College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on September 13, 2011

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

Carolyn Barth
800-323-4040, ext. 7185

The College of American Pathologists Selects Boston Pathologist for Excellence in Teaching Award

NORTHFIELD, ILL.—Jennifer L. Hunt, MD, FCAP, a pathologist from Little Rock, Ark., is this year’s recipient of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Hunt received the award at a ceremony held on September 13, 2011, in Dallas at CAP ’11 – THE Pathologists’ Meeting™.

The award, established to recognize outstanding contributions to education activities resulting in exceptional professional development opportunities for pathologists, was given to Dr. Hunt for her outstanding contributions to the specialty, including teaching courses and laboratory sessions for medical students in several different areas of pathology. Dr. Hunt also is recognized for her supervision of residents and her participation in numerous continuing education and post-graduate courses. Her reputation as a superb clinical teacher and mentor, also have earned her high marks nationally and internationally as an exceptional lecturer.

“I am humbled to receive the Excellence in Teaching Award from the CAP. Teaching has been one of the great joys in my career,” said Dr. Hunt. “It’s an honor to receive an award for work I deeply enjoy.”

Dr. Hunt is widely known for her subspecialty expertise in the field of diagnostic head and neck and endocrine pathology and molecular pathology, and for her substantial contributions to pathology in its application to science and education. Her love for teaching and fostering the careers of young pathologists is evident in the many residents she has mentored in their research and career development.

Dr. Hunt’s first faculty appointment was as assistant professor of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh, where she led the Molecular Anatomic Pathology laboratory. She then served as section head of Surgical Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic. Most recently, she was the associate chief of Anatomic and Molecular Pathology and director of Quality and Safety at the Massachusetts General Hospital, with an appointment as associate professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hunt was just named the chair of Pathology at the University of Arkansas, where she will hold the Aubrey L. Hough, Jr., MD Endowed Professorship.

Dr. Hunt received her BA in Chemistry from Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. She received her MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. During medical school, Dr. Hunt pursued a combined degree program whereby she earned a Masters Degree in education from Penn’s Graduate School of Education. She did her residency in anatomic pathology and fellowship in molecular pathology, serving as chief resident in 2000, at the University of Pennsylvania.

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.