College of American Pathologists
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Published on March 20, 2008

New York Pathologist Selected for College of American Pathologists Foundation 2008-09 Scholars Program

Northfield, IL.—The College of American Pathologists Foundation (CAPF) has awarded Eldad A. Hod, MD, of Columbia University Medical Center in New York, N.Y., a $25,000 fellowship as part of CAPF 2008-09 Scholars Research Fellowship Program.

Dr. Hod will receive one of four awards given from this national fellowship program. Jennifer M. Eschbacher, MD, of the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Ariz.; Jacqueline E. Payton, MD, PhD, of the Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo., and Stephen M. Rohan, MD, of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, N.Y., are the other award recipients. The Scholars program provides fellowships for advanced training in the science of pathology.

The CAPF Scholars program enables young medical investigators to develop independent and productive research careers by providing $25,000 in salary support for one year of translational research. Research and educational advances supported by the CAPF Scholars program benefit both the research and clinical communities by keeping talented investigators and practicing pathologists in the “pipeline” for tomorrow’s discoveries. The program promotes talent in pathology, advances productive investigation, and encourages young pathologists to pursue academic medicine.

Dr. Hod’s project titled: “Characterizing and developing a model of the humoral immune response to ABO-incompatible Renal Transplantation,” is designed to develop novel diagnostic tests and potential therapies for these unique transplant patients. The findings from this research will be applicable to both transfusion medicine and transplant pathology.

“I am thankful to the College for providing me with the opportunity to continue my research in transfusion medicine,” said Dr. Hod. “Through this research, we hope to provide the highest quality of patient care by making ABO-incompatible transplants safer.”

Dr. Hod received his B.S. degree from Technion, Israel Institute of Technology and his medical degree from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York, N.Y. Currently, he is completing a residency program in pathology at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York, N.Y.

The CAPF promotes science and education in an effort to improve the delivery of pathology services to patients and expand medical research and funding of individual research projects through sponsorship of the Scholars Research Fellowship Program.

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is a medical society that serves more than 17,000 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 CAP is an advocate for high quality and cost-effective patient care.

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