AMC Press Release: Pathology Receives “Top Three in the World” Honor

3 04 2009

[From Albany Med Today, March 2009]


The department of pathology’s Pathology Residency Research program has garnered Albany Med a “Top Three” designation from the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP), the premier academic society of pathology. The honor comes after Albany Med pathology residents had among the highest number of scientific abstracts accepted for presentation at USCAP’s annual meeting in Boston in March. With seven entries accepted, Albany Med was in the top three in the world. Residents from more than 110 institutions submitted research abstracts. Accepted abstracts will be entered in USCAP’s Stowell-Orbison Awards Competition for Pathologists-in-Training.

“There is an old saying that ‘the great thing about a teacher/mentor is that you never know where their influence ends.’ It is obvious that you and your program have worked hard to mentor this very important group of young pathologists and you should be very proud of this major accomplishment,” wrote Fred Silva, MD, USCAP secretary-treasurer and executive vice president in a letter informing Albany Med of the honor.

AMC Today for March 2009

AMC Today for March 2009

In addition, the pathology department was in the top 10 percent of institutions in terms of general (non-resident) scientific abstracts accepted for presentation. Fifteen abstracts from nine pathologists practicing at Albany Med will be presented at the Boston meeting. Topics include novel pathological findings in dermatology and in several types of cancer. “This is a tribute to the hard work the residents and faculty put into competing for these acceptances and awards. The USCAP Annual Meeting is the world’s largest international pathology congress attracting more than 3,500 academic and practicing pathologists, and we are honored to play a role,” said, Jeffrey Ross, MD, Cyrus Strong Merrill professor and chair of the department of pathology and laboratory medicine. Ross also praised Christine Sheehan, associate director of clinical research for the department of pathology, for the “tireless work and dedication she puts in to aid the department in its research efforts.”

Study results also will be published in USCAP’s journals, Modern Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

Residents presenting will be: Elzbieta Slodkowska, MD; Song Lu, MD; Jacqueline Choate, MD; Karl Robstad, MD; Konstantinos Linos, MD; Yasmin Jalil, MD; AlkexeyGlazyrin, MD; and Li Li, MD.
Medical students presenting include: Stephanie Yang; Mark Donovan; and Michael Dimaio.
Pathologists whose work will be presented include: Ann Boguniewicz, MD; Jeffrey Ross, MD; J. AndrewCarlson, MD; David Jones, MD; Timothy Jennings, MD; Tipu Nazeer, MD; Alida Hayner-Buchan
Hematopathology Fellow Suzanne Homan, PhD, MD.




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