Peter J. Becich Educational Grant
The Peter J. Becich Educational Grant was established in 2003 by API's first President, Michael J. Becich, M.D., Ph.D., in honor of his father, Peter J. Becich. The purpose of the grant was to offer a full membership rebate to Associate members (individuals in training, including students, residents and fellows). Over the span of 15 years from its inception to its completion, the grant generously funded over 400 annual Associate memberships. While this grant is no longer available, the Association for Pathology Informatics is deeply appreciative of Dr. Becich's magnanimous support throughout the years.
API Lifetime Achievement Award
The API Lifetime Achievement Award (formerly called the "API Honorary Fellow Award") was established by the API Council in 2002 to recognize individuals that have made significant contributions to the development of pathology informatics as a clinical and academic subspecialty of pathology. Nominations for the award are solicited from the API membership and the API Council selects the recipient. The 2010 and subsequent awards will be presented at Pathology Informatics conference. (Previous awards were presented at either APIII or LabInfoTech Summit.)