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.

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.

23 November 2021: Who Should Pathologists Contact When Changing Positions?

Pathologists switch institutions on a regular basis, planned or not. Changing jobs can be quite hectic, so we suggest that you create a checklist in advance for who to contact with your new email address and institution. For example:

  • PathologyOutlines.com (via Directory@PathologyOutlines.com): so we can update your contact information for e-newsletters, your Directory page and Author information (if applicable). When contacted, we will update your information (or create a Directory entry for you if you don’t have one yet).
  • Pathology organizations (CAP, ASCP, USCAP, IAP, state societies, etc.)
  • LinkedIn, Twitter and other social media

It’s a good idea to review your contact information on a regular basis anyway, perhaps on your birthday, so everything stays up to date.

19 November 2021: View Prior Jobs, Fellowships, Conferences Pages

We have now posted versions of the Jobs, Fellowships and Conferences pages as of November 2, 2021. If you need to look up a prior ad, we maintain these files as of the first of each month (or close to it). See files below:

As of November 2, 2021: JobsFellowshipsConferences 

The format is the name of the file, plus yyyymm, where yyyy is the year and mm is the month.  So, for example, jobs posted as of November 2, 2021 are at https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/jobs202111.html.

Please contact us with any questions via email at CommentsPathOut@gmail.com.

17 November 2021: Pathologists’ Directory Highlights

If you are a pathologist, your colleagues will soon be looking you up regularly on our Worldwide Directory of Pathologists because they saw your name connected with a surgical pathology report, a topic on our website, a paper, a talk, a committee or otherwise. If you have not yet signed up for the Directory, please click here and fill out our short survey to do so. If you’ve already signed up, please spread the word to your colleagues who have not signed up. Email Dr. Pernick at Nat@PathologyOutlines.com with any questions.

This week we are highlighting favorite images from the Directory. Use the search image feature to find images in any subspecialty on our Directory page.

Favorite Images

Leydig cell tumor of the testis (Courtesy of Matthew Crabtree, M.D., M.Sc.)

Rete testis with pagetoid spread of seminoma (Courtesy of Vikas Mehta, M.D.)

Light chain cast nephropathy (Courtesy of Jonathan Zuckerman, M.D., Ph.D.)

Bladder, myxoid stroma associated with invasive cancer (Courtesy of Maria Tretiakova, M.D., Ph.D.)

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.