Our Stories

Our stories demonstrate the impact on patient care by the specialty of pathology through our programs and grants, most notably by See, Test & Treat—our flagship humanitarian program. All of these stories would not be possible without the support of CAP members, staff, corporations, foundations, patient advocacy groups, health institutions, and laboratory communities.

Resident Dr. Gregory Dickinson Receives Herbek Award

The CAP Foundation has chosen Gregory Dickinson, MD, to receive the 2020 Gene and Jean Herbek Humanitarian Award. The prestigious award recognizes unique and innovative contributions to advancing See, Test & Treat, a community outreach program that offers free breast and cervical cancer screenings, same-day results, and follow-up care, if needed, for uninsured and underinsured […]

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Foundation Goes Global in New Initiative

Inspired by his many years of international travel and the work of his colleagues leading health initiatives in Africa and Southeast Asia, Gerald Hanson, MD, FCAP, has established the CAP Foundation’s new Global Pathology Fund. His generous donation will support pathology initiatives in medically under-resourced areas around the world. “These [places] have low economic resources, […]

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Dr. Sang Wu Spotlights Pathology with Children’s Book

Drawing conclusions and making difficult diagnoses from a scramble of cells and puzzling possibilities is what pathologists do. Thanks to Sang Wu, MD, FCAP, children and their families can chase conclusions of their own while learning more about their health, pathology, and laboratories in the activity book Under the Microscope: Detective Doctors. A hybrid children’s […]

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Remembering Dr. Gene Herbek, See, Test & Treat Founder

Leadership and compassion aren’t always closely associated, but Gene Herbek, MD, FCAP, knew their intertwined relationship. He embodied both qualities as a prominent leader in the field of pathology and a compassionate champion for health care in underserved communities. Dr. Herbek died on June 4, 2020, after a lifetime as a practicing pathologist leader, philanthropist, […]

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President’s Column: Pathologists on the Pandemic Frontlines

With COVID-19 making pathologists more vital than ever, the CAP Foundation is supporting members and patients by being flexible with its grants and awards.

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Dr. Iris Martin Spotlights Resident Opportunities

Why did you become a pathologist? I’m sure all of us have heard that question many times, even the residents who have only been in the specialty a short while. And I’m sure we all have our own answers. We are drawn to medical science. We have a penchant for problem solving. We want to […]

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Remembering William B. Zeiler, CAP Past President and Philanthropist

As a pathologist, leader, visionary, and philanthropist, William B. Zeiler, MD, FCAP, dedicated a career and lifetime to the health of others. Dr. Zeiler died on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at the age of 99. Dr. Zeiler not only founded an innovative laboratory system but served as the president of the College of American Pathologists […]

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Foundation Fosters Next Generation of Pathologists

The CAP Foundation connects some of the best medical students from across the country to career opportunities in pathology. Since 2018, the foundation has awarded 22 travel awards to medical students with an interest in pathology, enabling them to attend the CAP annual meeting and learn more about the specialty. The CAP Foundation checked in […]

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