Dr. Karra Jones Hosts American Association of Neuropathologists Committee Meeting

In her role as chair of the Education Committee for the American Association of Neuropathologists (AANP), Karra Jones, MD, PhD, hosted a group of seven neuropathologists from around the country for their quarterly committee meeting at the Washington Duke Inn near Duke’s campus on March 4th, 2024.

At the meeting, they planned various initiatives, including the following:

  • Educational activities for the 2024 and 2025 AANP Annual Meeting
  • AANP Teaching Rounds, a virtual monthly educational series (archives are available here
  • A new educational offering they’re developing, called the AANP Molecular Neuropathology Course: Central Nervous System (CNS) Tumors
Dr. Karra Jones with eight other AANP Education Committee Members
Left to right back row:
Julia Kofler, MD; Associate Professor of Pathology and Division Director of Neuropathology at University of Pittsburgh
Gregory Chamberlin, MD; Neuropathology Fellow at Duke University
Lawrence Kenyon, MD, PhD; Neuropathologist at Cooper University Health Care
Melike Pekmezci, MD; Associate Professor of Pathology and Ophthalmology at University of California, San Francisco
Rati Chkheidze, MD; Assistant Professor of Pathology at University of Alabama at Birmingham
Kyle Conway, MD; Assistant Professor of Pathology at University of Michigan

Left to right front row:
Sarah Porter, CHCP; Senior Program Manager for the AANP and AOE Consulting,
Karra Jones, MD, PhD; Associate Professor of Pathology at Duke University
Veena Rajaram, MD; Professor of Pathology at UT Southwestern

At last year’s AANP Annual Meeting in Monterey, California, from June 8-11, Jones co-organized the pre-meeting symposium titled "Neuromuscular Pathology: Focused Insights for General and Academic Practice." She also presented a special course lecture titled "Nerve Biopsies for the Evaluation of Acquired Peripheral Neuropathies."

In her role as Muscle & Nerve Pathology  section head at Duke, Jones directs and designs all of the neuromuscular diagnostic services supplied in-house and to regional providers in the consultative Muscle and Nerve Pathology Service. 

Jones loves teaching trainees of all levels and working with the next generation of pathologists/neuropathologists. Her research interests include inherited muscular dystrophies and myopathies, and she is a consultant for muscular dystrophy and myopathy gene therapy clinical trials.