USCAP Honors

The President’s Award
YearAwardee
2017Laura W. Lamps
2016Celeste N. Powers
2015E. Blair Holladay
2014Richard L. Kempson
2013Jean Silva
2012Robin Cooke
2011Fred G. Silva
2010Jeffrey L. Myers
2009Jo Ann Q. Johnson
2008Jack Perry Strong
2007James P. Crimmins
2006USCAP Staff
2005Andrew G. Huvos
2004David F. Hardwick
2003Kamal G. Ishak
2002Ruth Kirschstein & Alan Rabson
2001Ramzi Cotran

This award was established so that each year the President and the Executive Committee would have the opportunity to recognize an individual for outstanding service to the Academy and the field of pathology. The award is conferred at the sole discretion of the President without requirement for it to be given annually. It is presented at the Business Meeting during the Annual Meeting. The awardee is introduced by the President and receives a commemorative plaque.

Most-Recent Awardee

Laura W. Lamps, M.D.

Dr. Laura Webb Lamps is Professor of Pathology and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Lamps, originally from Auburn, Alabama, received her B.S. degree from Davidson College, followed by her M.D. from Vanderbilt University in 1992. She also completed her residency and surgical pathology fellowship training at Vanderbilt. She joined the faculty at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in 1998, where she most recently held the position of Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs. In February of 2017, Dr. Lamps joined the faculty of the University of Michigan Department of Pathology as the Godfrey D. Stobbe Professor of Gastrointestinal Pathology, and Patient Safety Officer for the University of Michigan Hospital.

Dr. Lamps is a renowned academic pathologist and educator, and a leader in the fields of gastrointestinal, hepatic, and infectious disease pathology. She has received multiple teaching awards, including the UAMS Department of Pathology Teaching Award, the UAMS Dean’s Resident Teaching Award, and the UAMS Dean’s Educational Incentive Award. She was recognized at graduation seven times by the UAMS fourth year medical students for her contributions to education. She has been invited as a visiting professor or course faculty at over 60 institutions throughout the country and the world. She has authored numerous papers and abstracts, particularly in her primary area of interest, the study of infectious diseases of the liver and GI tract. She is the co-author or author of several major pathology textbooks including Surgical Pathology of the Gastrointestinal System: Bacterial, Fungal, Viral, and Parasitic Infections; Diagnostic Pathology: Normal Histology; and Diagnostic Pathology: GI Endoscopic Correlation. She has also contributed numerous book chapters to texts including Odze and Goldblum’s Surgical Pathology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Liver, Biliary Tract, and Pancreas, which is regarded as the most widely used GI textbook in the world. She is also one of four editors of the upcoming new edition of Rosai and Ackerman’s Surgical Pathology.

Dr. Lamps has served USCAP in many capacities. She has been a member of the Vogel Award Committee, the Ramzi Cotran Young Investigator Award Committee, and was co-chair of the Residency Advisory Committee. She was a member of the USCAP Council (now Board) from 2009-2012, and most recently served as the chair of the Education Committee. During her tenure as chair of the Education Committee, she worked on several important initiatives including an overhaul of the evaluation system and creation of a procedure manual that documents all of the policies and procedures of the committee.

Dr. Lamps has recently moved to Ann Arbor with her husband, Paul Ward, and their two rescue corgis, Henry and Alys. She is active in animal welfare efforts, and served on the board and as the past President of the Central Arkansas Rescue Effort for Animals. She is an avid knitter, cook, and substitute yoga instructor.

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