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.

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.

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.

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.

3 December 2021: Weekly Roundup #71

This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com:

1. Worldwide Directory of Pathologists

Are you looking for research collaborators? Do you have a great image you want to share? Has your institution or email changed? We now have ~3,000 pathologist profiles in our Directory. Pathologists should review their profile to ensure it is up to date. Email us any updates to Directory@PathologyOutlines.com.

2. What’s New In Molecular Genetic Pathology?

Our most recent What’s New in Molecular Genetic Pathology newsletter was sent out on November 22. Sign up for future What’s New newsletters (and more) here.

3. Case #509

Case #509 was posted on November 19. You can sign up for our monthly case newsletters and more here.

4. Textbook Icon

We now have a textbook icon in the header, so you can access any chapter from almost any page on our website. We also have dropdowns for the Author and Directory pages.

5. Editorial Board

Our Editorial Board now has 44 pathologists who review our textbook content on a daily basis. Click here to see who they are.

6. Weekly Featured Images

Visit the lower left of our home page to see our weekly featured images. For this week, the image is from the Ear chapter. Below the image is a link to more information.

12 November 2021: New Editorial Board Appointments

PathologyOutlines.com has appointed 3 new Editorial Board members in November 2021 so far:

Dr. Viktoryia Kazlouskaya was appointed to our Editorial Board for Dermatopathology. Dr. Kazlouskaya is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Dermatopathology at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. She obtained her M.D. / Ph.D. degree and completed her dermatology residency at Vitebsk State Medical University in Belarus, in addition to dermatopathology training at Dermatologikum in Berlin, Germany. After graduation, she practiced as an Assistant Professor at Vitebsk State Medical University in Belarus and subsequently was appointed as a chairwoman of the Dermatology Division at Gomel State Medical University in Belarus. After she moved to the U.S., she repeated her dermatology residency at SUNY Downstate in New York and Dermatopathology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. She is an author of over 60 peer reviewed publications and over 20 book chapters.

Lewis A. Hassell, M.D.

Dr. Lewis Hassell was appointed to our Editorial Board for Lab Administration & Management and Informatics. Dr. Hassell is currently the endowed Professor of Excellence in Pathology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and was the former Director of Anatomic Pathology. He received his medical degree from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and completed training in pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He is a past board member of American Pathology Foundation, College of American Pathologists and Digital Pathology Association and was the past president of the CAP Foundation. Before re-entering academia, he practiced for 17 years with Dahl Chase Pathology in Bangor, Maine and for 4 years in Northern California.

Dr. Maryam Pezhouh was appointed to our Editorial Board for Gastrointestinal Pathology. Dr. Pezhouh is an Associate Professor of Pathology at University of California, San Diego. She obtained her M.D. at Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran and attended graduate school at Pennsylvania State University. She then completed her anatomic and clinical pathology residency at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. She subsequently did a fellowship in gastrointestinal and liver pathology at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland.

8 November 2021: Pandemic Relief Music Award – November 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 by promoting select classical and jazz musicians each month on our website and with a cash stipend. Recipients are posted each month and will remain visible on the website throughout the year.

The November Recipient for this award is Grayson Nye.

Grayson Nye

Grayson Nye is one of the most up and coming keyboardists in the Michigan music scene. Coming from a diverse musical background, Grayson’s skills allow him to fit in any genre, from classical to jazz, R&B to hip-hop or folk to indie. All of these styles are reflected in his compositions as well as in his playing. His playing style combines the lyricism of Keith Jarrett and Brad Mehldau, the emotion of Bill Evans and Paul Bley and the energy of Herbie Hancock and Thelonious Monk. Grayson received both his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree from Western Michigan University, where he majored in Jazz Studies, studying with Jeremy Siskind, Matthew Fries, Andrew Rathbun, John Hebert and Edward Simon.

Currently, Grayson resides in Kalamazoo, MI, where he has joined the Last Gasp Collective as well as Fake Baseball. He continues to teach and coach ensembles through the Jazz & Creative Institute while furthering his efforts in composing, producing and performing.

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

4 November 2021: Weekly Roundup #70

This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com:

1. New Drop Down Menus

Check out the new drop down menus on our website for the Textbook, Author and Directory pages:

2. Worldwide Directory of Pathologists

We plan to have Directory entries for 15% of the estimated 20,000 U.S. pathologists by the end of 2021. Sign up now at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CMTGNSK.

3. Textbook Progress

We have now updated over 50% of our high traffic topics (> 10,000 page views in 2020) and hope to have most completed by the end of 2021. For 2022, we plan to update all topics with > 5,000 page views in 2021, plus all pending topics and all topics designated as a priority by our Editorial Board.

4. Jobs Record

As of 4 November 2021, we have reached a new record of 707 pathology and related jobs posted. This includes at least one position in every U.S. state, Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C., Jordan, New Zealand, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and every Canadian province outside of Nova Scotia.