The Transplantation Society Honors Transplantation Professionals with Recognition Awards

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MONTREAL - Sept. 13, 2020 - PRLog -- The Transplantation Society honored professionals in the field of transplantation during the 28th annual TTS 2020 Virtual Congress.These awards recognize individuals who have made a major impact in the field of transplantation.

Dr. Stefan G. Tullius - Outstanding Achievement (Basic Science)

Tullius is Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Chief of Transplant Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Director of the BWH Transplant Surgery Research Laboratory.

He trained at the Charité in Berlin, Germany, and received a Master of Arts from Harvard University. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles, has led numerous externally funded studies, and is a frequent invited speaker.

Tullius has greatly contributed to an improved understanding of the biology of organ transplantation. His recent research interests include novel approaches to rejuvenate organs, immunosenescence, individualized immunosuppression, and the effects of metabolism on alloimmunity, as well as pioneering work in face, hand and uterus transplantation.

Dr. Anthony "Jake" Demetris - Outstanding Achievement (Clinical)

Demetris is the endowed Starzl Professor of Liver and Transplant Pathology, and currently directs the Division of Hepatic and Transplantation Pathology along with the Shared Research Histology Laboratory facilities located at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Demetris' contributions have been noteworthy in all aspects of liver allograft pathology and clinical transplantation immunobiology, including drug development, acute and chronic antibody-mediated rejection, tolerance monitoring and multiple labeling and automated image analysis. He completed more than 480 peer-reviewed publications and more than 250 invited speaker engagements.

Dr. Syes Ali Malek-Hosseini - Outstanding Achievement in Transplantation (Developing Country)

Born in 1949 in a small village in Boyerahmad, Iran, Malek-Hosseini participated in a fellowship training program in liver transplantation in Pittsburgh, U.S. after graduating from Tehran and Shiraz Universities of Medical Sciences.

Throughout his career, Malek-Hosseini's major concern has been to establish the necessary infrastructures for a network in the region for the procurement of organs from brain-dead donors to put an end to organ selling in Iran, as well as to open avenues for transplantation of other organs. Currently, he is running the largest solid organ transplantation center in the world in Shiraz.

Dr. Jerzy W. Kupiec-Weglinski - Mentorship or Education & Training

Throughout Kupiec-Weglinski's career in experimental organ transplantation, first at Harvard and then UCLA, a constant theme has been his dedication to, and success in, the training and education of fellows, residents, and students.

The evidence for his abilities as a mentor/teacher is his long list of current trainees, pre-doctoral trainees, and research trainees, most of whom have reached high academic ranks in immunology and surgery, and some serving as CEOs of bio-companies.

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