College of American Pathologists Honors Top Five Junior Member Abstract Winners

Aug 29, 2012, 11:39 ET from College of American Pathologists

NORTHFIELD, Ill., Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The College of American Pathologists (CAP) will recognize five CAP junior members for their outstanding scientific posters and original research. The award recipients will be honored at a special ceremony on September 9, 2012, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, Calif., at the College's annual meeting, CAP'12—THE Pathologists' Meeting™.  All winners will have their abstracts published in the September issue of the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.

The CAP '12 Abstracts Program is a competitive program sponsored by the College of American Pathologists. The program is designed to promote a broad range of research in pathology. It offers pathologists and research scientists the opportunity to submit original research to their peers in a poster presentation format. Editors from the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine evaluated submissions to this program.

"It is an honor to recognize these five exceptional CAP members for their original research," said CAP President Stanley J. Robboy, MD, FCAP.  "Their dedication to pathology and the advancement of science in an effort to enhance patient care is remarkable."

The CAP Abstracts Program provides pathologists with a unique opportunity to enhance their research skills, develop writing proficiency, gain practical experience at presenting their findings, and contribute to the literature and advancement of pathology.

The top five CAP junior member abstract winners for the CAP '12 meeting are:

First Place ($1,500 award)
Tuyet Nhung Ton Nu, MD
McGill University Health Center in Montreal
"Correlation Between Clinical and Autopsy Diagnoses in Neonatal and Pediatric Populations"

Second Place ($1,000 award)
Eleonora Savitchi, MD
Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Mo.
"A Proposed Algorithm for In-House Cryptosporidium and Giardia Testing"

Third Place ($750 award)
Jihong Sun, MD
Indiana University in Indianapolis
"Lymphocytic Colitis Is Associated With Lactase Deficiency in Pediatric Population"
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Fourth Place ($500 award)
Liping Liu, MD
University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha
"Sequential Histologic Changes in the Healing Process in Pediatric Small Bowel Allografts Treated for Acute Rejection"

Fifth Place ($500 award)
Kinda Hayek, MD
Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich.
"Is the Two-Tier Ovarian Serous Carcinoma Grading System Potentially Useful in Stratifying Uterine Serous Carcinoma? A Large Multi-Institutional Analysis"

The College of American Pathologists (CAP), celebrating 50 years as the gold standard in laboratory accreditation, is a medical society serving more than 18,000 physician members and the global laboratory community. It is the world's largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is the worldwide leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College advocates accountable, high-quality, and cost-effective patient care.

SOURCE College of American Pathologists