Councils - Basic Science and Translational Research



Scientific Council on Basic Science & Translational Research



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UPCOMING COUNCIL MEETING:
Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
in the Wilson Room of the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC, during the ISHLT 36th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions

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

Meeting Minutes (PDF)



BSTR BRIGHT LIGHTS:

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



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)




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

COUNCIL LEADERSHIP OPERATING BOARD
(Parentheses after name indicates year rotating off Board)


COUNCIL CHAIR:

Sonja Schrepfer, MD, PhD (2019)
University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
Department of Surgery
Transplant and Stem Cell Immunobiology Lab (TSI)
San Francisco, CA, USA and
University Heart Center Hamburg
Transplant and Stem Cell Immunobiology Lab (TSI)
Hamburg, Germany
sonja.schrepfer@ucsf.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:

Stephan M. Ensminger, MD, DPhil
Heart and Diabetes Center NRW
Ruhr-University Bochum
Bad Oeynhausen, GERMANY
05731 / 97 1331
sensminger@hdz-nrw.de

Bio coming soon...

EDUCATION WORKFORCE LEADER:

Mary Porteous, MD (2019)
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA
240-472-1153
mary.porteous@gmail.com

Bio coming soon...

I2C2 WORKFORCE LEADER:

Bryan A Whitson, MD, PhD (2017)
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH, USA
614-685-5695
bryan.whitson@osumc.edu
STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES COMMITTEE WORKFORCE LEADER:

Keshava Rajagopal, MD, PhD (2018)
University of Texas
Houston, TX, USA
713-486-6738
keshava.rajagopal@gmail.com

Bio coming soon...
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...

JUNIOR FACULTY & TRAINEE COUNCIL LIAISON:

Simon Pecha, MD
University Hospital Hamburg
Hamburg, GERMANY
49-175-168-7526
s.pecha@uke.de

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:

Monica Horn, RN, CCRN, CCTC
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, USA
323-361-4195
mhorn@chla.usc.edu

Monica Horn is a Heart Transplant/VAD/PH Coordinator II, Lead at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Previously a pediatric critical care RN, she became a cardiothoracic transplant coordinator in 1994, working with lung/heart-lung/lobar lung transplant,  heart transplant, pulmonary hypertension and ventricular assist device patients while participating in multiple research publications regarding these populations throughout this time. Recent interests have included multidisciplinary collaboration in care of pediatric ventricular assist device patients and patients referred for heart transplantation who have had multiple previous palliative congenital heart surgeries.


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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