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In the News 2016

Beth Mosele to speak at ISHLT conference in 2017

“Optimal Multidisciplinary Approach to Care for MCS Patients Across the Continuum of Care”.

Keep them at home – Interventions to prevent readmission

Panel Members:

Stephan Schueler, MD, PhD, The Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Claudius Mahr, DO, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Jodie Lantz, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, Childrens Health Dallas, TX, USA

Christopher T Bowles, MD, Harefield Hospital, Harefield, UK

Elizabeth Mosele, Hermann Memorial, Houston, TX, USA


STSW Representation on NLDAC Advisory Board

Barrett Gray has been selected to represent STSW on the National Living Donor Assistance Center  Advisory Board.

The NLDAC Advisory Group provides guidance and advice on the development of program policies as well as monitoring of program outcomes. By contributing their relevant experience, Advisory Group members engage in strategic planning to ensure the program guidelines support efficient operations and are aligned with the mission of the program.  Congratulations, Barrett,  for being chosen to represent social workers!

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Please support one of our members, Gracie Moore Greene, DrPH, LCSW-C, who recently published an article entitled “Description of a Psychosocial Assessment Instrument and Risk Criteria to Support Social Work Recommendations for Kidney Transplant Candidates.” The full citation is available under Publications.

Big Win for Transplant Recipients
CMS Drops Proposal That Would Have Restricted Access to Essential Drugs


In the News – 2013

Lungs don’t die when you do, so study seeks donors who die outside of the hospital

Seeking lung donors after at-home death

March is National Kidney Month

‘Bloodless’ Lung Transplants Offer Hint at Surgery’s Future — 2/24/13

Skin cancer is common in organ transplant patients due to immunosuppressant medications — 2/8/13

Time to kidney transplant varies by race, insurance — 2/1/13

Soldier who lost 4 limbs has double-arm transplant — 1/28/13


In the News – 2012

Emory doctors perform 1st triple organ transplant in Georgia — 12/17/12

Nobel economists’ big impact: Kidney transplants — 12/15/12

Judy Simpson Memorial Fund Established at Emory — 12-13-2012

Spain remains world transplant leader — 12-04-12

New Technologies Deliver ‘Breathing Lungs’ to Transplant Patients — 11/29/12

Joseph E. Murray, Transplant Doctor and Nobel Prize Winner, Dies at 93 — 11/27/12

Hospitals Ordered to Do More to Protect Kidney Donors — 11/13/12

EMTs brave Superstorm Sandy to get Easton man to heart transplant — 11/04/12

Maine girl bounces back after 6-organ transplant — 2/2/2012



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