Achievement Awards Past Winners

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Honoring Significant Contributions in Tissue Banking

The past winners of the annual AATB Achievement Awards have all made significant contributions to the tissue banking community. Award winners have impacted the association and the field of tissue banking through their efforts in areas such as research, education and service.

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2017 Winners

Jeanne Mowe Distinguished Service Award

Tom Cycyota

AlloSource

Centennial, Colorado

About Mr. Cycyota

Tom Cycyota has more than 30 years of experience in the medical device industry. As President and CEO of AlloSource, Tom develops and implements strategies that align with the company's mission to honor the gift of tissue donation by maximizing its impact to the medical community and patient recipients. Under Tom's leadership, AlloSource has become one of the largest and most respected tissue banks in the country. Prior to joining AlloSource, Tom was the Vice President of Alternate Care Business with Johnson & Johnson Medical (JJM). In this Board-level role, he led the company's movement into the alternate healthcare market. Previous positions also include serving as Worldwide Director of Marketing, Wound Management, for JJM and Vice President of Marketing and Materials Management with New Dimensions in Medicine. He also spent ten years at Kendall Healthcare Products Company. Tom is inspired by the act of donation because this incredibly selfless gift allows AlloSource to do great things to help heal patients. His inspirations are the miracles that are accomplished because of the act of donation.

George Hyatt Memorial Award

Melissa Greenwald, M.D.

Rockville, Maryland

About Dr. Greenwald

Melissa Greenwald is a physician that has developed both research and research-driven policy to advance the clinical safety in the use of tissue, cells and blood products. Since 2001 her work has largely been concentrated on cell and tissue donor screening and testing policy, in addition to regulatory review of infectious disease donor screening tests. Dr. Greenwald was formerly the Director of the Division of Transplantation at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

Kenneth W. Sell Memorial Award

Scott Brubaker, CTBS

FDA CBER - Food and Drug Administration

Silver Spring, Maryland

About Mr. Brubaker

Scott Brubaker has a tissue banking career that spans 31 years. During that time, he participated in the development and deployment of every single edition of the AATB Standards for Tissue Banking, led the effort to develop and launch the Universal Donor Risk Assessment Interview (DRAI), led the revamping of the Tissue Bank Accreditation process, as well as liaising with tissue banking leaders around the world on AATB's behalf. Scott is currently Director of the Division of Human Tissues (DHT) at FDA/CBER/OTAT. He was formerly the Senior Vice President of Policy at AATB and the Director of Technical Training & Education at LifeNet Health.

Jeanne C. Mowe Distinguished Service Award

Past Winners: 2003-2016

2016

Martell K. Winters, RM/SM (NRCM)

2015

George McCann, M.D., CTBS

Life Alaska Donor Services, Inc.

Anchorage, Alaska

2014

Martha Anderson

Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, MTF

Edison, New Jersey

2013

Russell Bierbaum, MS. CRCS

ReproTech, Ltd. - MN

St Paul, Minnesota

2012

David Gocke, M.D.

MTF

Edison, New Jersey

2011

James Forsell, Ph.D., CTBS

San Rafael, California

2010

Perry Lange, CTBS

LifeNet Health

Virginia Beach, Virginia

2009

Glenn Greenleaf, CTBS

LifeCell

Branchburg, New Jersey

2008

Ronald T. Plessinger (posthumously)

AlloSource

2007

Margery Moogk, M.S.

Northwest Tissue Center

2006

Richard J. Kagan, M.D.

Shriners Hospitals for Children

Cincinnati, Ohio

2005

Michael J. Joyce, M.D.

The Cleveland Clinic Ohio

2004

Helen Leslie-Bottenfield

Consultant

Virginia Beach, Virginia

2004

Scott Bottenfield

LifeCell, Corporation

Virginia Beach, Virginia

2003

Jeanne C. Mowe (posthumously)

Past Executive Director

AATB

Distinguished Service Award

Past Winners: 1987-2002

2002

Bill Anderson (posthumously)

LifeNet

Virginia Beach, Virginia

2001

John F. Burke, M.D. (posthumously)

2001

Conrado C. Bondoc, M.D. (posthumously)

2000

Emmanuel K. Tayo, Ph.D. (posthumously)

Past Accreditation Program Manager

AATB

1999

John R. Kateley, Ph.D.

MEDx

Lansing, Michigan

1998

Donald J. Prolo, M.D.

Clinical Professor

Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

San Jose, California

1997

Samuel H. Doppelt, M.D.

Cambridge Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston

1996

Gary Friedlaender, M.D.

Yale University School of Medicine, Dept. of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

New Haven, Connecticut

1995

Mary St. J. Douglas Center for Transfusion and Transplantation Medicine

Naval Medical Research Center

Silver Spring, Maryland

1994

Jerome K. Sherman, Ph.D.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dept. of Anatomy

Little Rock

1993

Peter Mazur, Ph.D.

Group Leader Theoretical and Applied Cryobiology

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Tennessee

1992

Henry J. Mankin M.D.

Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston

1991

Charles R. Baxter, M.D.

University of Texas Health Science Center

Dallas

1990

Kenneth W. Sell, M.D., Ph.D. (posthumously)

Professor & Chairman

Dept. of Pathology, Emory University School of Medicine

Atlanta, Georgia

1989

C. Everett Koop, M.D.

Surgeon General of the United States

Washington, D.C.

1988

Marshall R. Urist, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgeon/Researcher

Bone Research Laboratory, UCLA School of Medicine

1987

George W. Hyatt, M.D.

Professor Emeritus Department of Orthopaedics

Georgetown University School of Medicine

Washington, D.C.

George W. Hyatt Memorial Award

Past Winners: 1995 - 2016

2016

Helen Newman, Ph.D., CTBS

Veterinary Transplant Services, Inc.

Kent, Washington

2015

Alyce Linthurst Jones, Ph.D.

LifeNet Health

Virginia Beach, Virginia

2014

Shawn Hunter

Ph.D. Community Tissue Services - CTS Dayton

Kettering, Ohio

2013

Gregory Ray, M.D.

Kennesaw, Georgia

2012

Lennox Archibald, M.D., Ph.D.

Veterans Hospital

New Berry, Florida

2011

Matthew Kuehnert, M.D.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Atlanta, Georgia

2010

Simon Bogdansky, Ph.D.

Bogdansky and Associates

Littleton, Colorado

2009

Kelvin G.M. Brockbank, Ph.D.

FACA Cell & Tissue Systems, Inc.

Charleston, South Carolina

2008

C. Randal Mills, Ph.D.

Osiris Therapeutics, Inc.

Baltimore, Maryland

2007

Stephen Livesey, M.D., Ph.D.

Australian Stem Cell Centre

Victoria, Australia

2006

William F. Enneking, M.D.

Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation

Edison, New Jersey

2005

Lloyd Wolfinbarger, Ph.D.

LifeNet

Virginia Beach, Virginia

2004

Robert E. Stevenson, Ph.D.

AATB

McLean, Virginia

2003

D. Michael Strong, Ph.D.

Northwest Tissue Center

Seattle, Washington

2002

John F. Hansbrough, M.D.

University of California, San Diego Medical Center

2001

Julie Glowacki, Ph.D.

Director of Skeletal Biology

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Boston, Massachusetts

2000

Hans Burchardt, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Pennsylvania Regional Tissue Bank

Jessup

1999

Ross Wilkins, M.D.

Medical Director

Donor Alliance

Denver, Colorado

1998

Theodore I. Malinin, M.D.

Professor and Director

University of Miami Tissue Bank

Florida

1997

Kenneth W. Sell, M.D, Ph.D.(posthumously)

Professor & Chairman

Department of Pathology, Emory University School of Medicine

Atlanta, Georgia

1996

William W. Tomford, M.D.

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston

1995

Harold T. Meryman, M.D.

Center for Transfusion & Transplant Medicine

Naval Research Institute

Bethesda, Maryland

Kenneth W. Sell Memorial Award

Past Winners: 2004 - 2016

2016

Murray L. Anderson, CTBS, CST, CQA, (ASQ)

Inspector

AATB

2015

Ralph Powers, DDS, CTBS

LifeNet Health

Virginia Beach, VA

2014

Helen Bottenfield, RN

Virginia Beach, Virginia

2013

Ruth Solomon, M.D.

Orlando, Florida

2012

Charles Sims, M.D.

Medical Director

California Cryobank, Inc.-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

2011

Duke Kasprisin, M.D.

American Donor Services

Bozeman, Vermont

2010

Nancy Dock

Sr. Director Tissue Acquisition

Lonza Walkersville, Inc.

Jamesville, New York

2009

Joel Osborne, CTBS

Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation

Edison, New Jersey

2008

Kathy Pearson

LifeNet Health

Virginia Beach, Virginia

2007

Judith E. Woll, M.D.

Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services

Dayton, Ohio

2006

Jeanne Linden, M.D., M.P.H.

New York State Department of Health

Albany, New York

2005

Diane Wilson, RN, CTBS

Community Tissue Services

Dayton, Ohio

2004

D. Ted Eastlund, M.D., Ph.D.

University of Minnesota Medical School

Minneapolis, Minnesota