Episode 22 - Building A Team for Digital Pathology

This episode's guests: Dr. Steven H. Hinrichs

Our guest is Dr. Steven Hinrichs, Professor and Chair in the Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the University of Nebraska. Dr.Hinrichs has special interest in molecular therapeutics for cancer models of molecular disease mechanisms, infectious diseases, as well as informatics and electronic information systems. His research focuses on molecular diagnostics, the role of viruses in cancer and emerging infectious diseases. Dr. Hinrichs has published over 182 papers in basic science and medical journals.

We're going to talk about what's involved in building a successful team for the transition to digital pathology. It feels like we're on the verge of something big, but there's more to it than just us, the pathologists, in front of our microscopes. There's a whole host of people, individuals and teams involved. What's involved from an administrative perspective for larger institutions? What kind of teamwork is involved? What sort of teams must be built?

Dr. Hinrichs has a special interest in the psychology of pathology. We'll discover more about that and what can we learn from how our brains process black and white images, as we move into this new era of machine learning.


More About Steven H. Hinrichs, M.D.

Steven H. Hinrichs, M.D.; Stokes-Shackleford Professor and Chair; Pathology and Microbiology

Dr. Steven Hinrichs is Professor and Chair in the Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He obtained his medical degree from the University of North Dakota. His professional training was at UC Davis and the NIH. Dr. Hinrichs was the founding Director of the Nebraska Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) and the University of Nebraska Center for Biosecurity. Through those activities, he was responsible for the development of a program for the rapid identification of biological agents of mass destruction. He has been principal investigator of multiple national awards from the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Defense. He developed with the state and federal officials the funding strategy for the UNMC Biocontainment Unit. Dr. Hinrichs is past Chair of the APHL committee on Management and Information Systems and is a strong advocate for further development of communication systems and electronic infrastructure. He has directed projects with scientists from both the CDC and DoD and was the laboratory section lead for the federal National Biosurveillance Advisory Subcommittee. His laboratory conducts research into disease mechanisms of high-risk organisms and nerve agent treatment strategies. He was recently appointed by the Secretary of Health to the federal Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee.