USCAP Honors

Nathan Kaufman Timely Topics Lecture
YearLecturer
2016Eric F. Glassy
2015Otis W. Brawley
2014Arul Chinniyan
2013Christopher Crum
2012Bogdan Czerniak
2011Guillermo J. Teamey
2010Anthony Atala
2009Todd Golub
2008Frank McKeon
2007Steven L. Kunkel
2006Tyler Jacks
2005Phillip Sharp
2004David H. Walker
2003Irving L. Weissman
2002Lance Liotta
2001James Madera
2000Peter M. Howley
1999Anthony S. Fauci
1998David Korn
1997Raymond White
1996Anthony Epstein
1995Eric Stanbridge
1994Francis Collins
1993Judah Folkman
1992French Anderson
1991Stanley Cohen
1990Philip Leder
1989Jay Levy
1988Cecilia Fenoglio-Preiser
1987Ronald Weinstein
1986James Curran
1985Robert Leader
1984Arthur Upton & Robert Squire
1983Edwin Ewing & Thomas Spira

The Education Committee established the Timely Topics Lecture in 1982 at the suggestion of Dr. Nathan Kaufman. It was initially conceived as a lecture by a prominent individual in the field of pathology to address a “timely topic” but has evolved into a sophisticated presentation, generally by a clinician or researcher, whose integrated relationship with pathology moves the discipline forward with contemporary ideas, innovative methods, and futuristic technology. This lecture is regarded as an honor within the USCAP sphere.

The lecturer should be well recognized and respected within the medical community, in general, and by the pathology community; he/she should be capable of giving a lucid and erudite lecture relating to topics of contemporary interest. The lecture is presented during the Annual Meeting of the Academy.

In 1999, the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology chose to honor Dr. Kaufman by renaming this lecture the Nathan Kaufman Timey Topics Lecture. This action was taken in recognition of his distinguished service and invaluable contributions to the Academy, including: prolonged service as first full-time Secretary-Treasurer of USCAP; founding Assistant Editor of Laboratory Investigation and founding Editor of Modern Pathology; institution of the Diagnostic Pathology Course; facilitation of separate incorporation of USCAP and establishment of its Bylaws; formulation of guidelines and procedures for Companion Societies meetings; supervision of lot purchase and construction of a permanent office building for the Academy; establishment of policies and procedures for operations, objectives for educational offerings and terms of reference for the various committees.

Most-Recent Lecturer

Eric F. Glassy, M.D.

Eric F. Glassy, M.D. is Board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology with a specific interest in hematopathology, information technology and digital pathology. He has served as Laboratory Di rector for several Southern California hospitals. Dr. Glassy is active in the College of American Pathologists where he has served or serves in leadership positions on the Hematology Resource Committee, Publications Committee, Council on Education, Council on Scientific Affairs, Committee on Member and Community Engagement, and the Council on Membership and Professional Development.

He is a past board member of the CAP Foundation. He was honored by the CAP with the Pathologists' Distinguished Service Award, the President's Honor Award and Excellence in Education Award. He is a well-known lecturer and has authored several publications in his fields of interest. He has also edited and illustrated the CAP Color Atlas of Hematology, Color Atlas of Body Fluids and the Color Atlas of Urinary Sediment. He is the developer of a variety of software programs for pathology. He holds a green belt in Six-Sigma.

He is president elect of the Digital Pathology Association and chairs the CAP Digital Pathology Committee. He was recently appointed a trustee of the American Board of Pathology and is a board of governor of the College of American Pathologists.

Dr. Glassy received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, California. He did his pathology residency and hematopathology fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

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