“40 Under 40” Program Recognizes Future Generation of Leaders
Friday, April 18, 2014
ASCP’s 40 Under 40 Program is shining the spotlight on 40 pathologists, pathology residents, and laboratory professionals under age 40 who are making significant contributions to the profession. The finalists have been announced on ONELab, ASCP’s online community.
“This program provides a wonderful opportunity to recognize and encourage a future generation of leaders. Providing support and encouragement also helps to strengthen and continue to build the medical laboratory workforce.”
—Rex F. Famitangco, MSc, MLS(ASCP)CM QLC, MT(AMT)CLC AHI
“This program provides a wonderful opportunity to recognize and encourage a future generation of leaders,” says Rex F. Famitangco, MSc, MLS(ASCP)CM QLC, MT(AMT)CLC AHI, who served on the 40 Under 40 Selection Committee. “Providing support and encouragement also helps to strengthen and continue to build the medical laboratory workforce.”
The finalists will have their biographies posted on ONELab and they will be featured in the July 2014 issue of Critical Values. Each will also have his or her own personal blog on ONELab, to write about topics pertinent to pathology and laboratory medicine. The blogs will launch on May 6 and will be part of the showcase to select the top five 40 under 40 finalists.
Later this summer, ASCP will announce the names of the top five bloggers, who will each receive free registration to attend ASCP 2014 Annual Meeting, along with a $1,000 stipend to toward airfare and lodging. They will also be recognized at ASCP 2014 during the Friday evening reception, Mixology. In addition, the winners will receive free enrollment in Lab Management University, a collaborative initiative of ASCP and the American Pathology Foundation.
To apply for 40 Under 40, individuals were asked to submit a resume or CV and write an essay addressing one of four topics:
What prompted their interest in lab medicine? Who or what were their most important influences, experiences, and relationships along the way?
How do they stay connected with others colleagues who comprise the clinical care team?
What is their vision for the role of laboratory medicine in an evolving healthcare landscape? How they contribute to that vision by being innovative in the profession?
How does being a recipient of a 40 Under 40 role benefit and enhance their career goals?
The selection committee comprised two individuals each from the Fellows, Residents, and Clinical Laboratory Professionals Councils.
“Selection was a challenge,” Mr. Famitangco says. “All of the applicants had demonstrated outstanding accomplishments. We are very fortunate to have a highly talented group of younger professionals who are advancing in their careers and will serve as future leaders of our profession.”