By Alyessa D’Ewart, MPC
Martell Winters, senior scientist at Nelson Laboratories, received the Jeanne Mowe Distinguished Service Award by the American Association of Tissue Banks on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Martell was chosen to receive this award due to his contributions to the tissue banking and transplantation industries. He is an active committee member of many working groups with AATB, and currently serves as the AATB liaison to the AAMI Radiation Working Group. Martell has also made great contributions to the radiation sterilization standards for human tissue-based products.
“I am honored to receive this award,” Martell said. “I have enjoyed working with the members of AATB, and look forward to continuing to contribute to the tissue industry.”
About the award from AATB’s website: “The Jeanne C. Mowe Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution in tissue banking or transplantation, whether in research, education, or laboratory improvement, or who has served the Association or the field of tissue banking. The individual should have demonstrated leadership qualities and a consistent willingness to lend his or her expertise to the Association and/or to his or her peers. The recipient shall be a member in good standing of the Association.”