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Pathology News Roundup: October 20, 2020

CAP Meritorious Service Awards

The College of American Pathologists Meritorious Service Awards Program acknowledges outstanding contributions to pathology, pathologists, laboratory medicine, patient care, public service, and the CAP. Honorees are announced at the annual meeting, which was conducted virtually this month.

R. Bruce Williams, MD, FCAP, was named as the 2020 CAP Pathologist of the Year recipient for his forward-thinking leadership as the 35th president (2015–2017) of the College of American Pathologists, preceded by many years of outstanding contributions and dedicated service to his patients, the CAP, and the specialty of pathology.

New_Bruce_Williams_4Dr. R. Bruce Williams. Image courtesy of the CAP. 

Other 2020 CAP award recipients include:

  • CAP Advocate of the Year Award: Elizabeth T. Martin, MD, FCAP
  • CAP Distinguished Patient Care Award: Bobbi S. Pritt, MD, MSc, DTMH, FCAP
  • CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program Service Award: Bharati Suketu Jhaveri, MD, FCAP
  • CAP Laboratory Improvement Programs Service Award: Paul N. Valenstein, MD, FCAP
  • 2020 CAP Distinguished Service Award: Christina A. Arnold, MD, FCAP
  • 2020 CAP Distinguished Service Award: Guang Fan, MD, PhD, FCAP
  • CAP Lifetime Achievement Award: Philip A. Branton, MD, FCAP
  • CAP Lifetime Achievement Award: Victor Y. Cabañas, MD, FCAP
  • CAP Lifetime Achievement Award: Desiree A. Carlson, MD, FCAP
  • CAP Lifetime Achievement Award: John R. Harbour, MD, FCAP
  • CAP Lifetime Achievement Award: Peter Louis Perrotta, MD, FCAP
  • CAP Outstanding Communicator Award: Diana M. Cardona, MD, FCAP
  • CAP Outstanding Educator Award: Sarah Muntzing Bean, MD, FCAP
  • CAP Outstanding Service Award: Walter H. Henricks, MD, FCAP 
  • CAP Pathology Advancement Award: Kimberly H. Allison, MD, FCAP
  • CAP Public Service Award: Ronald W. McLawhon, MD, PhD, FCAP
  • CAP Resident Advocate Award: Kamran M. Mirza, MD, PhD, FCAP
  • CAP Resident of the Year Award: Pavandeep Gill, MD
  • CAP Staff Outstanding Achievement Award: Richard L. Moldwin, MD, PhD

See the list of award winners and read more about their achievements on the CAP website.

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New Editor: Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Alain C. Borczuk, MD, FCAP, chief of thoracic pathology and professor of pathology at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, has been appointed as editor-in-chief of the CAP’s peer-reviewed publication, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

As former vice chairman of anatomic pathology and current chief of thoracic pathology at Weill Cornell, Dr. Borczuk has served as a full-time surgical pathologist and pulmonary pathologist supporting multidisciplinary clinical programs in neoplastic and non-neoplastic lung diseases, and he has won awards for teaching medical students and residents. A strong advocate for quality assurance and compliance, Dr. Borczuk has served on CAP laboratory inspection teams and participated on a CAP advisory panel to assess molecular testing guidelines in lung carcinoma.

Dr. Borczuk is a graduate of Cornell University Medical College and previously served as vice-chairman and professor of clinical pathology at Columbia University. In 2019, he was awarded a National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute Moonshot Grant for his research on intercepting progression from pre-invasive to invasive lung adenocarcinoma.

“Pathology faces major challenges in this period of great innovation in molecular pathology, artificial intelligence, increasing compliance needs, greater sub-specialization and emergence of new education routes via social media,” said Dr. Borczuk. “I am honored to become editor-in-chief and believe the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine will play a key role in meeting these challenges and remain at the forefront of national and international prominence in supporting the education and dissemination of key information to practicing pathologists.”

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New President: American Society of Cytopathology

Güliz A. Barkan, MD, a genitourinary pathologist, and the director of cytopathology and the cytopathology fellowship program at Loyola University Medical Center, has been named president of the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC). Dr. Barkan, who also is a professor at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, will be inaugurated as the 69th president of ASC on November 7, 2020 during ASC’s 68th Annual Scientific Meeting.
 
imageDr. Güliz A. Barkan. Image courtesy of Loyola University Medical Center.

Dr. Barkan received her medical degree from Marmara University School of Medicine in Istanbul, Turkey in 1995. She completed residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of Michigan in 2001, and a surgical pathology fellowship there in 2002. She also completed a cytopathology fellowship at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in 2003.
 
Dr. Barkan joined the Loyola University Medical Center department of pathology and laboratory medicine in January 2006. Her interests include cytopathology and surgical pathology of the genitourinary tract, and pathology education. She has authored a significant number of peer-reviewed publications, abstracts, chapters, and given numerous national and international invited talks and workshops, mostly in the fields of cytopathology and surgical pathology of the genitourinary system.
 

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