Web Editorial Board Committee Report
By Mary Lowery Nordberg, PhD
AMP Website Editor
The AMP Website has reached a crossroads. While the new design has been fully implemented, there are many areas that now need to be tackled. Updates to Committee pages and a continuous flow of content remains one of the most difficult tasks. The ASIP web staff, Chris Wallington, Catherine Davidge, Mary Williams, and others have diligently worked to engage us in the “behind the scenes” duties required for a successful web presence. Now that many of us have licensed copies of Adobe Contribute, we now have the capability for rapid input and updating. Introduced to you in the previous Newsletters, the "Content" (or writers) team is comprised of representatives from each of the AMP Subdivisions: Genetics (Ron Przygodzki), Hematopathology (David Bosler), Infectious Diseases (Wayne Wang), and Solid Tumors (George Netto and Katherine Geiersbach). Other liaisons on the Board are Ted Schutzbank (Chair, Publications Committee and Secretary-Treasurer), and Alexis Carter (AMP Test Directory Editor). Content assignments (volunteers anyone?) and Committee/Subdivision liaison work are in progress. You do not have to be on the Web Editorial Board to submit an article/topic of interest! It has taken nearly two years for the full extent of this project to reach fruition. But like the world of Molecular Pathology itself, the website is in constant need of change and attention. Stay with us as we embark on the next chapter of this story.
I thank members of the various AMP Committees who have agreed to be their Committee's liaison to the Web Editorial Board: Laura Tafe from Clinical Practice Committee, Sam Caughron from Economic Affairs Committee, Shelby Melton from Professional Relations Committee, and Craig MacKinnon from Training & Education Committee.
As always, if you have suggestions, questions, or want to be more involved, please do not hesitate to contact me or the other members of the Web Editorial Board! We will continue to give you more exciting updates as we progress.