The American Society of Transplantation Announces 2008-2009 Board of Directors

    MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., June 23 /CNW/ -- The American Society of
Transplantation (AST) is pleased to announce the members of the 2008-2009
board of directors. The officers were introduced at the American Transplant
Congress, which was held in Toronto, Canada, in May.
    The officers are: president, Barbara T. Murphy, M.D., Mount Sinai School
of Medicine; president-elect, Joren C. Madsen, M.D., D.Phil., Massachusetts
General Hospital; secretary-treasurer, Maryl R. Johnson, M.D., University of
Wisconsin-Madison; and immediate past president, Flavio Vincenti, M.D.,
University of California, San Francisco.
    Councilors-at-large are: Robert L. Fairchild, Ph.D., Cleveland Clinic
Foundation; Robert G. Gaston, M.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham; David
M. Rothstein, M.D., Yale Medical School;  Lori J. West, M.D., D.Phil.,
University of Alberta;  Michael Green, M.D., M.P.H., University of Pittsburgh
School of Medicine; Michelle A. Josephson, M.D., University of Chicago; Allan
D. Kirk, M.D., Ph.D., Emory University; Emily A. Blumberg, M.D., Hospital of
the University of Pennsylvania; and Kimberly A. Brown, M.D., Henry Ford
    AST extended its appreciation to all outgoing board members for a job
well done.
    Newly elected president Barbara T. Murphy, M.D., stated, "It is an honor
to work with a board that is passionate about advancing the mission of this
Society. I look forward to an exciting and productive year."
    About AST
    The American Society of Transplantation is an international organization
of transplant professionals dedicated to advancing the field of
transplantation through the promotion of research, education, advocacy, and
organ donation to improve patient care.  The Society comprises more than 2,800
transplant physicians, surgeons and allied health professionals. For more
information, please visit
    Contact: Beth Drost

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