Dr. J. Charles Jennette Receives the Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Pathology Chairs

J. Charles Jennette, MD, the Kenneth M. Brinkhous Distinguished Professor and immediate past Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine received the 2019 Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Pathology Chairs (APC) at their Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, in July 2019. The APC Distinguished Service Award recognizes lifetime achievement in the field of academic pathology, encompassing the full spectrum of contributions at the local and national level, in undergraduate and graduate medical education, research, and clinical service. Dr. Peter Jensen, Chair of the APC Nominating Committee stated that the Distinguished Service Award is the highest award given by the APC, acknowledging that Dr. Jennette has made “…lasting contributions as an innovative and highly effective leader in our field and in academic medicine…” Dr. Jensen also recognized Dr. Jennette for his “…impact through research, scholarship, and leadership in the field of renal pathology have profoundly influenced the field.” Dr. Jennette is a longstanding member of the American Society for Investigative Pathology (since 1982) and follows numerous other eminent ASIP members who also received this honor from the APC.


• 2019 – J. Charles Jennette, MD
• 2018 – Fred Sanfilippo, MD, PhD (ASIP President – 2002)
• 2017 – David Wilkinson, MD, PhD
• 2014 – Mary F. Lipscomb, MD
• 2013 – Avrum I. Gotlieb, MD, FRCPC (ASIP President – 2001)
• 2012 – Nelson Fausto, MD (ASIP President – 2004)
• 2011 – Ronald Weinstein, MD
• 2009 – Jay M. McDonald, MD (ASIP Member and Past Editor-in-Chief of AJP)
• 2008 – Harold Dvorak, MD (ASIP President – 1997)
• 2007 – Deborah E. Powell, MD
• 2006 – Richard G. Lynch, MD (ASIP President – 1995)
• 2006 – Emanuel Rubin, MD (ASIP President – 1973)
• 2005 – Henry Pitot, MD, PhD (ASIP Member)
• 2005 – Jack Strong, MD
• 2004 – Peter A. Ward, MD (ASIP President – 1979)
• 2001 – Fred Gorstein, MD
• 2000 – Donald King, MD
• 1999 – David Korn, MD (ASIP President – 1987)
• 1997 – William H. Hartmann, MD
• 1996 – Vernie Stembridge, MD
• 1993 – Ramzi S. Cotran, MD (ASIP President – 1986)
• 1989 – Kenneth Brinkhous, MD (ASIP President – 1965)
• 1986 – Rolla B. Hill, MD (ASIP President – 1976)