THE LABORATORY REPORT Spring 2014 Page 4 Pathology Resident Receives Stowell-Orbison Autopsy Award Dr. David Cohen, a first year resident in the Department received the Stowell- Orbison Pathologist-in-Training Autopsy Award at the 103rd Annual Meeting of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) held in San Diego, California in March. This award is co-sponsored by USCAP and the Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology and is based on Dr. Cohen’s abstract titled “Discordant malignancy findings on autopsy at a tertiary care hospital: a continuing opportunity for quality improvement.” The abstract was co-authored by Drs. Hidehiro Takei and Andreana Rivera. “Winning this award at USCAP is quite an achievement for a first year resident, and speaks to David’s focus and proactive pursuit of important research with outcomes-based implications,” said Dr. April Ewton, associate medical director in Hematopathology. Dr. Cohen received his MD degree from the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine in 2013 and joined Houston Methodist’s AP/CP residency program in July of that year. David Cohen, M.D. Two St. Christus Hospitals Join the Houston Methodist System Houston Methodist St. John, serving Clear Lake and the Greater Bay Area, and Houston Methodist St. Catherine in Katy, officially joined the growing Methodist family of health care facilities on February 3rd. These two new additions will help to fulfill specific needs in their communities. Houston Methodist St. Catherine Hospital is a long-term, acute-care facility that will focus on patients requiring extended hospital stays, and will provide many outpatient services. Laboratory services will include on-site point-of-care tests and a full menu of laboratory services provided by the nearby Houston Methodist West facility. Houston Methodist St. John Hospital is an accredited, full-service hospital. The facility provides a range of laboratory and pathology services, including anatomic and cytopathology, histology, microbiology, and clinical chemistry analyses. A spotlight on St. John’s facilities and staff will be published in the summer edition of The Laboratory Report.
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