Kevin Halling, M.D., Ph.D., was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) at the annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 4. This prestigious award recognizes Dr. Halling’s distinguished service through CAP and his work on the Molecular Oncology Resource Committee.
Dr. Halling has been a member of the CAP Resource Committee since 2002 and served as chair in 2009 and 2010. Under Dr. Halling’s guidance, the committee worked to provide proficiency testing for molecular oncology tests, improved the molecular pathology checklist, and created online presentations to educate fellow pathologists in molecular pathology.
“Working on one of the CAP Resource Committees has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career and something that I recommend to all pathologists,” he says.
About Dr. Kevin Halling
Dr. Halling is a Consultant in the Molecular Genetics Laboratory and holds the academic rank of Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. He also serves as a member of the master’s faculty in clinical and translational science in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine’s Department of Education Administration.
Dr. Halling’s research specializes in the development of molecular genetic and FISH assays to aid in the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of solid tumors.Among his accomplishments, he developed and instituted FISH assays for the detection of urothelial cancer, biliary tract malignancy, and Barrett’s esophagus associated neoplasia.
Dr. Halling received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry as well as his M.D./Ph.D. degrees from the University of Kansas. He completed his residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and his fellowship in Clinical Molecular Genetics at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine.
About the CAP Lifetime Achievement Award
The CAP Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes members of CAP who have made a positive impact on the pathology profession through their contributions over an extended period of time but who have never received a CAP award. For more information about CAP, visit www.cap.org.