Following a federal open competition acquisition process, the Chronic Disease Research Group (CDRG) of the Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI) was awarded the federal contract to operate the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). Among its key functions, the SRTR evaluates the status of the nation’s solid organ transplant system and provides analytic support to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) for purposes including the formulation and evaluation of organ allocation policies in the United States.
HHRI will continue to manage the SRTR under contract with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The new contract award marks the third contract term for the operation of the SRTR for HHRI, which has operated the SRTR since 2010. The new contract contains a series of optional terms that may extend the period of performance through September 2025.
HHRI is the research arm and a nonprofit subsidiary of Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc., an integrated healthcare system that includes the Hennepin County Medical Center.
Jon J. Snyder, PhD, MS, will continue to serve as SRTR Director, Ajay K. Israni, MD, MS, as Deputy Director, Bertram L. Kasiske, MD, FACP, as Medical Director for Living Donation, and Ryutaro (Ryo) Hirose, MD, as Surgical Director. National Senior Staff members with organ-specific expertise and expertise in epidemiology, histocompatibility, biostatistics, economics, and computer modeling of allocation systems help complete the team. More information about SRTR can be found at www.srtr.org.