College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on September 12, 2011

Julie Monzo
September 12, 2011
800-323-4040, ext. 7538

Carolyn Barth
800-323-4040, ext. 7185

College Of American Pathologists Honors Top Dallas Science Students
Six High School Students Receive “Path to a Future in Medicine” Award

NORTHFIELD, ILL.— The College of American Pathologists (CAP) awarded six Dallas high school students the College’s 2011 “Path to a Future in Medicine” award.

The students were invited to attend and display their winning projects at the College’s annual meeting, CAP ’11 – THE Pathologists’ Meeting™, on Sunday, September 11, at the Gaylord Texan. In addition, they had the opportunity to tour the CAP ’11 meeting and discuss possible careers in medicine and science, as well as general science issues, with a select group of pathologists and residents. They were also encouraged, along with their parents and guests, to attend the Spotlight Event, featuring Ray Kurzweil. Mr. Kurzweil is a world-renowned futurist who has been described as “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes.

“It is a pleasure to recognize these six, dedicated young people for their achievements and excellence in the field of science,” said CAP President Stanley Robboy, MD, FCAP. “These students are truly an inspiration, and we are honored to feature their outstanding research projects at CAP ’11.”

The students who competed at the 2011 Beal Bank Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair results in February were judged for excellence in five areas: creativity, scientific thought, attention to detail, skill, and clarity.

The winners were:

Rizwan Jagani Project: The Implementation of Non-Invasive Imaging in the Treatment of AIDS-Related Kaposi’s Sarcoma
School: Plano East Senior High

Stanley Joseph
Project: No More Nematodes
School: Williams High

Connor Madden
Project: The Effect of Increased Stress on the Tensile of Surgical Screws in a Simulated Medial Epicondyle Surgical Repair
School: Shepton High

Kristin McDermott
Project: The Effect of Insect Lysate on Bacteria Growth
School: Plano West Senior High

Evelyn Shen
Project: Using a Pre-Test Probability Assessment Tool to Rule out Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia
School: Vines High

Monisha Veerapaneni
Project: The Effectiveness of Ankle Arm Index to Indicate Level of Risk of Atherosclerosis
School: Jasper High

The College of American Pathologists (CAP), celebrating 50 years as the gold standard in laboratory accreditation, is a medical society serving more than 17,000 physician members and the global laboratory community. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is the worldwide leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College advocates accountable, high-quality, and cost-effective patient care.