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A. James McAdams Short-Term Study Stipend

Posted July 1, 2015

Submission Deadline: Friday, April 27, 2018, at 11:59 PM PDT

Background: The Society for Pediatric Pathology and Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati has established the Short-Term Study Stipend to honor A. James McAdams, M.D. The stipend will be awarded to either a pediatric pathologist to offset expenses of gaining expertise in a specialized area of pediatric pathology that is not available at their home institution, or to a pathology resident with interest in pediatric pathology who is at an institution without an accredited pediatric pathology fellowship program to rotate at a children's hospital with a strong pediatric pathology experience. The stipend cannot be used for research support.

Goals:

  • To honor the memory of A. James McAdams, M.D.
  • To facilitate training and expertise of pediatric pathologists in a specialized area of pediatric pathology only available at another institution.
  • To allow a pathology resident with interest in pediatric pathology who is at an institution without pediatric pathology expertise to rotate at a children's hospital.

Use of Funds: The funds may be used to partially offset travel and living expenses incurred by either a pediatric pathologist or a pathology resident who visits another institution.

Eligibility Criteria for Pediatric Pathologist:

  • hold the degree of MD or DO;
  • be a full-time faculty/staff member in pediatric pathology;
  • be a member of the SPP.

Eligibility Criteria for Pathology Resident Trainee:

  • hold the degree of MD or DO;
  • be a resident in an accredited pathology residency training program at an institution that is without an accredited pediatric pathology fellowship program;
  • be sponsored by an SPP member.

Amount of Award: One annual award of up to $5,000 will be made to partially support travel and living expenses for up to one month granted to either a pediatric pathologist or a pathology resident trainee.

Selection Process: Complete applications must be received by the SPP Research Committee no later than 11:59 PM PDT on Friday, April 27, 2018. The SPP Research and Awards Committee will review all applications and announce the award by email and web posting, and at the 2018 Fall Meeting in Ann Arbor, MI. The award will be funded on July 1, 2018.

Application Instructions: General Instructions: All portions of the form must be completed. Incomplete forms will not be considered. A complete application includes ALL of the following:

1. Cover Sheet (Please click to download: MS Word PDF )
2. Brief description of proposed training experience (limited to 2 pages, excluding references). Should include:

  • Type of training;
  • How training will be pursued;
  • How training will promote the applicant's career in pediatric pathology.
  • Itemized budget for travel and lodging expenses only (limit to 1 page; research support will not be funded)
  • Letter of support from chief or laboratory director at institution that the applicant intends to visit, indicating approval of the proposed training experience
  • Letter of support from the applicant's chief of staff for a pediatric pathologist or letter of support from pathology residency director for a pathology resident.
  • Applications and inquiries should be directed to Dr. Gino Somers at gino.somers@sickkids.ca

Submission Deadline: Friday, April 27, 2018, at 11:59 PM PDT

James McAdams Short-Term Study Stipend Award Winners

YEAR

#

NAME

INSTITUTION

STUDY MENTOR/SITE/PROJECT

1997*

NA

Raja Rabah

Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Louisville / FNA

1998

NA

NA

1999

NA

Grace Kim

Children’s Hospital of Dallas

Dr. Strauss’ lab (St. Louis, Missouri)

2000

NA

Laura Finn

Dr. Jay Bernstein

2001

0

(Not awarded)

2002

NA

NA

2003

1

Margaret Collins

NA

NA

2004

0

(Not awarded)

2005

NA

David Witte

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Application of Scanning Electron Microscopy to Developmental Pathology and Biology Studies

2006

0

(Not awarded)

2007

1

Sarangarajan Ranganathan

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

An immunohistochemical and molecular analysis of hepatoblastomas and hepatocellular carcinomas in children – an attempt to identify differentiating markers

2008

NA

David Barrett

Mayo

Pediatric Pathology Rotation at Phoenix Children's Hospital

Dustin Gandy

University of Mississippi

Molecular Microbiology Rotation at Texas Children's Hospital

2009

NA

Csaba Galambos

University of Pittsburgh

Three-dimensional imaging studies of lung development by micro-computed tomography (micro-CT)

(Dr. Erik Ritman, Mayo Clinic)

2010

NA

Sanda Alexandrescu, MD

UT Houston

Pediatric pathology rotation at CHOP

Anna Lee, MD, PhD

UBC Vancouver

Pediatric pathology rotation at University of Washington

2011

NA

NA

2012

0

(Not awarded)

2013

2

M. Kamran Mizra

U Chicago

(Declined; unable to schedule)

2014

3

Katte Carreon

North Shore - Long Island

Perinatal pathology rotation at MGH

2015

2

Juan Putra MD

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Centre, Lebanon, NH

Liver pathology rotation at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital medical Centre

2016

7

Julianna Weiel MD

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Pediatric GI and kidney pathology

2017

8

Bonnie Cole MD

Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus OH

Pediatric neuropathology

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