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*Professor Emeritus Maurice Slapak, founder of the European Society of Organ Transplantation (ESOT), has been given the Karel Pavlik Foundation's annual award for his contributions to the development of the donorship and transplant programme in the Czech Republic and the world. Slapak is best known worldwide for being the founding president of the World Transplant Games Federation in 1978. The award was given during the 13th congress of the ESOT which was held September 30-October 3 in Prague, The Czech Republic.
*Darrell Campbell, Jr., MD, a transplant surgeon at the University of Michigan (body, education) University of Michigan - A large cosmopolitan university in the Midwest USA. Over 50000 students are enrolled at the University of Michigan's three campuses. The students come from 50 states and over 100 foreign countries. , has been named the recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Individual Achievement, a joint award from the National Quality Forum and the Joint Commission. He led the expansion of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) from the Veterans Administration to the private sector, and then used that experience to design and develop the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative (MSQC), a quality collaborative based on NSQIP.
*Bruce Robinson, MD, MS, has been named Vice President of Research at the Arbor Research Collaborative for Health in Ann Arbor, MI. Robinson had been an associate director at Merck, Inc. from 2005 to 2007.
*Robert Lanza, PhD, has been promoted to the position of Chief Scientific Officer at Advanced Cell Technology (ACT), Worcester, MA. Lanza, who joined ACT in 1999, developed and managed several of the company's human embryonic stem cell Embryonic stem cells (ES cells) are stem cells derived from the inner cell mass of an early stage embryo known as a blastocyst. Human embryos reach the blastocyst stage 4-5 days post fertilization, at which time they consist of 50-150 cells.
ES cells are pluripotent. research programs including the Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cell Program, the Hemagioblast Cell Program and the Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer Noun 1. somatic cell nuclear transfer - moving a cell nucleus and its genetic material from one cell to another
nuclear transplantation, SCNT, somatic cell nuclear transplantation
biological research - scientific research conducted by biologists research. Simultaneous to Lanza's promotion, Michael West voluntarily stepped down as ACT's president and chief scientific officer to pursue new opportunities in cell research and technology. He will remain as a director of the company and serve as a consultant with ACT until the end of the year.
*The United Network for Organ Sharing United Network for Organ Sharing See UNOS. (UNOS UNOS United Network for Organ Sharing Transplant surgery A database dedicated to optimizing the use of transplantable organs; according to UNOS statistics–1995, ± 20,000 major organs and tissues are transplanted/yr; since successful survival of )/Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Nominating Committee has announced its slate of nominees for the 2008-2009 Board of Directors (check). They include: President - Robert S.D. Higgins, MD, MSHA, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL; Vice President (vote for one) - Jean Emond, MD, New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, and James Wynn, MD, Medical College of Georgia In 1828, it was chartered by the state of Georgia as the Medical Academy of Georgia, with plans to offer a single course of lectures leading to a bachelor's degree. It opened the following year on October 1st at the Augusta hospital. , Augusta; Vice President for Patient and Donor Affairs (vote for one) - M. Jill McMaster, MA, CAPT USNR (Ret), Kingston, NY, and Flora Solarz, MPS, ATR, New York, NY; Immediate Past President - Timothy Pruett, MD, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville; Secretary (vote for one) - Mitchell Henry, MD, Ohio State University Ohio State University, main campus at Columbus; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1870, opened 1873 as Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College, renamed 1878. There are also campuses at Lima, Mansfield, Marion, and Newark. Hospitals, Columbus, OH, and Ruth McDonald, MD, Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA; Regional Councillors: Region 4 - John Goss, MD, Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX; Region 5 - Chris Friese, MD, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, CA; Region 6 - Jorge Reyes, MD, University of Washington Medical Center The University of Washington Medical Center is a nationally renowned hospital located in the University District of Seattle, Washington, USA. It is one of the teaching hospitals affiliated with the University of Washington School of Medicine.
The 2007 issue of U.S. , Seattle; Region 7 - John Lake, MD, University of Minnesota Medical Center The University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview is the main university hospital for the University of Minnesota Medical School. There are two campuses: one located on the East Bank of the Mississippi River, known as the University Campus, and the other on the West Bank of the , Minneapolis; Region 9 - Patricia Sheiner, MD, Westchester Medical Center, Hawthorne, NY; Heart Transplant Representative (vote for one)- Jon Kobashigawa, MD, 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, and J. David Vega, MD, Emory Clinic, Atlanta, CA; At Large Representatives (vote for three) - Kristene Gugliuzza, MD, University of Texas Medical Branch "UTMB" redirects here. For other system schools, see University of Texas System.
The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) is a component of the University of Texas System located in Galveston, Texas, about 50 miles (80 km) southeast of downtown Houston. , Galveston; Jimmy Light, MD, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC; David Mulligan, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; Mark Stegall, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; and Stuart Sweet, MD, PhD, St. Louis Children's Hospital St. Louis Children's Hospital is a pediatric hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, and is one of the premier children's hospitals in the United States. Children's Hospital is the pediatric teaching hospital for Washington University School of Medicine, ranked the 4th best medical school , St. Louis, MO; At Large Organ Procurement Organization Representative (vote for one) - Elaine Berg, MPA, FACHE, New York Organ Donor Network, New York, NY, and Michael Seely, MS, CPTC, Pacific Northwest Transplant Bank, Portland, OR; Medical/Scientific Representatives (vote for two) - Jeffery Crippin, MD, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, and Arthur Matas, MD, University of Minnesota/Fairview University Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; General Public Representatives (number of members to be decided) - Donna Banks, Pleasantville, NY; Davaid Burgio, MPA. LFACHE, Lexington, KY; Michelle Desler, MS (need to ask); Leslie High, CFRE, Kansas City, MO; John C.F. Hodges, MA, Cambridge, MA; Bobby Howard, Norcross, GA; B. Lynn Martin, MPH, Tulsa, OK; Barbara Musto, Glen Cove, NY; Mark Norquist (don't know); Duborah Surlas, RN, AEE, Naples, FL, and Dolph Chianchiano, JD, MPA, National Kidney Foundation, New York, NY; Histocompatibility Representative - Deborah Crowe, PhD, D(ABHI), DCI Laboratory, Nashville, TN; Organ Procurement Organization Representative - Sue Dunn, MBA, RN, BSN, Donor Alliance, Denver, CO, and Transplant Coordinator Representative - Jan Finn, RN, MSN, CPTC, Midwest Transplant Network, Westwood, KS.