Innovative Discoveries Series

Achieving Transplant Equity: Closing the Gaps in Disparities, Interventions, and Research  

In the United States, African Americans experience disproportionately high rates of end stage renal disease (ESRD), but they are substantially less likely to receive living donor kidney transplants (LDKT). African American patients may encounter barriers to LDKT at several steps along the path to receiving it, including consideration, pursuit, completion of LDKT, and the post-LDKT experience. This presentation will discuss potential opportunities to address barriers to LDKT and promote equity in access to LDKT.

Presented By:

Tanjala Purnell, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Transplant Surgery, Epidemiology & Health Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins University

Free!  Lunch will be served!

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.


Friday, August 23, 2019
Noon to 1 p.m.
In-person: Christiana Hospital,Room 1100
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This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

Upcoming Lectures:

September 9: Health Equity: When We Wish Prediction Failed