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, Translational Research
Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Wake Forest School of 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 Ratilal Kamani, MD

Vice President, Center for Cellular Therapies and Research

David McKenna, MD

Professor, University of Minnesota, Scientific & Medical Director, Molecular & Cellular Therapeutics, Minneapolis/Saint Paul, MN

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 Cord Blood Foundation &