GRIPE April Featured Member President Amy Lin!

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 our newly-elected president, Dr. Amy Lin.

Amy Lin

Amy Lin, MD
President, GRIPE
Associate Professor of Pathology and Ophthalmology
Director of Medical Student Education
Director of Curricular Affairs, College of Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago

What things would you like to see happen in your two years as president?
What I would like to see is greater collaboration both within and outside our organization. Aside from gathering for the annual meeting, we could be sharing ideas, research projects and the like among members and partner organizations. I’d be interested in partnering with groups like UMEDS or IAMSE, or any other type of research-based association with a similar mission. One directive that (Past-President) Geoff (Talmon) began during his term was to expand into other health professions outside of medicine such as education in pathology. Even in those realms, we are all facing the same issues. 

Another avenue I’d like to explore is to talk more about the educational research aspect of our field and how we can move forward with that. We have a lot of people in our group who are amazing educators, but they don’t necessarily have a background in research. I’d like to help foster more opportunity to bring that back into the meeting and other activities during the year. Possibly even webinars or collaborative research projects.

Where do you see GRIPE going in the next five years?
I think we’ll be a better-known resource for pathology educators internationally. We are already seeing greater membership from outside the United States and the newly-established Membership Committee is actively working on several international outreach efforts.

I see GRIPE as more than a source for instructional materials and questions, but we can also be known as a complete resource for Pathology education and educators. People can come to us for mentorship, recommendations, help with research projects and collaboration.

I’m also excited about our trainee involvement initiative! Through our efforts there, we hope to recruit not just medical students into the field of pathology but medical students and residents into pathology education so that they can find their niche here. Including trainees has already helped create more of a dialogue between educators and students. Reaching across student/teacher boundaries has been instrumental in highlighting perspectives from both sides, which will make us all stronger and better able to reach our shared goals. 

Anything else you’d like to share with the membership?
I am happy to hear your ideas for where you’d like to see the organization grow or if you have ideas on how to promote GRIPE to others. I look forward to serving the membership in 2019 and 2020.

Would you like to be featured in next month’s article? Let us know by emailingsupport@gripeadmin.org.

Congratulations to Nicole Jackson GRIPE 2019 Holliman Resident Scholar

The Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) would like to congratulate the winner of the 2019 Holliman Resident Scholar Award.

Nicole Jackson


Nicole Jackson, MD, MPH
Louisiana State University Health
New Orleans, Louisiana

To encourage the support of professional development for pathology educators, GRIPE offers 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. GRIPE is a national/international organization of institutions, interest groups, and individuals who are dedicated to improving the quality of pathology education in allopathic and osteopathic medical, nursing, dental and allied health schools. The scholarship covers registration expenses (travel and lodging are not included) for the annual GRIPE meeting.

Dr. Jackson’s accepted poster “Integrated Anatomy Teaching Through the Pathology Guide” was to be presented during a special time slot on the final day of the GRIPE 2019 Annual Meeting held in New Orleans, LA on January 26. Unfortunately, Dr. Jackson was unable to present due to illness and several students attending the meeting held a Q&A in her stead. 

I hope you will join us in congratulating Dr. Jackson in her accomplishment.

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 support@gripeadmin.org 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 support@gripeadmin.org! Looking forward to a successful meeting!

THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN NEW ORLEANS

Multi-Lingual Tours
With new direct flights to Europe and South America lining up on the tarmac, New Orleans is seeing a growing number of foreign visitors speaking a host of languages beyond English. And really that’s nothing new, since this city was settled by native tribes, French and Spanish governments and a non-stop stream of immigrants from around the globe. Tours offered in languages from French and Spanish to German, Italian and Japanese bring the city’s vivid history and culture to visitors from around the world.

Night Tours
New Orleans is magical 24 hours a day but the city comes alive after dark. Explore the boundaries of your circadian rhythms with tours that skip along neon-lit streets and bask in the glow of a starlit sky. Themed by nightlife, music and forays into the supernatural, evening tours set the stage for a night to remember. Try one of these to celebrate the waning hours of your Crescent City day.

Street Cars
Streetcars are a charming and convenient way to experience the many areas of New Orleans. Four distinct lines, each originating Downtown, will take you through the French Quarter and beyond to places you might not otherwise get to see.

New Orleans Cemeteries
Burying the dead in a place built below sea level was a problem that faced the earliest residents of the French settlement that became New Orleans. The solution agreed upon, to entomb the departed in elaborate marble chambers above ground, created one of the city’s most lingering attractions: cemeteries that are both historic and hauntingly beautiful. Wander the purported resting places of voodoo queen Marie Laveau, musician Al Hirt and Civil War general P.G.T. Beauregard, all residents of what is known in New Orleans as the Cities of the Dead. Many offer guided tours, others you can explore on your own.

French Quarter
Like the Creole aristocrats lining the galleries of the Historic New Orleans Collection, the French Quarter is a timeless portrait – especially come dusk when swallows glide above the fortunetellers on Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral’s butter-crème-colored walls reflect the fiery sunset. Ghost tours troop past mad Madame LaLaurie’s mansion while neon signs stutter to life on Bourbon Street where syrupy red Hurricanes, slosh in famed ‘go cups’– those plastic tumblers responsible for uncountable curbside parties. Night falls. Horse hooves clop, music throbs and gaslights flicker in a place full of long-told legends and those waiting to be born. Create one of your own.

Jazz, Opera and Everything in Between
Always, forever, the city’s music is its beating heart – especially true during Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest and other celebrations. The musical notes of jazz, brass, R&B, soul and many mixes fill the air along with night–blooming jasmine and other fabulous tropical fragrances. Walk down Frenchmen Street, the main artery of the Marigny neighborhood adjacent to the French Quarter and take in the vibrant blocks of cafes, music clubs and restaurants including Snug Harbor, d.b.a. and the Spotted Cat.

Major Sporting Events
New Orleanians are of a single mind when it comes to sports teams. They adore them. With teams like the Saints, the Pelicans, the Baby Cakes, and even the Tulane Green Wave, everyone has something to cheer about.

Fifty Free Things
It doesn’t take a lot of money to dive into the real New Orleans, a place with deep culture, proud neighborhoods, vibrant street music, and art, and a history unlike any other city in America. Here are 50 ways you can experience your own New Orleans without spending a penny.

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Audubon Nature Institute is a 501(c)3 not for profit that operates a family of ten museums and parks dedicated to nature. They serve visitors, the community and the world as an educational resource, an environmental guardian, a leader in economic development and a venue for family entertainment.

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, located in the U.S. Custom House on Canal Street, encourages you to use all five senses as you explore North America’s largest museum devoted to insects and their relatives. You’ll discover why insects are the building blocks of all life on our planet and along the way, you’ll be shrunk to bug size; wander through a mysterious Louisiana swamp; join the active audience of an awards show for bugs, by bugs; and be captivated by thousands of butterflies in an Asian garden. Voted “A top museum for you and your kids” by CNN.com, 2009.

House of Blues New Orleans
House of Blues IS the ultimate night out. It’s where great food sets the stage for amazing live concerts. From VIP experiences with the world’s best artists to our world-famous Gospel Brunch on Sundays, House of Blues is truly where music and food feed the soul.

GRIPE 2019 Photo Contest Deadline January 15, 2019

This is the last call for submissions to the Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) 2019 Photo Contest. All entries must be received by January 15, 2019.

There is no limit to the number of entries per person. Please label all images with the name of the entrant, the organ, and the diagnosis and return the completed Contributor Agreement Form posted online here with your entries. You may also submit your images on the GRIPE website here.

If you have any questions or difficulties submitting your images, please let us know via email at support@gripeadmin.org or by phone at 304-208-8060.

Download the GRIPE19 Meeting App!

We’re excited to announce we have a brand new mobile guide for you to use on Guidebook! Get the guide to access the most up-to-date information about the Meeting, including schedules, abstracts, and much more. Get our guide here: https://guidebook.com/g/gripe19/Android and iOS users:

  1. Tap the “Download” button to download the free Guidebook app
  2. Open Guidebook and you can find our “2019 GRIPE Annual Winter Meeting” guide

There’s still time to register for the 2019 GRIPE Meeting! Registration may be found online at www.gripemeeting.org. We hope to see you in New Orleans!

GRIPE 2019 Poster Abstracts Now Online

The 2019 GRIPE Annual Winter Meeting poster abstracts are now listed online. We will have eleven poster presentations on the following topics:

  • An Established Pediatric Pathology Rotation at El Paso Children’s Hospital helps boost medical student interest in Pathology
  • Challenges and Strategies for General Pathology in an Integrated Curriculum in Brazil
  • Computerized bone marrow report templates as a teaching and feedback tool in pathology residency training
  • Generational Differences: Impact on Medical Education and Practice
  • Optimizing Competencies in the Pathology Education for Millennials in the Molecular Era
  • Pathology Teaching Within Physician Assistants, Podiatric Medicine, and Osteopathic Medical Curricula at Des Moines University
  • The Millennial View of Transfusion Medicine Instruction During Medical School
  • The Use of 3D Printers in Medical Education with a Focus on Bone Pathology
  • There is a smart way to teach Pathology: Using resources from BEST network to engage learners
  • GoPro videos in Case-Based Learning: Bringing the Clinical Cases to Life
  • Dungeons and Dragons in the Pathology Lab: Increasing Strategic Thinking and Engagement Through Unfolding Cases

To view the abstracts, please click here.
Not registered for the meeting? Registration is still available online at www.gripemeeting.org!