Honors and Awards Archive
Dr. Andrew D. Leavitt, MD, Awarded 2013 Kaiser Award
Dr. Andrew D. Leavitt, MD, Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Director of the UCSF Adult Blood and Marrow Transplant Laboratory was awarded the 2013 Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Classroom Setting. The presentation ceremony was held in Cole Hall in May. The teaching award was started in 1969 with funds provided by the HenryJ. Kaiser Family Foundation to support and recognize teaching excellence. Dr. Leavitt has been director of the hematology section of the second year medical school curriculum for nearly 10 years, and the course is consistently rated very highly by the medical students. Dr. Leavitt not only oversees the course, he provides lectures, directs small group sessions with students, and helps teach in the laboratory sessions within the class. The award is a wonderful recognition of his contribution to medical student education.
Teresa M. Darragh, MD, Awarded CAP Oustanding Service Award
The College of American Pathologists (CAP) awarded Teresa M. Darragh, MD, the CAP Outstanding Service Award at a special ceremony at the CAP's annual meeting. The CAP presents this award to members who provided outstanding service to a single CAP program or project. Dr Darragh was recognized for her significant contributions as co-chair of The Lower Anogenital Squamous Terminology Standardization Project for Human Papillomavirus (HPV)-associated Lesions, or the LAST project.
Our very own Dr. Jay Debnath is the one of 3 award recipients of the 2013-2014 Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) grant.
This honor is no small feat. The Foundation invites cancer institutes from around the world to apply for a grant. Only one application per institute is allowed.
The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation is an international organization dedicated to curing and preventing cancer. The Foundation is a pioneer in cancer research, focusing on uncovering the causes of cancer and reprogramming cancer cells. Their mission is to eradicate cancer by bridging the gap between lab science and the patient. Founded in 1976, the SWCRF has awarded more than $85 million to support the work of more than 200 researchers across the globe.
Dr. Arie Perry, the Director of Neuropathology, announced the UCSF neuropathology trainees were incredibly successful with awards at the recent 89th Annual American Association of Neuropathologists (AANP) meeting, as follows:
- Jennifer Cotter (1st year fellow as of Jul 2013), honorable mention in Matthew T. Moore Award, best presentation dealing with clinicopathologic correlations for Abstract 183: Determination of a Protocol for Sampling of Neurosurgical Neoplasms by J Cotter, A See, and T Tihan.
- Annie Hiniker, 2nd year fellow, 2013 AANP travel award for Abstract 18: Polymyositis and Inclusion Body Myositis in HIV-Positive Individuals: A Study of 19 Cases by A Hiniker, B Daniels, and M Margeta.
- Gerald Reis, 2nd year fellow (with Marta Margeta), winner of the Bailey-Riggs award for best presentation at the Diagnostic Slide Session (DSS): case 9 at 54th Annual DSS, CNS hemophagocytic histiocytosis (HLH).
Dr. Raga Ramachandran, the Medical School Education Director for our department, has been chosen to receive the 2013 Essential Core Teaching Award for “Commitment to Teaching.” As noted in the letter announcing the award, “This award reflects the high esteem and deep appreciation felt by students for your exemplary efforts as an instructor. The members of the class of 2015 know that good teaching can be very time-consuming and often goes unrewarded in the academic world. They are grateful to you for the time and efforts you have devoted to helping them become competent physicians and scientists.”
Dr. David Solomon is the proud recipient of the 2013 Stowell-Orbison Award. This award is given to four trainees of Pathology at the annual United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Annual Meeting (Mar 2-8, 2013) who present the best paper through the medium of a poster presentation. This accomplishment was no small feat. Not only did Dr. Solomon compete among a field of over 250 poster presenters, many presenters were from around the globe. He is also the very first recipient of this award from UCSF.
Dr. Benjamin Buelow is the recipient of the Pathologist-in-Training Award for Hematopathology. The Society of Hematopathology issues the Pathologist-in-Training Award for the best abstract submission in the field of Hematopathology. The Award committee narrows down the applicants and visits with each semi-finalist’s poster presentation at the annual United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) conference (Mar 2-8, 1013).
Dr. Gabrielle Rizzuto is the recipient of the 2013 Society for Pediatric Pathology’s Young Investigator Research Grant. The Society awards this grant to fund research in the field of pediatric pathology. Dr. Rizzuto’s proposal is on “Immune response to infection at the maternal-fetal interface.” Proposals are reviewed and the winner is selected at their spring conference which takes place the same time as the US and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting (Mar 2-8, 2013).
Dr. Theodore Miller was the recipient of The Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology Lifetime Achievement Award; this annual award was given at the PSC companion meeting at the recent USCAP in Vancouver. The recipient is chosen for meritorious achievements in teaching, academics and the practice of cytopathology.
Teresa M. Darragh, MD, Professor of Clinical Pathology, is named President-elect of the ASCCP (American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology).
Linda Ferrell, MD, Vice-Chair of Pathology and Director of Surgical Pathology, becomes President of the USCAP (US-Canadian Academy of Pathology).
Abul K. Abbas, MBBS, Chair of Pathology, has been elected President of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS) for 2011-2013.
Linda Ferrell, MD, Vice-Chair of Pathology and Director of Surgical Pathology, is the President-Elect of the US-Canadian Academy of Pathology and will be the President of the Academy from 2012 to 2013.
June 16, 2010
McKerrow’s Parasitic Disease Research Garners Mendel Medal
James McKerrow, PhD, a UCSF expert on parasites that afflict the poorest populations on Earth, recently visited a better-off land—the Czech Republic.
He didn’t jump the pond to reprise his stateside science lecture on “Things that Go Bump in the Night.” And his purpose was not to check out the famous pea garden that led to the discovery of basic rules governing the inheritance of biological traits.
Dr. Abul Abbas to Receive the 2010 ASIP Robbins Distinguished Educator Award
Dr. Abul Abbas, Chair of the Department of Pathology at University of California San Francisco, is the 2010 recipient of the Robbins Distinguished Educator Award from the American Society of Investigative Pathology.