College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on September 29, 2008

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

College of American Pathologists Names Charleston Pathologist CAP Foundation Lansky Award Recipient

NORTHFIELD, ILL. — Kim A. Collins, MD, FCAP, of Charleston, S.C., has been honored with the College of American Pathologists Foundation Lansky Award at a ceremony held on Sept. 27, 2008, in San Diego at the College’s annual meeting, CAP ’08 — The Pathologists’ Meeting™.
She was recognized for her significant contributions and demonstrated leadership to the science and education of pathology.

Dr. Collins received the CAP Foundation’s Lansky award, in honor of Herbert Lansky, MD, which is presented to a board certified pathologist who has demonstrated respected leadership consistent with the goals of the CAP Foundation (CAPF) and who has made significant contributions to the field of pathology.

“I thank the College and the CAP Foundation for the honor to receive the Lansky Award,” said Dr. Collins. “I am even more thankful for the many opportunities and experiences I have had through both.”

Currently, Dr. Collins is a forensic pathologist with the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office in Atlanta, Ga. She is also an active member of the National Association of Medical Examiners and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. She was a professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and served as the director of the forensic pathology sections at the Medical University of South Carolina for 13 years, where she mentored numerous medical students and pathology residents. She also serves on the board of LifePoint organ and tissue procurement and received the Dove Award for 2007-2008. She is a member of the Medical Examiner and Coroner Advisory Committee for the Musculoskeletal Tissue Foundation (MTF), a national tissue procurement organization.

In 2008, she was named the program director for the pathology biology section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the forensic section of the International Academy of Pathology. Her interest in the areas of elder abuse and geriatric forensics have led to her involvement in research, educational programs, publications, and speaking engagements. She has presented her research at numerous national meetings and has been published in more than 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts. In addition, Dr. Collins also holds several editorial board appointments, including the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, eMedicine, and The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology.

Her leadership role in the education of pathology is also reflected by her past involvement on the CAP Education Committee, and her service as chair for both the membership committee and the CAP Residents Forum. She has mentored numerous medical students and pathology residents and has been previously recognized by the CAP Residents Forum as the recipient of the Resident Advocate Award. She has also served on the CAP Information Science and Technology Committee, Public Affairs Committee, and was vice president of the Foundation Board of Directors.

After receiving her BS in microbiology, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Georgia, Athens, Dr. Collins earned her MD from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. She completed her residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C., followed by a fellowship in forensic pathology at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic, Clinical, and Forensic Pathology. She is licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

The CAP 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’ss 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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