Updated April 17, 2009
Established to honor Herbert Lansky, MD, FCAP, the award is presented to a board-certified
pathologist who has demonstrated respected leadership consistent with the goals
of the College of American Pathologists Foundation and who has made significant
contributions to the field of pathology. In his early career, Dr. Lansky has
distinguished himself as an excellent pathologist, scientist, and educator of
national prominence. While maintaining a high standard of excellence in his
laboratories, Dr. Lansky also has mentored 18 individuals, is regularly published
in respected peer-reviewed journals, and has developed a novel “anti-adhesion
peptide” that ultimately may affect the treatment of leukemia and heart disease.
Each year, this award is presented to a pathologist who has demonstrated leadership
that is consistent with CAP Foundation goals and has made substantial contributions
to the science or education of pathology. The Foundation is looking for a physician
leader who is 50 or younger on December 31 of the award year who has
- promote science, education, and charitable activities in the field of pathology that have resulted in practice innovation and quality medicine in the best interests of patients.
- provide leadership and resources to assure continuing excellence in the science, art, and practice of pathology by identifying critical issues that impact pathology and the public.
- educate the profession and public about the critical issues and research results.