Transplant research funded by philanthropic donors

science research - cell culture
Dr. Dawn Belt Davis
Dr. Sarah Panzer
Dr. Tripti Singh
Dr. Sandesh Parajuli

Several Department of Medicine faculty members have been selected for Hope, Meet Gratitude Research Awards, which provide $23,000 over 1 year. The awards were funded through the generosity of philanthropic donors to the UW Health transplant program. 

Pictured at top right in the order listed below:

  • Dawn Belt Davis, MD, PhD, associate professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, will lead a project entitled, "Cholecystokinin receptor agonism as a novel therapy to improve cell survival in human islet transplant." 
  • Sarah Panzer, MD, assistant professor, Nephrology, will lead a project entitled, "B cell survival cytokines in transplant glomerulopathy." 
  • Tripti Singh, MD, assistant professor (CHS), and Sandesh Parajuli, MD, assistant professor (CHS), both of Nephrology, will co-lead a project entitled, "Predicting delayed graft function in kidney transplant recipients using non-invasive urine biomarker test." 

Additional Hope, Meet Gratitude transplant research awards were made to David Al-Adra, MD, PhD and Joshua Mezrich, MD of the Department of Surgery.