The Florabel G. Mullick Travel Award was established in 2015 to honor the memory of Florabel García Mullick, M.D., ScD, F.C.A.P. The award was funded by friends and family of Dr. Mullick and ensures that pathologists from under-served countries can attend the USCAP Annual Meeting with a travel grant valued at $2,500 or more.

Dr. Mullick was a Diplomate of The American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology and a distinguished graduate of the Senior Executive Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In 1992, she was awarded the prestigious rank of Meritorious Executive by the President of the United States. In 1993 and 1999, she received the Distinguished Executive Award, the highest honor bestowed on a civilian in the US federal government. Her visionary support and tireless efforts in establishing a Telepathology Program at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology led to the formal dedication in 2005 of “The Florabel G. Mullick, M.D., Video teleconference Center.”

In 2007 Dr. Mullick became the first civilian Director of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. In 2008 Dr. Mullick was elected President of the International Academy of Pathology. Each year USCAP honors the contributions and memory of Dr. Mullick with the Florabel G. Mullick Travel Award.

Alex Mremi, FCPath-ECSA, MMed, PhD

2024 Florabel G. Mullick Travel Award

Alex Mremi is an Anatomic Pathologist at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC), Moshi, Tanzania, with long practical experience in Surgical Pathology, Cytology and Autopsy & Forensic Pathology. He is also a lecturer of pathology at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMUCo). Dr. Mremi has been the Head of Pathology department at KCMC and KCMUCo since 2016. He obtained his undergraduate and postgraduate medical training at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He received a fellowship award by the College of Pathologists of East, Central, and Southern Africa (COPECSA). Dr. Mremi completed a 1-year Postgraduate Certificate in the Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program at Harvard Medical School, in Boston, USA. Recently, he completed a PhD fellowship on HPV-based cervical cancer screening and the use of telepathology to improve cervical cancer screening and early diagnosis. Dr. Mremi is a member of various pathology and oncology professional societies, including the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP), the Association of Pathologists of East, Central and Southern Africa (APECSA) and the Association of Pathologists of Tanzania (APT). He has attended scientific conferences, both local and international to present abstracts. As a practicing pathologist and researcher, Dr. Mremi has a good track record in clinical research, mentoring, and supervising medical students. His research interests are centered on global health, cervical, breast and esophageal cancer, improving cancer diagnosis with limited resources. As a lecturer, He has served as a PI and co-investigator in several research projects and has 90 PubMed-accessible scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Previous Award Recipients

2023 Zeeshan Ansar Ahmed
2022 Erisa Kola
2021 No award given.
(virtual meeting)
2020 Marie Claire Ndayisaba

2019 Gerardo Vides Almonacid
2018 Sofía Cañete-Portillo
2017 Maria Frances Bukelo
2016 Ann Margaret V. Chang