July 3, 2014
On Thursday June 19th, 2014, the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) recognized the United Network for Organ Sharing’s Biostatistician/Senior Performance Analyst John Rosendale by presenting him with the Association’s 2014 Executive Director’s Award. This award is provided to individuals outside of the OPO community, who have greatly influenced and impacted the work and missions of OPOs, and is given special recognition by the AOPO Executive Director, Elling Eidbo. The award was presented to Rosendale at AOPO’s 31st Annual Meeting.
In front of a crowd of more than 800 meeting attendees in Baltimore, Eidbo announced that “Through much of his tenure at UNOS, John’s efforts have been focused on OPO (organ procurement organizations) and donor
issues through his work with the OPTN/UNOS OPO Committee, as well as serving as a research liaison/faculty member for the Organ Donation and Transplant Breakthrough Collaborative, and the Donation and Transplantation Community of Practice/National Learning Congress.” Eidbo went on to describe Rosendale as extremely thoughtful, well-respected, and always proactively seeking opportunities to improve.
Rosendale has been at UNOS for almost 20 years. He has served in many capacities in the donation and transplantation field, most recently, leading the Electronic Tracking and Transport (ETT) project, a collaboration between UNOS and HRSA. The project will help to streamline the process of labeling organs for transplant and reduce the potential for human error. Rosendale has numerous publications and presentations related to organ donation and transplantation. In July of 2007, Rosendale was named a New Key Opinion Leader by the Transplantation Society in Sydney, Australia.
Rosendale holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., and a Master of Science Degree in Mathematics/Statistics from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Prior to working at UNOS, he worked for 11 years as a public school teacher.