Scientific Program Planning Committee

Karen Ballen, MD (Co-Chair)

Chief, Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cell Transplant
Professor of Medicine
University of Virginia School of Medicine

Donna Regan, MT(ASCP)SBB (Co-Chair)

St. Louis Cord Blood Bank at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

Julie Allickson, PhD, MS, MT(ASCP)

Director, Regenerative Medicine Clinical Center
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Kate Brown, PhD

Scientific Director
Cord Blood Registry

Claudio Brunstein, MD

Clinical Director
Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program
University of Minnesota

Brian Freed, PhD, DABHI

Professor of Medicine and Immunology
Executive Director, ClinImmune Labs

Kate Girard, RN, MSN

Director of Medical and Scientific Affairs
ViaCord, a Perkin Elmer Company

Naynesh R. Kamani, MD

Vice President
AABB Center for Cellular Therapies and Research

David McKenna, MD

Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Scientific & Medical Director, Molecular & Cellular Therapeutics
University of Minnesota

John Miller, MD, PhD

Donor Medical Services, Vice President and Senior Medical Director

Jamie Sanz, MD

Servicio de Hematología
Hospital Universitari i politècnic La Fe
Valencia, Spain

Andromachi Scaradavou, MD

Medical Director
National Cord Blood Center
New York Blood Center

Frances Verter, PhD

Founder & Director
Parent's Guide To Cord Blood Foundation &