Pathology Residents Qiong Zhang and Kusum Sharma win competitive travel awards to attend the USCAP annual meeting

PGY2, Qiong Zhang, has been awarded a USCAP Pathologist-in-Training Travel Award based on her abstract, Clinical and Molecular Features of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC) with Pathogenic Germline Variants (PGV) of Genes in DNA Damage Repair (DDR) Pathway. This travel award from the USCAP Foundation is part of USCAP’s initiative “Fostering the Next Generation of Pathologists,” aimed at nurturing and empowering emerging pathologists to shape the field’s future. The resident’s participation not only enhances learning but also fuels their potential contributions to pathology.

PGY4, Kusum Sharma, is the first recipient of a new departmental Pathology Resident Leadership in Research Award which provides funding towards meeting attendance for a resident who is presenting their research as first author. Each year the award winner is selected from a pool of applicants by members of the Pathology Education Committee (PEC) Awards Subcommittee.

Dr. Sharma will be presenting a poster on Long Non-Coding RNA and PHOX2B Expression in Olfactory Neuroblastomas and Adrenal Neuroblastomas at the 2024 USCAP meeting in Baltimore this March 23-28, 2024.