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Welcome! Congratulations on deciding to learn more about kidney transplant and living donation. Whether you are a patient, family member, friend, potential donor, or healthcare provider, we are here to help.
Explore Transplant is a national consortium of leading experts in transplant, health literacy, and research. Our commitment is to provide you with the best education and decision-making tools available.
Join me to welcome our newest lab member Imory Jefferson to Houston Methodist Patient Engagement, Diversity, and Education Research Lab! Imory joined our team in February as a Research Coordinator III. One of the projects she’s currently working on is a chronic kidney disease – Edutainment Research study for Linked by Love. Imory is most excited to be facilitating change that will positively impact the patient experience at Houston Methodist Hospital.
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Dr. LaShara Davis and her cohort of mentees in the Obesity Health Disparities PRIDE Program celebrate presenting their obesity-related research funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in Washington, DC.
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The Patient Engagement Research Lab is pleased to announce that LaShara Davis has been awarded a grant through the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) through her involvement in the Obesity Health Disparities program (OHD) which focuses on obesity prevention, treatment, and community-based interventions. “I am excited to have the opportunity to expand my research to include obesity, which is the single-most intervenable factor leading to chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and ultimately kidney disease. My hope is that this research can help guide the development of future health messaging that better encourages prevention of obesity and other chronic diseases,” said Davis.
Read the full article here: https://exploretransplant.org/mentoring-program-pr…
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I could not be any prouder of Dr Davis.
Congratulations Dr. Davis!
Tiffany Hopson, MBA, presenting our award-winning poster, “HOUSTON METHODIST HOSPITAL’S RISING STARS SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM: INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF DIVERSE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS” at the Global Health Summit celebrating the success of our Rising Stars program. The purpose of this research project was to develop and evaluate the value of a Rising Stars Summer Enrichment program in increasing the confidence of high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue careers in medicine and to build a pipeline to support these individuals.
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Check out how Dr. Waterman's passion led to not only presenting to Congress on ways to expand the field of transplantation, but also led to the founding of The Living Donation Storytelling Project which raises awareness of living kidney donation, provides education about organ donation process, highlights the impact it has on donors and recipients, and inspires others to become living donors.
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Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more for our patients! It is such a privilege to be part of this wonderful Transplant Center, we are here #leadingmedicine at #houstonmethodist!
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We don't have a great day, we make it a great day at Houston Methodist Patient Engagement Research Lab! The premiere of Linked by Love was a success! We couldn't have done it without you all! Thank you to all of our supporters who took time out of their busy day to make this event a great success!
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Houston Methodist Patient Engagement Research Lab premiered Linked by Love a 6-episode "edutainment" series created by Mendez National Institute of Transplantation Foundation to provide vital information about kidney disease, prevention of kidney disease, kidney failure, transplantation, and living donation. Thank you to all those who collaborated with us to make this event a success!
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Dr. Jonathan Daw, an Associate Professor of Sociology and Demography visited us from Pennsylvania State University to give Grand Rounds at Houston Methodist Transplant Center and presented "The Ties that Transplant". He enlightened us with living kidney donor relationship distribution - trend rate and potential living donor outcomes. We’re excited to get to work with him on future projects!
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Thank you Amy !
Check out our latest blog "A living donor's thoughts on a new calculator for hypertension risk" written by Martha Gershun, a nonprofit consultant and writer.
Read the article here: https://exploretransplant.org/a-living-donors-thou…
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Join us virtually today at 5:30 pm to bring awareness to our community about Kidney Disease, Kidney Failure, Transplantation, and Living Donation.
Linked by Love Premiere | The Health Museum
This event will feature the first 2 episodes of the series and provide an opportunity for community engagement with kidney patients and providers about the series and their experiences.
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HAPPENING TODAY: The Patient Engagement Research Lab at Houston Methodist, will host a free event for the public to premiere Linked by Love “edutainment” series "TODAY" - May 4, 2023, at The Health Museum in Houston, TX. Join us either in person or virtually to bring awareness to our community about Kidney Disease, Kidney Failure, Transplantation, and Living Donation.
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Did you know a bipartisan Congressional leadership team from both houses introduced new federal legislation on April 27 designed to protect living organ donors and promote organ donation?
Learn more here: https://exploretransplant.org/living-donor-protect…
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Join us to premiere the first 2 episodes, followed by a panel discussion and dialogue featuring Linked by Love a 6-episode “edutainment” series created by Mendez National Institute of Transplantation Foundation to provide vital information about kidney disease, prevention of kidney disease, kidney failure, transplantation, and living donation. Linked by Love follows the Morris family’s experience with kidney failure that addresses the cultural barriers and medical disparities that affect the African-American/Black population.
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Interested in surveying transplant patients and living donors and improving their patient experience? If so, we have 2 patient surveyor positions open - see information below. You do have to live in Texas to work in our lab. Join our diverse team! ... See MoreSee Less
Clinical Research Specialist - Surgery - Waterman lab in Houston, Texas | Careers at HMH SmithJOB SUMMARY At Houston Methodist, the Patient Engagement Research Laboratory conducts research focusing on improving patient engagement and empowerment, tailoring health messages to reduce disparities...
Dr. Dorry Segev revisits Houston Methodist Transplant Center to discuss innovations in living donor care with the living donor leaders here. Grateful to have him!
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Check out our latest blog on Caregivers of patients who play critically important roles in ensuring the success and celebrating a functioning kidney transplant. Dr. Waterman was cited in this article about the many ways that caregivers help, including celebrating that “life after a kidney transplant is full of possibility.”
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Happening TODAY!!! The Houston Methodist Patient Engagement Research Lab presents the premiere of the six-episode series, Linked By Love. This is a 6-episode "edutainment" series created by the Mendez National Institute of Transplantation Foundation to provide vital information about kidney disease, prevention of kidney disease, kidney failure, transplantation, and living donation.
Linked by Love follows the Morrises as they confront Beverly’s illness and make the decision to do things differently, together. Each relatable episode of Linked by Love follows the Morris family as they pursue help for Beverly and discover avenues for treatment, including transplantation and paying it forward through a living donor kidney chain.
Stay tuned for episode series link!
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Two leading scientists at Houston Methodist Transplant Center brainstorming about new research ideas, Drs. Linda Moore and Tariq Shafi.
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INSIGHTS FROM KIDNEY RECIPIENTS, LIVING DONORS AND TRANSPLANT PROFESSIONALS
Mentoring program to promote inclusivity in biomedical researchThe Patient Engagement Research Lab is pleased to announce that LaShara Davis has been awarded a grant through the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) through her involvement in the Obesity Health Disparities program (OHD) which focuses on obesity prevention, treatment and community-based interventions. “I am excited to have the opportunity to expand my research to include obesity, which …Read more
A living donor’s thoughts on a new calculator for hypertension riskWritten by Martha Gershun, Guest Blogger Of all the potential risks facing living kidney donors, three inter-related conditions are typically top of mind – diabetes, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease. Transplant centers attempt to screen for all three risk factors, typically using pre-determined numerical cut-offs to decide who will be accepted and who will be rejected as a donor. Donor …Read more
A good first step…let’s do more!Written by Martha Gershun, Guest Blogger A bipartisan Congressional leadership team from both houses introduced new federal legislation on April 27 designed to protect living organ donors and promote organ donation. The Living Donor Protection Act (H.R. 2923) was introduced by Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH), Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE), Congressman Jim Costa (D-CA), Congressman John Curtis …Read more