Herbek Humanitarian Award 2024
Section I: Award Overview:
The CAP Foundation’s See, Test & Treat® program is a comprehensive cervical and breast cancer-screening program that connects women in need to the life-saving diagnostic skills of a volunteer team of health professionals. See, Test & Treat is unique because it provides uninsured and underserved women across the United States with free screening and results, in one day and connection to further follow-up after the program. The program also strives to educate women about the role of the pathologist on their healthcare team, the importance of routine preventive screening and how healthy lifestyle choices reduce cancer risk.
The Gene and Jean Herbek Humanitarian Award, introduced in 2011, is named in honor of the late Gene N. Herbek, MD, FCAP, a past president of the CAP who brought the first See, Test & Treat program to Native American women in South Dakota, as well as for his wife, Jean, who continues his commitment. The award honors a CAP Member who has made innovative and unique contributions to advance the See, Test & Treat program.
Section II: Nomination Guidelines*:
Nominees must have served as program lead or significantly contributed to and participated in a See, Test & Treat program.
- Nominations must be submitted by May 3, 2024, using the Herbek Humanitarian Award online form.
- Currently serving CAP Foundation board members, or candidates for any elected CAP office are not eligible for award nomination.
- Self-nominations or incomplete nominations will not be considered.
Section III: Evaluation:
- The Herbek Humanitarian Award Selection Committee will select an award recipient based on review of submitted nominations. Factors considered include, but are not limited to:
- Length of time nominee has been involved with the See, Test & Treat program
- Nominee's role within the See, Test & Treat program including level of engagement and collaboration with partners
- Impact the nominee has had on the See, Test & Treat program within their institution and the community
- Nominee's utilization of innovative and sustainable approaches benefiting See, Test & Treat patients
- The Herbek Humanitarian Award Selection Committee will evaluate all nominations and recommend the award candidate to the CAP Foundation Board for approval in late June 2024. The decisions of the Board are final. Award notifications will be sent by June 28, 2024.
- No information about the nomination evaluation process and/or the nominees can be shared prior to the official notification of the award honoree.
Section IV: Award Presentation
The award recipient and their guest will be invited to attend the CAP Annual Meeting (CAP24 - Las Vegas, NV), during which the 2024 Herbek Humanitarian Award recipient will be honored. Reimbursement for travel expenses covers two (2) airfares (coach), two (2) nights lodging, meals, and miscellaneous travel expenses, all of which are not to exceed $1,500.00.
The award presentation will take place during a special CAP Foundation event.
*The CAP Foundation reserves the right to consider an individual or group of individuals for an award other than the one designated on the nomination form. Further, the CAP Foundation reserves the right to NOT confer an award in any given year.