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EDUCATION

1969 Luther College, Decorah, IA; B.A., Biology; Minors in Chemistry and Education
1970 Medical Technology Internship, Allen Hospital, Waterloo, IA MT (ASCP) degree
1977 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; M.S., Laboratory Medicine; Major in Immunology, Minor in Genetics
1987 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Ph.D. in Pathobiology, Major in Immunogenetics, Minor in Genetics/Cell Biology

LICENSURE:

State of California, Histocompatibility Laboratory Director, DRK34

BOARD CERTIFICATION

American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, Diplomate Certificate #24,
Director in the Laboratory Specialty of Histocompatibility Testing

Positions and Employment

1970 Blood Bank Staff Medical Technologist, Allen Hospital, Waterloo, IA
1971 Blood Bank Staff Medical Technologist, St. Francis Hospital, Columbus, GA
1971-1973 Student Technologist Supervisor in Immunology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
1973-1977 Senior Medical Technologist in Immunology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; additional responsibilities included supervisory and administrative functions
1977-1987 Laboratory Manager in Immunology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
1987-1989 Scientist, Cellular Histocompatibility Laboratory, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
1989-1991 Senior Scientist, Cellular Histocompatibility Laboratory, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
1991-1996 Assistant Professor in Surgical Sciences, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
1996-1997 Associate Professor in Surgical Sciences, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
1991-1997 Director, Transplant Immunology Lab, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 1997- 2006 Professor Tenured, Department of Pathology, Duke University Medical Ctr., Durham, NC
1997- 2006 Director, Clinical Transplantation Immunology Laboratory, Department of Pathology, Duke University Medical Ctr., Durham, NC
2006-present Director, HLA Laboratory, Comprehensive Transplant Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
2007-present Professor of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Other Experience and Professional Membership

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
Vice-chair to the OPTN/UNOS Histocompatibility Committee 2008-Present
Executive Board of Directors 1994-1995
Board of Directors Member 1993-1995
Organ Allocation Advisory Committee 1994-1995
Histocompatibility Committee, Region 7 Representative 1988-1990
Subcommittees:
Developing a PostDoctoral Training Program for
Transplantation Histocompatibility Laboratory Directors 1987-1989
UNOS Histocompatibility Standards 1989-1990
One Legacy Organ Procurement Organization
Co-Chair of the Histocompatibility Committee 2009-Present

American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI)
Membership Chair 2000-2003
Officer: 1995 ASHI Annual Meeting
Immediate Past President ASHI
Program Chair, 1995 ASHI
President, ASHI 1993-1994
President-Elect, ASHI 1992-1993
Vice-President, ASHI 1991-1992
Secretary, National ASHI Executive Officer 1989-1991
National ASHI Council Member 1986-1989
Committee Memberships:
Technical Affairs 1983-1985
Award 1984
StructureFunction of HLA Molecule 1984-1985
Quality Assurance/Standards 1985-1989
Accreditation 19871990
Region 4, ASHI Accreditation Commissioner 1987-1988
Regional Education Committee 1989-1991
Midwest Regional Chair 1991
Educational Workshop Annual Meeting, Chair 1989-1991
Director Training Program Guidelines, Chair 1991-1992
ASHI Laboratory Accreditation Commissioner 1998-Present

American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ABHI)
Subcommittee to write Statement of Competence:
Entry Level and Specialist 1983
Credentials Committee 1984-1990
Liaison from ASHI 1990-1991

Community Service: University Committees
Academic Council
Duke University, Durham, NC 2000-2001

Community Service: Department/Division Committees
Academic Promotions and Tenure Committee, Department of Pathology, 2001-2006
Duke University Medical Center
Chair, Performance Improvement Group Committee, 2008- Present
Comprehensive Transplant Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Co-Chair, One Legacy Histocompatibility Committee 2009- Present

Professional Associations and Scholarly Societies:
Member:
American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics
American Society of Transplantation
International Transplantation Society
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation

Honors and Awards

1969 Graduated cum laude from Luther College, Decorah, IA
1982 Cheryl Bouysou Memorial Award presented by the American Association of Clinical Histocompatibility Testing
1991 ASHI Scholar Award presented by the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics
1994 Sherman Hoslett Lecturer Award, Luther College, Decorah, IA
1999 Distinguished Service Award, Luther College, Decorah, IA
2010 Who’s Who in America
2009 ASHI Distinguished Scientist Award presented by American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics