Contact Us

For organ donation and issues of donor suitability please call us Toll Free at 866-731-6585. We are available 24hr/day and will refer to you to the appropriate staff member. To sign up to nPOD donor registry, please visit the Organ Donation to nPOD session.

For general information, please contact our Administrative Staff

Mark Atkinson, Ph.D. nPOD Executive Director
Carmella Evans-Molina, MD nPOD Co-Executive Director
Alberto Pugliese, MD nPOD Co-Executive Director

Administrative Core Staff

Mingder photo
Mingder Yang, Ph.D. nPOD Director
Sirlene Cechin, Ph.D. nPOD Working Groups/DataShare Scientist
Gina Aulisio, MPH nPOD Investigator Coordinator
Joseph Pobee, MS MCHES nPOD Program Assistant

Processing and Pathology Core Staff

irinaIrina Kusmartseva, PhD nPOD OPPC Director
Maria Beery, MSnPOD Core Research Specialist
Helmut Hiller, MSnPOD Core Research Specialist
Erica Walters, BSnPOD Core Research Technician
Ellen Verney, BSnPOD Core Research Technician
Paul Joseph, MSnPOD Core Research Technician
Leyla Evans, BSnPOD Core Research Technician

nPOD Administrative Office contact information

University of Florida, College of Medicine
Phone: (352) 273-8277
1275 Center Drive, BMSB Room J586
Fax: (352) 273-9370
PO Box 100275
Gainesville, FL 32610-0275