Association for Molecular Pathology


October 2011, Volume 17, Number 3


AMP Meritorious Service Award Recipients

By Karen Mann, MD
Chair, Nominating Committee

It is my great pleasure to announce the first winners of the AMP Meritorious Service: Teresita Cuyegkeng Redondo and Marlene Sabbath-Solitare. Terry and Marlene are receiving this Award in recognition of their dedicated, decade-long service as co-editors of the AMP Newsletter. (For details of the Award see Nominating Committee Report). Newsletter Editor is often a thankless task and involves corralling AMP leadership and encouraging them (aka haranguing them) to deliver Newsletter articles in a timely fashion several times a year. Once all of the articles are in, the work actually begins as the articles need to be edited, corrected, and the overall layout determined. Over the last year, they have moved the Newsletter into a pure electronic format, helping move AMP into the digital age. In addition, they are the semi-official photographers at the Annual Meeting and instituted the Annual Photo Contest.

Of course both of them are not only AMP's Newsletter editors, but are also well-respected molecular pathologists at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey.

Dr. Sabbath-Solitaire received her PhD from Columbia University and has practiced at multiple institutions. She is certified by the ABMG as a Clinical Cytogeneticist, and is a diplomate of American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology. She is certified by New York and New Jersey States as a laboratory director in Cytogenetics, Immunology, and Molecular Oncology. She is currently Section Chief of Diagnostic Molecular Pathology and Manager of Clinical Pathology non-Automated and Complex Testing. In addition to a heavy clinical load, she is academically productive with grant support and numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Redondo received her MD at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. She trained in pathology at the University of the Philippines and subsequently became an Instructor in Pathology at that institution. Following this, she moved to the United States and did Pathology resident training at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. She has been on faculty at Saint Barnabas since that time and is Board certified in Anatomic and Clinical pathology and Immunopathology by the American Board of Pathology. She is currently Chief of Immunoserology/Flow Cytometry and Immunopathology, Diagnostic Molecular Pathology, Data Management, and Microbiology. She has additionally remained academically active with multiple research projects and publications.

Please join me in congratulating Marlene and Terry on receiving this award and thank them for their many years of service to AMP. Although they are stepping down as Newsletter co-editors, I know they will not be happy until they find other ways of serving the organization.