Awards

Awards

We are proud to have given the following awards at the USCAP meetings: 

 Vincent Hyams AwardLeon Barnes Award
First Place Trainee PresentationSecond Place Trainee Presentation
See below for a brief biography of Dr. Hyams.See below for a brief biography of Dr. Barnes.
2022Dean HollidaySimmi Patel
Sinonasal Adenosquamous Carcinoma- Morphology and Genetic Drivers Including Low and High-Risk HPV mRNA, DEK-AFF2 Fusion, and MAML2 RearrangementMolecular Characterization of Secretory Myoepithelial Carcinoma (SMCA)
Vanderbilt University Medical CenterUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Shadyside
2021Sarah GradeckiLuvy Delfin Mendez
PRAME Expression in High-Risk HPV-Positive and Negative Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck and Regional Lymph Node MetastasesBRAF VE1 Immunoreactivity Distinguishes Ameloblastoma from Keratocystic Odontogenic Tumor and Dentigerous Cyst, and Correlates with BRAF V600E Mutation Status
University of VirginiaCase Western Reserve University
2020Martina BaneckovaKathy Allen-Proctor
What Hides Behind S100 protein/SOX10 Positive Oncocytomas of the Salivary Glands?Variability in the Depth of Invasion Measurements of Oral Tongue Squamous Cell Carcinoma and the Effect on Pathologic T-Staging.
Charles University, Faculty of Medicine in PlzenThe Cleveland Clinic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute
2019Zahra AlipourRosemarie Krupar
Histologic predictors of response to neoadjuvant PD1 inhibitor therapy in advanced stage HPV-negative head and neck squamous cell carcinomas.Primary and recurrent head and neck squamous carcinomas are strikingly different regarding their immune microenvironment.
Zahra Alipour, Ian Hagemann, Paul Zolkind, Brian Nussenbaum, Ryan Jackson, Jason Rich, Pipkorn Patrik, Randal Paniello, Wade Thorstad, Loren Michel, Peter Oppelt, Douglas Adkins, Ravindra Uppaluri, Rebecca Chernock.Rosemarie Krupar, Christian Waterman, Helen Pasternack, Julika Ribbat-Idel, Christian Idel, Mark Philipp Kuehnel, Danny Jonigk, Sven Perner.
2018Paolo Cotzia, MDLulu Sun, MD, PhD
Genetic and Histologic Spectrum of SMARCB1- Deficient Carcinomas of the Head and Neck Including Sinonasal Tract, Thyroid and Skin UV Signature Mutations May Reclassify Previously Diagnosed Salivary Neuroendocrine Carcinomas as Metastases of Cutaneous Origin 
Paolo Cotzia, Ryan Ptashkin, Mrinal M Gounder, David G Pfister, Michael F Berger, Marc Ladanyi, Ronald Ghossein, Cristina R Antonescu, Snjezana DoganLulu Sun, James S Lewis Jr, Eric J Duncavage, Rebecca Chernock
2017Soufiane El Hallani, MD PhD Simon Andreasen, MD PhD 
Subsets of Epithelial Myoepithelial Carcinoma Defined by Morphologic Evidence of Pleomorphic Adenoma, PLAG1 or HMGA2 Rearrangements, and Genetic Alterations The Value of PRKD1 E710D Sequencing of May-Grünwald-Giemsa Stained Cytology Specimens in Separating Polymorphous Low-Grade Adenocarcinoma from Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma and Pleomorphic Adenoma
Soufiane El Hallani, Diana Bell, Isabel Fonseca, Adel Assaad, Raja R Seethala, Lester DR Thompson, Simon ChioseaSimon Andreasen, Morten Grauslund, Linea Cecilie Melchior, Irene Wessel, Katalin Kiss, Tina K Agander
2016Aaron Udager, MD PhD Lisa Rooper, MD 
Activating KRAS Mutations Are Characteristic of Oncocytic Sinonasal Papilloma and Associated Sinonasal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Nuclear b-catenin expression provides a consistent immunohistochemical correlate for PAX3 rearrangements in biphenotypic sinonasal sarcoma 
Aaron Udager, Raja R Seethala, Evgeny Yakirevich, Jonathan McHugh, Bryan Betz, Megan S Lim, Kojo Elenitoba-Johnson, Noah BrownLisa M Rooper, Shih-Chiang Huang, Cristina Antonescu, William H Westra, Justin A Bishop
2015Lisa Rooper, MD Aurelia Busca, MD 
Transcriptionally-active human papillomavirus is detected by RNA in situ hybridization in most discordant oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas that are p16 positive by immunohistochemistry but high risk HPV negative by DNA in situ hybridization Perineural invasion (PNI) as a risk factor for local recurrence (LR) in early squamous cell carcinoma of the oral tongue 
L Rooper, P Illei, J Bishop, W WestraA Busca, S Chiosea, R Seethala, LDR Thompson, M Brandwein-Gensler, C Lai, S Roberston, J Maxwell, U Duvveri, S Kim, J Johnson, R Ferris, E Marginean, B Purgina 
Lindsay Williams, MD 
The predominance of apocrine morphology and androgen receptor positivity in 204 cases of salivary duct carcinoma 
L Williams, LDR Thompson, I Weinreb, A Assaad, M Tuluc, N Ud Din, B Purgina, C Lai, C Griffith, R Seethala, S Chiosea 
2014Juan Hernandez-Prera, MD Andrew C McClary MD 
EWSR1 Rearrangement Is Diagnostically Useful to Differentiate Clear Cell Lesions of the Head and NeckMutational profiling of ameloblastoma identifies common gain of function mutations 
JC Hernandez-Prera, R Kwan, J Tripodi, V Najfeld, EG DemiccoAC McClary, RT Sweeney, J Biscocho, BR Meyers, L Neahring, KA Kwei, K Qu, X Gong, CD Jones, S Varma, JI Odegaard, B Rubin, T Ng, ML Troxell, RJ Pelham, JL Zehnder, PA Beachy, JR Pollack, RB West 
2013Steven C Smith, MD, PhDYu Lei
Solitary Fibrous Tumor of the Head and Neck: Institutional Experience of Two Referral Centers Identification of Sox2 as a Marker for Ameloblastic Carcinoma
SC Smith, M Elkins, RM Patel, DR Lucas, RR Seethala, JB McHughY Lei, JM Jaradat, AA Owosho, KE Adebiyi, EA Bilodeau
Simpal Gill
Oral Mucosa and Soft Tissue Alterations Associated with Osteonecrosis of the Jaw
S Gill, N Hinchy, V Jayaprakash, M Sullivan, M Merzianu
2012C Paquette, MDCC Griffith, MD
HPV-31 Is the Most Common HPV Subtype Isolated from Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinomas in South AfricaMammary analogue secretory carcinoma: expansion of clinicopathologic profile and identification of new sources for recategorization
Cherie Paquette, Mark F Evans, Shabnum Meer, Vanitha Rajendran, Christine S Adamson, Kumarasen CooperChristopher C Griffith, Simion Chiosea, Raja R Seethala
2011Z Will W Chen, MD
Equivocal p16 Immunostaining in Head and Neck Carcinoma: Staining pattern May Determine HPV Status
Z Will W Chen, Ilan J Weinreb, Suzanne Kamel-Reid, Bayardo Perez-Ordonez
OC Ukpo, MD
High-Risk HPV E6/E7 mRNA Detection by a Novel In-Situ Hybridization Assay Strongly Correlates with p16 Expression and Patient Outcomes in Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Ukpo OC, Flanagan JJ, Ma XJ, Luo Y, Thorstad WL, Lewis JS Jr
2010Wei Tian, MDRaewyn M Seaberg, MD
IgG4 Positive Plasma Cells in Sclerosing Variant of Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma: A New and Evolving Conceptt (11:19) Translocation in Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma
W Tian, E Yakirevich, A Matoso, D GneppR Seaberg, L Park, I Weinreb, D Goldstein, S Kamel-Reid, B Perez-Ordonez
2009Julia Turbiner, MDRebecca Chernock, MD
Kuttner’s Tumor is a IgG4 Associated DiseaseIdentification of Human Papilloma Virus in Basaloid Squamous Cell Carcinoma and its Clinicopathologic Significance
J Turbiner, BZ Pilch, NL Harris, JH Stone, A Ganguly, JA Ferry, V DeshpandeRD Chernock, JS Lewis Jr, SK El-Mofty
2008Erin Brooks, MDDarcy Broughel, DO
Multinucleated Giant Cells in Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma: Incidence, Immune Markers and SignificancePathologist Reproducibility in the Application of the Histological Risk Model Scoring
EG Brooks, L Simmons-Arnold, MF Evans, A ElhosseinyBroughel D, Schlecht N, Negassa A, Ramer M, Mahadevia1 P, Paulino A, Shaknovich R, Tanaka K, Thomas D, Wang B, Huan Y, Levi G, Filatov A, Penner C, Prystowsky M and Brandwein-Gensler M 
2007Jonathan B McHugh, MDJabeen F Naqvi, MD
p63 Immunohistochemistry Differentiates Salivary Gland Oncocytoma and Oncocytic Carcinoma from Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Epitheliod Hemangioendothelioma of the Head & Neck: A Clinicopathologic and Immunohistochemical Study 
JB McHugh, AP Hoschar, EL Barnes, RR SeethalaJF Naqvi, NG Ordonez, MW Williams, AK El Naggar 
2006Michelle D Williams, MDMichelle D Williams, MD
Differential Role for p63 Gene Isotypes (ΔN and TA) in Head and Neck Squamous TumorigenesisBasaloid salivary gland neoplasm: Imbalance of the apoptotic/proliferative homeostasis in pathogenesis 
2005Michelle D Williams, MD John A Ozolek, MD 
Novel Estrogen Receptor Coactivator PELP1/MNAR Gene and Erß Expressed in Salivary Duct Adenocarcinoma: Potential Therapeutic TargetsMolecular and Immunophenotypic Comparison or Respiratory Epithelial Adenomatoid Hamartoma, Sinonasal Adenocarcinoma, and Chronic Sinusitis
Ozolek JA, Barnes EL, Hunt JL 
2004Jorge S Reis-Filho, MDEsther M O’Regan, MD
p63 Distribution in Normal Salivary Gland and Salivary Gland NeoplasmsMicroarray comparative genomic hybridisation analysis of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas occurring in young patients
2003Brenda L Nelson, DDSMichelle S Hirsch, MD 
Ceruminal Gland Carcinomas: A Clinicopathologic Study Of 17 CasesTTF-1, But Not P53, is Helpful in Distinguishing Moderately Differentiated Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Larynx from Medullary Carcinoma of the Thyroid
Nelson BL, Thompson LDR, Barnes ELHirsch MS, Faquin WC, Krane JF 
2002Wen Jing, MDKevin R Torske, DDS
Cables, Located on Chromosome 18Q11-12, Is Frequently Lost in Head and Neck Squamous Cell CarcinomasAdenoma Vs Carcinoid Tumor of the Middle Ear: A Study of 48 Cases and Review of the Literature
Jing W, Dong Q, Wu C-L, Zukerberg LKR Torske, LDR Thompson

Dr. Barnes was the founding President of the North American Society of Head and Neck Pathology. From 1972 until his retirement in 2010, he spent his academic career at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Barnes’ accomplishments in the field of Head and Neck Pathology are enormous. He co-authored over 175 publications and edited Surgical Pathology of the Head and Neck and the World Health Organization Pathology and Genetics of Head and Neck Tumours. He was director of the longest running Head and Neck Pathology Course and Head and Neck Pathology Fellowship in the country. Dr. Barnes’ mentorship and education in head and neck pathology will be remembered by all pathologists who benefited from his knowledge and will extend his legacy.

Dr. Hyams was an authority in head and neck pathology. Between 1968 to his retirement from the Navy in 1984, Dr. Hyams was director of the Department of Otorhinolaryngic-Head and Neck Pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. After his retirement from the Navy, he continued as a Distinguished Scientist of the American Registry of Pathology until 1988. Dr. Hyams was instrumental in training many pathologists who spent time at the AFIP, many of whom went on to become head and neck pathologists, including Drs. Gnepp, Heffner, Taxy, Wenig, and Zarbo. He was author of many seminal papers in head and neck pathology, describing middle ear adenomas, Schneiderian papillomas, and olfactory neuroblastomas. He was senior author of the second ARP fascicle “Tumors of the Upper Respiratory Tract and Ear” coauthored with John Batsakis and Leslie Michaels.