The Transplantation Society Honors Women in Transplantation with Awards

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Dr. Chong
Dr. Chong
MONTREAL - Sept. 13, 2020 - PRLog -- The Transplantation Society (TTS) and Women in Transplantation (an initiative of TTS) honored women professionals in the field of transplantation at during the 28th annual TTS 2020 Virtual Congress, held Sept. 13-16, 2020.

TTS awarded the Woman Leader in Transplantation Award to Dr. Anita Chong and Dr. Elaine Reed. This award was created to recognize women who have advanced the field of transplantation through research, policies, leadership, initiatives or other highly regarded contributions.

TTS also honored four women professionals with the Unsung Hero in Transplantation Award. This award recognizes women who have had an extraordinary impact in transplantation through community service, volunteering, mentorship or other community-based activities.

Dr. Anita S-F Chong was presented with the 2020 Woman Leader in Transplantation – Basic Science Award. Dr. Chong is Professor of Surgery, Section of Transplantation, Committee on Immunology at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Dr. Chong is an internationally known, highly regarded basic scientist in transplant immunology. Her work currently focuses on antibody-mediated injury and more recently the impact of sex on immunologic responses in transplantation. She has extensive NIH funding, served on study sections and editorial boards, and has been a long-time mentor for trainees and post-doctoral fellows. Her publication list is extensive, and she has been incredibly committed to TTS and basic science initiatives.

Dr. Elaine F. Reed was presented with the 2020 Woman Leader in Transplantation –Clinical/Translational Award. Dr. Reed is Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the Daljit S. and Elaine Sarkaria Endowed Chair in Diagnostic Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Reed is also the Director of the UCLA Immunogenetics Center and serves as Vice Chair of Research Services for the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

As director of the largest histocompatibility lab in the world, Dr. Reed has provided outstanding clinical care delivery, implementing the most advanced methods for HLA analysis and coordination of all solid organs and bone marrow. Additionally, she has extensive NIH funding studying for her laboratory, studying the interaction of HLA antibodies and the signaling of this interaction as potential markers of injury and therapeutics. She is recognized as a mentor in the HLA world, particularly supporting women in the lab.

Unsung Hero in Transplantation Award Honorees:

Dr. Yingzi Ming (Changsha, China)
Dr. Vasanthi Ramesh (New Delhi, India)
Lkhaakhuu Od-Erdene (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia)
Dr. Rose Marie O. Rosete-Liquete (Cainta Rizal, Philippines)

About The Transplantation Society: Established in 1966, The Transplantation Society is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) which serves as the international forum for the world-wide advancement and development of organ both the science and clinical practice of transplantation.

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