The Amyloidosis Foundation is proud to announce that Darcy Tannehill is a new member of our Board of Directors. Dr. Tannehill has spent the majority of her career in higher education working in academic affairs, student affairs, enrollment management, international admissions, and campus management.
She is currently an Associate Professor of Education at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA. She has served as a manuscript editor and a research journal reviewer. Her undergraduate degree in psychology and sociology and her master’s degree in education are from Duquesne University. Her doctorate in administrative and policy studies—higher education management is from the University of Pittsburgh.
Darcy was diagnosed with light chain amyloidosis in May of 2012, undergoing multiple rounds of chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant. While it took more than six years and visits to eight specialists to get a diagnosis, she is fortunate in that she has no major organ damage. Darcy’s husband died in 2009 but her daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter live less than a mile away and provide wonderful family support. Her hobbies include Shetland sheepdog rescue, playing the piano, and researching online learning, adult learning, leadership, student support services, and, of course, amyloidosis.
She served as the chair of the Pittsburgh Amyloidosis Research Benefit in 2016. Its success warrants it to become an annual event—the next one scheduled already for October 27, 2017.
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