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Congratulations to Lisa McElroy, MD for being selected to participate in the 2014 Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH) supported by the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, July 21-25, 2014.

Congratulations to Zeeshan Butt, PHD who was was awarded an R03 grant by the NCI titled “Improving Longitudinal Quality of Life Assessment in Hepatocellular Carcinoma.” Dr. Butt is licensed clinical psychologist provides psychological evaluation and treatment in our Comprehensive Transplant Center. His research focuses on the development and application of patient reported outcomes (PROs) in the post-surgical context, with specific emphasis on organ donation and transplantation. Additionally, Dr. Butt leads the Quality of Life Workgroup of the Northwestern University Transplant Outcomes Research Collaborative (NUTORC) to foster multidisciplinary patient-centered research to provide research mentorship to postdoctoral fellows in this area. He is also the Co-Chair of the Health-Related Quality of Life Group of the NIH A2ALL study, providing leadership in the assessment of living liver donors’ well-being across 9 transplant centers.

Congratulations to Elisa Gordon, PhD, MPH, who along with her colleague David Pearlman, was awarded a small grant by the American Anthropological Association, titled “Research Ethics Learning Modules for Medical Anthropology and Ethnography.” Dr. Gordon is a Research Associate Professor for the Center of Healthcare Studies and Department of Surgery, Division of Organ Transplantation at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and co-leader of NUTORC’s Informed Consent & Disparities team. She is also the Principal Investigator of the HRSA grant “Evaluation of a Culturally Competent Website on Living Kidney Donation for Hispanics.”

The NUTORC Aging and Transplantation Workshop was held on Tuesday April 16, 2013. Drs. Sara CzajaPhilip Harvey, and David Loewenstein, faculty from the Center on Aging at the Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami were in attendance, along with Northwestern University clinicians, faculty, and researchers. The workshop’s purpose was to discuss the National Institute of Aging’s recent RFA on Solid Organ Transplantation: Older Donors and Recipients.

Luke Preczewski, previous Administrative Director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center, was awarded Best Overallfor his abstract, “Building a Collaborative Program in Transplant Related Health Services and Outcomes Research” at the 2013 UNOS Transplant Management Forum. The abstract focused on the start and continued growth of NUTORC. .

Are Living Liver Donors at Risk from Life-threatening “Near-miss” Events? A study published in the March issue of Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, reports that donor mortality is about 1 in 500 donors with living donor liver transplantation (LDLT).  Research of transplant centers around the world found that those with more experience conducting live donor procedures had lower rates of aborted surgery and life-threatening “near miss” events. Continue.

Congratulations to Lisa VanWagner, MD, MS for receiving the Scott Grundy Award for Excellence in Metabolism Research, which is to be presented during the Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2012 Scientific Sessions for her research entitled “Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Subclinical Atherosclerosis: Analyses from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study.” Dr. VanWagner is an F32 research fellow in the Department of Preventive Medicine and focuses her work on understanding the role of liver disease in the development of cardiovascular disease and its subsequent impact on liver transplantation outcomes.

Congratulations to Lisa McElroy, MD for her abstract titled ‘Examining the Influence of Biopsy on Organ Utilization in a Single OPO’ for winning a Top Poster of Distinction Award at the American Society of Transplant Surgeon’s 13th Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium “Success at the Margins.” Dr. McElroy is a T32 postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University and focuses her work on patient safety in transplantation.

Congratulations to Joe Feinglass, PhD, who received a Program in Public Health Teaching Excellence Award for his course on Health Services Research Design. Dr. Feinglass is a Research Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Center for Healthcare Studies. He has over 20 years of experience in health policy, quality improvement, health disparities, medical informatics, patient safety, and social epidemiology research.

On January 24th, 2013 Drs. Ladner and Woods,  the Principal Investigators of the NIDDK funded R01 study “A2ALL- Patient Safety System Improvements in Living Donor Liver Transplantation” convened the first A2ALL Safety Learning Collaborative. A multi-institutional team of clinicians (nurses, surgeons, anesthesiologists), researchers, and process experts from four leading transplant centers (NMH, Lahey, VCU, and Columbia) came together to design two interventions to improve patient safety for living liver donors.

Congratulations to Elisa Gordon, PhD, MPH, who was awarded an R21 by the NIH/NIDDK Grant titled “Optimizing Kidney Transplant Patient’ Informed Constant for Increased Risk Donors.” Dr. Gordon is a Research Associate Professor for the Center of Healthcare Studies and Department of Surgery, Division of Organ Transplantation at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and co-leader of NUTORC’s Informed Consent & Disparities team. She is also the Principal Investigator of the HRSA grant “Evaluation of a Culturally Competent Website on Living Kidney Donation for Hispanics.”

Congratulations to Zeeshan Butt, PHD who was recently promoted to Associate Professor in the Departments of Medical Social Sciences, and Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Butt is licensed clinical psychologist provides psychological evaluation and treatment in our Comprehensive Transplant Center. His research focuses on the development and application of patient reported outcomes (PROs) in the post-surgical context, with specific emphasis on organ donation and transplantation. Additionally, Dr. Butt leads the Quality of Life Workgroup of the Northwestern University Transplant Outcomes Research Collaborative (NUTORC) to foster multidisciplinary patient-centered research to provide research mentorship to postdoctoral fellows in this area. He is also the Co-Chair of the Health-Related Quality of Life Group of the NIH A2ALL study, providing leadership in the assessment of living liver donors’ well-being across 9 transplant centers.

 

 

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