Dr. Frieda Jordan is the co-founder and president of the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry (ABMDR), which was established in 1999 to bring the hope of life-saving bone marrow stem cell transplantation to thousands afflicted by blood-related illnesses.
After earning a PhD in biochemistry from Kings College London University, Dr. Jordan headed the Laboratory Services of the Anthony Nolan Research Center at the Royal Free Hospital in London. Subsequently, she was appointed Associate Director of the HLA and Immunogenetics Laboratory at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in Los Angeles. Since 2000, she has headed the DNA Molecular Typing Division at Foundation Laboratory, also in Los Angeles.
Dr. Jordan has conducted workshops worldwide and co-authored numerous medical papers. She is a member of the British, European, and American Societies of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, as well as the World Marrow Donor Association and NMDP. Dr. Jordan has been appointed as an official EFI accreditation inspector. She has carried out inspections in Italy, Turkey, Cyprus, and Colombia.
Dr. Jordan’s work as a researcher and president of ABMDR has earned her many accolades in the fields of science, medicine, technology, and humanitarian service. She is the recipient of, among others, the 28th Congressional District Woman of the Year Award, conferred on her by US Congressman Adam Schiff , the Ruby and Service awards from Soroptimist International, the YMCA Women of Heart and Excellence Award, the Outstanding Woman in Business Award in the fields of Science and Technology from US Senator Jack Scott as well as California Assembly members Dario Frommer and Carol Liu, and Armenia’s Presidential Award in the fields of Science and Medicine, St. Nerses the Graceful Medal.