Monday, June 29, 2009

College of American Pathologists spotlights blogging pathologists

Neuropathology Blog is mentioned in an article in the June '09 issue of CAP Today, a monthly publication of the College of American Pathologists. The article -- entitled Tapping into an audience: Growing numbers of pathologists engaging in the business of blogging -- focuses on several pathologist/bloggers, including Dr. Bruce Friedman (pictured) and his Lab Soft News blog. Blogging, Friedman says, in no way replaces academic journals or textbooks, but rather fills a different communication niche. "I believe my blog affords me a greater opportunity to disseminate new ideas than my academic writing," he says. Friedman, professor emeritus at the University of Michigan, also likes blogging because it prompts him to review "a wide swath of news covering lab information technology, the clinical lab industry, and health care in general, which I then blog about. Blogging has allowed me to climb out of this very focused academic silo." The final paragraph of the article quotes me as saying that once pathogists embrace the Web 2.0 movement, which includes blogging, "they'll see the benefit of it in terms of creating a global community of pathologists who can learn from each other."

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