Foundation Leaders Reflect on 2022
The CAP Foundation—working with pathologist leaders, volunteers, supporters, and corporate partners—successfully expanded existing programs and developed timely new initiatives to address the issues facing pathologists and their patient communities in 2022.
As the CAP Foundation continued the fundraising momentum from the Empowering Our Future campaign, our focus in 2022 was on creating new partnerships, recruiting and orienting new board members, and ensuring the continued advancement of the specialty of pathology.
Thanks to our generous supporters we were able to establish new ways to support the development of new pathology leaders. Bharati Jhaveri, MD, FCAP, and Suketu Jhaveri, MD, established the Scientific Education and Research Fund to provide educational and leadership opportunities for early-career and established pathologists. The main objectives of the fund include support for impactful and sustainable cutting-edge scientific education and research initiatives. The fund provides pathologists with the platform and opportunity to gain experience in scientific research and education that directly advances the specialty of pathology.
As the CAP Foundation elevates its role in health equity, we are proud of the work being done through our Global Pathology Fund. Thanks to the support of Gerald R. Hanson, MD, FCAP, we have been able to expand our impact to pathologists and patients all over the world. The Global Pathology Award, renamed to the Global Pathology Development Grant in 2023, provides funding to support sustainable global projects that develop and expand the delivery of pathology services in medically under resourced areas—three pathologists received funding for their projects in the first iteration of the award. In 2022, we also increased the number of Global Pathology Education Awards so that deserving pathologists have access to education during the CAP annual meeting.
We’ve continued to provide and expand essential grants and awards to help develop the next generation of pathologists. In fact, the Foundation awarded 74 grants and awards in 2022—the most in the organization’s history.
Our Medical Student Travel Award provided opportunities to those interested in a career in pathology by covering travel costs for educational events while also helping to increase the number of pathologists entering the specialty. Our Leadership Development Award and advanced training grants provide real-world experience and unique opportunities for pathologists to connect and engage with colleagues.
While 2022 was a transition year for our leadership, we welcome the chance to engage with new board members, volunteers, partners, and donors. We are excited about our future and grateful for the past year we have had together. Stay tuned for more on new initiatives and ideas for 2023 and beyond. In the meantime, learn more about all that we accomplished together in 2022. Thank you for your support and dedication to a healthier, more equitable future.
Eva M. Wojcik, MD, FCAP
President, CAP Foundation
Maya Ogden, JD
Executive Director, CAP Foundation
Read and share the full 2022 CAP Foundation Annual Report