Awards

Awards

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

 Leon Barnes AwardVincent Hyams Award
Best Poster PresentationBest Platform Presentation
See below for a brief biography of Dr. Barnes.See below for a brief biography of Dr. Hyams.
2019Rosemarie KruparZahra Alipour
Primary and recurrent head and neck squamous carcinomas are strikingly different regarding their immune microenvironment.Histologic predictors of response to neoadjuvant PD1 inhibitor therapy in advanced stage HPV-negative head and neck squamous cell carcinomas.
Rosemarie Krupar, Christian Waterman, Helen Pasternack, Julika Ribbat-Idel, Christian Idel, Mark Philipp Kuehnel, Danny Jonigk, Sven Perner.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.
2018Lulu Sun, MD, PhDPaolo Cotzia, MD
UV Signature Mutations May Reclassify Previously Diagnosed Salivary Neuroendocrine Carcinomas as Metastases of Cutaneous Origin Genetic and Histologic Spectrum of SMARCB1- Deficient Carcinomas of the Head and Neck Including Sinonasal Tract, Thyroid and Skin 
Lulu Sun, James S Lewis Jr, Eric J Duncavage, Rebecca ChernockPaolo Cotzia, Ryan Ptashkin, Mrinal M Gounder, David G Pfister, Michael F Berger, Marc Ladanyi, Ronald Ghossein, Cristina R Antonescu, Snjezana Dogan
2017Simon Andreasen, MD PhD Soufiane El Hallani, MD PhD 
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 AdenomaSubsets of Epithelial Myoepithelial Carcinoma Defined by Morphologic Evidence of Pleomorphic Adenoma, PLAG1 or HMGA2 Rearrangements, and Genetic Alterations 
Simon Andreasen, Morten Grauslund, Linea Cecilie Melchior, Irene Wessel, Katalin Kiss, Tina K AganderSoufiane El Hallani, Diana Bell, Isabel Fonseca, Adel Assaad, Raja R Seethala, Lester DR Thompson, Simon Chiosea
2016Lisa Rooper, MD Aaron Udager, MD PhD 
Nuclear b-catenin expression provides a consistent immunohistochemical correlate for PAX3 rearrangements in biphenotypic sinonasal sarcoma Activating KRAS Mutations Are Characteristic of Oncocytic Sinonasal Papilloma and Associated Sinonasal Squamous Cell Carcinoma 
Lisa M Rooper, Shih-Chiang Huang, Cristina Antonescu, William H Westra, Justin A BishopAaron Udager, Raja R Seethala, Evgeny Yakirevich, Jonathan McHugh, Bryan Betz, Megan S Lim, Kojo Elenitoba-Johnson, Noah Brown
2015Aurelia Busca, MD Lisa Rooper, MD 
Perineural invasion (PNI) as a risk factor for local recurrence (LR) in early squamous cell carcinoma of the oral tongue 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 
A 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 L Rooper, P Illei, J Bishop, W Westra
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 
2014Andrew C McClary MD Juan Hernandez-Prera, MD 
Mutational profiling of ameloblastoma identifies common gain of function mutations EWSR1 Rearrangement Is Diagnostically Useful to Differentiate Clear Cell Lesions of the Head and Neck
AC 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 JC Hernandez-Prera, R Kwan, J Tripodi, V Najfeld, EG Demicco
2013Yu LeiSteven C Smith, MD, PhD
Identification of Sox2 as a Marker for Ameloblastic CarcinomaSolitary Fibrous Tumor of the Head and Neck: Institutional Experience of Two Referral Centers 
Y Lei, JM Jaradat, AA Owosho, KE Adebiyi, EA BilodeauSC Smith, M Elkins, RM Patel, DR Lucas, RR Seethala, JB McHugh
Simpal Gill
Oral Mucosa and Soft Tissue Alterations Associated with Osteonecrosis of the Jaw
S Gill, N Hinchy, V Jayaprakash, M Sullivan, M Merzianu
2012CC Griffith, MDC Paquette, MD
Mammary analogue secretory carcinoma: expansion of clinicopathologic profile and identification of new sources for recategorizationHPV-31 Is the Most Common HPV Subtype Isolated from Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinomas in South Africa
Christopher C Griffith, Simion Chiosea, Raja R SeethalaCherie Paquette, Mark F Evans, Shabnum Meer, Vanitha Rajendran, Christine S Adamson, Kumarasen Cooper
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
2010Raewyn M Seaberg, MDWei Tian, MD
t (11:19) Translocation in Mucoepidermoid CarcinomaIgG4 Positive Plasma Cells in Sclerosing Variant of Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma: A New and Evolving Concept
R Seaberg, L Park, I Weinreb, D Goldstein, S Kamel-Reid, B Perez-OrdonezW Tian, E Yakirevich, A Matoso, D Gnepp
2009Rebecca Chernock, MDJulia Turbiner, MD
Identification of Human Papilloma Virus in Basaloid Squamous Cell Carcinoma and its Clinicopathologic SignificanceKuttner’s Tumor is a IgG4 Associated Disease
RD Chernock, JS Lewis Jr, SK El-MoftyJ Turbiner, BZ Pilch, NL Harris, JH Stone, A Ganguly, JA Ferry, V Deshpande
2008Darcy Broughel, DOErin Brooks, MD
Pathologist Reproducibility in the Application of the Histological Risk Model ScoringMultinucleated Giant Cells in Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma: Incidence, Immune Markers and Significance
Broughel 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 EG Brooks, L Simmons-Arnold, MF Evans, A Elhosseiny
2007Jabeen F Naqvi, MDJonathan B McHugh, MD
Epitheliod Hemangioendothelioma of the Head & Neck: A Clinicopathologic and Immunohistochemical Study p63 Immunohistochemistry Differentiates Salivary Gland Oncocytoma and Oncocytic Carcinoma from Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma 
JF Naqvi, NG Ordonez, MW Williams, AK El Naggar JB McHugh, AP Hoschar, EL Barnes, RR Seethala
2006Michelle D Williams, MDMichelle D Williams, MD
Basaloid salivary gland neoplasm: Imbalance of the apoptotic/proliferative homeostasis in pathogenesis Differential Role for p63 Gene Isotypes (ΔN and TA) in Head and Neck Squamous Tumorigenesis
2005John A Ozolek, MD Michelle D Williams, MD 
Molecular and Immunophenotypic Comparison or Respiratory Epithelial Adenomatoid Hamartoma, Sinonasal Adenocarcinoma, and Chronic SinusitisNovel Estrogen Receptor Coactivator PELP1/MNAR Gene and Erß Expressed in Salivary Duct Adenocarcinoma: Potential Therapeutic Targets
Ozolek JA, Barnes EL, Hunt JL 
2004Esther M O’Regan, MDJorge S Reis-Filho, MD
Microarray comparative genomic hybridisation analysis of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas occurring in young patientsp63 Distribution in Normal Salivary Gland and Salivary Gland Neoplasms
2003Michelle S Hirsch, MD Brenda L Nelson, DDS
TTF-1, But Not P53, is Helpful in Distinguishing Moderately Differentiated Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Larynx from Medullary Carcinoma of the ThyroidCeruminal Gland Carcinomas: A Clinicopathologic Study Of 17 Cases
Hirsch MS, Faquin WC, Krane JF Nelson BL, Thompson LDR, Barnes EL
2002Kevin R Torske, DDSWen Jing, MD
Adenoma Vs Carcinoid Tumor of the Middle Ear: A Study of 48 Cases and Review of the LiteratureCables, Located on Chromosome 18Q11-12, Is Frequently Lost in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinomas
KR Torske, LDR ThompsonJing W, Dong Q, Wu C-L, Zukerberg L

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.