The F.K. Mostofi Award The F.K. Mostofi Distinguished Service Award was established in 1976 as a tribute to the long and distinguished service to the Academy given by Dr. Mostofi. The Award may be presented annually to a member of the Academy who has emulated Dr. Mostofi with outstanding service to USCAP and to the International Academy of Pathology.

The awardee is selected by the Board of Directors.

Laura W. Lamps, M.D.

2019 F.K. Mostofi Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Lamps is the Godfrey D. Stobbe Professor of Gastrointestinal Pathology at the University of Michigan.  She was formerly 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 InfectionsDiagnostic 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.  She is the 2017 recipient of the President’s Award.  Dr. Lamps will become Vice President of USCAP on April 1, 2019. 

 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. 

Previous Award Recipients

 

 

 

2018 Stuart J. Schnitt
2017 John H. Sinard
2016 Julia A. Bridge
2015 Linda D. Ferrell
2014 Frederic G. Barr
2013 John Reid Goldblum
2012 Celeste Powers
2011 Sylvia L. Asa
2010 James Crawford
2009 Jeffrey L. Myers
2008 Richard Fraser
2007 Victor E. Reuter
2006 Richard J. Zarbo
2005 Ronald A. DeLellis
2004 Donald A. Antonioli
2003 Elaine S. jaffe
2002 Robert Pascal
2001 Virginia Livolsi
2000 Fred G. Silva
1999 William A. Gardner
1998 Costan W. berard
1997 Cecilia M. Fenoglio-Preiser
1996 Emanuel Rubin
1995 Harvey Goldman
1994 David Hardwick
1993 Bernard M. Wagner
1992 Kenneth Earle
1991 Kamal G. Ishak
1990 Nathan Kaufman
1989 Benjamin F. Trump
1988 Jack P. Strong
1987 F. Stephen Vogel
1986 Leland D. Stoddard
1985 Robert H. More
1984 Murray R. Abell
1983 Richard E. Palmer
1982 Jack M. Layton
1981 Benjamin Castleman
1980 Joshua L. Edwards
1979 Robert E. Stowell
1978 Chapman H. Binford
1977 Harold L. Stewart