Zahra Kashi, PhD, HCLD
Dr. Zahara Kashi completed her doctoral thesis under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Heinrich at OHSU in 2000 and Executive MBA Program at University of Michigan in 2005. Dr. Kashi has dozens of peer-reviewed publications and numerous invited presentations. She is current CEO and Lab Director at Kashi Clinical Laboratories and consulting director at American Red Cross.
Kenneth Newell, MD, PhD
Dr. Newell is a past President of the American Society of Transplantation. He holds the rank of Professor of Surgery with Tenure and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs at Emory University. His professional activities are restricted entirely to transplantation. He is an active transplant surgeon whose clinical practice focuses on kidney transplantation in adults and children, pancreas transplantation, and living kidney donation. His research interests span the spectrum from basic investigation to translational studies and clinical trials. He is also the PI, protocol chair, or an investigator for several NIH and ITN clinical studies. He has served as a member of the steering committee for the NIH sponsored CTOT consortium as well as chair of the Mechanistic Studies Committee for CTOT and CTOT-C. His is an associate editor for the American Journal of Transplantation and is a frequent reviewer for the NIH, the ITN, and CIHR.