MARY S. LEFFELL, Ph. D., Diplomate, ABHI, ABMLI
EDUCATION and HONORS

B.S.

1968

University of Tennessee

Ph. D.

1973

University of North Carolina
Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities
Mortarboard
Torchbearer University of Tennessee
Woodrow Wilson Fellowship  Designee
Recipient, Title IV NDEA Fellowship
Outstanding Young Women in America
Who's Who of American Women
Best Clinical Abstract, CTC Research Day
CERTIFICATION
Diplomate, American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology, 1979
Diplomate, American Board of Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics, 1996
SCIENTIFIC and ACADEMIC POSITIONS
2002- Professor
Department of Medicine, School of Medicine,
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology,
Bloomberg School of Public Health,
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
1989-2002 Associate Professor
Department of Medicine, School of Medicine,
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology,
Bloomberg School of Public Health,
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

1989- Director, Immunogenetics Laboratory
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Baltimore, MD

1985-1989 Associate Professor with tenure
Departments of Surgery, Molecular Biology, and Pediatrics
Medical College of Georgia

1985-1989 Director
Histocompatibility/Immunology Laboratory
Medical College of Georgia

1983-1985 Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Eastern Virginia Medical School

1979-1983 Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Eastern Virginia Medical School

1979-1985 Consultant
EVIMEC Consortium of Eastern Hospitals 
Clinical Laboratory Immunology

1979-1985 Director
Histocompatibility Laboratory Medical Center Hospitals
Norfolk, Virginia

1979-1985 Director
Immunology Service Laboratories
Eastern Virginia Medical School

1977-1979 Post Doctoral Fellow in Clinical Immunology
North Carolina Memorial Hospital,
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

1973-1977 Research Associate in Tumor Immunology
Department of Microbiology
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
SCIENTIFIC and PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS and OFFICES HELD
American Association of Immunologists
American College of Allergy and Immunology
American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics
             Councilor, 1989-1992
             Executive Council, 1991-1992
             Vice President, 1992-1993
             President-Elect, 1993-1994
             President, 1994-1995
American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology 1995-2001
International Transplantation Society 
BOARD and COMMITTEES
American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics
             Member Ad Hoc Committee to Council (Name Change), 1981-1982
             Member, Technical Affairs Committee, 1982-1987
             Member, Clinical Affairs Committee, 1987-1991
             Chair-Accreditation Program, 1988-1991
             Regional Commissioner, 1986-1988
             Member, National Affairs Committee, 1990-1992
             Member, Scientific Program Committee, 1991-1992
             Chair, National Affairs Committee, 1994-1995
             Chair, Program Committee, 1995-1996
             Liaison to CMS, JCAHO, 1997-1999
             Chair, Advisory Committee - Accreditation Program, 1997-2000
             Member, Public Policy Committee, 2001- 
American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics
             Member, Examinations Committee, 1985-1987
             Chairman, Mid-Atlantic Region Exam-Writers Committee, 1984
             Consultant, Doctoral Examination Committee, 1993-1995
Southeastern Organ Procurement Foundation
             Chairman, Histocompatibility Committee, 1987-1989
             Member, Histocompatibility Committee, 1986-1987
             Member, Computer Applications Sub-Committee, 1982-1984
             Chairman, Computer Applications Sub-Committee, 1984-1986
             Faculty Member-Histocompatibility Specialist Course, 1983-
             Program Faculty-Histocompatibility Specialist Course, 1985-1992
             Program Advisor-Histocompatibility Specialist Course, 1989-1996
             Member, Organizing Committee & Faculty, 1998-
United Network for Organ Sharing
             Member, Histocompatibility Committee, 1988-1990
             Board of Directors, 1990-1992; 1994-1996
             Executive Committee, 1991-1992; 1995-1996
             Search Committee, UNOS Executive Director, 1994
American Society of Transplantation
             Membership Committee, 1989-1992
             Organ Allocation Criteria: Heart Sub-Committee, March, 2001
National Marrow Donor Program
             Histocompatibility Committee, 1993-1994
             Committee on Laboratory Accreditation, 1999
American Society for Stem Cell & Bone Marrow Transplantation
             Regulatory Affairs Committee, 1995-1996
Editorial Board - Clinical & Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology, 1993-          
INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Introduction to MHC Immunogenetics. Seventh Annual Pel-Freeze HLA Educational Seminar, May 23, 1988.

Current Concepts in Transplantation Immunology MCG Symposium on Organ Donation and Transplantation. September 30, 1988.

Accessory Molecules Involved in the Immune Response. The American Society for Immunogenetics and Histocompatibility, Eastern Regional Educational Workshops, March 29, 1990.

CLIA 88 HLA Laboratory Regulations, SEOPF Annual Histocompatibility Workshop, May 6, 1992.

MHC Antigen Presentation and T-Cell Antigen Recognition. Plenary session presentation, October 17, 1992. 18th Annual meeting of the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics. 

Is there an immunogenetic basis for Peyronie's Disease? International Conference on Peyronie's Disease, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, NIH, Bethesda, MD. March 17, 1993.

Serologic, Cellular & DNA Assays - when and why are they important to the transplant recipient? 19th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics. October 5, 1993.

The Laboratory Evaluation of the Re-Transplant Patient. The American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Southern Regional Workshop, June 2, 1994.

Characterization of HLA Antigens and Alleles in Minority Populations. NIH Transplantation Research Coordinating Committee, December 16, 1994.

Organized plenary session for Association of Medical Laboratory Immunologists. Applications of Immunogenetics in Transplantation and Clinical Immunology. Presented: Histocompatibility Assessment for Bone Marrow and Solid Organ Transplantation, August 11, 1995.

Signal Transduction Pathways: The Yin & Yang of Immunoreceptors. SEOPF Annual Histocompatibility Workshop, May 27, 1998.

Alloantibody Testing: When, Why & How. SEOPF Annual Histocompatibility Workshop, May 27, 1998.

Basic Concepts of Transplantation Immunology. Current Topics in Histocompatibility, a national continuing education teleconference, sponsored by Georgetown University Medical Center. June 30, 1998.

Current Cadaveric Organ Distribution Algorithms: Do you know what a payback is? The Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center Outreach Program. With Dr. Andrea A. Zachary, August 22, 1998.

Update on Federal Regulations Governing Histocompatibility Testing. The 24th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics. October 11, 1998.

Principles of Alloantibody Screening for Transplantation, SEOPF Basic Histocompatibility Course, June 13, 1999.

Personnel Credentials and Laboratory Accreditation-Federal and Professional Society Standards. The National Marrow Donor Program, Minneapolis, MN, June 21, 1999.

Immunology & the Waiting List. The 2nd Annual Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center. Hunt Valley, MD, June 19, 1999.

Multi-level molecular typing strategies. Biotest Clinical Histocompatibility Workshop, Potsdam, Germany, May 14-18, 2000.

IvIg Desensitization Therapy, American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Regional Education Workshop, Milwaukee, WI, June 27, 2000.

Principles of Antibody Screening and Post Transplantation Monitoring, American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Regional Education Workshop, Milwaukee, WI, June 27, 2000.

HLA Antigens, Alleles and Haplotypes among the Yupik Eskimo, Report to the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation Board of Directors, Bethel, Alaska, November 14, 2000.

Molecular Basis for the Association of HLA alleles with Immune Responses and Disease susceptibility: Implications of Limited Polymorphism Among the Yupik Eskimo.  Grand Rounds, Yukon Kuskokwim Regional Hospital,  Bethel, Alaska, November 14, 2000.

MHC Polymorphism: Coping with the Allele Explosion.  Association of Medical Laboratory Immunologists.  San Diego, August 18, 2001.

Natural Killer/Leukocyte Receptor Gene Complexes.  American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Regional Education Workshop, Baltimore, MD, April12, 2002.

Presentation on JHU CTC protocols for monitoring antibody desensitization.  Invited participant, 2nd Annual Antibody Working Group, Phoenix, AZ, February 21-23, 2003.

Cytokine Polymorphism and Transplantation:  Potential effect of racial/ethnic differences.  American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, Western Regional Educational Workshop, Los Angeles, CA, April 11, 2003.

Presentation on Post Treatment/Transplant Monitoring.  Invited Participant, NIH Conference on Humoral Rejection in Solid Organ Transplantation, April 23-24, 2003. 

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