Almost four years have passed since I became CHAMP
Moderator. I have been enjoying this job and interactions
with AMP colleagues throughout the globe. Since October
2008, Qiulu Pan has been serving as CHAMP Associate
Moderator, a newly created position. Qiulu has been doing a
great job and thanks to him, the job of CHAMP moderation has
been made a lot easier. Basically, the workload is about
60% of what I needed to do before. I would also like to
express my special thanks to Jeff Kant, Terry Dunn
and Mary Williams for advice on complicated
situations I have encountered during my time as CHAMP
Now, I believe the time has come for me to step down and
pass along the opportunity of the CHAMP Moderator position
to a motivated and talented AMP member. So, I will shortly
join the alumni of past CHAMP Moderators, including Jeff and
Terry. First, I would like to thank Qiulu Pan for
agreeing to step-up as the new CHAMP Moderator effective in
November 2009 at the upcoming AMP meeting. Please, join me
in welcoming Qiulu as our new CHAMP Moderator!
Since Qiulu was primed to become the new CHAMP Moderator,
the Publications Committee recently initiated a call for
candidates for the new CHAMP Associate Moderator. There were
a number of strong candidates and it was a difficult process
in selecting the best candidate. However, I am pleased to
announce that Bernadette Wildemore has been selected
to fill this position. She will officially start this new
role at the upcoming AMP Meeting and at the same time she
will become a member of AMP Publications Committee. Please,
join me in congratulating Bernadette and welcoming her into
this new role!
CHAMP has been and will be a collegial forum for all of us.
We hope that it continues to be an excellent resource for
CHAMP Moderators are always striving to achieve the best
service to all subscribers. At times we do not approve
postings, but still forward them for a variety of reasons
(such as a simple thank-you e-mail, a simple assay
availability e-mail, etc.). Since there are over 1500 AMP
members with diverse interests, we would appreciate your
understanding and continued support.
One thing I would always encourage you to do when making
postings to CHAMP is to include an EXPLICIT, SPECIFIC TITLE.
This is particularly important considering that we will soon
launch an archiving function for the CHAMP listserve;
something that we have been long awaiting. Big Bravo to AMP
office! If you are posting a job ad, please put Job Ad:
Molecular Pathologist. CHAMPers are busy professionals with
diverse interests. Thus, it would be extremely helpful if
the main theme of your posting can be identified in the
Subject line. It would make it easy for someone to search
for your important posting by the Subject line. Please
excuse us for occasionally substituting an explicit title if
the title of your posting is vague. Also please feel free
to change to a more specific title if the subject matter has
changed in a thread.
I would like to remind CHAMPers of the CHAMP rules listed on
the AMP homepage (www.amp.org/Membership/champ.htm).
Also, please feel free to e-mail the new CHAMP Moderator
Qiulu Pan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Mary Williams (email@example.com)
if you have any questions.
Please continue enjoying CHAMP!