With Special Thanks to Dr. Peter Nickerson

ASHI University was conceived in the vision of Charley Orosz and has come to fruition under the guidance of Peter Nickerson, also a past president of ASHI.

Dr. Nickerson has been dedicated to the field of transplant immunology in his career as a caregiver to transplant patients and a laboratory director and researcher whose passion for innovation and pushing the limits of accepted knowledge have made him a leader in the field.

When the opportunity of a standardized teaching program was first proposed, Dr. Nickerson immediately saw the possibilities of a global stage for advancing excellence in the field of histocompatibility. With a philosophy of improving communication and excellence within the histocompatibility community, he felt that ASHI U was the ideal forum for sharing knowledge and bridging international barriers with their attendant access limitations, but also a necessary platform to facilitate interaction with the greater medical transplant community and indeed finally with the patients we serve.

As such, his commitment to ASHI University has been seen in his words and moreover in his actions from its inception, and his unwavering support for, and work towards its maturity has been invaluable.

Dr. Nickerson penned the accompanying diagram, in 2005 as an illustration of his goals and ideals for the future direction of ASHI, and we are proud to have ASHI University become the first channel for this innovative and unifying strategy. We thank Dr. Nickerson for his creativity, his support and his encouragement in this endeavour and we honour his contributions through the ASHI U Logo.

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