July 2019

The Kidney Transplant that Changed HIV Stigma Forever | Dorry Segev | TEDxJHU

Check out Dorry’s TEDxJHU talk about shattering HIV stigma through transplantation!


First living HIV-positive kidney transplant


The first living kidney donor under the HOPE Act took place at Johns Hopkins Hospital in March.

Read the full Washington Post article here:

Watch the CBS special here:


The Fierce Urgency of Now: A Special JHU Health Equity Event


Monday, February 25, 2019, ERGOT’s Dr. Tanjala Purnell organized the #UrgencyofNow2019 symposium in honor of colleague and friend Dr. Shalon Irving to help advance the national agenda to eliminate racial disparities in maternal health. The symposium attracted more than 500 registered attendees. To view the video recording and get more information about upcoming events visit, ttps:// .

ASTS 2019 Recap


This past January 10-13 was the 19th annual American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) Winter Symposium in Miami, FL. Thank you and congratulations to the ERGOT members who had the chance to present work, display posters, and participate in panel discussions.

Congratulations to ERGOT team members who won awards at this year’s ATC!

  • Dr. Christine Durand received the AST Clinical Science Career Development Award.
  • Dr. Christine Haugen received an ATC Travel Award.
  • Ashton Shaffer’s poster on “Patterns Of Antiretroviral Therapy Use Among US Liver Transplant Candidates With HIV” was in the top 10 Posters of Poster Session A.
  • Lyndsey Duquette received the AST Transplant Advocacy Award.

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