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.

6 May 2022: Weekly Roundup #87

What’s new on PathologyOutlines.com this week?

1. New Editorial Board Appointment for Gynecologic Pathology

Dr. Stephanie (Steph) Skala was appointed to our Editorial Board for Gynecologic Pathology and will be overseeing our Uterus chapter. Dr. Skala is an Assistant Professor of Pathology at University of Michigan. She obtained her M.D. at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She completed her Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency and Gynecologic Pathology fellowship at University of Michigan. 

2. Worldwide Directory of Pathologists Update

The Directory graph has now been moved to the Directory views page. This was done to speed up the loading of the main Directory page.

3. Website Changes

We have made these small changes to make the website easier to use:

22 April 2022: Weekly Roundup #86


This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com:

1. New Editorial Board Appointments

Dr. Mario L. Marques Piubelli was recently appointed to our Editorial Board for Hematopathology. Dr. Marques-Piubelli is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Translational Molecular Pathology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He obtained his M.D. at the Federal University of Grande Dourados and completed his anatomic pathology residency at the University of São Paulo Medical School. He subsequently did a postdoctoral fellowship in Translational Molecular Pathology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Ruta Gupta, M.D.

Dr. Ruta Gupta was recently appointed to our Editorial Board for Head and Neck Pathology. Dr. Gupta is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia and works as an Anatomic Pathologist in the Department of Tissue Pathology and Diagnostic Oncology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, NSW Health Pathology. She also holds appointments as a Clinical Professor at Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney. Her areas of clinical and research interest are Head and Neck Pathology and Molecular Pathology.

2. Record Traffic

Our March 2022 statistics show records for daily visits (62,040), page views (4.1 million), home page views (391K, including mobile and desktop), as well as total sessions/visits and users. As always, thank you for your continued support.

3. Website Downtime

We apologize for any system problems you experienced in late March / early April. We have since migrated to a newer server with increased processing power, which seems to have solved the problems.

4. Board Review Style Questions

We are thinking of adding a feature to the board review style questions to allow you to save your questions and answers for future review. Would you use this? What other features would be useful? Email Nat@PathologyOutlines.com with your suggestions.

5. How to Help Us Help You

Help us expand the website. Tell your favorite vendor how important PathologyOutlines.com is to the pathology community to encourage them to advertise on our website. Many of them have no idea about the value of this website to pathologists.

15 April 2022: Weekly Roundup #85


This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com:

1. Tip of the Month #2

We have posted a YouTube video highlighting the April 2022 PathologyOutlines.com Tip of the Month. View it at https://youtu.be/WD0WDsI_PCM.

2. Curing Cancer Network (CCN) Newsletter

We recently sent out the April 2022 Curing Cancer Network newsletter, which you can read here. To sign up for this newsletter, click lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/onz6IND or text CURINGCANCERNET (with no spaces) to 22828.

3. Curing Cancer: Reductionism Versus Complexity

Dr. Pernick has updated his Curing Cancer article on Reductionism Versus Complexity. It begins:

In 1971, President Richard M. Nixon announced the beginning of the “war on cancer” in the United States. Fifty years later, despite massive government expenditures and testimonials that the war on cancer “did everything it was supposed to do”, cancer is still a leading cause of death with high mortality from cancer of the lung, colon, pancreas and breast.

Read the rest of the article here.

4. Pathologist Directory Emails:

We are happy to post an email with your Directory profile if you want people to be able to easily contact you.

Dr. Pernick’s email is very public and although he does get some junk emails, he also gets many valid emails that he may not have gotten if his email was not so accessible.

If you are a pathologist, see pathologyoutlines.com/directorysignup.html to access the short form that our staff will use to create your profile. Visit pathologyoutlines.com/directorychange.html to submit changes to your existing listing. You can also reach us at Directory@PathologyOutlines.com.

1 April 2022: Weekly Roundup #84


This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com:

1. New Editorial Board Member for Hematopathology

Dr. Anamarija Perry was recently appointed to our Editorial Board for Hematopathology. She is an Associate Professor of Pathology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She obtained her M.D. at the University of Zagreb School of Medicine in Zagreb, Croatia and then completed her Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency at the University of Cincinnati, followed by a fellowship in Hematopathology at the University of Nebraska.

2. Whole Slide Images

We are planning to add the capability of hosting whole slide images (WSI), perhaps 50 – 100 per year, which would be under our control so we no longer have to rely on links that often break. For visitors, this means they could view the images with a standard browser without add-ons. For authors, this means they would upload the images directly or give us access so we could do it ourselves. It also means our staff, many with IT backgrounds, would handle the IT issues. Because of a limited budget, we cannot go with the standard solutions, which cost $25K – $100K.

Please contact Nat@PathologyOutlines.com if you work with WSI and are willing to share some of your server and IT capabilities with us – we can discuss the terms. We are also open to other possible solutions.

3. Case #513

Case #513 was posted on March 23. You can sign up for our monthly case newsletters and more here.

4. Downtime

PathologyOutlines.com will be down for upgrades today (April 1) at 10 p.m. EST for a few hours. Our apologies in advance for any inconvenience.

5. USCAP 2022

We had a great show at USCAP 2022 in Los Angeles. We took many photos and videos, which we have already started posting on our social media accounts (see Facebook / YouTube / Instagram / Twitter) and Testimonials page. We met with many of our authors and editors and recruited additional authors. We signed up and discussed the Directory with pathologists worldwide as well as received feedback on how to make PathologyOutlines.com more useful.

18 March 2022: Weekly Roundup #83


This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com:

1. New Editorial Board Member for GI Pathology

Naziheh Assarzadegan, M.D. was recently appointed to our Editorial Board for GI Pathology. Dr. Assarzadegan is a board certified Anatomical and Clinical Pathologist who focuses on Gastrointestinal, Liver and Pancreas Pathology. She joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in July 2021. She completed her residency and a year of general surgical pathology fellowship at the University of Florida, Gainesville, followed by 2 years of Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology fellowship at Johns Hopkins. Prior to her residency, Dr. Assarzadegan received her medical degree from Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences in Iran.

2. Tip of the Month #1

We have posted a YouTube video highlighting the first PathologyOutlines.com Tip of the Month. View it at https://youtu.be/C-xNdUqZX7s.

3. USCAP 2022

Visit us next week at USCAP, Booth #323, from March 21 – 23! We look forward to meeting you.

11 March 2022: Weekly Roundup #82


This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com:

1. USCAP 2022

Visit us at USCAP, Booth #323 from March 21 – 23! Pick up some great dotting pens or normal pens, camera covers, fortune cookies and more. Create a video or have your picture taken in front of our banner. Tell us why you like the website or what we can do better. Review or create your free Directory profile. Sign up for our newsletters. Give us your ideas of how to substantially reduce cancer deaths for our Curing Cancer Network project.

2. Authors / Editors

We appreciate the hard work done by our authors, editors and staff to maintain this free, online pathology textbook. Please limit any emails to them to professional matters and do not contact them for personal reasons. Please note that commenting on the headshot of someone you do not know is considered inappropriate today in global internet etiquette.

3. Record Traffic / 2022 Goals

In February 2022, we set new records for traffic on our site: we had an average of 57,966 visits (sessions)/day, 1,623,058 total sessions and 599.795 users. As always, thank you for your support.

For 2022, we plan to increase the pace of topic updates and further strengthen our Editorial Board. We have also added a medical copy editor to our team in order to improve the quality of the textbook.

25 February 2022: Weekly Roundup #81


This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com:

1. What’s New in Pathology Newsletters

We archive all of our subspecialty What’s New in Pathology newsletters at https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/subscribe.html, which is also accessible with the Newsletter link at the top of the header. The most recent versions give the latest practical information about Molecular, Gynecology and Dermatologic pathology.

2. Author / Editor Page

We have sped up our Author and Editor page; there should be no more significant wait times for the page to load.

3. Worldwide Directory of Pathologists

Our Directory now has more than 5,000 entries, including ~40% of the estimated 10K U.S. academic pathologists. We hope to have profiles of most U.S. academic pathologists by the summer and will expand beyond that, but any pathologist can sign up at any time by filling out a short survey at https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/directorysignup.html.

4. “Ending Cancer As We Know It”

For 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”.

Listen to Dale Shepard M.D., Ph.D., Cleveland Clinic:

Our Curing Cancer Network group is focused on substantially reducing cancer deaths. Tell us your ideas on how to substantially reduce cancer deaths – let’s brainstorm together! Comment them here or email Dr. Pernick at Nat@PathologyOutlines.com.

5. USCAP 2022

Visit us at USCAP, Booth #323 and pick up some great dotting pens or normal pens, camera covers, fortune cookies and more! Create a video or have your picture taken in front of our banner for social media. Tell us why you like the website or what we can do better. Review or create your free Directory profile. Sign up for our newsletters: What’s New, Case of the Month, Jobs, Monthly Updates or Image Quiz. Give us your ideas, however crazy they may sound, of how to substantially reduce cancer deaths for our Curing Cancer Network project.

18 February 2022: Weekly Roundup #80


This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com:

1. Case #512

Case #512 was posted on February 17. You can sign up for our monthly case newsletters and more here.

2. Worldwide Directory of Pathologists

Do you have a favorite image you want to show off to other pathologists? Add it to your Directory profile!

With 5,000+ Pathologists now in the Directory, we have implemented a simple way to make changes to your listing. Simply click here and you will be directed to our new Change Form, where you can make adjustments, additions or deletions to any element in your listing. You can manually describe what changes you need or choose to be taken through a guided series of options. Either way, it will take only a few minutes to complete. Of course, you can also always email us at Directory@PathologyOutlines.com.

3. “Ending Cancer As We Know It”

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

Listen to Dr. Danny Welch, University of Kansas Cancer Center:

Our Curing Cancer Network group is focused on substantially reducing cancer deaths. What are your ideas for reducing cancer deaths? Comment them here or email Dr. Pernick at Nat@PathologyOutlines.com.

4. USCAP 2022

Visit us this year at USCAP, booth #323! Get some fortune cookies and chat with our staff. If you like our website, tell us why with a short video. As part of our Curing Cancer Network,  give us your ideas on how we can substantially reduce cancer deaths.

11 February 2022: Weekly Roundup #79


This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com:

1. What’s New in Molecular Pathology

We just emailed our newest What’s New in Molecular Pathology newsletter. Sign up for our What’s New newsletter and other newsletters at pathologyoutlines.com/subscribe.html.

2. Worldwide Directory of Pathologists

Our Directory now has 4,800+ profiles, including 40% of the estimated 10K academic U.S. pathologists. Roughly ~1,000 new profiles are added every month, including many pathologists with interesting stories. Dr. Raja Rabah’s profile has a link to an interesting story about a teenager who met “the heart that almost killed him.” Update your profile or sign up by visiting the Blue Box on the Directory page.

3. “Ending Cancer As We Know It”

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

Listen to Dr. Andrew Chapman, Chief of Cancer Services, Thomas Jefferson University:

Our Curing Cancer Network group is focused on substantially reducing cancer deaths. What are your ideas for reducing cancer deaths? Comment them here or email Dr. Pernick at Nat@PathologyOutlines.com.

4. Pathology and Related Jobs

As of February 9th, a record number of 752 pathology and related jobs were posted on PathologyOutlines.com. Thank you to all of our visitors and advertisers for making this possible.