The executive board of the Society of Black Pathologists would like to announce and solicit nominations for the inaugural Vivian W. Pinn, MD Award for Excellence in Leadership in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
This award will honor the accomplishments of Dr. Vivian W. Pinn, MD who was the first Black woman to chair an academic pathology department in the United States while at Howard University, the first full time director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the only Black woman in her graduating class from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She completed her pathology residency in the Harvard Medical School system at Massachusetts General Hospital before her faculty appointment at Tufts University School of Medicine. From Tufts, she went on to become professor and chair of pathology at the Howard University School of Medicine. After her service as chair at Howard, she went on to become the first director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the NIH. Despite now being retired, she continues to mentor new chairs through the Senior Fellows Division of the Association of Pathology Chairs.
The nominee should be a pathologist or laboratory professional who epitomizes those underrepresented in medicine.
The CV of the nominee is required for nomination.
Nominators should submit a letter no longer than 2 standard pages stating why the nominee is characterized by one or more of the following:
- Has demonstrated sustained excellence in promoting the professional growth and development of their mentees and/or colleagues.
- Has demonstrated outstanding leadership or significant achievement in the field of pathology and laboratory medicine.
- Has achieved significant recognition or history making progress for the promotion of those who are underrepresented in the field of pathology and laboratory medicine.
The award will be presented at the ASCP annual meeting celebrating the 100th anniversary of the organization, this September 7th-9th, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois.
Stay tuned for the winning announcement.
The Executive Board of the Society of Black Pathologists