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Dr. Killeen wins Foundation award

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November 2004

Anthony A. Killeen, MD, PhD, was presented with the 2004 CAP Foundation Lansky Award at a Sept. 18 ceremony at CAP ’04.

Established to honor the late Herbert Lansky, MD, the award given to Dr. Killeen is presented to a pathologist who has demonstrated leadership consistent with the goals of the CAP Foundation and who has made significant contributions to the field of pathology.

Dr. Killeen has been an advocate for enhanced proficiency testing in clinical laboratories. He has also remained passionate about molecular pathology, having served as editor for Molecular Diagnosis and Protocols in Molecular Pathology. Most recently, Dr. Killeen served as the sole author of the textbook Principles of Molecular Pathology.

"My involvements in the field of pathology, beyond the confines of a laboratory, are ones that I pursue out of a sheer interest in the advancement of science," Dr. Killeen said. "I am so grateful to my peers for recognizing my efforts."

Dr. Killeen is director of the Division of Clinical Pathology and associate professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Minnesota.

Through his participation on a number of CAP committees, Dr. Killeen has gained respect and been recognized for his inventive ideas, determination, and proficiency. He has lead numerous laboratory inspections across the country and been a member of the CAP Chemistry Resource Committee since 1999 and chair of the committee since 2002.