College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on September 26, 2008

Contact: Julie Monzo
Phone: 800-323-4040, ext. 7538

Arkansas Pathologist Awarded Grant for Humanitarian Efforts

Robert B. Lorsbach, MD, PhD, FCAP, receives grant to improve laboratory services in Haiti.

NORTHFIELD, ILL. — Robert B. Lorsbach, MD, PhD, FCAP, of Little Rock, Ark., was one of five recipients of the 2008 College of American Pathologists (CAP) Foundation Humanitarian Grant Award recognized at a ceremony held on Sept. 27, 2008, in San Diego at CAP ’08 — The Pathologists’ Meeting™.

The CAP Foundation’s Humanitarian Grant Program provides grants to members of the College, which are used to fund pathology and medical services to underprivileged patients in an underdeveloped area of the world. This grant will allow Dr. Lorsbach to purchase laboratory equipment and reagents to improve laboratory services delivered through the Visitation Hospital Foundation Clinic in Petite Riviere de Nippes, Haiti. The funding will provide additional critical pieces of laboratory equipment and testing reagents for the clinical laboratory.

“I am honored and very grateful to receive a CAP Foundation Humanitarian Grant Award,” said Dr. Lorsbach. “As a pathologist, I have long been troubled by the stark disparities in the availability of even the most basic laboratory services in countries such as Haiti when compared to the US. I commend the CAP Foundation for developing the Humanitarian Grants Program.”

Currently, Dr. Lorsbach is associate professor and director of Hematopathology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

In addition to the College of American Pathologists, Dr. Lorsbach is a member of many professional societies, including the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the Society for Hematopathology, the American Society of Hematology, the Clinical Cytometry Society, and the International Society of Laboratory Hematology.

Dr. Lorsbach graduated magna cum laude from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan., with a BS in biology. He was a member of Beta Beta Beta biology honor society, the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership and academic honor society, and Phi Kappa Phi academic honor society. He obtained his MD and PhD from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He completed his residency in anatomic pathology and his fellowship in hematopathology as well as his post-doctoral fellowship in the department of Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

He is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology and Hematology. Dr. Lorsbach is licensed in Arkansas.

The College of American Pathologists Foundation promotes science and education in an effort to improve the delivery of pathology services to patients and expand medical research and funding of individual research projects through sponsorship of the Scholars Research Fellowship Program.

The College of American Pathologists is a medical society serving more than 17,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College is an advocate for high-quality and cost-effective medical care.


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