GRIPE 2019 Photo Contest Winners Announced

The 2019 GRIPE Winter Meeting had some of the best participation for the photo contest to date. There were nine individuals who submitted photos totaling over 90 images submitted in total. We are happy to congratulate winners in two categories this year:

G19 Photo Contest - Gross

Winner Gross: Stomach – Katherine Wang

G19 Photo Contest Winner - Micro

Winner Microscopic: Coccidiodies – Gloria Sura

If you would like to participate in the 2020 GRIPE Winter Meeting photo contest, keep your eyes peeled for an email later this fall!

How Can We Make GRIPE Better For You?

The GRIPE Membership Committee is requesting your participation to complete a briefmembership survey(time estimate: apx. 5 min). The goals of this survey are the following:

1. To gather demographic data to update our records
2. To determine the level of interest in, and value of, various GRIPE activities and resources to our members
3. To collect specific information relevant to the work of some of our committees, and
4. To gather information for new ideas to advance further the mission and success of the organization

The deadline for completing the survey is March 15, 2019.
Please click on the following link to begin the survey:

Save the Date for the GRIPE 2020 Annual Winter Meeting in San Antonio

It is time to mark your calendar for the 2020 GRIPE Winter Meeting in San Antonio, Texas! The Winter Meeting will take us just south of Texas Hill Country to the Menger Hotel, located in beautiful, downtown San Antonio, steps away from the Alamo and the city’s famous Riverwalk. 

Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Date: January 23-25, 2020

Stay tuned to your email for further updates!

The Alamo

The Alamo

The Menger Hotel

Congratulations to Dr. Ed Goljan, 2019 GRIPE Tom Kent Award for Excellence Recipient

The Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) would like to extend a sincere congratulations to Ed Goljan, MD, winner of the 2019 Tom Kent Award for Excellence in Pathology Education.

Dr. Ed Goljan is the Former Chair of Pathology at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences. He earned his Bachelor of Science at St. Bonaventure University in 1964 and his MD from  Temple University in 1968. At his home institution, Dr. Goljan has served as a voice for pathology, serving as a leader in curriculum development as well as chair of his department. Additionally, he has been the recipient of numerous teaching and mentoring awards, speaking to his dedication as an educator and skill in bettering the educational experience for all students.

Dr. Goljan epitomizes the spirit of this award as an individual who has made substantial contributions to pathology education through a lifetime of distinguished service. It is his work in board preparation that has given Dr. Goljan renown beyond Oklahoma State. In short, when preparing for boards or even studying pathology during coursework, his numerous review texts and resources are among the gold standard among students. 

The Tom Kent Award for Excellence in Pathology Education is given to recognize an individual’s exceptional lifetime contribution to pathology education. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Goljan on this achievement.

Top 5 Reasons Why GRIPE Membership is Valuable

Do you know any Pathologists who aren’t yet GRIPE Members? Here are five reasons they should join GRIPE!

  • Access to the Resource Bank – The GRIPE resource bank contains over 5,500 indexed, peer-reviewed questions and images that have been submitted to GRIPE. It includes multiple choice questions, images with multiple choice questions, and clinical case items.
  • Discounted registration for the Annual Meeting – Being a GRIPE member saves you money for the Annual Meeting. 
  • Access to Job Postings in Pathology Education – GRIPE maintains a job posting on the website for open positions in Pathology. If you’re looking for a new position, it’s easier to look through Pathology listings than to try and narrow all listings to just Pathology.
  • Access to Pathology Mentors – If you are looking to broaden your horizons in Pathology, GRIPE can provide you information on Pathologists or Mentors in your area.
  • Updates with News, resources and information valuable to pathology educators– Any time there is new information or news that might interest Pathology Educators, GRIPE will let their members know.

Joining GRIPE is easy! Visit the GRIPE website today at and click “Join Today!”

Will you be attending any pathology conferences? Let us know!

We’d like to get the word out about Pathology Education and GRIPE. To do this, we need your help!

Will you be attending any Pathology-Based Conferences this year? If you are, please let us know! You can send this information to us via email at

We’d like to begin exhibiting at these meetings and your information will help us expand our list of current meetings to attend. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please just let us know at

Have You Visited or Submitted to the Image Bank?

Did you know that GRIPE maintains a master item bank for institutional members? The bank includes over 5,500 indexed, peer-reviewed questions and includes a computer based question management system with quick and easy search capabilities and quiz or exam construction. It also includes over 4,000 indexed digital images which cover a wide range of clinical, gross, and microscopic pathology.

Did you know you can submit your pathology images to the image bank? This month, GRIPE is looking to expand the Master Item bank by adding gynecologic pathology images. If you’d like to submit some of your GYN images, or any other images to the bank, please click here. 

The GRIPE Image and Question Bank may be found on the GRIPE website under the Resources heading as Educational Resources. From here, you’ll be able to access the bank with your institutional login information.

If you can’t remember your login information, want to upgrade your membership to an institutional membership, or have questions about the bank, please contact please contact Cassie Chinn via email at

What is QuickPath to Boards?

QuickPath to Boards is a Facebook group maintained by the Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE). This page is beneficial for students in getting help with questions about Pathology when preparing for exams from faculty and other students. The page will also be used to suggest available pathology study materials.

Faculty members are also encouraged to join the private group to help provide answers and clarifications to the many questions that students may have.  It’s a great way to support students outside of the classroom.

The QuickPath to Boards group may be found here:

Download the GRIPE19 Program Book!

We’ve made some logistical changes to the annual meeting this year in hopes of improving the quality of it. We will be printing limited copies of the program book, but have also listed it online so that you may download a copy of it to your device(s).

 Be sure to download your copy of the 2019 Meeting Program Book! The book can be found online here.

 Please be sure to let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or are unable to access the link above via email at or by phone at 304-208-8060. 
We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

Before You Go – 2019 GRIPE Annual Winter Meeting

We are just a few days away from the 2019 GRIPE Annual Winter Meeting. As you are preparing for your trip, there are a few items to note/remember.

  • As with nearly all conference hotels, air conditioning tends to be cooler than many like – pack the extra sweater or jacket just in case!
  • Bring comfortable walking shoes. While the hotel is flat and easy to walk, it is more enjoyable in comfortable shoes.
  • Shuttle service is available to and from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY), and can be reserved online. Please book at least 24 hours prior to flight arrival time.
  • Registration on Thursday will be open from 12 PM to 5:30 PM in the 2nd Floor Prefunction Area. If you are unable to join us for the Thursday pre-conference sessions, we hope you can join us at 5:30 PM for the Reception in the same location!
  • Be sure to download your copy of the 2019 program book to your device for quick reference.
  • Due to travel, there will be limited support from the GRIPE Administrative Office. We will still be answering emails, but may be slightly slower than usual. If you have any last minute questions or concerns, please be sure to let us know at! Looking forward to a successful meeting!