ASTS and AST Recognize Award and Grant Recipients at American Transplant Congress

Nephrology Times:
doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000387652.18968.c6
American Transplant Congress

    SAN DIEGO—Achievements in basic and clinical science, mentorship, and service were honored here at the American Transplant Congress, the joint annual meeting of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and the American Society of Transplantation (AST), with the presentation of awards and grants.

    The ASTS recognized the following individuals with awards:

    Frank Stuart, MD, Professor Emeritus, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine: ASTS– Genentech Pioneer Award.

    Todd V. Brennan, MD, MS, Duke University Medical Center, and Dana K. Perry, MD, Mayo Clinic: ASTS Vanguard Prize.

    Suomi M. G. Fouraschen, MD, Department of Surgery, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands: ASTS– ESOT (European Society for Organ Transplantation) Exchange Grant.

    Markus Selzner, MD, University of Toronto and Toronto General Hospital: ASTS–Astellas Faculty Development Award.

    Joseph Leventhal, MD, PhD, Northwestern University, and Suzanne Ildstad, MD, University of Louisville: ASTS–Pfizer Collaborative Scientist Award.

    Bernd Schröppel, MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine: ASTS–Pfizer Mid-Level Faculty Award.

    Na Yin, PhD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Joshua Wolf, MD, Johns Hopkins Hospital: ASTS–Genentech Laboratories Scientist Scholarship.

    Minh-Tri J. P. Nguyen, MD, CM, McGill University: ASTS–NKF (National Kidney Foundation) Folkert Belzer, MD, Research Award.

    Andrew Adams, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital: ASTS Fellowship in Transplantation.

    Jay Lee, University of Michigan; Jeremy J. Song, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine; Rafael A. Vega, PhD, University of Illinois College of Medicine; and Matthew Zhang, MS, Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute: Genentech Presidential Student Mentor Award.

    In addition, Ronald W. Busuttil, MD, PhD, of the University of California, Los Angeles, and Mark Hardy, MD, of Columbia University Medical Center, were presented with the ASTS Francis Moore Excellence in Mentorship in Transplantation Surgery Award at the society's “State of the Art” Winter Symposium.

    The AST honored the following individuals with awards and grants:

    Alan H. Wilkinson, MD, University of California, Los Angeles: AST Ernest Hodge Distinguished Achievement Award.

    Francis L. Delmonico, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital: AST Senior Achievement Award in Clinical Transplantation.

    Hans W. Sollinger, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin: AST Mentoring Award.

    Mohamed Sayegh, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital: AST Basic Science Established Investigator Award (Professor Level).

    Michael Green, MD, MPH, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh: AST Clinical Science Established Investigator Award (Professor Level).

    Pavan Reddy, MD, University of Michigan: AST Basic Science Investigator Award (Associate Professor Level).

    John Gill, MD, MS, University of British Columbia: AST Clinical Science Investigator Award (Associate Professor Level).

    James S. Allan, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital: AST Basic Science Career Development Award (Assistant Professor Level).

    Deepali Kumar, MD, MSc, University of Alberta: AST Clinical Science Career Development Award (Assistant Professor Level).

    Roger W. Evans, PhD, Rochester, MN: AST Distinguished Service Award.

    Todd V. Brennan, MD, MS, Duke University Medical Center: AST Basic Science Faculty Development Grant.

    Daniel R. Goldstein, MD, Yale University: AST/Genentech “Branch Out” Grant.

    Wing-Hong Kwan, PhD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Esme Dijke, PhD, University of Alberta; and Sarah Bruneau, PhD, Children's Hospital Boston: AST/Pfizer Basic Science Fellowship Grants.

    Rowena Delos Santos, MD, Oregon Health & Science University: AST/Astellas Clinical Science Fellowship Grant.

    Leonardo Riella, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School: AST/Astellas Basic Science Fellowship Grant.

    Joseph R. Scalea, MD, Transplantation Biology Research Center of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School: AST/BMS (Bristol-Myers Squibb) Basic Science Fellowship Grant.

    In other news from the conference, Maryl R. Johnson, MD, Medical Director of Heart Failure and Transplantation at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, was inducted as President of the American Society of Transplantation.

    “I look forward to a productive year and am committed to supporting an agenda that will engage and benefit all AST members and disciplines,” Dr. Johnson said in a news release. “As President, I will continue to support public policy advocacy efforts of immunosuppressive drug coverage and living donation, as well as foster collaboration with other organizations.”

    The other officers on the 2010–2011 AST Board of Directors are:

    Joren C. Madsen, MD, DPhil, of Massachusetts General Hospital: Past President.

    Robert S. Gaston, MD, of the University of Alabama: President-Elect.

    Michael Green, MD, MPH, of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh: Secretary-Treasurer.

    The newly elected Councilors-at-Large are:

    Yolanda T. Becker, MD, of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics;

    Herwig-Ulf Meier-Kriesche, MD, of the University of Florida College of Medicine; and

    Steven A. Webber, MBChB, of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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