• Racial disparities in living and deceased organ donation and how we might start to mitigate them

  • Racial disparities in living and deceased organ donation and how we might start to mitigate them

  • Racial disparities in living and deceased organ donation and how we might start to mitigate them

  • Racial disparities in living and deceased organ donation and how we might start to mitigate them

  • Racial disparities in living and deceased organ donation and how we might start to mitigate them

  • Racial disparities in living and deceased organ donation and how we might start to mitigate them

#Organ Donation #North America

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Friday, July 30, 2021 - 4:00 PM (Local time in New York)
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Faculty:


Racial disparities in Europe


Christophe Legendre

Professor of Nephrology, Paris Descartes University
Head of the Adult Nephrology and Transplantation Unit, Necker Hospital
Paris, France

Dr. Legendre trained at the University of Montpellier, France, and spent 3 years as a postdoctoral fellow in the Immunogenetics Laboratory (Dr. Ronald Guttmann) at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Dr. Legendre is Consulting Editor of the American Journal of Transplantation,  Deputy Editor of Transplantation, and Associate Editor of Kidney International.

Dr. Legendre’s main research interests include clinical evaluation of new immunosuppressants, viral infection after transplantation (hepatitis, CMV, HHV8), transplantation in high-risk recipients (immunological risk, dual transplantations, and marginal kidneys), screening kidney biopsies, and recurrence of disease post-transplantation. He has published approximately 380 papers in English peer-reviewed journals.

Racial disparities in the United States


Tanjala Purnell

Associate Director,
Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute
Joint Appointment in Surgery
Baltimore, USA

Dr. Tanjala Purnell is an epidemiologist and health services researcher with over a decade of research experience related to identifying and addressing patient/family, healthcare system, and community factors influencing health and healthcare disparities for adults with cardiovascular disease risk factors, including hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and diabetes. She is an Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She holds joint faculty appointments in the Johns Hopkins Departments of Surgery, Health Policy and Management, and Health Behavior and Society.

In her role as an Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute, Dr. Purnell co-leads the institute’s efforts to facilitate and recognize collaborations between communities, universities, healthcare delivery systems, government, and the private sector to build collective capacity for achieving health equity in Baltimore. She is also the Associate Director for Education and Training at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity, where she leads the center’s award-winning educational and training programs for public health, nursing, and medical scholars working to advance health equity. In addition, she is the Director of community and stakeholder engagement for the Hopkins Epidemiology Research Group in Organ Transplantation, core faculty at the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, and affiliated faculty with the Bloomberg American Health Initiative and the Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research. 

Dr. Purnell has received several national and international research honors and has published findings from her work in leading medical and public health journals, including JAMA, Health Affairs, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, American Journal of Hypertension, American Journal of Transplantation, and Diabetes Care. She is deeply committed to community service, teaching, and mentoring and is the recipient of multiple Teaching Excellence Awards from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Session chairs


Andre Dick
Associate Professor of Surgery, Transplant Surgical Director, Pediatric Kidney Transplant Interim Surgeon-in-Chief University of Washington School of Medicine Seattle Children’s Hospital Seattle, United States
Amber Kernodle

MD MPH
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, United States

Schedule:


  • 05 min

    Welcome and introduction by the Chairs

  • 25 min

    Presentation: Racial disparities in Europe, Christophe Legendre, France

  • 05 min

    Live Q&A with Christophe Legendre, France

  • 25 min

    Presentation: Racial disparities in the United States, Tanjala Purnell, USA

  • 05 min

    Live Q&A with Tanjala Purnell, USA

  • 20 min

    Interactive panel discussion with audience participation led by the Chairs

  • 05 min

    Masterclass closing remarks


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