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May 2021

Dr. Macey Levan and Dr. Dorry Segev interviewed on ABC-15

Dr. Dorry Segev & Dr. Macey Levan had an interview w/ ABC-15’s Marc Thompson to discuss vaccination in those who are immunosuppressed and the possible need of a third dose of the vaccine. Fun fact: Marc Thompson and Dr. Macey Levan are cousins, and she donated her kidney to him!

Valen Keefer, a participant in our vaccine study, interviewed on ABC News

Watch Valen Keefer talk with ABC10 in Sacramento about what it’s like to be a transplant patient after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Transplant patients should be able to get back to some normalcy like everyone else, but these immunocompromised patients may need a 3rd dose for adequate protection. Our research team is enrolling patients in our clinical trial. Please contact us for more information.

Dr. Segev on MSNBC News

Our Dr. Dorry Segev talked Live with MSNBC’s Kristen Welker. Transplant patients should get vaccinated, but act like they are not. Our team is studying the antibody levels in transplant patients, and are learning if a 3rd vaccine could help these immunocompromised patients live a more normal life as the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Dorry Segev on CBS News

Be sure to catch up on Dr. Dorry Segev’s interview with CBS about vaccines, CDC guidelines, and people who are immunosuppressed

Dr. Dorry Segev interviewed on NPR

Today, Dr. Segev spoke to NPR about the vaccine response data in those who are immunosuppressed.

https://www.npr.org/2021/05/05/993994531/covid-19-vaccines-might-not-work-as-well-for-those-with-organ-transplants?fbclid=IwAR027arGAe0W5emmxMIA6dmbSf7qGKz_Y7fxh5qoSV8ioFJrCOeQOkZvV9g

New research paper: “Antibody Response to 2-Dose SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine Series in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients”

Brian J. Boyarsky, MD, PhD1William A. Werbel, MD2Robin K. Avery, MD2Aaron A. R. Tobian, MD, PhD3Allan B. Massie, PhD1Dorry L. Segev, MD, PhD1Jacqueline M. Garonzik-Wang, MD, PhD1 collaborated on the sequel to their highly acclaimed original paper, “Immunogenicity of a Single Dose of SARS-CoV-2 Messenger RNA Vaccine in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients.”

Post Doc Openings

We are looking for a few post-docs who want to train in our multi disciplinary transplant research program—particularly interested if you have skills in qualitative research and analysis. Please email macey@jhmi.edu, if interested!

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