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Manno Appointed Chair of NYU Pediatrics Department

Catherine Scott Manno, MD, a distinguished pediatric hematologist and researcher, was recently appointed chair of the Department of Pediatrics at NYU Langone Medical Center. Prior to her appointment, beginning November 1, 2008, she on staff at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) School of Medicine, where she held the Elias Schwarz Endowed Chair in Pediatric Hematology. Manno was also associate chair of clinical activities at CHOP’s Department of Pediatrics and senior physician in the division of hematology. Manno is a member of NHF’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Council.

“Dr. Manno brings outstanding qualifications and wonderful personal attributes to her new position, and we expect her to play a pivotal role as we work toward a significant expansion of NYU's children's health services,” said Robert I. Grossman, MD, Saul J. Farber Dean and CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center.

During her time at UPenn and CHOP, Manno held several administrative posts and led several hemophilia research studies. She recently headed a phase I study of gene transfer into the liver in subjects with hemophilia B. Manno was president of the executive committee of the medical staff and co-chair of the Clinical Translational Research Center Council and medical director of the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center and the Comprehensive Hemophilia Program. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and member of the American Pediatric Society.

Manno has published numerous articles on neonatal transfusion medicine, gene therapy for hemophilia and bleeding disorders in children in such publications as Blood, The Journal of Pediatrics and the British Journal of Haematology.

“This is a very exciting time for pediatrics at NYU Langone,” said Manno. “I am delighted to be able to play a role in the expansion of the Medical Center's already pre-eminent health services for children.”

Manno received her bachelor’s degree in zoology from Duke University in Durham, NC, and an MD from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia. She completed her residency in pediatrics at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, also in Philadelphia. Manno finished her fellowship training in pediatric hematology-oncology at CHOP.

Source: NYU Langone Medical Center news release dated October 13, 2008


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