For presenting your thesis proposal, today on December 1st at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.
Our Dr. Tanjala Purnell was honored by her alma matter, Tougaloo College, with their distinguished 40 Under 40 alumni award. Tougaloo College awards this to young alumni for outstanding achievement and leadership in all phases of society.
Dr. Purnell works tirelessly to understand health equity and race disparity in healthcare and transplantation. We are incredibly proud to work with her as a part of the ERGOT team.
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Dr. Henderson’s background in law, ethics, health policy and management support her research into the health outcomes of live kidney donors and transplant patients. She is a national organ transplant law and policy expert and actively develops policy and guidance related to the donation and transplantation of organs from living donors to recipients in the United States. Dr. Henderson was recently elected to the 2017-2018 Board of Directors for the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).
1. What is your connection to donation?
I’m connected to donation and transplant personally and professionally. I’m a research scientist at Johns Hopkins specializing in live donor follow up and mHealth innovations related to live organ donation. Additionally, I’m a living donor myself. I donated my kidney to my cousin, Marc, on July 10, 2009.
Congratulations to ERGOT’s Dr. Allan Massie for joining the American Journal of Transplantation’s Editorial Board as a statistical editor! We are thrilled that you continue to contribute meaningfully to research in the transplant community.
Our Dr. Sommer Gentry will compete on FOX’s Superhuman TONIGHT at 9pm EST!
Gentry, a graduate of Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), will display her math puzzle-solving skills next to similarly impressive super-humans and compete for a prize of $100,000. She will solve a puzzle that she hopes will sell mathematics to an audience and to explain why she finds math so compelling.
This week, ERGOT Faculty Dr. Tanjala Purnell-Idowu and Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Dr. Lisa Angeline Cooper launched a new course in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, “Applications of Innovative Methods in Health Equity Research.” The course involved an amazing team of faculty members, including ERGOT Faculty Dr. Macey Henderson and several faculty members from the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity. Students (from all over the world) were very enthusiastic and actively engaged in the course and learned about novel methods, practical tools, and skills required to conduct health equity research and to translate evidence-based strategies into practice and policy.
We are proud to support Dr. Purnell and her ongoing work addressing health equity.
We were excited for the opportunity to present our work at the first ever Hopkins Surgery Research Day (May 24, 2017)! We brought 12 posters and gave 2 talks.
Congrats to our Research Data Analyst Mary Grace Bowring for her award winning poster on Sex and Size Disparity in Liver Transplant!
Core Faculty member and 2015 Rothman Early Career Development Award for Surgical Science award winner Dr. Tanjala Purnell gave an update on her ongoing research titled, “Patient Centered Research to Improve Equity in Access to Kidney Transplantation.”
Another highlight was our Halsted resident and PhD candidate Dr. Sandra DiBrito sharing her research in general surgery and transplantation, titled, “Outcomes Following General Surgery in Kidney Transplant Recipients.”
Thank you to the Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery for facilitating a great day of sharing engaging surgical science!