Herbek Humanitarian

Herbek Humanitarian Award


The CAP Foundation’s See, Test & Treat® program provides free cervical and breast cancer screening to medically underserved women across the United States. CAP member pathologists, together with a team of health care professionals, volunteer their time and expertise to deliver screenings and same-day (or prompt) results, as well as follow-up care or treatment recommendations, all at no cost to the women served. The team also strives to educate women about the pathologist’s role on their health care team, the importance of routine preventive screening, and how healthy lifestyle choices can reduce cancer risk.

The Gene and Jean Herbek Humanitarian Award, introduced in 2011, is named in honor of the late 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 CAP member pathologist who has made innovative and unique contributions to advance the See, Test & Treat program.

Nomination Guidelines

  1. Nominees must have served as a See, Test & Treat program lead or significantly contributed to and participated in an event.
  2. Nominations must be submitted by May 3, 2024, using the Herbek Humanitarian Award online form.
  3. Currently serving CAP Foundation board members, or candidates for any elected CAP office, are not eligible for award nomination.
  4. Self-nominations or incomplete nominations will not be considered.

Evaluation Process

  1. The Herbek Humanitarian Award Selection Committee will select an award recipient based on, but not limited to, the following factors:
    • Length of time the individual has been involved with the See, Test & Treat program
    • Role within the See, Test & Treat program, including level of engagement and collaboration with partners
    • Impact the individual has had on the See, Test & Treat program within their institution and the community
    • The individual’s utilization of innovative and sustainable approaches benefiting patients in their See, Test & Treat program
  2. The committee will evaluate all nominations and recommend the award candidate to the CAP Foundation Board of Directors for approval in late May 2023. Their subsequent decision is final. Award notification will be sent by June 28, 2024.
  3. No information about the evaluation process and/or the nominees will be shared prior to official notification of the award honoree.

*The CAP Foundation reserves the right to NOT confer an award in any given year.

Funded Up ToFocusEligibilityTimeframe
$1,500Covers travel expenses up to $1,500 for a See, Test & Treat contributor to attend the CAP Annual Meeting and receive their award.A CAP member pathologist who has significantly contributed to the See, Test & Treat programCLOSED

Award Presentation

The Herbek Humanitarian Award recipient and their guest will be invited to attend the 2024 CAP Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. The award presentation will take place during the meeting; date and event for the presentation will be announced at a later time. Award funding covers two airfares (coach), two nights lodging, meals, and miscellaneous travel expenses, all of which are not to exceed $1,500.00.