Five High-Achieving Pathologists and Laboratory Professionals Honored for Professional Excellence

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ASCP Announces Top Five of Its 40 Under Forty Program to Recognize a New Generation of Laboratory Leaders

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) is recognizing 40 members under the age of 40 for their achievements and leadership qualities that are making an impact on pathology and laboratory medicine. This year’s ASCP 40 Under Forty honorees join 200 alumni of this prestigious recognition program. And like these alums, they will continue to advance into even more prominent positions and accomplishments in the coming years.

From this group, the Top Five 40 Under Forty honorees have been selected based on public voting and committee selection. Each is receiving free registration to attend the ASCP 2019 Annual Meeting, September 11-13, in Phoenix, a $1,000 stipend toward airfare and lodging, and recognition at the Annual Meeting.

Here is a look at this year's Top Five honorees:

Adam L. Booth, MD—Fourth-year anatomic and clinical pathology resident at the University of Texas Medical Branch, in Galveston, where he previously served as Chief Resident. Dr. Booth has taken part in numerous interdisciplinary research projects resulting in multiple publications as well as poster and platform presentations nationwide. He is a Resident Advisor to the UTMB Medical School Pathology Association for Students.

Sarah Choi, MD, PhD, FASCP—Hematopathologist at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she is an assistant professor of pathology. She has an academic interest in prognostically relevant genetic alterations in myeloid neoplasms and is a co-investigator on a National Institutes of Health RO1-funded study on imaging disease and response to therapy in myeloproliferative neoplasms.

Deanna Fang, MD, FASCP—Director-in-training for histocompatibility and immunogenetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles. She lived in Hong Kong for 10 years before coming to the United States to attend Pomona College, in Claremont, CA, where she majored in biology and minored in chemistry. She earned her medical degree from Saint Louis University, St. Louis.

Jennifer Kasten, MD, MSc, FASCP—Board-certified anatomic pathologist and board-certified pediatric pathologist, and assistant professor of pathology and cardiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati. She finds congenital heart disease fascinating, both structural heart disease as well as microscopic heart disease, alongside transplant pathology and myocarditis of all types.

Julie Papango, MLS(ASCPi)CM—Medical technologist 2 at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY. She is especially proud of her previous work as a laboratory technologist volunteer with Doctors Without Borders, where she has traveled to Cambodia, Uganda, Ethiopia, Papua New Guinea and South Sudan to help local professionals in basic laboratory theories and practices.

ASCP congratulates all of this year’s 40 Under Forty honorees. Since the 40 Under Forty program made its debut in 2014, it has made a powerful impact on all of its honorees, ranging from pronounced recognition within their organizations to exciting media attention. Read the bios of all of this year’s honorees at http://www.ascp.org/40underforty.

About ASCP
Founded in 1922 in Chicago, ASCP is the world’s largest professional membership organization for pathologists and laboratory professionals. ASCP provides excellence in education, certification, and advocacy on behalf of patients, anatomic and clinical pathologists, and medical laboratory professionals. To learn more, visit http://www.ascp.org. Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ascp_chicago and connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ASCP.Chicago.

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