr. Meaghan Morris was appointed to our Editorial Board for Neuropathology in January of 2022. Dr. Morris is an Assistant Professor of Pathology at Johns Hopkins University. She obtained her M.D. and Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University, with her graduate studies done in collaboration with the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease. She completed her Anatomic Pathology residency and Neuropathology fellowship at Johns Hopkins. 

Dr. Jefree J. Schulte was appointed to the Editorial Board for Thoracic Pathology in December of 2021. He is an Assistant Professor of Pathology at The University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he serves as the faculty lead of the Thoracic, Bone and Soft Tissue subspecialty group and faculty advisor to the histochemistry laboratory. He obtained his M.D. at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed his Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency at The University of Chicago. He subsequently did 2 years of fellowship training in Surgical Pathology at the University of Chicago, focusing on Thoracic, Head and Neck and Gynecologic Pathology.  

2. 2021 – Year in Review Video

We have posted a YouTube video highlighting the significant changes that were made to PathologyOutlines.com in 2021. View it at https://youtu.be/OoLTplgvq0M.

3. Worldwide Directory of Pathologists

Our Pathologist Directory is now approaching 4,000 profiles, including 3,200 US pathologists. Can pathologists find you in the Directory? If not, sign up by completing our short form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CMTGNSK.

The Directory now allows you to combine these search filters: location, subspecialty, institution, last name (first letter).

4. Directory Highlight

This week’s interesting Directory entry is contributed by Peter Wanes, M.D., University of Arizona:

Subspecialty: Cytopathology

Diagnosis: Candida

5. Jobs Page Update

Jobs by subspecialty are now sorted by date posted.

4 January 2022: #PathOutPic Twitter Campaign

PathologyOutlines is publicizing the use of the Twitter hashtag #pathoutpic to identify possible histopathology images from Twitter to post in our online textbook. If you tweet high quality histopathology images and are willing to grant us permission to use these images on PathologyOutlines.com, please include the #pathoutpic hashtag in your tweet.

Every few weeks, our image representative will search Twitter for posts with this hashtag. The image representative will select the best images based on image quality (good focus, white balance, visually interesting, etc.), appropriate and reasonable associated text (i.e. the tweet) and whether the image is useful for the appropriate topic(s). This decision is solely within the discretion of the image representative. Not all images with the hashtag will be selected. We will only consider hashtags on the original tweets; users cannot give permission for images they do not own.

In general, images will be posted in the appropriate topic under a header that states “Contributed by @[username] on Twitter” with the diagnosis as the image caption and the Twitter post as the image legend. A URL link to the Twitter post will be included. We may also retweet the original posts with the selected image.

We give permission to the image owner to use the image in other publications, as long as this does not restrict the use of the image on our website. If users post an image with the hashtag but later wish to revoke permission for our site to post the image, they may contact us separately.

28 December 2021: Image Quiz #72

Author: Gary Tozbikian, M.D.

A 25 year old woman presents with a 3 cm breast mass. An ultrasound guided biopsy shows a fibroepithelial lesion. Which histologic feature is consistent with a diagnosis of fibroadenoma?

Select an answer:

A. Circumscribed borders

B. Marked stromal cytologic atypia

C. Stromal condensation around glandular structures

D. Stromal mitotic activity (7 – 8/10 high power fields)

E. Stromal overgrowth

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17 December 2021: Weekly Roundup #73

This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com:

1. Website Glitches

We have installed a firewall to improve the security of our website, but it seems to be causing 404 errors. While we are working on fixing it, hitting refresh will usually reload the page, although you may need to try several times or wait a minute. The website is not actually down – this is some complicated internal struggle in the network.

2. Case #510

Case #510 was posted on December 16. You can sign up for our monthly case newsletters and more here.

3. Jobs Record

We now have a record of 732 jobs posted on our Jobs page. Dr. Pernick attributes this to senior pathologists deciding to retire during the pandemic, but he welcomes your stories or your thoughts on this at Nat@PathologyOutlines.com.

4. Curing Cancer Network

We sent out another edition of our Curing Cancer Network newsletter. Sign up here to receive it directly in your inbox and view the most recent newsletter here.

5. Worldwide Directory of Pathologists

We have created or added Directory profiles for most pathologists at Harvard, Mayo Clinic, University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins, Emory, MD Anderson and other institutions.

We have now posted profiles of 13% of U.S. pathologists, aiming for 50% by next summer. Next, we are adding profiles for pathologists at Washington University, University of Utah and University of Toronto, but any pathologist can create their own profile by filling in this brief form. Use your profile to share your words of wisdom, the secrets of your success or your favorite pathology image.

14 December 2021: Image Quiz #71

Authors: Daffolyn Rachael Fels Elliott, M.D., Ph.D.Ryan M. Gill, M.D., Ph.D.

Which variant of hepatocellular carcinoma is shown in the image?

Select an answer:

A. Fibrolamellar

B. Lymphoepithelioma-like

C. Sarcomatoid

D. Scirrhous

E. Undifferentiated

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10 December 2021: Weekly Roundup #72

This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com:

1. Job Postings

As of December 9, we now have at least one job posted in every Canadian province (Alberta (10)British Columbia (3)Manitoba (2)New Brunswick (1)Newfoundland and Labrador (2)Nova Scotia (1)Ontario (9)Prince Edward Island (1)Quebec (2)Saskatchewan (1)) and one posted in every U.S. state except for Alaska, Delaware and Nevada. See https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/jobs for more details.

2. Link Checking

We finished another round of link checking and are now starting over again. Links to other websites go bad and sometimes our own links change when we move topics around.

Checking links is like painting the Mackinac Bridge that connects Michigan’s lower and upper peninsulas – as soon as you are done, it’s time to do it again! Let us know if you find any bad links that we missed by using the Comment tab at the top of every PathologyOutlines.com page.

3. Directory Signup Contest

PathologyOutlines.com is pleased to announce the winners of our Directory Signup Contest! The rules were simple – sign up for the Worldwide Directory of Pathologists by October 31 to be entered for 1 of 6 Amazon Gift Card prizes; a $100 grand prize and five $50 prizes. Winners were chosen at random and notified by email. The winners are:

To create a Directory profile, pathologists, including residents and fellows, should click https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/directorysignup.html and complete the short form.

For more details, check out our Directory FAQ.

7 December 2021: Pandemic Relief Music Award – December Winner

PathologyOutlines.com celebrated 20 years of operation in August 2021 and is giving back to some of those suffering during the COVID-19 pandemic. For 2021, we will be promoting select classical and jazz musicians each month on our website and with a cash stipend. Recipients of this award will be posted each month and will remain visible on the website throughout the year.

The December Recipient for this award is Seth Ebersole.

Seth Ebersole

Seth comes from Amish country in Southeast Pennsylvania. He has performed as a bandleader and sideman at such venues as Cliff Bells, the Detroit Jazz Festival, Michigan Jazz Festival, Lansing Jazz Festival, Flint Jazz Festival and Merrimans Playhouse. He has appeared and recorded with such artists as Etienne Charles, Terell Stafford and Justin Lee-Schultz. In April of 2018, Seth released his debut record “Sometimes I’m Happy” featuring performances from Rodney Whitaker, Diego Rivera and Randy Napoleon. The next year, he premiered “In Absentia,” a suite of original music with a tour through the midwest culminating in a live recording session at the Robin Theatre in Lansing. He is currently working on his follow-up record, “Dear Emily,” to be recorded in late 2021.

Seth serves as the Jazz Woodwind Faculty at the Kalamazoo Jazz & Creative Institute and previously served as Jazz Artist in Residence at Saginaw Valley State University. He holds a Masters in Jazz Studies from the prestigious Michigan State University College of Music and is an Endorsing Artist for Selmer Paris Saxophones. Seth resides in Lansing and continues to perform regionally and nationally.

More information about the award can be found on our website.