All pathologists above are members of the Division of Transplantation and Hepatic Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh PA. Each contributes to the content of TPIS to varying extents.
TPIS activity is measured by Google Analytics in order to determine usage statistics and to evaluate which portions of our website appear to be the most useful to our users. Standard information gathered in this manner includes the origin of user (i.e., general geographic location) and pages visited, time spent on site, etc. No personal information is gathered.
We do not present or solicit medical data from identifiable individuals. All medical or pathological-based discussions are performed in an academic setting, following HIPAA guidelines for maintaining patient anonymity. The minimal amount of patient information necessary to facilitate academic review is used. When dates are used, they may be altered to further mask the event under discussion. However, the time intervals between dates will not be changed. In most cases, only the time intervals, and not actual dates, are used.
TPIS is not a consultation service. The Transplant Pathology Division maintains a separate consultation service that is accessible on the Departmental webpage, outside of the TPIS website.
TPIS is supported by the Division of Transplant Pathology of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and does not receive funds from paid banners or other forms of advertisement. Links to outside sites that may be present on TPIS are, in the opinion of the TPIS Team, of educational value and relevant to the mission of TPIS.
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