Herbek Humanitarian Award

The Gene and Jean Herbek Humanitarian Award is a monetary award presented to a Fellow of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) who provides outstanding direct patient services to individuals in underserved communities through a See, Test & Treat® program.

The funds awarded will be dedicated to enhancing a program beyond its core services or to fulfill an unmet need.


Invited applicants have served as pathologist program leads or significantly participated in an STT program within the past three years.

Applicants will be considered regardless of age, race, gender, national origin, or religion.

Funded Up ToFocusEligibilityTimeframe
$20,000Provides up to $20,000 to a CAP Fellow who demonstrates leadership in a See, Test & Treat program.CAP MembersBy Invitation

See, Test, & Treat Program

The program provides free cervical and breast cancer screening to medically underserved women in the US. CAP member pathologists, together with a team of health care professionals, volunteer their time and expertise to deliver screenings, diagnoses, and follow-up care or treatment recommendations in one day and at no cost to the women served.

CAP pathologists also provide valuable education to women and their families about healthy lifestyles and the importance of receiving regular health screenings for the early detection of cancer.

Nomination Process

Every year, See, Test & Treat program directors will nominate a pathologist for the Gene and Jean Herbek Humanitarian Award.

The CAP Foundation will invite the nominee to apply for an award which can be added to the basic grants already provided to support a See, Test & Treat program.

The additional funds will allow the awardee the means to improve the program beyond its core services or to fulfill an unmet need of the existing program.

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