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THE LABORATORY REPORT Winter 2014 Page 3 Dr. James M. Musser Speaks at Young Presidents’ Organization Dr. James M. Musser, Chair, Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine Dr. James M. Musser, chair of the Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine for the Houston Methodist Hospital System, spoke to a group of young Houston-area CEOs at a meeting of the Houston Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). The day-long “mini-University” was held at the Houston Methodist Research Institute on January 21st, and featured several Houston Methodist physicians and investigators. The theme of the event was “Infinite Youth”. Dr. Musser’s talks titled “Will the Germs Ultimately Win?” and “Your Environment, Your Body” highlighted how advances in science are influencing our well being and helping us live longer and healthier lives. The participants also were treated to a key-note address by Houston Methodist’s Dr. Eugene Alford. The YPO currently has over 20,000 mem-bers in 120 different countries. The Hous-ton chapter is a group of approximately 120 CEOs and other young Houston-area leaders from the oil and gas industry and other businesses. They meet several times a year to promote networking and share experiences of what it means to be a young leader in Houston. Pathology Resident Presented with Leadership Development Award Jordan A. Roberts, M.D., a second-year resident in the depart-ment, was honored by The College of American Pathologists (CAP) Foundation with the Leadership Development Award at their annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, last October. This award was specifically designed to expose young pathologists-in- training to the current challenges that face the specialty and how they are addressed at the national level. This grant will allow Dr. Roberts to attend the CAP 2014 Policy Meeting in Washington D.C. this spring. “It is important for pathologists to be involved in shaping health care policy,” said Dr. Jordan. “Often, because we are a smaller, less well-represented specialty, policy makers, pa-tients, and even other clinicians, need to be educated about the critical role of the pathologist on the healthcare team. I am honored to have been selected to participate in this meeting.” To learn more about our residents and residency program, please visit: http://www.houstonmethodist.org/pathology-training Dr. Jordan A. Roberts


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