College of American Pathologists

  Press Release


Published on September 10, 2012

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

Boston Pathologist Receives College of American Pathologists Outstanding Communicator Award

Northfield, IL—The College of American Pathologists (CAP) awarded Barbarajean Magnani, PhD, MD, FCAP, Boston, Mass., the CAP Outstanding Communicator Award at a special ceremony held on September 8, 2012, in San Diego, Calif., at the College’s annual meeting, CAP ’12 – THE Pathologists’ Meeting™.

The College established the CAP Outstanding Communicator Award, established in honor of William L. Kuehen, PhD, to recognize an individual who has made outstanding communications contributions strengthening the image of pathology. Dr. Magnani was recognized for her significant contributions to raise public awareness for the important role pathologists play on the patient care team in diagnosing illnesses.

“It is with great respect and privilege that I accept the prestigious CAP Outstanding Communicator Award,” said Dr. Magnani. “I am humbled to be recognized by my peers for the work that I enjoy doing each and every day on behalf of patients.”

Dr. Magnani, pathologist-in-chief at Tufts Medical Center and professor of pathology at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, is internationally recognized for her expertise in the field of laboratory medicine specifically in clinical chemistry and toxicology. She has presented numerous workshops and seminars in the field and has received two Outstanding Speaker Awards from the Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) as well as a Recognition Award for Significant Service from the Massachusetts Poison Control Systems in Boston. She has served as the member-at-large of the Therapeutic Drug Management (TDM) and Toxicology division of the AACC, as well as an editor of Clinical and Forensic Toxicology News.

She is the former chair of the CAP’s Toxicology Resource Committee and is currently a member of the Council on Scientific Affairs for the CAP. In addition, she has hosted two See, Test & Treat® programs at Tufts and is planning a third program to be held in October 2012.

Dr. Magnani is the author of Lily Robinson and the Art of Secret Poisoning (nVision Press), as well as one of the editors of The Clinical Toxicology Laboratory: Contemporary Practice of Poisoning Evaluation (AACC Press), and Clinical Toxicology Testing: A Guide for Laboratory Professionals (CAP Press).

The College of American Pathologists (CAP), celebrating 50 years as the gold standard in laboratory accreditation, is a medical society serving more than 18,000 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.