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The Father of Cytology and the Originator of the Pap test – one of the most effective screening tests that has been instrumental in the significant reduction of incidence and mortality from cervical cancer.
The Society is proud
to carry Dr. Papanicolaou’s name


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Dear Members of the PSC:

Ever year PSC presents two awards to the cytopathologists in recognition of their work at our annual meeting.

The awards committee is now accepting nominations for these awards to be presented at the 2015 Companion Meeting at USCAP.

*The Educator of the Year Award* is presented to a Pathologist in recognition of his/her meritorious service, and contributions to the field of cytopathology education. The award is presented during the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology Companion Meeting held during the annual meeting of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. The award also includes $1,000.00 made possible by the generosity of Dr. L.C. Tao.

Nominees for this award should have demonstrated significant contributions to the field of cytopathology education, including but not limited to: active participation in, or development of, exemplary training programs and educational activities at the state, regional and national levels. Any member of the Society may submit nominations to the Award Committee for consideration.

*The Yolanda Oertel Interventional Cytopathologist Award* is an annual award started to acknowledge the contribution of pathologists to the fine needle aspiration service. The award recognizes those who promote the use of fine needle aspiration, and encourage other pathologists to utilize fine needle aspiration.

Any cytopathologist promoting or utilizing the fine needle aspiration service is eligible for the award.

Please nominate for one or both of these awards and submit-

  • CV of the nominee
  • A photograph of the nominee
  • A statement regarding the accomplishments of the nominee

The above information will be distributed to the Awards Committee who will decide upon the winners. The winners will then be approved by the Executive Board and Officers of the Society.


Academies & Societies

United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP)

An organization devoted to providing pathologists new and updated information, as well as ways of reinforcing that knowledge, in their area(s) of interest and expertise in the field of human disease

American Society of Cytopathology

National professional society of physicians, cytotechnologists and scientists dedicated to the cytologic method of diagnostic pathology

International Academy of Cytology

Organization of cytotechnologists devoted to creating an international network of recognized experts in the field of cytopathology through the exchange of knowledge and experience on a global basis

International Academy of Pathology

Organization of pathologists and other scientists devoted to the sharing of knowledge, particularly in the areas of surgical pathology and pathological physiology.

American Association for Cancer Research

An organization that represents 15,000 laboratory and clinical scientists engaged in basic, translational and clinical cancer research in the United States and more than 60 other countries

American Society of Clinical Oncology

Organization devoted to representing physicians who treat people with cancer

American Cancer Society

A nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem through research, education, advocacy, and service.

Journals & Research

Cancer Cytopathology

New Content from Cancer Cytopathology. Assessment of cellularity, genomic DNA yields, and technical platforms for BRAF

Diagnostic Cytopathology

Journal devoted to providing a forum for the exchange of information in the field of cytopathology, with special emphasis on the practical, clinical aspects of the discipline

Acta Cytologica

Journal devoted to bringing it’s subscribers the latest in cytology and cytopathology

National Library of Medicine Online Database

NLM provides a wide variety of resources in a number of formats related to the biomedical and health sciences, both past and present.

PubMed – National Library of Medicine

The National Library of Medicine’s search service, providing access to over 11 million citations in MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE, and other related databases, with links to participating online journals

Cytology Stuff.com

Cytology Stuff is an educational service provided to cytotechnologists, pathologists and other professionals by Cytyc Corporation, Boxborough, MA.

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Past President David Chhieng M.D.

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