Association for Molecular Pathology                       
Newsletter
October 2009, Volume 15, Number 3

Inside this Issue

Front Page
President's Message
Special Features
• AMP Advocacy
• AMP Test Directory
• CHAMP
• JMD Report
• Web Editorial Board
• AMP 2009 Preliminary Program
• AMP 2009 Corporate Workshops

• Announcements
Committee Reports
• Clinical Practice Committee
• Membership & Professional   
  Development Committee
• Nominating Committee
• Professional Relations
  Committee
• Program Committee
• Publications Committee
• Training & Education Committee
Subdivision Reports
• Genetics
• Hematopathology
• Infectious Diseases
• Solid Tumors
2009 AMP Officers and Appointees
Nominating Committee Report
 
Gregory J. Tsongalis, PhD By Gregory J. Tsongalis, PhD
Past President and Chair, Nominating Committee
e-mail: Gregory.J.Tsongalis@Hitchcock.org

With the ballot complete and election results tallied, I congratulate all of those who volunteered to run for office. The newly elected officers of AMP are:

President–Elect: Timothy J. O’Leary
Program Committee Chair-Elect: Jennifer Hunt
Secretary-Treasurer:
Ted Schutzbank
Training and Education Committee Chair: Karen Weck
Technical Topics Representative to the Program Committee: Dawn Maghakian

Genetics Subdivision
Chair–Elect: D. Brian Dawson
Clinical Practice Committee Representative:
Christine A. Curtis
Nominating Committee Representative: Thomas J. Monroe
Training and Education Committee Representative:
Caroline Astbury

Hematopathology Subdivision
Chair–Elect: Charles E. Hill
Clinical Practice Committee Representative:
Jane Gibson
Nominating Committee Representative:
Domnita Crisan
Training and Education Committee Representative: Y. Lynn Wang

Infectious Diseases Subdivision
Chair–Elect: Randall T. Hayden
Clinical Practice Committee Representative:
Jeffrey D. Wisotzkey
Nominating Committee Representative:
Preeti Pancholi
Training and Education Committee Representative: Janice M. Matthews-Greer

Solid Tumors Subdivision
Chair–Elect: George J. Netto
Clinical Practice Committee Representative:
Neal Lindeman
Nominating Committee Representative: Catherine Dumur
Training and Education Committee Representative:
Tina Edmonston

AMP Leadership Award
As the Chair of the Nominating Committee, it is an honor and pleasure to again highlight the selection of the 2009 AMP Leadership Awardee. As you know this award is bestowed upon an individual who has contributed tirelessly to AMP and the profession. This year the award goes to Debra Leonard.   Debra is a Professor and Vice Chair of Laboratory Medicine and Director of the Clinical Laboratories at the
Weill Cornell Medical Center.  She is one of the founding members of AMP and has been involved in most committees, divisions and other professional activities of the organization. Congratulations to Debra Leonard!

AMP Award for Excellence 
It is also my distinct honor and pleasure to announce the recipient of the 2010 Award for Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics. AMP's highest award will be bestowed upon Dr. Patrick Brown at the 2010 Annual Meeting. Dr. Brown is a Professor of Biochemistry at the Stanford School of Medicine and is well known for his pioneering work in the field of microarray analysis which led the way for many of the microarray platforms and assays we all use today. Dr. Brown's research group uses diverse experimental and computational methods to investigate the logic and mechanisms that control a genome's expression program. The Brown laboratory is systematically characterizing the genetic scripts that control the expression of our genes, in normal development and physiology and in diseases like cancer, with a particular focus on post-transcriptional regulation. The Brown lab is also developing strategies and assays for early detection and diagnosis of cancer. Congratulations to Dr. Patrick Brown for his outstanding accomplishments and his selection for this prestigious award.

As the Nominating Committee duties are complete, I would like to take this time to thank all of the committee members for a job well done and continued support of AMP:

Siby Sebastian (Genetics Subdivision Representative 2008-2009)
Min Fang
(Genetics Subdivision Representative 2009-2010)
Jane S. Gibson
(Hematopathology Subdivision Representative 2008-2009)
John W. Longshore
(Hematopathology Subdivision Representative 2009-2010)
Randall Hayden
(Infectious Diseases Subdivision Representative 2008-2009)
Jeanne Carr
(Infectious Diseases Subdivision Representative 2009-2010)
Marina N. Nikiforova
(Solid Tumors Subdivision Representative 2008-2009)
Deborah Dillon (Solid Tumors Subdivision Representative 2009-2010)