2020 AATB Achievement Awards

October 20, 2020

Congratulations to the 2020 AATB Achievement Award Winners!

There are three achievement awards given annually by AATB to outstanding individuals in the field of tissue banking: the Jeanne C. Mowe Distinguished Service Award, the George W. Hyatt Memorial Award, and the Kenneth W. Sell Memorial Award. This year's award recipients were awarded and honored at the 2020 AATB Virtual Annual Meeting.

Jeff Cartmell is year’s recipient of the George W. Hyatt Memorial Award:

MTF Biologics

Jeff was a contributing editor of the 13th Edition of the AATB Standards for Tissue Banking, has been involved in leadership roles of committees and councils, including as a member of the Board of Governors, and is a renowned expert in research grants and intellectual property, contributing to countless studies and research projects.

George W. Hyatt Memorial Award

The George W. Hyatt Memorial Award is given annually to an outstanding individual scientist who has demonstrated superior research, teaching, and service abilities in the field(s) of tissue banking, tissue transplantation, or transplantation medicine. 

Bud Brame is this year’s recipient of the Kenneth W. Sell Memorial Award:

LifeNet Health

Bud has been a member of AATB for over 30 years, sharing his knowledge and passion for the industry, and has been instrumental on numerous committees and councils, as well as the AATB Board of Governors. 

Kenneth W. Sell Memorial Award

The Kenneth W. Sell Memorial Award is given annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the development of tissue banking standards, the inspection and accreditation of tissue banks, and/or the education and certification of tissue banking personnel to ensure the quality, safety and availability of cells and tissue for transplantation.

Jeff Orlowski is this year’s recipient of the Jeanne C. Mowe Distinguished Service Award

LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma

Jeff has served on numerous committees, including the AATB Board of Governors, promoted AATB membership and accreditation, and has contributed countless hours ensuring the safety and quality of recovered tissue for transplantation. He also has more than 30 years of involvement in the transplant community. 

Jeanne C. Mowe Distinguished Service Award

The Jeanne C. Mowe Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution in tissue banking or transplantation, whether in research, education, or laboratory improvement, or who has served the Association or the field of tissue banking. This individual has demonstrated leadership qualities and a consistent willingness to lend his/her expertise to the Association and his/her peers.