|2017||Carlos A. Murga-Zamalloa|
|2016||Benjamin H. Durham|
|2015||Mark J. Kiel|
|2009||Kirsten D. Mertz|
|2008||Laurence de Leval|
|2007||Adebowale Joel Adeniran|
|2006||Arul M. Chinnaiyan|
|2005||Andrew P. Weng|
|2003||Jerome T. O'Connell|
|2002||David G. Huntsman|
|2000||Daniel J. Brat|
|1998||Jeffrey K. Taubenberger|
|1997||Sarah S. Frankel|
|1996||Frederic G. Barr|
|1994||Cheryl L. Willman|
|1993||Timothy J. McDonnell|
|1991||Peter A. Humphrey|
|1989||Stephen Chalmer Peiper|
|1987||James T. Kurnick|
|1986||Lawrence M. Weiss|
|1985||Ann D. Thor|
|1984||George F. Murphy|
|1983||Renato V. Iozzo|
|1982||William E. Beschorner|
Massachusetts General Hospital and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
The Benjamin Castleman Award is granted for an outstanding paper in the field of human pathology published in English. Selections made by the Benjamin Castleman Award Committee will be based on the merit of the submitted paper, not on the entire career of the author. Please do not include additional supporting papers. Any optional information or letters from sponsors should be focused on the paper, not on the author’s qualifications. The 2017 award will be based on papers published during the calendar year 2016. The subject may represent any topic in pathology, but must be directly relevant to human disease. On papers with multiple authors, only one author is eligible, and only one paper per author may be submitted.
The awardee must be an individual whose year of birth is 1977 or later and who is in, or has completed, a pathology house staff training program in a Board Certified Specialty of Pathology. Papers by pathology trainees are encouraged. The prize will consist of a check for $1,500 and a certificate. Funds for travel are not included and the awardee does not have to be present at the Annual Meeting.
Applicants should complete the application form available by clicking here, and electronically submit the form along with a reprint (or preprint) of their manuscript to firstname.lastname@example.org . This award, financed by contributions to a fund established by former students and trainees of Dr. Castleman, will be presented on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 during the USCAP Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
Submit completed form and reprint (or preprint) of paper by email to Denice Chinn at email@example.com.
Note: The deadline for The Benjamin Castleman Award is Saturday, October 15, 2016.
Carlos A. Murga-Zamalloa, M.D.
Dr. Carlos A. Murga-Zamalloa was born in Lima, Peru. He received his M.D. degree from San Martin de Porres University, Lima. Subsequently, he completed two postdoctoral trainings at the University of Michigan in Dr. Anand Swaroop’s and Dr. Megan Lim’s laboratories. In 2015, he completed his Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency at the University of Michigan and is currently a Hematopathology Fellow at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Murga-Zamalloa has published 24 peer-reviewed manuscripts, one third of them as first-author. His current work focuses on the pathogenesis of T-cell lymphomas and specifically on the role of actin-related signaling networks during the development and progression of these types of tumors. His most recent work has demonstrated the role of Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein (WASp) in regulating the oncogenesis of anaplastic large cell lymphoma.
Dr. Murga-Zamalloa has been the recipient of the 2014 Hematological Opportunities for the Next Generation of Research Scientists (HONORS) Award from the American Society of Hematology (ASH) and the 2015 Stowell-Orbison Award Certificate of Merit from the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP). He is currently working under the mentorship of Dr. Ryan Wilcox and Dr. Stephen Weiss at the University of Michigan.