Dr. Wojcik Reflects on the Foundation’s Successful 2022

In my first official president’s message for the CAP Foundation newsletter, I find myself returning to the wonderful time we all had at the CAP22 annual meeting in New Orleans this past October. I’ve been reliving the one-of-kind “Password Pathology” event through photos and videos that we’ll be sure to share.

Thank you to all of you—both familiar faces and new—who could join us. It truly was a great opportunity to come together on behalf of the specialty to celebrate our accomplishments while supporting patient care and laboratory medicine.

As we approach the end of another year, we all tend to take stock of what we’ve accomplished while looking ahead to our future goals and aspirations. At the CAP Foundation, we’ve been able to accomplish a great deal in 2022, and I’d like to thank Carey Z. August, MD, FCAP, for her leadership and vision over the past two years during her service as president of the CAP Foundation.

I’d also like to recognize Maya Ogden, who started as executive director of the CAP Foundation in May 2022. She has been instrumental in continuing our work and welcoming me as president and my colleague Bharati S. Jhaveri, MD, FCAP, as vice president.

In 2022, we continued the momentum of our historic fundraising year to build our existing programs like the Global Pathology Education Award while creating entirely new ones like the Scientific Education and Research Fund and Forensic Pathology Training Grant.

On behalf of the Foundation, I want to express our gratitude to those who made our work possible over the past year. Thank you to the CAP Foundation’s many donors and the hundreds of See, Test & Treat volunteers who donate their time and expertise year after year to help people in their community.

In this issue of the newsletter, we also highlight one of our corporate partners, Genentech, its work in supporting community care, and how we work together to improve health equity. Thank you to all our corporate donors who made a pledge to the Empowering Our Future fundraising campaign or support the Foundation through See, Test & Treat and other programs.

If you missed Giving Tuesday but still wish to show your support, the CAP Foundation will gladly accept your donations throughout the year. Your generosity helps ensure our programs will make an impact now and in the future.

In 2023, we will be able to truly see the impact of these new programs as pathology residents and early-career pathologists learn and grow through our new opportunities.

The CAP Foundation has made expanding our reach globally a priority, and you can expect more of that in the future. We will continue to leverage the new Global Pathology Award, which provides funding for international projects that develop, expand, and sustain the delivery of pathology services through education and training, patient care, laboratory quality, or enhanced technology and laboratory diagnostics.

Through the Drs. Bharati and Suketu Jhaveri Scientific Education and Research Fund, the CAP Foundation will also more directly support specific research projects that have a measurable and lasting impact on patient care.

These are just a few of the programs that we’ve started and are excited to continue developing alongside the many supporters, partners, and volunteers with the CAP Foundation. I’m looking forward to my next two years with the Foundation, and hope you’ll join me however you can.

Eva M. Wojcik, MD, FCAP
President, CAP Foundation