WSU Applebaum pathologists' assistant students, alumni highlight national conference

Candi Bennett at AAPA conference
Candi Bennett

The Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Pathologists' Assistant program selects two second-year students to present their research at the annual conference of the American Association of Pathologists' Assistants (AAPA). This year, student delegates Candi Bennett and Jamie Maurice presented their research at the conference, which took place Sept. 23-28 in New Orleans.

Jamie Maurice at AAPA conference
Jamie Maurice

Bennett presented "Mixed Germ Cell Tumor Presenting as a Multifocal Mass within the Testis and Spermatic Cord;" Maurice presented "Acquired Cystic Disease-Associated Renal Cell Carcinoma Arising in a Patient After 15 Years of Hemodialysis."

In addition, second-year student Samm Etters was awarded the AAPA's Yearly Student Travel Grant for her submitted research paper, "Breast Cancer Metastasis to the Colon Presenting After 15 Years," beating out a wide field of competition from all national and internationally accredited programs.

During the conference, pathologists' assistant program alumnus N. Dominic Alessio '16 was recognized with the AAPA Board of Trustees Award for his contribution in student engagement in the profession and association. In addition, Mopec, a renowned pathology and autopsy medical and laboratory products supplier, chose two other program alumnae – Krystle Dunn '17 and Grace Van Metre '17 – to be the "faces" of Mopec at trade shows and conferences. 

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