Names in the News.*Edward Otto, PhD, has been named director of the Office of Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies in the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research The Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) is one of six main centers for the Food and Drug Administration, which is in the United States Department of Health and Human Services. . Since 2002, Otto was chief operating officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)
The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president. of Intronn, Inc., Gaithersburg, MD.
*Sue Dunn has been named president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Donor Alliance, Denver, CO. Dunn had been Donor Alliance' vice president of organ procurement.
*Scott Bottenfield has been named director of Tissue Services Partner Relations at the LifeCell Corporation, Blanchburg, NJ. Previously, Bottenfield was vice president of Tissue Development at LifeNet, in Virginia Beach, VA.
*Charles Alexander has been named chief executive officer of the Transplant Resource Center (TRC) of Maryland in Baltimore. Alexander had been TRC's director of Hospital Development and Clinical Services.
*Pat Niles, RN, has been named executive director of New Mexico Donor Services in Albuquerque. Niles replaced Laurie Garretson who??? Previously, Niles was director of Organ Recovery Services at the Nevada Donor Network in Las Vegas.
*Carlo Gerardo B. Ramirez, MD, has joined the Department of Surgery as a transplant surgeon at Thomas Jefferson University It began as Jefferson Medical College in 1824. On July 1, 1969 the institution officially became Thomas Jefferson University.
The university is made up of three colleges:
*The Transplantation Society announced the recipients of its prestigious Peter Medawar Prize at its XX International Congress in Vienna, Austria in early September. They include: John Najarian, MD, clinical professor of transplant surgery, University of Minnesota (body, education) University of Minnesota - The home of Gopher.
Address: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. , Minneapolis, MN; Paul S. Russell, MD, John Homans distinguished professor of surgery, 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; and Richard L. Simmons, MD, distinguished service professor of surgery, chairman emeritus, department of surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is the medical school of the University of Pittsburgh, located in Pittsburgh, PA.
As of 2007, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine consists of 589 medical students - 53% men and 47% women. , Pittsburgh, PA. The Medawar Prize is named for Society co-founder Sir Peter Medawar, who received the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1960 for his landmark studies on actively acquired tolerance to transplanted tissue. It is recognized as the world's highest dedicated award for the most outstanding contributions in the field of transplantation.
*The American Society of Nephrology announced the recipients of the 2004 Belding H. Scribner Belding Hibbard Scribner, MD. (* January 18,1921 in Chicago; † June 19, 2003 in Seattle) was a U.S. physician and a pioneer in kidney dialysis.
Scribner received his medical degree from Stanford University in 1945. Award at its 37th Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition in St. Louis. Philip Held, PhD, Fredrich Port, MD, and Robert Wolfe, PhD, were honored for their creation of the US Renal Data System, the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study, and the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). Held is currently a senior researcher at the University Renal Research and Education Association and an adjunct professor of Internal Medicine 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. . Port is currently professor emeritus of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Michigan. Wolfe is co-director of the SRTR, director of production of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), previously known as the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that administers the Medicare program and (CMS (1) See content management system and color management system.
(2) (Conversational Monitor System) Software that provides interactive communications for IBM's VM operating system. )-funded Dialysis Facility Reports, and principal investigator of the CMS' Prospective Payment System Study.
*The Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) has announced the recipients of two of its major awards. The Paton Society selected R. Doyle Stulting, MD, PhD, to receive its 2005 R. Townley Paton Award. Stulting is co-Medical Director at the Georgia Eye Bank in Atlanta, and currently editor-in-chief of the journal Cornea. The Heise Committee selected Barbara Crow, CEBT, to receive the 2005 Heise Award. Crow is executive director of the Lions Eye Bank of Oregon in Portland.
*The American Association of Tissue Banks has announced its Board of Governors for 2004-05. They include: President - Duke Kasprisin, MD, American Red Cross American Red Cross: see Red Cross. Tissue Services, Burlington, VT; President-Elect - James Forsell, PhD, Tissue Banks International, San Rafael, CA; Secretary - Margery Moogk, Northwest Tissue Center, Seattle, WA; Treasurer - Michael Jeffries, Osteotech, Inc., Eatontown, NJ; Council of Accredited Member Tissue Bank - 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; Skin - Kenneth Blair, RN, Community Tissue Services, Dayton, OH; Musculoskeletal - Simon Bogdansky, PhD, AlloSource, Englewood, CO; Members at Large - Bud Brame, LifeNet, Virginia Beach, VA, and Francis Hornicek, MD, PhD, MGH Bone Bank, Boston, MA; and Past President - Samuel Doppelt, MD, Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, MA.
In Memoriam - Michael Friedlander, MD, a nephrologist at Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel, passed away in late August. The cause of death was a heart attack.