The Pathology Education Informational Resource (PEIR) is an educational web resource that is well-known for (a) a digital library of 40,000+ curated medical education images and (b) an interactive, problem-based online pathology teaching laboratory, and whole slide images used in histology and histopathology teaching.  PEIR twice received awards for being the best education website at the Association of Pathology Informatics meeting.  Pathology educators all over the world use PEIR in support of their teaching programs. In addition, with funding from the Howard Hughes Foundation the PEIR resources were utilized to develop a Pathobiology online course delivered through UAB Professional Studies.

Current Resources (used in UAB medical and graduate curricula)

PEIR Digital Library: 40,000 curated teaching images (

PEIR-VM (virtual microscopy) whole slide images (

Histology Laboratory Manual: 150 VM slides and printed manual used in UASOM Fundamentals and Systems Modules (

IPLab Cases: 120 cases with images and 100 embedded VM slides – used for UAB Medical and Dental teaching (

Selected Publications:

2021       Use of Telepathology to Facilitate COVID-19 Research and Education through an Online COVID-19 Autopsy Biorepository..  Journal of Pathology Informatics.  12:48. 2021 10.4103/jpi.jpi_15_21       

2014       Using virtual microscopy at Copperbelt University, Zambia.  Academic Medicine.  89. 2014 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000332

2005       Acquisition and use of digital images for pathology education and practice.  Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology.  563:178-193. 2005 10.1007/0-387-32025-3_16

2002       Group for Research in Pathology Education online resources to facilitate pathology instruction.  Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.  126:346-350. 2002

2001       Use of the internet in pathology resident training and education.  Advances in Anatomic Pathology.  8:290-297. 2001 10.1097/00125480-200109000-00006