Names in the News.
* The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)/Organ Procurement and
Transplantation Network have elected 19 members to its 2003-2004 Board
of Directors. They include: President - Russell H. Wiesner, MD,
professor of medicine, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN; Vice
President/President Elect --Robert A. Metzger, MD, medical director of
TransLife, Orlando, FL; Treasurer - Dean F. Kappel, MSW, president and
chief executive officer of Mid-America Transplant Services in St. Louis,
MO; Immediate Past President - Clyde F. Barker, MD, professor of surgery
at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia; Region 2 Councillor
- Andrew S. Klein, MD, professor of surgery, Johns Hopkins School of
Medicine and chief, division of transplantation, department of surgery,
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD; Region 3 Councillor - Shirley D.
Schlessinger, MD, associate professor of medicine, division of
nephrology, University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson; Region
7 Councillor - Christopher P. Johnson, MD, professor of surgery, Medical
College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Region 8 Councillor - Cass Franklin,
MD, director, Central Iowa Transplant Association and kidney programs at
Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Mercy Hospital Medical Center, Des
Moines; Region 10 Councillor - Mark D. Pescovitz, MD, director,
division of organ transplant and professor of surgery and
microbiology/immunology, Indiana University School of Medicine,
Indianapolis; Region 11 Councillor - P.R. Rajagopalan, MD, professor of
surgery, division of transplantation, department of surgery, Medical
University of South Carolina in Charleston; Transplant Recipient/Living
Donor/Donor Family Representatives: The Hon. Antonio Benedi, liver
recipient and president, Globus Partners in Washington, D.C.; Richard J.
DeSanto, MA, donor family member and chief executive officer, Andrews
Behavior Health Center, Tyler, TX; Donna L. Luebke, RN, MSN, living
kidney donor and a certified nurse practitioner, Heart and Vascular
Center at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH; Margaret J.
Schaeffer, RN, donor family member and a nurse, intensive care unit, St.
Mary's Hospital, Richmond, VA; Judy J. Tisdale, PhD, kidney
recipient and adjunct assistant professor, Kenan-Flagler Business
School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill;
Histocompatibility Representative - Sandra Rosen-Bronson, PhD, director,
histocompatibility lab, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington,
D.C.; Minority Transplant Professional Representative - Jackie L.
Johnson, MSW, medical social worker, liver transplant program, the Mayo
Clinic, Rochester, MN; OPO Representative --Helen W. Leslie, RN, senior
vice president for transplant services and Executive Director, LifeNet,
Virginia Beach, VA; and Transplant Coordinator Representative - Nancy L.
Senst, RN, special projects manager/clinical hospital services
specialist, LifeSource, Minneapolis, MN.