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Bridging the gap

Bridging the gap

Left to right: Gaurav Gupta, M.D., Darren Stewart, and Layla Kamal, M.D.

With support from a $100,000 grant from the Mendez National Institute of Transplantation FoundationVirginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers Gaurav Gupta, M.D., and Layla Kamal, M.D., are partnering with UNOS researchers to address the gap in scientific knowledge about the association between kidney biopsy results and transplant survival outcomes.

“We hope that our collaborative research efforts can help in reducing kidney discard and optimize the kidney allocation process to benefit patients with kidney failure,” Gupta said. The VCU co-investigators will provide clinical guidance and data analysis support, while UNOS staff members will lead the research and statistical analysis.

Read more about the research that aims to ultimately reduce the national kidney discard rate.

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