5 August 2022: Use of Author Contributed Images

We appreciate all the authors who have contributed images to topics at PathologyOutlines.com. In general, these images are protected by our copyright and cannot be used by others (except for the contributors) without our consent. However, they typically can be used for limited educational purposes under the Fair Use doctrine without consent (see https://libguides.unm.edu/images/fairuse).

Recently, several organizations, both nonprofits and businesses, have requested permission to use some of our images. We may allow this after review, but typically we require that they attribute the image to the submitter and to us. For business use, if a large number of images are requested, we charge the business a fee solely to cover our administrative costs (i.e., we do not pay the author).

If you have any questions about using our images, please email comments@pathologyoutlines.com.

2 August 2022: Worldwide Directory of Pathologists Update

We have now created a list of all pathologists at academic institutions in the U.S. and Canada for entry into the Directory. We currently have 7,000+ U.S. profiles, 750+ Canadian profiles (mostly academic) and we estimate that U.S. and Canadian academic pathologists will total ~10,000 when all profiles are created, targeted for October 2022.

Pathologists are defined for the Directory as having a doctoral degree plus pathology residency or fellowship training (or comparable); this includes PhDs and other subspecialists. Typically, they perform or can perform direct patient care at the level of an AP or CP attending. We include residents and fellows in the Directory, but not medical students.

We also include pathologists who are now doing something else as well as deceased pathologists already in the Directory for 5 years after passing. We are able to inactivate Directory entries if a pathologist requests for their profile to be removed.

See the blue box on the Directory page to learn how to add or update your profile. We plan to add a Consultation search in the fall of 2022, so you may want to review your profile to make sure it is as accurate as possible.

22 July 2022: Weekly Roundup #94

What’s new on PathologyOutlines.com this week?

1. Tip of the Month – July 2022

We have posted a YouTube video highlighting the July 2022 PathologyOutlines.com Tip of the Month. View it at https://youtu.be/O3dMN4QqoGU.

2. Author Recruitment

We continue to look for academics who meet our author qualifications. If interested, email Nat@PathologyOutlines.com with your CV and areas of interest.

3. Senior Authors

We have removed the position of Senior Author from our topics, which we have not used for several years. Although at least 1 member of the author team must meet our author qualifications, we are no longer making a distinction on the website between the authors.

4. Tracking / Cookies

We are investigating the use of tracking software that does not collect any information about you (i.e., no cookies). While we do have to track basic statistics (page views, visits, clicks) in order to function, we want to maintain your privacy and keep the site as user friendly as possible. We will keep you advised.

15 July 2022: Worldwide Directory of Pathologists

Are you a Pathologist looking for consultations? Review your Directory profile and make sure the consultation question is set to “Y” (yes). The blue box near the top has information about adding a profile or making changes.

Our Worldwide Directory of Pathologists now contains over 8,000 pathologist profiles, mostly from the U.S. and Canada. This number includes an estimated 64% of U.S. and Canadian academic pathologists. We urge all pathologists around the world to either create a profile or review their existing profile for possible changes.

See the blue box at pathologyoutlines.com/directory for more information. Feel free to make changes to your Directory profile at pathologyoutlines.com/directorychange.html.

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.

24 June 2022: Weekly Roundup #92

What’s new on PathologyOutlines.com this week?

1. Jobs Page Updates

We are now listing “remote” as a location for our job ads in the U.S., Canada and other countries. Our Jobs page currently has jobs from 49 U.S. states (except Nevada) and all Canadian provinces (except Prince Edward Island; we have not yet had job ads from the 3 Canadian territories).

2. Worldwide Directory of Pathologists

We now have Directory profiles for over 60% of U.S. and Canadian academic pathologists, which should increase to 90% this fall. Check your profile at pathologyoutlines.com/directory, email us any updates at Directory@PathologyOutlines.com or create a profile to use during your entire career at pathologyoutlines.com/directorysignup.html. We also suggest adding this profile to your email signatures.

3. LinkedIn

View Dr. Pernick’s LinkedIn page at linkedin.com/in/nat-pernick-8967765/ and follow his postings.

4. Website Improvements

What can we do to make PathologyOutlines.com more useful to you? Email Nat@PathologyOutlines.com with any suggestions.

10 June 2022: Weekly Roundup #91

What’s new on PathologyOutlines.com this week?

1. Worldwide Directory of Pathologists Ambassadors

Directory Ambassadors needed for U.S. / Canadian academic institutions. Help your colleagues get better known by making sure all interested pathologists at your institution have profiles in our Directory. There is no pay, but we will send you a gift package in the spring and you will get the gratitude of your colleagues. You can share the workload with others if necessary.

Email Amal@PathologyOutlines.com if interested. See pathologyoutlines.com/ambassadors for the current list.

2. Moving Institutions

Are you moving institutions? Email your old and new email address and institution as well as any other changes to Directory@PathologyOutlines.com. We will update your subscriber email for our e-blasts, your Directory entry and your Author entry, as appropriate.

3. Pathology Images

We would like to post your favorite pathology image on our Home page and on our LinkedIn page. First, make sure you have a Directory profile. Then, upload a good quality image along with a diagnosis. See the blue box at pathologyoutlines.com/directory for instructions. If you still have questions, email us at Directory@PathologyOutlines.com.

4. Website Improvements

We are always looking for suggestions to improve our website. Email Nat@PathologyOutlines.com with your ideas.

3 June 2022: Weekly Roundup #90

What’s new on PathologyOutlines.com this week?

1. Tip of the Month – June 2022

We have posted a YouTube video highlighting the June 2022 PathologyOutlines.com Tip of the Month. View it at https://youtu.be/p0n1reDQ0Go.

2. Curing Cancer Network

Our CCN primer has a new post relating to the Nobel Prize awarded discovery of Helicobacter pylori. Read it here.

3. #PathOutPic

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.

4. Fusion Gene / Protein Formatting Change

Going forward, we have decided to use double colons for fusion genes / proteins rather than a hyphen. For example, in the past, these were formatted as BCR-ABL1, NAB2-STAT6, PML-RARA, etc. But going forward, we will use the double colon based on a new recommendation from the HUGO Gene Nomenclature CommitteeBCR::ABL1, NAB2::STAT6, PML::RARA, etc. 

20 May 2022: Weekly Roundup #89

What’s new on PathologyOutlines.com this week?

1. Curing Cancer Network

Dr. Tran has written a new article for our Curing Cancer Network primer, entitled “Summary of worldwide incidence of cancers caused by infectious pathogens in 2018.” Read it here.

2. What’s New in Breast Pathology?

We have posted our most recent What’s New in Breast Pathology newsletter by Kristen Muller, D.O., Julie M. Jorns, M.D. and Gary Tozbikian, M.D. Make sure to subscribe to all our future What’s New in Pathology e-newsletters on this page.

3. Pathology Focus Groups

Are you a pathologist who is interested in participating in pathology focus groups? If so, make sure your Directory profile indicates “yes” to the focus group question. See here to add a Directory profile and email Directory@PathologyOutlines.com or visit pathologyoutlines.com/directorychange.html to make any changes.

How do focus groups work?  When a company contacts us with a specific request, we select all pathologists listed in the Directory that meet this criteria and send them the details – how / when to participate, stipends (if any), other terms, etc. You can accept or decline. We don’t give the companies your email (although you may if you accept). 

Companies typically then set up a 30 – 60 minute virtual meeting with you and any other pathologists that have volunteered to participate.

13 May 2022: Weekly Roundup #88

What’s new on PathologyOutlines.com this week?

1. 2022 Q1 Jobs Report

We have posted the PathologyOutlines.com jobs report for the 1st quarter of 2022. For this quarter, there were 417 job postings at PathologyOutlines.com for full time or part time Pathologists, which form the basis for the statistics in the report. This is a 56.2% increase from the 267 job postings in the first quarter of 2021. You can read more about which types of positions were posted and filter them by subspecialty and location here

2. Conferences / CME Update

We are pleased to announce a new offer for Conferences and their associated CME offerings: Post a conference for the standard price of $700, and you can post CME offerings associated with that conference for only an additional $100 ($150 off the usual price of $250). This should be useful to all conferences that also sell a video version. If you’re interested in advertising or you have any questions, email Ads@PathologyOutlines.com.

3. Website Issues

We were having some problems with tracking some of our website statistics. We are still figuring this out, but this should not affect the visitor experience.