College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on September 26, 2008

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

Oregon Pathologist Selected for College of American Pathologists Laboratory Improvement Program Service Award

NORTHFIELD, ILL. — James D. MacLowry, MD, FCAP, a pathologist from Portland, Ore., has been honored with the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Laboratory Improvement Program Service Award at a ceremony held on Sept. 25, 2008, in San Diego at the College’s annual meeting, CAP ’08 — The Pathologists’ Meeting™.

The award, established in 2006, is presented to an individual serving within the ranks of the CAP’s Council on Scientific Affairs (CSA) who has demonstrated exceptional service. Dr. MacLowry was honored for his outstanding contributions and service to the CAP Laboratory Improvement Programs.

Dr. MacLowry is acknowledged for his many contributions to the College, beginning in 1979, when he served as chair of the Microbiology Resource Committee. In subsequent years he went on to chair the Surveys Committee and the Council on Scientific Affairs. He further supported the College through service on the Archives Editorial Committee, the Internet Editorial Board, the Ad Hoc Committee on New Product Development, and the Internet Project Plan Committee. Dr. MacLowry also served as a foundation member on the Surveys Quality Management Team, which paved the way to establish an entirely revamped operating platform for the production of the College’s proficiency testing programs.

“Being involved with the College has been a rewarding experience both professionally and socially,” said Dr. MacLowry. “I am deeply honored to be recognized by my peers with this award.”

Dr. MacLowry is a professor and vice-chair in the department of pathology at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, where he also serves as a co-compliance officer. Additionally, he is the medical director in the University’s laboratory medicine division. Dr. MacLowry also serves on several Oregon Health and Science University committees, including the Medical Group Point of Care Testing Committee, the Institutional Review Board, the Institutional Ethics Committee, the Conflict of Interest in Research Committee, and the Clinical Compliance Committee. Other OHSU departmental committee work includes pathology faculty representative on the Quality Management Steering Committee, Faculty Peer Review Committee, Department of Pathology Executive Committee, and Department of Pathology Promotion and Tenure Committee. He served as a medical director in the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Services from 1969 to 1989.

Dr. MacLowry completed his undergraduate studies at Yale University. He received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and completed a rotating internship at Los Angeles County General Hospital. Dr. MacLowry served a general surgery residency at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Hollywood, Calif., and completed his anatomic and clinical pathology residencies at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Medical Microbiology. Dr. MacLowry is also a diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology.

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is a medical society that serves 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 CAP is an advocate for high quality and cost-effective patient care.


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