Current Opinion in Hematology was launched in 1994. It is part of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The field of hematology is divided into nine sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned a Section Editor, a leading authority in the area, who identifies the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce the Section Editors for this issue.
Nelson J. Chao
Dr Nelson J. Chao is Professor of Medicine and Immunology and the Chief of the Division of Cellular Therapy/BMT at Duke University. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, MD from Yale University and his post-graduate training at Stanford University. He then joined the faculty at Stanford University. He was the Associate Director of Stem Cell Transplantation at Stanford University prior to moving to Duke University in 1996 as the Program Director of the Bone Marrow Transplantation Program. The program became a Division within the Department of Medicine in 2000 and was renamed as the Division of Cellular Therapy/BMT. He is also the Co-Director of the Clinical Stem Cell Transplantation Laboratory and continues to direct his own research laboratory and the clinical research within the division. He obtained his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in 2000. He is the author of over 130 peer-reviewed papers, 25 book chapters and one book. He is also a co-founder of Aldagen, a start up biotechnology company in Research Triangle Park.
S. Gerald Sandler
Dr S. Gerald Sandler is a graduate of Princeton University and New York University School of Medicine. He received post-graduate training at the NYU-Bellevue Medical Center and NIH. Dr Sandler is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pathology (Blood Banking). He has authored or co-authored 160 scientific publications and edited three books on transfusion medicine. He is an Associate Editor of Transfusion and a member of the Editorial Board of Immunohematology. He is an Honorary Member of the International Society of Blood Transfusion and a member of the US Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability.