Honors and Awards Archive
Dr. Britt-Marie Ljung Receives the 2015 American Society of Cytopathology's Papanicolaou Award
Dr. Britt-Marie Ljung was awarded the 2015 ASC's Papanicolaou Award. This is the ASC's highest honor and is given in recognition of meritorious contributions to or achievements in the field of cytopathology.
Dr. Jessica Finn Receives the "Great Catch" Award
UCSF's Patient Safety Recognition Program recognized Dr. Jessica Finn, our Histology Lab Medical Director, with the "Great Catch" award for her outstanding work in solving special stain control issues.
Dr. Philip E. LeBoit Receives the 18th Annual Walter R. Nickel Award
Dr. Philip E. LeBoit has been awarded the 18th Annual Walter R. Nickel Award for Excellence in Teaching of Dermatopathology from the American Society of Dermatopathology. Please join us in congratulating him on another of many achievements in a distinguished career.
Dr. Britt-Marie Ljung Receives the Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Britt-Marie Ljung was bestowed the "Lifetime Achievement Award" by Dr. Zubair Baloch, President of the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology, at the annual society companion meeting held during US and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting in Boston, March 2015. This award is one of the most prestigious awards in the field of Cytopathology as it recognizes extensive, sustained and important contributions to the field of cytopathology.
Dr. Linda Ferrell receives The F.K. Mostofi Distinguished Service Award
At this year’s annual meeting of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology in Boston, Dr. Linda Ferrell received The F.K. Mostofi Distinguished Service Award. This Award is presented to a member of the USCAP who has rendered outstanding service to the International Academy of Pathology and its US-Canadian Division. It was established as a tribute to the long and dedicated service given by Dr. Mostofi to the International Academy of Pathology. Congratulations Dr. Ferrell!
Drs. Emily Waterhouse and David Solomon Receive the Hans Popper Hepatopathology Society Prize
Dr. Emily Waterhouse (resident) and Dr. David Solomon (neuropathology fellow), were awarded the Hans Popper Hepatopathology Society prize for the best paper by trainees at the US and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting, Mar 2015. The winning paper was entitled: Validation of an RT-PCR assay for detection of recurrent DNAJB1-PRKACA fusion transcripts in fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma. Two other residents, Dr. Chris Tsokos and Dr. Dana Balitzer, won first and second runner up respectively.
Drs. Henry Sanchez and Patrick Treseler to receive the 2013-2014 Essential Core Teaching Awards (ECTA)
Dr. Henry Sanchez, MD, Professor of Pathology, will receive the award for Innovative Teacher.
Dr. Patrick Treseler, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology, will receive the award for Outstanding Lecture Series.
A ceremony and reception honoring the recipients will commence on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 4:00 P.M. in Room HSW 300.
David Solomon, MD, PhD, Receives 2014 Stowell-Orbison Award
Dr. David Solomon: recipient of the 2014 Stowell-Orbison Award. This award is given to 3 trainees of Pathology each year at the annual United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) conference as the best scientific paper presented at USCAP in abstract form by a pathologist-in-training. Dr. Solomon also won the same award last year. Over 500 abstracts were submitted for this competition by pathologists-in-training all over the world.
Linda Ferrell, MD, Awarded the Gold Medallion Service Medal
The Gold Medallion Service Medal honoring Dr. Linda Ferrell as Past-President was awarded by the current President, Dr. Jeff Myers. The award was given at the Business Meeting of the Membership of USCAP.
PMWC 2014 Silicon Valley Honors YW Kan with New “Pioneer” Award at Annual Conference
The Personalized Medicine World Conference (PMWC) "Pioneer Award" to be given to YW Kan, an innovator of disease detection, as part of the seventh annual, two-day business and educational conference on January 27-28 at Silicon Valley's iconic Computer History Museum.
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.