Names in the News.*The North American Transplant Coordinators Organization has elected new board member for 2005-2006. They include: President-Elect - Marian O'Rourke, RN, Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA; Secretary - Carrie Comellas, RN, New York Organ Donor Network, New York, NY; Treasurer - Lori Coleman, RN, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH; Councilors at Large - Cathy Garvey, RN, Fairview University Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; Nancy Harrington, RS, University Medical Center, Tucson, AZ; Gina Dunne-Smith, IIAM, Jessup, PA; Bill Hasskamp, LifeShare of the Carolinas, Black Mountain, NC; and Lindsay Arnott, RN, Children's Medical Center-Dallas, TX. Board members whose term did not expire: President - Charlie Alexander, RN, MBA, Transplant Resource Center of Maryland, Baltimore; Immediate Past President - Dianne LaPointe Rudow, DrNP, Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY; Councilors at Large - Jan Finn, RN, Midwest Transplant Network, Westwood, KS; and Barbara Nuesse, RN, UCLA Medical Center UCLA Medical Center is a hospital located on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California. It is rated as one of the top three hospitals in the United States and is the top hospital on the West Coast according to US News & World Report. , Los Angeles, CA.
*The American Association of Tissue Banks has announced the new officers and board members for 2005-2006. They include: President-Elect - Francis J. Hornicek, Jr., MD, PhD, Bone Bank at the Massachusetts General Hospital Massachusetts General Hospital Health care The major teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School, widely regarded as one of the best health care centers in the world , Boston; Secretary - Margery Moogk, Northwest Tissue Center, Seattle, WA; Treasurer - Michael Jeffries, Osteotech, Inc., Eatontown, NJ; At Large Members of the Board - Perry Lange, LifeNet, Virginia Beach, VA; and Diane Wilson, RN, Community Tissue Services, Dayton, OH. Members continuing on the board include: James Forsell, PhD, Tissue Banks International, San Rafael, CA; Immediate Past President - Duke Kasprisin, MD, American Red Cross American Red Cross: see Red Cross. Tissue Services, Burlington, VT; Council of Accredited accredited
recognition by an appropriate authority that the performance of a particular institution has satisfied a prestated set of criteria.
cattle herds which have achieved a low level of reactors to, e.g. Tissue Banks - Joel Osborne, Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, Edison, NJ, and Thomas Cycyota, AlloSource, Englewood, CO; Tissue Bank - John Lee, DCI Donor Services, Nashville, TN; Reproductive - Charles Sims, MD, California CryoBank cryobank /cryo·bank/ (kri´o-bank?) a facility for freezing and preserving semen at low temperatures (usually -196.5° C.) for future use.
n. , Inc., Los Angeles, CA; Skin - Kenneth Blair, RN, Community Tissue Services, Dayton, OH; Musculoskeletal - Simon Bogdansky, PhD, Allosource, Inc., Englewood, CO; and Member at Large - Bud Brame, LifeNet, Virginia Beach, VA.
*Douglas Throckmorton, MD, has been named Deputy Director of the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA FDA
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*Rear Admiral Linda Tollefson has been appointed FDA's Assistant Commissioner of Science. Previously, RADM Tollefson had been serving as deputy director of the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine Center for Veterinary Medicine
regulates the manufacture and distribution of food additives and drugs that will be given to animals. These include animals from which human foods are derived, as well as food additives and drugs for pet (or companion) animals. (CVM). In her new position she will also serve as Coordinator for Commissioned Corps Affair for FDA and direct the agency's Offices of Women's Health and Orphan Products Development.
*Beverly Bliss has been named vice president of Regeneration Technologies, Inc. (RTI) Donor Services in Alachua, FL. Bliss joined RTI in February 2005. Previously, she has served as chief operations officer of the American Red Cross Transplantation Services in Washington, DC.
*Ernest McCulloch and James Till of the Ontario Cancer Institute The Ontario Cancer Institute (OCI), Canada's first dedicated cancer hospital, opened officially and began to receive patients in 1958, although its research divisions had begun work a year earlier. and the Princess Margaret Hospital There are several Princess Margaret Hospitals :