Transplant Expert Will Share Lessons on Kidney Graft

Roslyn B. Mannon
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Roslyn B. Mannon, MD, FASN

Citation: Kidney News 14, 10/11

A former president of the American Society of Transplantation will relate her experiences from a long career in the Barbara T. Murphy, MB BAO BCh, FRCPI, Endowed Lectureship. Roslyn B. Mannon, MD, FASN, will address “Improving Kidney Graft Long-Term Outcomes: Lessons Learned and New Perspectives” on Thursday, November 3.

Dr. Mannon is professor of medicine, pathology, and microbiology; vice chair for academic development and research mentoring; and associate chief of nephrology for research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Her research focuses on mechanisms of chronic graft injury using in vitro and rodent models and is funded by the Veterans Administration Merit Award. She has contributed approximately 200 peer-reviewed publications on the mechanisms of chronic allograft failure following transplantation, posttransplant complications, and immune monitoring. She began her career as a staff physician at the Durham VA Medical Center and assistant professor of medicine at Duke University Medical Center. She spent several years as medical director for the Kidney/Pancreas Intramural Transplant Program of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and more than a decade at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she was section chief of transplant nephrology in addition to serving at the Birmingham VA Medical Center.

Dr. Mannon is deputy editor of the American Journal of Transplantation. She chairs The Transplantation Society initiative Women in Transplantation and the ASN Policy and Advocacy Committee and co-chairs the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients Review Committee. Among many honors, she received the Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Transplant Physicians and volunteer service awards from the National Kidney Foundation of the National Capital Area.

Dr. Mannon received an MD from Duke University and completed an internal medicine internship and nephrology fellowship at Duke, where she also served as chief resident.