Published on October 1, 2007
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The College of American Pathologists Honors Minnesota Pathologist with Lifetime Achievement Award
George W. Knabe, Jr., MD, FCAP, receives award for positive impact on the pathology profession
Northfield, IL.—George W. Knabe, Jr., MD, FCAP, of Virginia, Minn. was one of six recipients of the 2007 College of American Pathologists (CAP) Lifetime Achievement Award recognized at a ceremony held on Sept. 29, 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. Knabe is recognized for his extensive work in establishing the College’s public affairs program and for initiating NewsPath®, the College’s series of online, individual articles, written by pathologists to highlight the latest news in laboratory medicine and to enhance pathologists’ communication with clinicians. His service and dedication over the years has contributed greatly to the advancement of patient care, the pathology profession, as well as the College.
“Throughout the years, it has been a great privilege to have been a part of the important and effective public service programs initiated by the College,” said Dr. Knabe. “I am very honored to receive this award.”
Dr. Knabe is currently retired, however, previously, he was a professor of Pathology and later dean of the University of South Dakota School of Medicine formerly located in Vermillion, South Dakota. He also served as associate dean for Clinical Affairs and professor of Pathology at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, where he assisted in the development of the new medical school. He later practiced pathology at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth and at the Virginia Regional Medical Center in Virginia, Minn.
Dr. Knabe attended Michigan State College where he volunteered for the United States Army and was called into service during World War II. Later, after graduating from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, he received his residency training in Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, and at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich., with an intervening period of service in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
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.