Councils - Basic Science and Translational Research

Scientific Council on Basic Science & Translational Research


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BSTR BRIGHT LIGHTS:

http://ishlt.org/councils/brightLights.asp



COUNCIL MEETING:
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Acropolis Congres Centre, Nice, FRANCE

Meeting Minutes (PDF)



PAST COUNCIL MEETING REPORT:

2014 Report to the Board (PDF)



PAST ISHLT ACADEMY:

Core Competencies in Basic Science and Translational Research
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
2014 Basic Science and Translational Research Core Competency Curriculum (PDF)



LINKS NEWSLETTER:

Issues focusing on Basic Science:

June 2015: BSTR Council Year in Review
December 2014
November 2013
July 2013
May 2013: BSTR Council Year in Review
August 2012
August 2011 (PDF)




INTERESTED IN MENTORSHIP?

Visit the Junior Faculty and Trainee Council page for information on the ISHLT Mentorship Program

Council Leadership Operating Board:


COUNCIL CHAIR:

Sonja Schrepfer, MD, PhD (2019)
Stanford University
Transplant and Stem Cell Immunobiology Lab (TSI)
Stanford, CA, USA
schrepfer@stanford.edu

Sonja Schepfer, MD, PhD is Director of the Transplant and Stem Cell Immunobiology (TSI)-Lab at the University Heart Center in Hamburg, Germany. She is also a Visiting professor of CT Surgery at the Stanford University, School of Medicine. Her laboratory investigates experimental cardiac and lung transplantation, myocardial restoration, and vascular biology and her specific area of interest is translational research of stem cell immunobiology and solid organ transplantation. She graduated in Medicine in 2002 at the Universities Wuerzburg and Munich (Germany) and received her PhD in Immunology in 2007. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in CT Surgery at Stanford University and started the CT Surgery Transplant Immunobiology group in 2007. Dr. Schrepfer received numerous awards for her research in the field of transplant and stem cell immunology, including the "Norman E Shumway Career Development Award" in 2010 from the ISHLT, the "Rudolf Pichlmayr Award" in 2007 from the German Transplant Society,and the "DFG Heisenberg W3-Professorship" in 2009; more information is available at www.TSI-lab.de.


COUNCIL VICE CHAIR:

Edward Cantu, III, MD (2021)
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA
215-615-6582
edward.cantu@uphs.upenn.edu

Bio coming soon...

COUNCIL PAST CHAIR:

Kimberly L. Gandy, MD, PhD (2017)
University of Missouri
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
kgandy@mac.com

Kimberly Gandy, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her primary area of basic and translational  interest includes cellular therapy for tolerance induction using hematopoietic stem cells and myeloid progenitors. She is most recently involved in several translational projects regarding the use of mobile medical software for improving adherence in transplantation patients.  Dr. Gandy earned her MD at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and her PhD in Immunology at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. She completed general surgery and cardiovascular surgery residencies at Duke University Medical Center, and completed a cardiothoracic surgery postdoctoral research fellowship and pediatric cardiovascular surgery fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS LIAISON:

Carla C Baan, PhD
Erasmus Medical Center
Rotterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
31-10-703-8293
c.c.baan@erasmusmc.nl

Carla C. Baan, PhD, is Professor and head of the Nephrology & Transplantation Laboratory at Erasmus Medical Center, University Hospital Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Dr Baan obtained her doctorate from Erasmus University, The Netherlands. Her position involves the supervision of doctorate research related to the role of cytokines, regulatory T cells, B cells, cell therapy and immunosuppressive drugs in clinical organ transplantation. Dr Baan is the first Past President of the European Society for Organ Transplantation (2013-2015), and a member of the board of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (2015-2016), the Transplantation Society, the Dutch Transplantation Society, the Dutch Immunology Society and the Dutch Nephrology Society. Currently, Dr Baan is an editor of Transplantation Immunology and is the executive editor basic sciences of the Transplantation Journal.


EDUCATION COMMITTEE WORKFORCE LEADER:

Marilia Cascalho, MD, PhD (2016)
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
734-615-6819
marilia@umich.edu

Bio coming soon...

I2C2 WORKFORCE LEADER:

To Be Appointed
STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES COMMITTEE WORKFORCE LEADER:

To Be Appointed
OTHER REPRESENTATIVES:

SENIOR ADVISORS:

Doris A. Taylor, PhD
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
612-626-1416
dtaylor@texasheart.org

Bio coming soon...





Jeffrey L. Platt, MD
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
plattjl@umich.edu

Jeffrey L. Platt, M.D. directs the Transplantation Biology Program and serves as Professor of Surgery, and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan.  He investigates how T cells and B cells and their products interact with tissues to cause disease and to induce protection against further injury, how novel approaches might be used to replace organ function and restore immunological fitness and how fusion of one cell with another impacts on genomic integrity and cellular function.  Dr. Platt is trained in Pediatrics (Childrens Hospital of LA) and nephrology (Univ Minnesota) and is a member of long standing of the ASN, AHA, the Association of American Physicians, IOM and the ISHLT.


ISHLT LINKS NEWSLETTER LIAISON:

Howard J. Eisen, MD, FAHA, FACC, FACP
Drexel University College of Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA, USA
215-762-5080
Howard.Eisen@DrexelMed.edu

LIAISONS TO OTHER COUNCILS:

HFTX COUNCIL LIAISON:

Pradeep P.A. Mammen, MD, FACC, FAHA
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas, USA
214-648-4994
pradeep.mammen@utsouthwestern.edu

Bio coming soon...

ID COUNCIL LIAISON:

Orla Morrissey, MD
Alfred Health
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
+39-076-2631
o.morrissey@alfred.org.au

Bio coming soon...

MCS COUNCIL LIAISON:

J. Michael DiMaio, MD
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, TX, USA
214-957-1242
jmdimaio@yahoo.com

Bio coming soon...

NHSAH COUNCIL LIAISON:

Bernice L. Coleman, PhD, RN
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California, USA
310-423-4351
bernice.coleman@cshs.org

Bio coming soon...

PATH COUNCIL LIAISON:

Annalisa Angelini, MD
University of Padua
Padova, ITALY
390-49-8272260
annalisa.angelini@unipd.it

Bio coming soon...

PEDS COUNCIL LIAISON:

Carol K. Conrad, MD
Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
Palo Alto, California, USA
650-723-5234
cconrad@stanford.edu

Bio coming soon...

PHARM COUNCIL LIAISON:

Tam Khuu, PharmD, BCPS
Transplant Pharmacist
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA, USA
310-794-9563
tkhuu@mednet.ucla.edu

Tam Khuu is the Clinical Pharmacist for the Advanced Heart Failure/Mechanical Support/Heart Transplant Program at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. In addition to clinical services, she plays an active role in education of fellows, residents, and students. Dr. Khuu has authored several articles in the areas of therapeutic drug monitoring, immunosuppression pharmacology, and infectious disease. Dr. Khuu received her pharmacy training at the University of California, San Francisco and completed her residency training at City of Hope in Duarte, California. She is Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy.


PH COUNCIL LIAISON:

Aaron B Waxman, MD, PhD
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA, USA
617-525-9733
abwaxman@partners.org

Bio coming soon...

PULM TX COUNCIL LIAISON:

Joshua M Diamond, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA
610-789-2534
joshua.diamond@uphs.upenn.edu

Bio coming soon...
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