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.

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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.

ERGOT @ ATC 2018

Interested in our research? Want to meet the team? Join the ERGOT team for talks and poster presentations! It’s easy to find us. Just download this handy guide to ERGOT at ATC 2018. See you there!

ASTS 2018 Recap

January 11-14 was the 18th annual American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) Winter Symposium in Miami, FL. Over 30 ERGOT members had the opportunity to present our work in the poster exhibition, soapbox and oral abstract presentations, and panel discussions.

On Thursday, January 11, Dr. Jackie Garonzik-Wang highlighted newsworthy events in transplantation during 2017 in her talk Hot Topics in Kidney Transplantation.

The hottest topic in kidney transplantation from 2017 was Selena Gomez’s live donor kidney transplant, which she received from her close friend Francia Raisa.

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Congratulations to Sunjae Bae, KMD MPH!

For presenting your thesis proposal, today on December 1st at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.

Dr. Tanjala Purnell Receives Prestigious Award

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.

Congratulations, Tanjala!


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