The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) proudly announces its slate of award winners for 2013. Each recipient was carefully vetted and selected by a distinguished group of AMP leadership. The awards will be presented on Friday, November 15 during the Business Meeting and Awards Session at the AMP 2013 Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ. In addition, the Award for Excellence recipient will serve as the keynote speaker for a special session at the Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 14.
"The AMP awards program is vital to the support and growth of the field of molecular diagnostics," said Jennifer L. Hunt, AMP President. "While we hold all AMP members and others in the field in the highest esteem, the winners of these prestigious awards have truly excelled in their work, their dedication to AMP and the advancement of molecular pathology." Details about the awards and the names of the recipients follow:
AMP Award for Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics:Stephen T. Warren, PhD, FACMG
AMP's highest award, the AMP Award for Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics recognizes lifetime pioneering and special achievements by professionals in the fields of molecular biology, molecular pathology, pathology, genetics, microbiology and basic medical sciences, especially as these achievements relate to molecular diagnostics and molecular medicine. Dr. Warren's session during the AMP 2013 Annual Meeting is titled, "Not Just Triplet Repeats: Conventional Mutations of FMR1."
AMP Leadership Award:Jan A. Nowak, MD, PhD
The AMP Leadership Award is AMP's highest award given to an AMP member. It is presented to an AMP member who has consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership in the accomplishment of the mission and goals of AMP. The winner of this award has made notable contributions to AMP and to molecular pathology as a discipline.