Education Committee

The Education Committee develops education and training programs for inspectors and for the staff in applicant and accredited facilities to promote knowledge and understanding of current standards, create awareness of commonly deficient and/or misunderstood requirements, and generally promote quality in cellular therapy.

Current members of Education Committee:

Position

Name

Organization

City

Country

Chair

Donna Salzman MD

The University of Alabama Adult and Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cell Therapy Program

Birmingham

United States

Vice-Chair

Patrick J Hanley PhD

Children's National Health System Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Washington

United States

Member

Michele Carbone MS, CLS, MT(ASCP)

San Diego Cord Blood Bank

Rancho Palos Verdes

United States

Member

Dr Ngaire Elwood PhD

BMDI Cord Blood Bank

Parkville

Australia

Member

Diane Fournier PhD

Héma-Québec

Saint-Laurent

Canada

Member

Dr Dennis Gastineau MD

Mayo Clinic Rochester Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Rochester

United States

Member

Dr. Veronica Jude

Children's Hospital of San Antonio

San Antonio

United States

Member

Dr. Robert Rifkin MD

FACT Inspectorate

Denver

United States

Member

Robyn Lynette Rodwell PhD, MSc (GMP & QM)

Queensland Cord Blood Bank at the Mater

South Brisbane

Australia

Member

Ms Tara Sadeghi BS

FACT Inspectorate

Houston

United States

Member

Jean Sanders MD

FACT Inspectorate

Bellevue

United States

Member

Joseph Schwartz MD, MPH

New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center - Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

New York

United States

Member

Patricia Shi MD

New York Blood Center Clinical Apheresis and Cellular Therapy Laboratory, New York, New York

New York

United States

Member

Michele Sugrue MS, MT(ASCP)SBB

UF Health Shands Hospital

Gainesville

United States

Member

Phyllis Warkentin MD

Biologics Production Facility, Nebraska Medicine, The Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha

United States

Member

Professor Suzanne Watt PhD, FRCPath

Headington

United Kingdom

Staff Liaison

Mikaela VanMoorleghem

Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy

Omaha

United States


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