Vanda A. Lennon, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Immunology
  • Paraneoplastic disease
  1. 1973
    PhD - ImmunologyUniversity of Melbourne
  2. 1972
    Post-doctoral FellowshipThe Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  3. 1971
    Research Fellowship - Immunology doctorate programWalter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
  4. 1968
    Junior Assistant ResidentMontreal General Hospital, McGill University
  5. 1967
    Junior InternMontreal General Hospital, McGill University
  6. 1966
    MB BS - Medicine (MD equivalent)University of Sydney
  7. 1966
    Research AssistantDepartment of Nuclear Medicine, University of Sydney

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    Honorary Professor Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
  2. 2018
    Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary FoundationRotary International
  3. 2018
    Mayo Clinic Distinguished AlumnusMayo Alumnus
  4. 2017
    H. Royden Jones LecturerLahey Clinic, Burlington, MA
  5. 2015
    Honorary FellowHong Kong Multiple Sclerosis Society
  6. 2012
    Newsom-Davis LecturerEleventh International Society of Neuroimmunology (ISNI) Congress
  7. 2012
    Dorothy A. Adair ProfessorshipNamed Professorship Committee - Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Committees
  8. 2012
    Honorary FellowThe Neurological Society of Thailand
  9. 2008
    Honorary MemberAmerican Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  10. 2006
    Frontiers in Clinical Neuroscience LecturerAmerican Academy of Neurology
  11. 2006
    Edward Lambert LecturerAmerican Assoc. of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnotic Medicine Annual Meeting
  12. 1999
    Doctor of the Year AwardMyasthenia Gravis Foundation of America
  13. 1998
    Article selected as Landmark PublicationAmerican Academy of Neurology
  14. 1997
    Northern Star Award, 25th Anniversary Service AppreciationMyasthenia Gravis Foundation, Minnesota State Chapter
  15. 1983
    Woman of Achievement Award - ProfessionsYWCA
  16. 1977
    Travel FellowshipAmerican Association of Immunologists
  17. 1974
    Travel FellowshipAmerican Association of Immunologists
  18. 1972
    Postdoctoral FellowshipNational Multiple Sclerosis Society, USA
  19. 1969
    Postgraduate ScholarshipNational Health and Medical Research Council, Australia

Professional memberships

  1. 2015 - present
    Chair, Animals Work GroupTranslational Neuroscience Subcommittee, American Academy of Neurology
  2. 2013 - 2016
    Translational Neuroscience SubcommitteeAmerican Academy of Neurology
  3. 2013 - 2015
    Chair, Neuroscience Subcommittee, Community of PracticeFederation of Clinical Immunology Societies
  4. 2013 - present
    ChairNeuroscience Subcommittee, Community of Practice
  5. 2012 - present
    Inaugural MemberFederation of Clinical Immunology Societies
  6. 2008 - present
    Honorary MemberAmerican Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  7. 2002 - present
    MemberHeritage Committee, Department of Neurology
  8. 1999 - present
    MemberTelethon Peer Reviewer Group, Comitato Telethon Fondazione
  9. 1998
    ChairOther Immune Mediated Neuromuscular Disorders (LEMS and Neuromyotonia), IX International Congress on Neuromuscular Diseases
  10. 1998
    ChairAntibody Mediated Channelopathies at the Neuromuscular Junction, IX International Congress on Neuromuscular Diseases
  11. 1996 - 1997
    MemberAcademic Appointment and Promotions Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  12. 1996 - present
    Member: Research and Grants CommitteeNational Myasthenia Gravis Foundation
  13. 1996 - present
    MemberAssociation of Medical Laboratory Immunologists
  14. 1996 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Medical Laboratory Immunologists
  15. 1995
    Ad Hoc ReviewerPsychobiological, Biological and Neuroscience Subcommittee, Mental Health AIDS and Immunology Review Committee
  16. 1995 - present
    MemberCoordinator, Neuroimmunology Video Teleconferences, Department of Neurology
  17. 1993
    ChairSymposium on Cross-Talk Between Nervous and Immune Systems in Response to Injury, 5th International Symposium on Neural Regeneration
  18. 1993 - 1996
    MemberAcademic Promotions Committee, Department of Neurology
  19. 1993
    MemberResearch Award Committee, Department of Neurology
  20. 1992
    ChairWorkshop #109 "Immunology of Neuromuscular Disease", 8th International Congress of Immunology
  21. 1992 - 1993
    Neurology C Study SectionNational Institutes of Health
  22. 1992 - 1993
    MemberNeurology C Study Section, National Institutes of Health
  23. 1992
    Co-ChairMyasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders: Experimental and Clinical Aspect, New York Academy of Sciences
  24. 1991
    MemberAdvisory Committee, Clinical Research Center
  25. 1991
    MemberInternational Program Committee, Third International Congress of Neuroimmunology
  26. 1991 - present
    MemberClinical Immunology Society
  27. 1990 - 1996
    Chair, Research and Grants CommitteeNational Myasthenia Gravis Foundation
  28. 1990 - 1996
    ChairResearch and Grants Committee, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America
  29. 1990 - 1991
    MemberResearch and Development Committee, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  30. 1990 - present
    MemberResearch and Grants Committee, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America
  31. 1989 - 1994
    MemberResearch Committee, Department of Neurology
  32. 1987 - present
    MemberDivision of Clinical Biochemistry & Immunology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  33. 1986 - present
    MemberMinnesota Society of Neurological Sciences
  34. 1985 - 1992
    MemberResearch Committee on Neuroimmunology, World Federation of Neurology
  35. 1985 - 1990
    Advisory Committee on Fundamental ResearchNational Multiple Sclerosis Society
  36. 1985 - 1990
    MemberAdvisory Committee on Fundamental Research Related to Multiple Sclerosis, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  37. 1985 - 1986
    MemberClinical Immunology Liaison Group, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  38. 1985 - 1986
    Member, Executive CommitteeMinnesota Council on Biotechnology, Department of Energy and Economic Development
  39. 1984
    MemberPublications Committee, American Society for Neurochemistry
  40. 1984
    MemberEducation Committee, American Society for Neurochemistry
  41. 1984 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Clinical Investigation
  42. 1983 - 1988
    MemberResident Selection Committee, Department of Neurology
  43. 1983 - 1988
    MemberGraduate Degrees Program Committee, Department of Neurology
  44. 1983 - 1984
    ChairMayo Laboratory Society, Mayo Clinic Rochester Societies
  45. 1983 - 1984
    MemberMedical School Admissions Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  46. 1983 - 1984
    ChairMayo Clinic Laboratory Society
  47. 1983 - present
    Research Committee of Neuroimmunology,World Federation of Neurology
  48. 1982
    MemberClinical Immunology Planning Committee, Department of Immunology
  49. 1981
    Site VisitorSite Visit, National Institutes of Health
  50. 1981 - 1982
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Department of Neurology
  51. 1980 - 1984
    SecretarySouthern Minnesota Chapter, Society for Neuroscience
  52. 1980
    MemberEducation Committee, Department of Neurology
  53. 1980 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Neurochemistry
  54. 1979 - present
    Medical Advisory Board - MemberNational Myasthenia Gravis Foundation
  55. 1979 - present
    Medical Advisory Board - MemberMinnesota Chapter, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation
  56. 1979 - present
    MemberMinnesota Chapter, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America
  57. 1979 - present
    MemberMyasthenia Gravis Foundation of America
  58. 1979 - present
    MemberAssociation of Minnesotan Immunologists
  59. 1978
    Site VisitorSite Visit, National Institutes of Health
  60. 1978
    Site VisitorSite Visit, National Institutes of Health
  61. 1978 - 1987
    MemberTissue Culture Association
  62. 1978 - present
    MemberSigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  63. 1977 - 1989
    MemberAmerican Association of Neuropathologists
  64. 1976 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology
  65. 1976 - present
    MemberSociety for Neuroscience
  66. 1974 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Immunologists

Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.