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THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TRANSPLANTATION WELCOMES
DR. ROSLYN MANNON AS NEW PRESIDENT
Incoming Board members announced at 2012 American Transplant Congress (ATC)
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. – June 13, 2012 – The American Society of Transplantation (AST) introduced its newly elected 2012-2013 Board members at the recent American Transplant Congress (ATC) in Boston. Roslyn Bernstein Mannon (MD), research director of one of the nation’s top transplant centers and an internationally recognized expert in kidney and pancreas transplantation, was inducted as President and will serve a one-year term in office.
Daniel Salomon (MD), a Professor at The Scripps Research Institute Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, was named President-Elect, and Kimberly Brown (MD), Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Henry Ford Hospital, was elected Secretary-Treasurer.
Also announced were new Councilors-at-Large, including Rita Alloway (PharmD), Director of Transplant Clinical Research at the University of Cincinnati, Michael Ison (MD), Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery at Northwestern University, Dianne McKay (MD), Associate Professor at The Scripps Research Institute, and Anil Chandraker (MD), Medical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Dr. Mannon, a native of New York City, received her medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency and chief residency, as well as fellowship in nephrology, at Duke Medical Center. She currently serves as the Director of Research at the Comprehensive Transplant Institute and a Professor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the same institution that is home to the outgoing President of AST, Dr. Robert Gaston.
In addition to practicing and teaching transplant nephrology, Dr. Mannon is a primary investigator on several major clinical trial consortia in transplantation funding by NIAID/NIH. Her research efforts focus on the causes of late kidney allograft failure, the leading cause of late allograft loss. She is also a frequent contributor to the literature of transplantation, authoring or co-authoring more than 200 manuscripts, chapters, reviews, abstracts, and oral presentations. She has also presented numerous major lectures both nationally and internationally in academia and has participated on grant review boards for NIH and other private funding foundations.
A member of AST since 1994, Dr. Mannon has been actively involved with AST, serving on numerous committees throughout her years of service to the society. She was elected to the Board of Directors in 2007, serving as a Councilor-at-Large prior to assuming the role as President-Elect in 2011. In addition to representing AST as a member of the AST/ASTS Joint Council since 2009, she has co-chaired the 2012 American Transplant Congress and is past chair of the AST Education Committee and the AST Grants Committee. She also served as a member of the Awards and Nominating Committees.
“The AST has always been a wonderful opportunity for me to network – not only for collaborative studies, but also for developing new professional and personal relationships,” said Dr. Mannon. “Today we face many challenges – but I believe these challenges also represent opportunities for our society and the greater field of transplantation. As our society grows and becomes even more diverse, we all have numerous possibilities to work and engage our transplant colleagues. I look forward to serving as President and building upon the stellar work of past leadership.”
Dr. Mannon’s goals for her presidency include remaining active in public policy and healthcare reform, establishing new approaches to funding research grants programs, and leading educational initiatives for all transplant professionals. For more information on AST, please visit: www.a-s-t.org.
The American Society of Transplantation (AST) is an international organization of transplant professionals who are dedicated to advancing the field of transplantation and improving patient care by promoting research, education, advocacy, and organ donation. The Society comprises more than 3,100 transplant physicians, surgeons, scientists and allied health professionals. For more information about the Society, go to www.a-s-t.org.
The American Society of Transplantation is an international organization of professionals dedicated to advancing the field of transplantation and improving patient care by promoting research, education, advocacy, and organ donation.