College of American Pathologists

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Published on October 11, 2009

Contact: Julie Monzo

The College of American Pathologists Honors Chicago Pathologist with Lifetime Achievement Award

Kathleen G. Beavis, MD, FCAP, receives award for positive impact on the pathology profession

Northfield, IL.—Kathleen G. Beavis, MD, FCAP, of Chicago, Ill., was one of six recipients of the 2009 College of American Pathologists (CAP) Lifetime Achievement Award recognized at a ceremony held on October 12, 2009, in Washington DC at the College’s annual meeting, CAP ’09 – THE Pathologists’ Meeting&trade.

The CAP Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to recognize and honor members of the College who have made a broad and positive impact on the pathology profession through contributions to one or more areas of the College over an extended period of time.

Dr. Beavis is honored for her distinguished years of service to the College on the Microbiology Resource Committee, Safety Committee, and the Council on Scientific Affairs. Her service and dedication over the years has contributed greatly to the advancement of patient care, the pathology profession, and the College of American Pathologists.

“I am truly humbled to be recognized by my peers with the CAP Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Dr. Beavis. “The College has provided me with the opportunity to grow professionally and personally—fostering new relationships with colleagues and friendships along the way,”

Dr. Beavis is currently the chair of the Divisions of Microbiology and Virology at Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Previously, she was the assistant medical director of the clinical microbiology laboratory at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Penn. Dr. Beavis has also held several academic positions, including visiting clinical associate professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.

In addition to her extensive involvement with the CAP, Dr. Beavis is a member of numerous associations, including the Federal Drug Administration, where she served as a member, chair, and consultant of the Advisory Panel on Microbiology Devices and the American Board of Pathology, where she is a member of the Microbiology Test Committee.

Dr. Beavis graduated from Harvard-Radcliffe College, in Cambridge, Mass., with an AB in philosophy with an emphasis on logic, mathematical theory, and philosophy of science. She then completed a Rotary International graduate fellowship at Eberhard Karls Universitaet in Tuebingen, Germany before attending Bryn Mawr College, in Bryn Mawr, Penn., for a post-baccalaureate, pre-medical program. Dr. Beavis completed her MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Penn. She is certified by the American Board of Pathology in clinical pathology.

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) 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 board certified pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College is an advocate for high-quality and cost-effective patient care.