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SRTR announces leadership change

SRTR announces leadership change

Jon Snyder, PhD, will assume the role of Director of the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients on September 21

Dr. Snyder has served as Director of Transplant Epidemiology of SRTR since 2010, focusing his research on data analytics that help save lives through transplantation.The outgoing Director, Bertram Kasiske, MD, FACP,  says it’s a natural transition: “Jon has already gradually grown into the roll and will do a fantastic job.” Dr. Kasiske will be stepping down after leading the SRTR since 2010, a period in which he drove major improvements in  program-specific and OPO-specific SRTR reporting, the creation of new SRTR websites, annual OPTN data reporting, as well as numerous scientific publications that further the field. He will continue to support the SRTR through his guidance of the Living Donor Collective pilot project, which was launched during his tenure as Director.

In addition to his work for SRTR, Dr. Snyder serves as a Statistical Editor for the American Journal of Transplantation and as an Associate Editor for the journal Transplantation. He is a member of both the American Society of Transplantation and The Transplantation Society, and serves on the Board of Directors of both Donate Life America and the Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance.

Dr. Snyder holds a Master of Science in Biostatistics and a Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota, where he also holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health. A passionate advocate for transplantation, Dr. Snyder recently led a session alongside senior UNOS researchers at this year’s Transplant Management Forum. The aligned missions of UNOS and SRTR have resulted in many research collaborations including co-authoring publications.

About the SRTR

The SRTR was founded in 1987 and operates under a contract administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The registry maintains a database of comprehensive information on all solid organ transplantation in the United State and supports the transplant community with ongoing evaluation and analyses of clinical status of current and past organ donors, transplant candidates, transplant recipients, transplant outcomes, and outcomes of living donors.  The current SRTR contractor is Chronic Disease Research Group, a division of the Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (formerly knows as the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation)

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