The Pathologist and Loyola University Health System Announce Second Annual Digital Communications Fellows



New York, USA, August 5, 2022 – The Pathologist, in collaboration with the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Loyola University Health System, has selected the participants in its second annual Digital Communications Fellowship in Pathology program. The selection committee has chosen four fellows and also issued a special humanitarian scholarship for a fifth participant:


  • Luca Cima, surgical pathologist and cytopathologist in the Santa Chiara University Hospital, Trento, Italy.
  • Muhammad Ahsan Gill, PGY-2 pathology resident at Chughtai Institute of Pathology, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Laura Montserrat Bernal López, pathologist at American British Cowdray Medical Center IAP, Mexico City, México.
  • Casey P. Schukow, PGY-1 transitional year resident at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital, Monroe, Michigan, USA.
  • Yulia Kindruk, Intern at CSD Medical Laboratory, Kyiv, Ukraine.


Michael Schubert, Editor of The Pathologist, said, “The quality and diversity of applicants to this year’s Fellowship were amazing – and I am excited to see and support the evolution of their digital communications. With a wonderful, talented faculty group and the endless energy our fellows have for outreach and advocacy, I look forward to seeing what we accomplish together over the next nine months!”


Launched in 2021, the Digital Communications Fellowship is designed for pathology-aspiring medical students, pathology residents, and pathology fellows and underscores The Pathologist’s ongoing commitment to support aspiring and practising pathologists with their development. The program’s goal is to help the fellows become digital communication experts so that they can advocate and inform the medical community about the importance of pathology in healthcare. The first six months of the fellowship consists of online lessons taught by expert faculty, along with several interactive learning modules, and culminates with a capstone project in the final three months. The curriculum begins in September 2022 and this year’s class will graduate in June 2023.


Fellowship co-director Kamran M. Mirza, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Education and Academic Affairs in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Loyola University Health System, said, “After seeing the successful completion of the first cohort of Digital Communications fellows, I am even more committed to promoting all available technologies and strategies to effectively advocate for, educate, and inform everyone in healthcare about the central role pathology and laboratory medicine play in patient care. Our second cohort of fellows, selected from a large pool of exceptionally well-qualified candidates, reflects the best from across the globe. This year, we are incredibly pleased to offer a special humanitarian scholarship to our first Ukrainian fellow! I am so excited to welcome all of this year’s fellows and can’t wait to see what fantastic digital communications leaders they become! Follow their journey on all social media (#DCFPath) and cheer them on!”


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