Resident Recruitment Award


Background: The Society for Pediatric Pathology established the Resident Recruitment Award to encourage residents to consider a career in pediatric pathology.

Goals: To identify interested candidates and involve them in the SPP through the Fall and Spring Meetings of the Society and its publications.

Nature of the Award (three awards will be given in 2021):

  • Complimentary registration for the 2021 Fall Meeting
  • Travel, registration, and lodging expenses to attend the 2022 Spring SPP Meeting
  • Poster presentation of award-winning submission at the 2022 Spring meeting (March 16-21, 2022 in Los Angeles, CA)
  • Lunch with "Legends in Pediatric Pathology" (lunch at the Spring Meeting with well-known pediatric pathologists)

An applicant must be a resident in an ACGME-approved Anatomic or Clinical Pathology program as of July 1, 2021. Prior recipients of this award are not eligible.

The same case can be submitted for this award that is submitted for the Case Report session of the Fall meeting. The resident recruitment award submissions and case reports for the meeting have different page/word limits and will be judged separately. The resident recruitment award application process is below while the case report abstracts should be submitted via the abstract website. Those who receive the concurrent year’s resident recruitment awards can still present at the case report session, but will not be eligible for the case report award.

All case reports must consist of a two page (additional pages will be discarded) case report highlighting unique aspects of pediatric or perinatal pathology. A complete application should include:

  1. The two-page case report, including figures and references. The applicant’s name and any co-authors should not be provided on these two pages, but instead in the cover letter.
  2. A letter of support from the applicant's Residency Director to confirm the applicant will be a resident in Anatomic or Clinical Pathology in the 2021-2022 academic year and that he/she would be allowed to attend the virtual Fall meeting and in-person Spring meeting, if selected.
  3. A cover letter that indicates the resident's name, address, email address, phone number, residency program, and year of residency. This page should also include any coauthors of the case report. Also please indicate whether or not your contact information can be distributed to Pediatric Pathology fellowship programs.

Selection Process:
Complete applications must be received no later than Friday July 30, 2021. They will be judged by the members of the Research/Awards Committee for their creativity, composition, content and how well they reflect unique or special aspects of Pediatric Pathology. Awardees will be notified by August 31, 2021, and the winners are encouraged to submit their case reports for consideration to Pediatric and Developmental Pathology.

Questions and applications should be either e-mailed or mailed to:

Dr. Karen Chisholm
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Department of Laboratories, OC.8.720
4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA, 98105
[email protected]

Deadline: July 30, 2021

Resident Recruitment Award Winners

Year Name and Title
Elizabeth “Beth” Doughty, MD PhD, University of Colorado
    “Unboxing” the pulmonary effects of TBX4 germline mutation, an autopsy case study
Suzanne Schauwecker, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University
    Novel FOXP3 Mutation Associated with Refractory Diarrhea, Late-Onset Necrotizing Enterocolitis and an        Aggressive Course
Yan Zhou, MD, PhD, University of Minnesota
    Infantile Diarrhea Secondary to an Acquired Duodeno-Colonic Fistula: Informed by Upper GI Biopsies