Congratulations to Manasa Metireddy, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, who is the recipient of a Project Award from The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Metireddy received the three-year, $419,377 award to study transitional care for dialysis patients. Patients with end stage kidney disease (ESKD) face challenges in the early months of initiating […]
Congratulations to Tarek Alhamad, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Programs, Division of Nephrology, who was awarded a $350,000 Clinical Innovation grant from Mid-America Transplant to evaluate the Clinical and Economical Benefits of Organs from Hepatitis C-Positive Donors.
Pancreas transplantation is an effective, long-term treatment for patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus. For patients with diabetes mellitus and end stage renal disease (ESRD), simultaneous pancreas-kidney (SPK) transplantation improves patient and allograft survival compared to deceased donor kidney transplant alone. A recent study in Transplantation headed by Assistant Professor of Medicine Tarek Alhamad, MD, […]
Obesity, described as a body mass index (BMI) greater or equal to 30 kg/m2, is global epidemic. More than a third of the adults in the United States are considered obese. Organs from obese individuals are often not accepted for transplantation due to concerns of suboptimal organ quality and inferior allograft survival. This greatly affects […]
Brennan Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award Dan Brennan, MD was presented the American Society of Transplantation’s Senior Achievement Award in Clinical Transplantation at the AST Annual Meeting in Boston. This prestigious award honors a senior investigator whose lifelong work has advanced the field of transplantation. Remarkably, Dr. Brennan is a previous recipient of the AST […]