CAP Junior Member Wins Prestigious Award

Lindsay Lowder, DO, earns 2016 Graduate Medical Trainee Award of Excellence

In 1991, President George H. Bush officially designated March 30 as "National Doctors Day.” The celebration to recognize physicians through acts of kindness and appreciation goes back further with the first Doctors Day observance occurring in Winder, Georgia, in 1933. Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Charles Almond, MD, created the day to honor physicians; it included the mailing of greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased physicians.

The Office of Graduate Medical Education honored five University of Cincinnati Medical Center/College of Medicine residents with the 2016 Graduate Medical Trainee Award of Excellence. The residents received a framed certificate and were honored at an April 6 recognition breakfast. Criteria for the award include professionalism, interpersonal skills, leadership, dedication to teaching and fostering innovation and quality improvement. This year’s resident awardees are:

Lindsay Lowder, DO: A third-year resident in the UC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Lowder has demonstrated a remarkable degree of leadership, self-growth, professional development, scholarship and commitment to patient care throughout her training. She started her training with little exposure to pathology, but has strived to make up for this inexperience and is now equal to or ahead of her peers in all educational milestones.As a chief resident, Lowder is a very vocal and confident advocate for residents.

She has initiated the first ever anatomic pathology newsletter that will help with morale and team building within the department and enhance its image by sharing the achievements of faculty and residents with the rest of the UC-UC Health community.

"During every rotation and assignment, Dr. Lowder goes an extra mile to not only achieve her goals and objectives, but also to facilitate and enhance the learning experience of others,” a nominator wrote. "Throughout her training, she has been diligent during her daily sign outs and on call duties, stepping forward whenever an extra hand is needed. She approaches her autopsies with utmost sincerity and scientific expertise to get the most accurate answers for families.”

Lowder has presented abstracts and given talks at national meetings. Her most recent presentation at the College of American Pathologists was titled, "Primary Atypical Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma of the Clivus.” She presented "Expression of Downstream mTOR Pathway Components in Focal Cortical Dysplasia” at the annual meeting of the Society for Pediatric Pathology.

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