Call for Resource Bank Co-Chairs

The Group for Research in Pathology Education is currently seeking two Co-chairs for the Resource Bank Committee. This committee is responsible for the GRIPE Master Item Bank, including writing original questions, editing current questions for clarity and updates, judging submissions of questions and images and judging the annual Photo Contest. We are seeking two candidates, one to focus on questions and one to focus on images, and encourage all who are interest to submit themselves for nomination. Availability for a one-hour monthly phone meeting and ready accessibility by email is expected, in addition to great ideas!

Why serve as co-chair of the Resource Bank Committee? 

  • Gain experience as co-chair in an international organization
  • Opportunities each month to practice writing NBME-style questions
  • Access to the GRIPE Master Item Bank, even if you are not an Institutional Member
  • Full administrative support for each meeting

If you would like to be considered for a position on either of these Committees, please send a brief statement of your interests to support@gripeadmin.org by Tuesday, November 26, 2019.

We hope that you will consider becoming involved in this important and collegial work!

Register Now for GRIPE 2020! Early Bird Pricing Extended to November 1

The Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) extends a warm welcome to join them for their winter meeting in San Antonio, Texas January 23-25, 2020 at the Menger Hotel. This year’s theme is “Enhancing Pathology’s Visibility to Our Students, Colleagues and Patients.”

The Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) extends a warm welcome to join them for their winter meeting in San Antonio, Texas January 23-25, 2020 at the Menger Hotel. This year’s theme is “Enhancing Pathology’s Visibility to Our Students, Colleagues and Patients.”

Register for the GRIPE 2020
Annual Meeting Here

When: January 23 – 25
Where: San Antonio, Texas

Meeting Highlights: Each year, pathologists, pathology educators and students come together to share experiences and resources to promote in undergraduate and graduate pathology education. This year we welcome Drs. Paulo Saldiva, Husain Sattar as plenary speakers to open each day with what is sure to be a fantastically rich and educational meeting.For more information, visit the 2020 GRIPE Annual Meeting Website. We look forward to seeing you in Texas in January!

#GRIPE20 Registration is Now Open!

The Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) extends a warm welcome to join them for their winter meeting in San Antonio, Texas January 23-25, 2020 at the Menger Hotel. This year’s theme is “Enhancing Pathology’s Visibility to Our Students, Colleagues and Patients.” 

Register for the GRIPE 2020 Annual Meeting Here

When: January 23 – 25
Where: San Antonio, Texas

Meeting Highlights: Each year, pathologists, pathology educators and students come together to share experiences and resources to promote in undergraduate and graduate pathology education. This year we welcome Drs. Paulo Saldiva, Husain Sattar as plenary speakers to open each day with what is sure to be a fantastically rich and educational meeting.

Hotel: Menger Hotel
204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio TX 
The GRIPE Attendee room rate will be $169 per night. 

Please make your hotel reservations online here or call their reservation line at 1-800-345-9285.

Please be sure to ask for the reduced rate for the GRIPE Annual Meeting!
For more information, visit the 2020 GRIPE Annual Meeting Website. We look forward to seeing you in Texas in January!

Thank you,
Nicole Williams, MDGRIPE 2020 Program Chair

Will You Be Exhibiting With Us in January 2020?

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January is closer than you think! We would love to see you in San Antonio? You are cordially invited to participate in supporting the Group for Research in Pathology Education at our 2020 Meeting. www.gripemeeting.org

The 2020 Annual GRIPE Meeting will be held January 23-25, 2020. Please view our Exhibitor Prospectus at the following link. Download Here

Each year GRIPE members come together in an annual meeting to share experiences and resources to promote in undergraduate and graduate pathology education. These meetings have resulted in the development of shared teaching resources such as the GRIPE Digital Library and faculty development materials. In addition, these meetings provide a forum to discuss medical education innovations and research, highlighting advances in technology and curricular reforms.
I look forward to again working with you to make this educational event successful for all involved.
Looking forward to seeing you in San Antonio! We look forward to again working with you to make this educational event successful for all involved. We hope to see you in San Antonio!

Apply Today for GRIPE 2020 Awards and Scholarships

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Each year, the Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) accepts submissions for several different awards and scholarships for Pathology educators, students and practitioners. Each award is meant to honor contributions to Pathology in different ways, be it excellence in education, international pathology, residency, photography and longevity. Each award is either judged or awarded at the annual meeting in January of each year, giving award winners an opportunity to attend the meeting to receive their commendation. 

GRIPE Distinguished Service Award
The Distinguished Service Award is designed to recognize an individual’s exceptional lifetime contribution to the mission of GRIPE. Letters to the GRIPE Executive Committee from three GRIPE Members from separate institutions are required to nominate an individual. Letters may also come from outside the GRIPE organization.

To apply or nominate someone for the Distinguished Service Award, please click here.
Nomination Deadline: July 1, 2020

John H. Holliman Resident Scholarship
To encourage the support of professional development for pathology educators, GRIPE is again offering the John H. Holliman Resident Scholarship to a pathology resident who is sincerely interested in pursuing undergraduate or graduate teaching of pathology as part of their career planning. The scholarship covers registration expenses (travel and lodging are not included) for the annual GRIPE meeting. The winner will be asked to prepare a poster on a topic of his/her choice and give a 30-minute presentation summarizing the poster at the meeting. 

 

To apply for the 2020 Holliman Scholarship, please click here.
Application Deadline: July 1, 2020

Tom Kent Award for Excellence in Pathology Education
The Tom Kent Award for Excellence in Pathology Education’s emphasis will be on contributions to Pathology education, which will be defined as broadly as possible, and include both undergraduate and graduate programs. The award will recognize the broader category of “education,” rather than just presentation skills, and should recognize a “lifetime” of contributions, rather than something done at any one point in time. The awardee’s contribution to education should be widely recognized, and not simply gratitude for “services to GRIPE”. Anyone who has made a major contribution to Pathology Education will be eligible, whether or not they are GRIPE members. The award will be non-monetary, except that GRIPE will pay some portion of the recipient’s transportation expenses (amount to be determined by the Executive committee) to attend the annual meeting and accept the award. 

To apply or nominate someone for the Tom Kent Award, please click here.
Application Deadline: July 1, 2020

Excellence in International Pathology Education AwardThe emphasis of the Excellence in International Pathology Education Award will be on contributions to Pathology education globally by enhancing the teaching of Pathology at medical institutions in multiple locations outside of North America. Priority will be given to individuals who expand the teaching of Pathology in areas of limited resources and who are able to demonstrate impact. Candidates should be nominated by a minimum of 3 GRIPE members, each in separate institutions. Letters of support must include testimony of the nominee’s contributions at their medical institution outside of North America. The awardee will be selected from among the nominees by the Executive Committee.
The award will be non-monetary, except that GRIPE will pay some portion of the recipient’s transportation expenses (amount to be determined by the Executive Committee) to attend our annual meeting and accept the award. 

To apply or nominate someone for the Excellence in International Pathology Education Award, please click here.
Application Deadline: July 1, 2020

Emerging Pathologist Award
The Emerging Pathologist award is meant to recognize educators that have been teaching pathology for fewer than 10 years that have demonstrated exemplary passion, innovation, or effectiveness in their courses. While the awardee is not required to be a GRIPE member, candidates should be nominated by at least two members, each at separate institutions. Letters of support must include testimony from at least two of the candidate’s learners. The award will be non-monetary, except that GRIPE may pay some portion of the recipient’s transportation expenses (amount to be determined by the Executive Committee) to attend our annual meeting and accept the award. 

To apply or nominate someone for the Emerging Pathologist Award, please click here.
Application Deadline: July 1, 2020 

GRIPE Photo Contest
Photos for the GRIPE 2020 Photo Contest are now being accepted in the following categories:

  • Photos will be accepted in the following categories:
  • GROSS (e.g., specimens, clinical photographs, imaging studies, etc.)
  • MICRO (e.g., sections, cytology, peripheral blood smears, etc.)
  • OTHER (e.g., EM, immunofluorescence, karyotypes, culture plates, hemoglobin electrophoresis, flow cytometry graphs, etc.)

Contributors of photos accepted for entry into the GRIPE Photo Bank will receive a Certificate of Charitable Contribution. All photos are submitted with the understanding that they may be used and distributed as part of the GRIPE Photo Bank. Contributors retain copyright control of the accepted images. Resource Bank Committee is charged with judging submissions at the annual meeting and winners will be announced at the conclusion. 

To submit a photo to the photo contest, please click here.
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2020 If you have any questions, please let us know at support@gripeadmin.org.

Time to Update Your Membership Profile

Is your membership profile up to date? Please take a moment to log in to the GRIPE Member’s Website to make sure that your email address and physical address are up to date. The Member’s Website can also be found on the GRIPE website under Member Only Login.


We use this information to get in touch with our members and to send important information such as renewal and deadline reminders.

If your information is incorrect, if you have any questions, or if you have any difficulties getting logged in, please contact the GRIPE Administrative office by phone at 304.208.8060 or by email at support@gripeadmin.org.

Call for Pathology Job Postings

As you may know, GRIPE maintains an open job posting board on the GRIPE website under the Resources tab. Currently, the listing of open job postings can be found here.

If your university has an opening in the pathology department, send us the job information and we’ll post it on the GRIPE website! Send your job posting information to support@gripeadmin.org. Please be sure to include all pertinent information as well as contact information for applicants.

If you have any questions about submitting a job posting, please email us at support@gripeadmin.org

GRIPE May Featured Member Vice President Osvaldo Padilla!

Our association is a robust and diverse set of educators, researchers and medical professionals that come from all walks of life and from around the globe. Each month a member is chosen to highlight their academic and professional career and see how they are making the best of their membership in GRIPE. This month’s Featured Member is Program Committee Member, leader of Trainee Involvement and GRIPE Vice President, Dr. Osvaldo Padilla.

Osvaldo Padilla

Osvaldo Padilla, MD, MPH
Vice President, GRIPE
Associate Professor of Hematopathology
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center – El Paso

You’ve been a member of the Program Committee as well as the Executive committee for several years. What has been your impression of the GRIPE annual program in year’s past?
I have enjoyed interacting with my colleagues in a small group setting, which lends itself to a more close-knit group, as opposed to a big meeting where you can easily get lost in the crowd. As a small organization, individuals have the opportunity to participate and have a big impact on our organization, since we are always looking for volunteers with persistence and enthusiasm. 

The annual meeting back in January rolled out several new highlights, including a trainee poster session, workshops, roundtables and an impromptu trainee oral session. What was your involvement in these new features? 
My involvement encompasses getting better communication between medical educators and trainees through dialogues, posters, workshops, etc. In my opinion, feedback between both parties lends itself to better understanding and communication between both groups. I also feel that it is an opportunity for trainees to get exposure to pathology medical education, as a career, as well as offer them workshops that they may benefit from. I was impressed with the number of students who were able to come to New Orleans in January. It was very useful to get their input at the roundtable discussions since this type of face to face dialogue is not always frequent. 

What can we look forward as far as trainee involvement in 2020?

Ideally, I’d like to increase attendance at our conference by making it more interactive with trainees. I think we often underestimate their potential contributions to our organization and their ability to teach in being better medical educators. They are very eager to get involved and take greater responsibility for their education, as seen by their involvement in this past conference. I think more interactions between educators and students would prove extremely valuable for both parties.

What is it about the annual meetings that are a draw for you as a GRIPE member?
Definitely, the interactions with my colleagues and the potential to learn from their teaching methods. I also enjoy the niche of medical educators that we have, but in addition, meeting new individuals, participating for the first time.

Want to find out more information about what happened at the 2019 meeting, or interested in attending the 2020 meeting? Visit www.gripemeeting.org for more information!

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 May 10, 2019.
 
Please click on the following link to begin the survey:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GRIPEmembersurvey19