By Wendy Sarubbi | September 22, 2011 1:25 pm

Dr. Diane Davey, professor of pathology and assistant dean at the UCF College of Medicine, received the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony in Dallas Sept. 12. In making the award, CAP praised Dr. Davey for a lifetime of “tireless service and dedication to patients.”

CAP is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is the worldwide leader in laboratory quality assurance. It advocates accountable, high-quality, and cost-effective patient care.

“I would like to thank the College for honoring me with the Lifetime Achievement Award,” Dr. Davey said. “Many great pathologists have mentored me over the years, and I am glad I have been able to give back to the profession.”

She was one of the founding members of the CAP Cytopathology Resource Committee and served as the Committee’s chair from 1998-2001, having previously serviced as vice chair. Her focus is in cytopathology and hematopathology with her research concentrated on cervical cytology and new cytology laboratory techniques and quality improvement efforts for better patient care.

Dr. Davey served as president of the American Society of Cytopathology from 2001-2002. She also has served on several committees of both the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology and the American Cancer Society, and has developed management guidelines for Pap tests and the HPV vaccine. She has been an adviser for both the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and serves on editorial boards for four journals, including Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.

In addition to her teaching and leadership role at the College of Medicine, Dr. Davey is a practicing pathologist at the Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center. In addition, she serves as vice president and trustee for the American Board of Pathology and is a member of the Pathology Residency Review Committee for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Dr. Davey received a B.S. with distinction from Cornell University and a B.S. in Medicine from the University of South Dakota. She received her MD from Washington University in St. Louis and completed her residency at the Indiana University Medical Center and the University of Iowa.

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