2022 Award Winners

The CAP Foundation recognizes and rewards current and future leaders in pathology. For 2022, the foundation is proud to acknowledge the contributions of an outstanding group of award recipients for their work in advancing pathology and promoting our shared values.

Gene and Jean Herbek Humanitarian Award

The Gene and Jean Herbek Humanitarian Award, introduced in 2011, is named in honor of Gene N. Herbek, MD, FCAP, a past president of the CAP who brought the first See, Test & Treat program to Native American women in South Dakota, as well as for his wife, Jean, who continues his commitment. The award honors a pathologist leader who has made innovative and unique contributions to advance the See, Test & Treat program.

2022 Gene and Jean Herbek Humanitarian Award Recipient

Rebecca A. Osgood, MD, FCAP
Cambridge Health Alliance
Cambridge, MA

See, Test & Treat Outstanding Partner Award

The See, Test & Treat Outstanding Partner Award, established in 2019, compliments the Herbek award by recognizing and honoring a non-pathologist partner for their contribution and service in support of the See, Test & Treat program.

2022 See, Test & Treat Outstanding Partner Award Recipient

Damali Campbell, MD
Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School/University Hospital Newark
Newark, NJ

Leadership Development Award

Among the CAP Foundation’s most enduring programs, the Leadership Development Award introduces young pathologists to the specialty’s issues and leadership opportunities. The award enhances each recipient’s education and experience as they become immersed in the issues that confront the specialty. This immersion illustrates the necessity of maintaining a patient-centered practice.

2022 Leadership Development Award Recipients

Yazan Alhalaseh, MD
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL

Alaaeddin Alrohaibani, MD
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR

Samir Atiya, MD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE

Hanae Benchbani, MD, PhD
University of Missouri Kansas City – University Health
Kansas City, MO

Swati Bhardwaj, MBBS, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

SatyaPal Chahar, MD, MBBS, FCAP
University of Miami
Miami, FL

Bindu Challa, MBBS
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Kristina Doytcheva, MD
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL

Lacey Durham, MD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Juanita Ferreira, MD, MMed
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Constantine Kanakis, MD, MSc
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL

Aysenur Keske, MD
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Madison, WI

Isa Mulingbayan Jacoba, MD
Boston Medical Center/Boston University
Boston, MA

Mitul Modi, MD, FCAP
Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY

Olanrewaju Oni, MD
Howard University Hospital
Washington, DC

Marc Rodriguez, MD, MBA
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

Saba Shafi, MD
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH

Sindhuja Sivanandham, MBBS
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Jasmine Vickery, MD
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Informatics Award

The field of pathology has experienced dramatic growth in the areas of informatics, clinical applications, standardized reporting and laboratory test utilization, electronic health records, workflow, and patient safety. Experts attribute the growth to external financial and health care pressures.

Award recipients will receive exposure to real-world practical applications in the ever-evolving field of informatics via the annual meeting. They will have direct access to industry leaders and a choice of several courses presented by experts in the informatics field.

2022 Informatics Award Recipients

Pratik Deb, MD, PhD
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ

Taryme Lopez-Diaz, MD, PhD
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Vandana Panwar, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Hardik Sonani, MBBS
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS

Brian Vadasz, MD, MSc
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Medical Student Travel Award

The Medical Student Travel Award is intended to encourage and support medical students showing a strong interest in the specialty of pathology as a career choice. This award provides a stipend toward travel expenses to attend the CAP Annual Meeting, where awardees will gain valuable insight and critical knowledge from experts regarding the field of pathology and career pathways.

2022 Medical Student Travel Award Recipients

Katherine Chase
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Macy Cummins
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS

John Daines
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Joshua Fernandez de la Vega
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Jerome Givi
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Morgantown, WV

Meredith Herman
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
East Lansing, MI

Curtiss Johnson
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
East Lansing, MI

Zachary Kadow
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Vincent Youngwha Lee
Kansas City University
Kansas City, MO

Alexandra Mease
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Tampa, FL

Ronald Phillips
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Providence, RI

Jacob Rattin
Midwestern University
Downers Grove, IL

Hayley Sanchez
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Jacob Shaner
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ

Pierre Tran
Western University of Health Sciences
Pomona, CA

Michael Zimmerman
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC

Keitges Grant for Medical Ethics

This grant provides funding to support programs addressing medical ethics and/or health disparity issues as it relates to the practice of pathology and pathologists (eg, the leadership role of pathologists in medical ethics, patient care, and patient advocacy).

2022 Keitges Grant Recipient

Brian Jackson, MD, MS, FCAP
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

John H. Rippey Grant for Expedited Research

This grant honors the memory of John H. Rippey, MD, an advocate of the CAP who was devoted to improving laboratory quality assurance. The CAP Foundation has repositioned the grant to provide funding for investigation of the impact of COVID-19-related tests, principally nucleic acid amplification and serologic methods, on patient outcomes, including studies related to test accuracy, timeliness, and result communication. Applicants must demonstrate how their projects support quality assurance, quality and/or process improvements in pathology, or patient safety, with the result of improved patient care.

2022 John H. Rippey Grant Recipients

Saba Shafi, MD
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH

Yayuan Zhao, MD, PhD
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan, Canada

Digital Pathology Observership Grant

Sponsored by AstraZeneca

The Digital Pathology Observership Grant offers CAP Junior Members hands-on exposure—via a two-week program at AstraZeneca’s research facility—to the ways in which artificial intelligence (AI) solution platforms are being used to examine digital pathology images for specific tissue classes, features, and pathologies not easily quantified using traditional image analysis techniques.

2022 Digital Pathology Observership Grant Recipients

Kristina Doytcheva, MD
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, IL

David Nai, MD
University of Michigan Hospital and Health System
Ann Arbor, MI

Digital Pathology and Artificial Intelligence Advanced Training Grant

Sponsored by PathAI

This grant offers CAP Junior Members exposure to digital pathology and artificial intelligence via a four-week training elective at PathAI. Trainees learn how machine learning based diagnostic tools are developed from early concepts to validation and development, concentrating on the role pathologists play in this process.

2022 Digital Pathology and Artificial Intelligence Grant Recipient

Justin Ren Yuan Chang, MD, MS
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Richmond, VA

Translational Diagnostics Advanced Training Grant

Sponsored by Roche/Ventana

This grant offers CAP Junior Members hands-on exposure to ways in which novel histopathology-based diagnostic assays are developed. Under the direction of Ventana’s chief medical officer, Shalini Singh, MD, FCAP, recipients tailor their experience to explore R&D innovation, scientific and clinical affairs, digital pathology and whole slide imaging, platform and instrumentation development, and/or tissue sample management.

2022 Translational Diagnostics Grant Recipients

Shuyu E, MD, PhD
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN

Ruihe Lin, MD
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Young Investigator HER2 Research Grant

Sponsored by AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Enhanced reliability and consistency of HER2 assessment in breast cancer diagnosis may impact clinical treatment decisions in the near future. This award offers CAP members funding to support proposals leading to the development of a clinically implementable framework for monitoring and ensuring consistency in scoring HER2 expression levels, as clinical standards beyond current therapeutic thresholds may evolve.

2022 Young Investigator HER2 Research Grant Recipient

Xiaoxian Li, MD, PhD, FCAP
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Global Pathology Education Award

This award was created to improve global health by increasing the exchange of information on the science of pathology. It provides international pathologists practicing in medically under-resourced areas with complimentary registration to attend the CAP22 virtual annual meeting. Awardees gain access to outstanding continuing education in all pathology specialties taught by world-class experts.

2022 Global Pathology Education Award Recipients

Abebaw Amare, MD
Hawassa University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital

Bruno Basil, MBBS
Federal University of Health Sciences Otukpo

Audu Abdullahi Bukar, MBBS
University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital

Blessing Kenechi Myke-Mbata, MBBS
Benue State University Teaching Hospital

Khushbu Khetan, MD
Nepal Mediciti Hospital

Aliyu I. Lawan, MD
Federal Teaching Hospital/Gombe State University

Louis Ngendahayo, MD, MMed
University of Burundi

Robert Lukande, MBChB, MMed
Makerere University, College of Health Sciences

Daisy Maharjan, MD
Shukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital

Atuganile Edward Malango, MD, MMed
Muhimbili National Hospital

Ijeoma Meka, MBBS
University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital

Angela Nabutilu Munoko, MBChB, MMed
Pathologists Lancet Kenya

Francis Musonda, MD
Kitwe Teaching Hospital

Simon Onsongo Nyangena, MBChB, MMed, MSc.IHM
Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu

Quoc Thang Pham, MD
University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City

Global Pathology Award

The Foundation’s Global Pathology Award was created to improve global health and the science and expansion of pathology and pathology services. It offers funding to support impactful, sustainable, and accretive global (international) projects that develop, expand, and sustain the delivery of pathology services through education/training, patient care, laboratory quality, or enhanced technology and laboratory diagnostics.

2022 Global Pathology Award Recipients

Daniel Schmolze, MD, FCAP
Beckman Research Institute at the City of Hope
Duarte, CA

Emily Boakye-Yiadom, MBChB, MGCP
University of Health and Allied Sciences

Ngoc Tran, MD, MS, FCAP
Open Pathology Education Network
Oklahoma City, OK

More information about the CAP Foundation’s grants and awards, as well as the application process, is available here.