7 September 2022: A Message from Dr. Pernick

In August 2001, I started PathologyOutlines.com because I believed that professional medical information should be free, easy to access and not require registration. At that time, there were not many sources of professional medical content that met these criteria.

I am pleased that beginning in 2026, academic journals will have to provide immediate access to papers that are publicly funded, which should be very useful in disseminating medical knowledge. See nytimes.com/2022/08/25/us/white-house-federally-funded-research-access.html for more information.

We encourage other businesses to find ways to disseminate important medical knowledge easily and without cost.

Nat Pernick, M.D., President and Founder
PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.
Email: Nat@PathologyOutlines.com

1 July 2022: Weekly Roundup #93

What’s new on PathologyOutlines.com this week?

1. Curing Cancer Network

Dr. Pernick has revised his prior posts on curing cancer; see Curative cancer treatment based on complexity theory.

It begins:

This essay summarizes my recommendations on how to substantially reduce cancer deaths. In general, we should view cancer as primarily a disorder of a complex biological system that is composed of interacting networks and not as a modular system with faulty parts (Pernick: What should our national cancer goals be, 2021). I also believe that substantially reducing cancer deaths is primarily a management problem to be solved by identifying and implementing a series of appropriate public policy, medical and scientific tasks (Pernick: Strategic plan to substantially reduce cancer deaths, 2021), and not by trying to discover a miracle treatment (Pernick: What will success look like in the war on cancer, 2021).

2. Pernick Prizes in Mathematics and Medicine

We have created an annual prize for Detroit Public School high school students excelling in mathematics and medicine. Here is the announcement for the winners for this year (the first year):

Detroit, MI [June 6, 2022] — The Detroit Public Schools Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the newly launched annual Pernick Prizes in Mathematics and Medicine. These two non-renewable $15,000 awards recognize the exceptional performance and future endeavors of Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) high school students in their respective chosen fields.

3. How Do We Continue to Improve Our Pathology Textbook?

We welcome authors who meet our Author qualifications or who work with someone who does meet these qualifications. But we do not accept contributions of outside images except through our #PathOutPic Twitter hashtag. The reason is that publishing these outside images would require a tremendous amount of extra work by our staff, which would disrupt the optimal workflow for our textbook. Thanks for your understanding.

29 April 2022: Pernick Prize

PathologyOutlines.com and its founder / CEO, Dr. Nat Pernick, are pleased to announce the Pernick Prize, 2 annual $15,000 awards for excellence in mathematics and medical sciences. This award will be administered by the Detroit Public School Foundation and given to Detroit Public School high school students.

Dr. Pernick, whose parents attended DPS schools, believes it is important for businesses to make charitable giving a major part of their operations and that businesses should invest in their local community and its youth.

Read more on the Pernick Prize at https://thejewishnews.com/2022/04/15/dr-nat-pernick-endows-award-for-detroit-students.

9 March 2022: Pernick Prizes in Mathematics and Medicine

PathologyOutlines.com, Dr. Nat Pernick and the Detroit Public Schools Foundation are pleased to announce the launch of the annual Pernick Prizes in Mathematics and Medicine. These two nonrenewable $15,000 awards will recognize exceptional performance of Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) students in their respective chosen fields.

Dr. Pernick believes that the students of Detroit’s schools deserve financial support for both their educational goals and career pursuits. For this year, the Pernick Prize Selection Committee includes:

  • Lynn Smitherman, M.D., Associate Professor, Vice Chair of Medical Education and Clerkship Director at the Wayne State University School of Medicine – Pediatrics
  • Darryl Gardner, Ph.D., Director of Student Support and Operational Success at Wayne State University
  • Steven Hardy, D.O., Neurology Specialist at Beaumont Health
  • Brittany Rhodes, Founder of Black Girl MATHgic

DPSCD and DPS Foundation staff will also sit on the committee.

Awards will be presented during the inaugural annual ceremony in Spring 2022.

It is important to nurture tomorrow’s physicians and scientists by inspiring and motivating them through awards such as this one. Furthermore, Dr. Pernick also believes that businesses should make charitable giving a major part of their business operations.

For more information on the Pernick Prize or the Detroit Public Schools Foundation, please contact Pamela Moore at pmoore@dpsfnd.org or (313) 873-3348 or visit https://dpsfdn.org.

19 January 2021: PathologyOutlines.com 2021 Monthly Planners

We currently have 2021 monthly planners available on a first come first served basis. If you are interested in one, please send a request to kelli@pathologyoutlines.com with how many you are interested in along with your mailing address within the United States or Canada. 

13 November 2020: Weekly Roundup #25

This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com this week:

1. Record Traffic for October 2020

We are pleased to report new record traffic for October 2020: 46,268 daily average visits, 1,388,032 total sessions, 3,100,994 page views and 280,436 homepage views (desktop plus mobile).

2. What’s New This Week

We have a new video, What’s New at PathologyOutlines.com in 90 seconds, posted on our homepage and on our YouTube channel. We also have a text summary if you are in a hurry.

3. How to Bookmark PathologyOutlines.com

Bookmarking PathologyOutlines.com or using it as your browser homepage may make your life easier. Here’s how to do it in your favorite browser:

Add PathologyOutlines.com as a bookmark:

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Make PathologyOutlines.com your homepage:

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30 October 2020: Weekly Roundup #24

This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com this week:

1. Promotional Email Contest Winner #3

Dr. Cheung Man Fung, Florence of Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong, Clinical Laboratory, Hong Kong SAR, has won the third PathologyOutlines.com Promotional Email Contest! For simply opening up PathologyOutlines.com email blasts, Dr. Cheung Man Fung, Florence has won a $50 Amazon gift card.

If you’d like a chance at winning, click here for sign up information and terms.

2. National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable

PathologyOutlines.com supports the goal of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable of having 80% of adults aged 50 and older get regular screening for colorectal cancer. Although our patient contact is limited, pathologists should still do what we can to promote colorectal screening and reduce unnecessary colorectal cancer deaths.

3. Saving PubMed Articles of Interest

How can you save PubMed articles of interest? Dr. Pernick asked PubMed and got this reply:

After clicking the checkboxes to select citations from the search results page, click the Display Options button and choose Abstract. This will display the selected items only in the Abstract format. Alternately, use the Send to button and choose Clipboard. This will send the selected items to your PubMed Clipboard (this is not the same as your typical operating system clipboard), where they can be viewed until after 8 hours of inactivity.

4. Job Opportunities in Pathology

This video by Scott Kilpatrick, M.D. of Cleveland Clinic, Jobs and Opportunities in Pathology, explores job opportunities in pathology and provides recommendations on how to succeed. It was recommended by our Editorial Board Member Andrey Bychkov, M.D., Ph.D.

9 October 2020: Weekly Roundup #23

This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com this week:

1. Record Number of Sessions

For September 2020, we are pleased to report a record number of sessions per day (45,482), total sessions (1,364,454), page views (3,026,065) and home page views (272,291).

We are working hard to keep the textbook as relevant as possible by adding more authors, editors, deputy editors and staff members. Thank you as always for your support.

If you have any feedback regarding our website, please contact Nat at Nat@PathologyOutlines.com.

2. Board Review Style Questions

We now have over 1300 board review style questions listed on our Board Review page. We add questions from topics as they are updated. Let us know if you think a question is wrong or unclear. However, we cannot provide personal support to help you understand a question or answer. For that, you may want to contact some of the vendors (listed on this page) who are in the business of helping you pass your boards.

3. Recent Downtime

We apologize for the recent downtime at noon (EST) for several days in a row. Apparently our host was backing up our server, which was tying up all the resources. The backup is now scheduled for midnight (EST).

28 August 2020: Weekly Roundup #22

Here’s what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com this week:

1. Chapter Mergers

We have now merged the Lung nontumor and tumor chapters into a single Lung chapter. Other recent chapter mergers include Colon, Liver and Breast.

2. Promotional Email Contest Winner #2

Christina Arnold, who works at the University of Colorado in Denver, has won the second PathologyOutlines.com Promotional Email Contest! For simply opening up PathologyOutlines.com email blasts, Christina has won a $50 Amazon gift card.

If you’d like a chance at winning, click here for sign up information and terms.

3. COVID-19 Library 

Visit our COVID-19 Library and its News section to stay up to date on what pathologists need to know.

4. COVID-19 Diagnostic Test

The FDA has issued an emergency use authorization for the SalivaDirect COVID-19 diagnostic test, developed by the Yale School of Public Health (ASH Clinical News, posted 21 August 2020). See also Yale Medicine.

28 April 2020: People of Pathology Podcast

Dr. Pernick did a podcast with Dennis Strunk as part of his People of Pathology series. The 40 minute podcast discusses Dr. Pernick’s background in computer programming and law, how he came up with the idea for PathologyOutlines.com and some of the changes to the site over the years.

Here’s where you can listen to it:

Podbean: https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-i4253-da87cd

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3EBH38Ipndxe3rsb12h8Zo?si=F-O4oWSpSheYcLryOLNM5A

Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/people-of-pathology-podcast/id1490210201#episodeGuid=peopleofpathology.podbean.com%2F71928a54-5cfe-5d29-a67b-732a84ff62f7

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