ACO April 2015 Awardees

May 08, 2015 in Education, Patient care

The Accountable Care for AP Pilot Grant Program (ACO) provides support to AP/CP or AP residents for projects using existing or novel methods that demonstrably improve quality, safety, service, and/or access while containing the cost of care.

The UW Medicine Pathology Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Committee is pleased to announce that Robert Ricciotti, MD and Nicholas Reder, MD have been selected as the ACO April 2015 Award recipients. Dr. Ricciotti’s project is, “Identifying Pathologic and Molecular Features that Distinguish Enchondroma from Chondrosarcoma”. Dr. Reder’s project is, “A Cost-Effective Microscopic Scanner for Rapid Evaluation of Radical Prostatectomy Specimens”. 

All residents/fellows are strongly encouraged to submit applications for the award. The deadline for the August 2015 award is August 1st – a call for applications will be made in July.  The ACO Program is funded for up to $20K annually for the next three years with award recipients eligible for up to $5,000 in financial support.

Past ACO Award Recipients

December 2014

  • Bronwyn Bryant: Evaluating Inflammation in Endometrial Biopsies Among Patients with Endometrial Hyperplasia/Neoplasia
  • Eric Konnick: Evaluation of the Accuracy of Copy-Number Variation in Melanoma by Next-Generation Sequencing and DNA Microarray
  • Paul Simonson: Assessment of Needle Core Biopsies for Immunoreactivity After Optical Clearing

Summer 2014

  • Margaret Flanagan: Alzheimer's Disease
  • Georgios Deftereos: MicroRNA Profiling of Solid and Cystic Pancreatic Fine Needle Aspiration Specimens
  • Cigdem Ussakli: Expression of CD24 and androgen receptor (AR) in micropapillary urothelial carcinomas
  • Cigdem Ussakli: Novel Urothelium Specific Markers Uroplakin II and S100P: Comparative Study in Primary and Metastatic Urothelial Carcinomas

Spring 2014

  • Nicole Andeen: Immunohistochemical Epitope Detection
  • Maggie Lawless: DPC4 and S-100P in the Cost Effective Management of Pancreatobiliary Tract Neoplasms
  • Bronwyn Bryant: MYC Protein Overexpression in High-grade B-cell Lymphomas

Winter 2013

  • Bronwyn Bryant: MYC Protein Overexpression in B-cell Lymphoma, Unclassifiable, with Features Intermediate Between Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma and Burkitt Lymphoma

Autumn 2013

  • Cheryl Mather: HHV6 Reactivation in Tissue Biopsies from Patients with Acute GVHD
  • Nicole Andeen: Trainee Block Submission: Incentivizing Selective Gross Room Tissue Submission through Feedback

Summer 2013

  • Nicole Andeen: Immunohistochemical Expression of SALL4 in Malignant Germ Cell Neoplasms
  • Dao-Fu Dai: Quantitative Mass Spectrometry of Amyloid from Paraffin-embedded Tissue