Published on October 1, 2007
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The College of American Pathologists Honors San Antonio Pathologist with Lifetime Achievement Award
Chantal R. Harrison, MD, FCAP, receives award for positive impact on the pathology profession
Northfield, IL.—Chantal R. Harrison, MD, FCAP, of San Antonio, Texas, was one of six recipients of the 2007 College of American Pathologists (CAP) Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony held on Oct. 1, 2007, in Chicago, at the College’s annual meeting, CAP ’07—The Pathologists’ Meeting™.
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. Harrison is recognized for her extensive service as a member, chair and advisor to the Transfusion Medicine Resource and the Histocompatibility/Identity Testing Committees and for her continuing service as the Mid-South Regional Commissioner, chair of the Continuous Compliance Committee, and member of the Executive Committee of the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation. 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.
“It is truly an honor to receive this award from my peers at the CAP,” said Dr. Harrison. “Participating in the College’s scientific committees has been one of the most the rewarding aspects of my career.”
Dr. Harrison currently serves as a professor in the Department of Pathology at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) in San Antonio, Texas. Previously, she was an associate professor in the Department of Pathology at UTHSCSA, as well as an associate adjunct scientist in the Department of Virology at the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Harrison attended University of Paris, where she earned her MS degree in applied mathematics. She went on to receive her MD from University of Florida Medical School. Dr. Harrison completed her residency training at Shands Teaching Hospital, Veterans Administration Hospital in Gainesville, Fla.
The College of American Pathologists is a medical society serving nearly 16,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world’s 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.