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Donna Harrington Ryan

Donna Harrington Ryan, American health science association administrator. Certified oncology and geriatric medicine American Board Internal Medicine. Recipient Joel Fletcher Academy scholarship, New Orleans, 1963-1966, Optimist Leukemia Professorship, 1981-1984, Topper award Outstanding Young Professional in New Orleans, 1985.


  • Ryan, Donna Harrington was born on December 26, 1945 in Lafayette, Louisiana, United States. Daughter of Clifford Litherland and Norma B. (Morrison) Harrington.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, Louisiana State University, 1970. Bachelor of Science cum laude, University Southwestern Louisiana, 1985.


    • Rotating intern Louisiana State University Division Charity Hospital, New Orleans, resident internal medicine. Director internal medicine wards Charity Hospital, 1979-1984. Program director Internal Medicine Residency Program, 1980-1982.

      Vice-chancellor clinical affairs Louisiana State University Medical Center, 1984-1990, acting chancellor, 1985. Associate executive director Pennington biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, since 1990. Board directors CSLA, Baton Rouge.

    Major achievements

    • Certified oncology and geriatric medicine American Board Internal Medicine.


    • Editor: Mycotoxins, Cancer & Health, 1991, The Science of Food Regulation, 1992, Vitamins and Cancer Prevention, 1993.


    Board directors Leukemia Society of America, New Orleans, 1983-1986, Volunteers of America, New Orleans, 1984-1991. Member American Cancer Society Education, New Orleans, since 1990, Louisiana Health Care Authority Governor's Transition Team, Baton Rouge, 1991. Member American Public Health Association, American College of Physicians, American Association for Cancer Research, American Society Clinical Oncology, American Society Hematology, Alpha Omega Alpha, Phi Kappa Phi.


    • Children: Isaac, Coogan, Sarah.
    • father: Clifford Litherland Harrington
    • mother: Norma B. (Morrison) Harrington
    • children: Isaac Ryan
    • Coogan Ryan
    • Sarah Ryan
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    Born December 26, 1945
    (age 71)