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ARUP Laboratories' Pathologist, Ronald L. Weiss, MD, Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to Patient Care and Pathology
Date:11/9/2011

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ARUP Laboratories' pathologist, Ronald L. Weiss, MD, MBA, FCAP, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the College of American Pathologists at CAP '11, the organization's annual meeting, held this year in Grapevine, Texas. According to the CAP, the award honors members "who have made a broad and positive impact on patient care through the specialty of pathology."

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Dr. Weiss is a professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and currently serves as a staff hematopathologist at ARUP with service responsibilities in the Hematologic Flow Cytometry Laboratory and the Hematopathology Consultation Service. He has served in various management positions at ARUP, including president/chief operating officer and chief medical officer/director of laboratories. Dr. Weiss is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, with subspecialty certification in hematology and medical microbiology. His professional interests are in health policy, laboratory management and administration, including the role of the laboratory in protecting patient safety.

"I am deeply honored to be recognized with this award," said Weiss. "I look forward to many more opportunities to make a positive impact on the field of pathology and laboratory medicine and specifically on meeting the needs of the patients we serve."  

Weiss received his MD from the Creighton University School of Medicine. He trained in anatomic and clinical pathology and completed a fellowship in medical microbiology at the University of Utah before joining the Department of Pathology faculty in 1986. 

He has been an active member of the CAP for more than a quarter of a century, serving on numerous committees and workgroups including the Laboratory Fiscal Management Committee and the Economic Affairs Committee.

For more information on the CAP, please visit www.cap.org.

About ARUP Laboratories
Founded in 1984, ARUP Laboratories is a leading national reference laboratory and a nonprofit enterprise of the University of Utah and its Department of Pathology. ARUP offers more than 3,000 tests and test combinations, ranging from routine screening tests to esoteric molecular and genetic assays. ARUP serves clients across the United States, including many of the nation's top university teaching hospitals and children's hospitals, as well as multihospital groups, major commercial laboratories, group purchasing organizations, military and other government facilities, and major clinics. In addition, ARUP is a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development, led by the efforts of the ARUP Institute for Clinical and Experimental Pathology®.

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