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UNOS researchers present studies at 2022 American Transplant Congress

UNOS researchers present studies at 2022 American Transplant Congress

Twenty-three United Network for Organ Sharing staff members authored or co-authored studies to present at the 2022 American Transplant Congress, which is the joint annual meeting of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.

Transplant professionals from around the globe participate in the event every year to hear about cutting edge organ and tissue transplant research. This year’s hybrid meeting ATC was held in Boston June 4-8.

The work presented by UNOS researchers this year addressed a broad spectrum of transplant-related issues, ranging from improving equity in access, the impact of COVID-19 on donation and transplant, and analyses regarding the impact of policy on organ allocation.

UNOS researchers authoring or contributing to the studies include:

  • Sarah Booker, MPH, research analyst
  • Keighly Bradbrook, Ph.D., research scientist
  • Matt Cafarella, MPH, policy analyst
  • Laura Cartwright, MPH, Ph.D., manager, research science
  • Wida Cherikh, Ph.D., principal research scientist
  • Julia Foutz, MPH, research scientist
  • Cole Fox, MPA, policy analyst
  • Amber Fritz, Ph.D, assistant director of research
  • Katrina Gauntt, M.S., research analyst
  • Rebecca Goff, Ph.D., manager, research scientist
  • Courtney Jett, policy analyst
  • David Klassen, M.D., chief medical officer
  • Kelsi Lindblad, Ph.D., research analyst
  • Carlos Martinez, M.S., data scientist
  • Tatenda Mupfuzde, Ph.D., senior research scientist
  • Samantha Noreen, Ph.D., research scientist
  • Andrew Placona, MSPPM, manager, data science
  • Amanda Robinson, M.S., research scientist
  • Erin Schnellinger, Ph.D., research scientist
  • Darren Stewart, M.S., principal research scientist
  • Morgan Stuart, M.S., data scientist
  • Jennifer Wainright, Ph.D., senior research scientist
  • Anne Zehner, MPH, research analyst

NOTE: Some of these studies were supported wholly or in part by Health Resources and Services Administration contract HHSH250-2019-00001C. However, the content is the responsibility of the authors alone and does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government. 


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