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Pathology Department Recognized for Academic Productivity by USCAP

The Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine has been commended by the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) for becoming one of the top 10 percent of institutions contributing scientific abstracts that were peer-reviewed and accepted for presentation at the upcoming 2007 USCAP Meeting. The meeting will be held March 24-30 in San Diego.

More than 330 different medical school and academic institutions worldwide contributed a record 2,400 scientific abstracts for consideration at this year's annual meeting, which is expected to be attended by 3,000 pathologists and represents the largest gathering of physician-pathologists in the world. USCAP is one of the oldest pathology societies in North America.

In addition, five of the department's faculty will be presenting educational short courses at the USCAP meeting.

"We should all be incredibly proud of this achievement, as it provides further testimony to the high quality of the academic productivity of the Pathology Department," said Mahul B. Amin, M.D., chairman of the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. "I would be very surprised if any other major academic center in the country will have this level of academic visibility at this prestigious meeting."