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 Stephen M. Rohan, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, N.Y., a $25,000 fellowship as part of CAPF 2008-09 Scholars Research Fellowship Program.

Dr. Rohan will receive one of four awards given from this national fellowship program. Eldad A. Hod, MD, of Columbia University in New York, N.Y; Jennifer M. Eschbacher, MD, of the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Ariz.; and Jacqueline E. Payton, MD, PhD, of the Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo., 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. Rohan’s project titled: “The Birt-Hogg-Dubé Gene in Sporadic Renal Oncocytic Neoplasms” is designed to evaluate the mutational status of the Birt-Hogg-Dubé gene in sporadic renal epithelial neoplasms with special attention given to a group of tumors diagnosed as renal cell carcinoma (RCC), an unclassified, low grade eosinophilic type. His research could have significant impact on the way pathologists classify renal tumors and how these tumors are treated.

“I am thankful to the College for providing me with the opportunity to continue my research in an effort to help cancer patients,” said Dr. Rohan. “It is a great honor to accept this award.”

Dr. Rohan received a BS degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Following medical school, Dr. Rohan completed residency programs at New York Presbyterian Hospital at the Cornell campus in New York , N.Y. Currently, he is completing his Surgical Pathology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer 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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