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CTC Summer Student Immersion Program

The Comprehensive Transplant Center (CTC) offers an unpaid summer immersion program to students (undergraduates, M1s and M2s) who are interested in transplant research. During this experience students will:

  • Develop and complete a research project with their mentor
  • Gain basic understanding of transplantation through lectures, meetings and research
  • Learn to use PubMed and Endnote
  • Present summer research project at Poster Walk

This is an eight-week program and every student is given a succinct project and assigned a mentor for the summer. The first week, all students will learn to navigate PubMed searches, EndNote and will receive a basic overview of abdominal organ transplantation. Then students will start focusing on the topic of their research project through reading and face-to-face teaching with their mentor.

Students and mentors create project schedules and will check in at least once a week. There will be three to four lectures weekly from transplant clinicians on topics relevant to transplantation. Students may have the opportunity to observe a surgery, pending hospital policy at the time of the program.

How to Apply

We encourage college and medical school students from different institutions to apply. We also encourage minority and students with disabilities to apply. Program dates will be posted soon (June/July).

The application window has now closed. Selection process and mentor pairing will occur in February. Students will be asked to confirm participation if selected and begin the onboarding process shortly after. Medical records and background checks are required for onboarding.

At this time, we are preparing for in-person participation at our offices on the Chicago campus. Students should be prepared to come to our office 20 hours per week for lectures and project research. This is an unpaid internship and does not offer travel reimbursement. Please direct any questions to ctc@northwestern.edu.

Previous Students

 2022 Summer Students
Announcement will be made soon!

 2021 Summer Students

Students on Zoom together

Student

Education

Mentor(s)

Research Title

Abdulaziz Ahmed

Medical Student

Sook Park, MD & John Friedewald, MD

Novel Subject-Level Cluster Analysis of CTOT-08 Kidney Transplant Trial

Aisha A. Ahmed

Medical Student

Caroline Lemoine, MD

Anticoagulation after pediatric renal transplantation: A single-center experience at Lurie Children’s Hospital

Sareen Ali

Medical Student

Valentina Stosor, MD

Incidence and Outcome Features of BK Nephropathy in Kidney Transplant Recipients Living with HIV

Lauren Allegretti

Undergrad

Sook Park, MD & John Friedewald, MD

Novel Subject-Level Cluster Analysis of CTOT-08 Kidney Transplant Trial

Charlie Chmelik

Undergrad

Daniela Ladner, MD

Hepatic Encephalopathy Patient Perspective Video

George Duncan

Medical Student

Dinee Simpson, MD & Devin Piepert, MD

Racial Disparities in Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) Post Kidney Transplant

Bilen Ghirmai

Undergrad

Andrew Benintende, MD

Lipid processing in HepG2 cells grown on different extracellular matrix stiffnesses

Ansh Goyal

Medical Student

Valentina Stosor, MD

1-year infection outcomes after heart transplantation in patients bridged with ventricular assist devices

Alvin Thomas

Undergrad

James Mathew, PhD

Immune tolerance and post-transplant complications following kidney transplantation

Melinda Xu

Undergrad

Daniela Ladner, MD MPH & Charles Manski, PhD

Racial Disparities in Annual Hospitalization due to Liver Cirrhosis

 2020 Summer Students

This year we hosted a virtual lecture series for 20 students which included over 25 talks.

 2019 Summer Students

Group of students from 2019

Student

Education

Mentor(s)

Project Title

Rhea Sharma High School Borja/Katariya The Recent Decline of Pancreas Transplantation: Causes and Conclusions
Ella Nettnin Undergraduate Gordon ENGAGE: Expanding Live Donor Kidney Transplantation through Advocacy and Social Media: A Focus on Patient Comfort Level in Initiating Conversations About Living Donation
Ali Zarandazchi Med Student Gordon ENGAGE: Expanding Live Donor Kidney Transplantation through Advocacy and Social Media: A Focus on Assessing the Pressure on Potential Living Donors to Donate
Diane Casini Med Student Caicedo/Daud Postoperative vascular complications and primary non-function in DCD liver transplantations
AlejandraVelazquez Undergraduate Caicedo/Daud Postoperative vascular complications and primary non-function in DCD liver transplantations
Anil Mishra Med Student Park Machine Learning Pilot Study: Turning Unstructured Kidney Biopsy Data into Structured Data via Natural Language Processing
Sydney Rabin Med Student Ladner Creating Reading-Level Appropriate, Multimedia Tools to Educate Patients on Hepatic Encephalopathy
Je-Woo Im High School Ladner Creating Reading-Level Appropriate, Multimedia Tools to Educate Patients on Hepatic Encephalopathy
Riziki Covington Undergraduate Simpson The African American Transplant Access Program: Making Transplants Attainable for Marginalized Groups
Matthew Au Med Student Ison Respiratory Viral Infections in Hospitalized Adults: Comparative Outcomes on Detected Viruses April 2009-April 2018
Rithva Ramesh Undergraduate Ison Respiratory Viral Infections in Hospitalized Adults: Comparative Outcomes on Detected Viruses April 2009-April 2018
Olivia Finks Undergraduate Ison Respiratory Viral Infections in Hospitalized Adults: Comparative Outcomes on Detected Viruses April 2009-April 2018
Angelin Mathew High School Wertheim Validating and Characterizing the Specific Binding Capabilities of Phage Display Derived Peptides to Decellularized Kidney
Salmaan Zafer Med Student Caicedo/Daud Ischemic Cholangiopathy, Biliary Complications, and Long-term Outcomes of Patients who received Livers from Donors who underwent Cardiac Death
Tommy Cerri Med Student Caicedo/Daud Ischemic Cholangiopathy, Biliary Complications, and Long-term Outcomes of Patients who received Livers from Donors who underwent Cardiac Death
Mark Antkowiak AOSC Wertheim Patient Specific Modeling of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease using 3D Printing
Mia Levitsky High School Ison Retrospective Review of de novo Antibody Formation or Antibody-Mediated Rejection in Renal Transplant Recipients with BKVN Managed with Immunosuppression Reduction
Payal Shukla Med Student Ison Retrospective Review of de novo Antibody Formation or Antibody-Mediated Rejection in Renal Transplant Recipients with BKVN Managed with Immunosuppression Reduction
Zach Shalginewicz Med Student Mazumder Early Detection of Liver Cirrhosis Using EMR
Polineni AOSC Wertheim Cell-signaling Molecules and Vasculogenesis in ex vivo Decellularized Kidney Scaffolds
Chris Yang AOSC Ladner Personality and Prehabilitation in End-Stage Liver Disease
Osama Siddiqui AOSC Ladner Personality and Prehabilitation in End-Stage Liver Disease
Steven Duc Tran AOSC Ladner
Allie Carroll AOSC Levitsky Assessment of Desire to Attempt Immunosuppression Withdrawal in Autoimmune Hepatitis and Post-liver Transplant Patients

 2018 Summer Students

Title

NAME
EDUCATION
MENTOR
TOPIC

Mohan Ravi

AOSC

Ladner

Living Donor Liver Transplantation: An Evaluation of Incidental Findings During Donor Workup

Eden Sharabi

AOSC

Levitsky

Assessment of Patient’s Desire to Attempt Immunosuppression Withdrawal in Autoimmune Hepatitis and Post-liver Transplant Patients

Christopher Collier

Medical Student

Ladner

Creating Reading-Level Appropriate Multimedia Educational Tools for Patients with Liver Cirrhosis

Anam Chhatriwala

Medical Student

Mazumder

Analyzing the Effect of Liver Transplantation on Myocardial Strain Using Speckle-Tracking Echocardiography in Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)

Sallyan Rusnak

Medical Student

Ison

Respiratory Viral Infections in Hospitalized Adults: Comparative Outcomes  on Detected Viruses April 2009-April 2018

Michelle Lam

Medical Student

Mazumder

Analyzing the Effect of Liver Transplantation on Myocardial Strain Using Speckle-Tracking Echocardiography in Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)

Lauren Gabra

Medical Student

Simpson

Racial Disparities in Access to Liver Transplant Waiting List

Trisha Kaundinya

HPME

Ladner

Pre-Transplant Cirrhosis Exercise Dynamics and Patient-Perceived Preferences: A Systematic Review and Analysis

Megan Tcheng

Undergrad

Ison

Respiratory Viral Infections in Hospitalized Adults: Comparative Outcomes  on Detected Viruses April 2009-April 2018

Erin Kim

Undergrad

Mazumder

Analyzing the Effect of Liver Transplantation on Myocardial Strain Using Speckle-Tracking Echocardiography in Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)

Gabriella Seo

Undergrad

Ison

Respiratory Viral Infections in Hospitalized Adults: Comparative Outcomes  on Detected Viruses April 2009-April 2018

Mitch Afifi

Undergrad

McNutt

Frailty as a Predictor of Outcome

Ishaani Khatri

Undergrad

Ladner

Utilization and Analysis of Proactive Safety Debriefings to Assess Patient Safety in Living Donor Liver Transplantation

Madilyn Matsunaga

Undergrad

Ladner

Assessing Patient Safety in Living Donor Liver Transplants Using Proactive Safety Debriefings

Neha Sharma

Undergrad

Gordon

ENGAGE: Expanding Live Donor Kidney Transplantation through Advocacy and Social Media:  A Focus on Recruitment

Christina Im

Undergrad

Wertheim

Gene Expression Patterns of Recellularized Kidney Scaffolds with Stem cell-derived Renal Organoid Cells

Aneesh Maganti

High School

Liu

Identification of Cell Types That Harbor Cytomegalovirus DNA in Acutely and Latently Infected Mice Spleen

Nader Mujtaba

High School

Daud

NUTORC: Assessing a Decade of Achievements

Dario Ciaciura

High School

VanWagner

Implementation Science to Improve Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Among Liver Transplant Recipients

Christine Hou

High School

Liu

Identification of Cell Types That Harbor Cytomegalovirus DNA in Acutely and Latently Infected Mice Spleen

 2017 Summer Students

Title

NAME

EDUCATION

MENTOR

TOPIC

Bettina Chung

AOSC

Wertheim

Differentiation of Definitive Endoderm from H9 Human Embryonic Stem Cells

Ian Hollyer

AOSC

Ison

Assessment of Methenamine Hippurate for the Prevention of Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections in Adult Renal Transplant Recipients: A Single Center Study

Christopher Mowry

AOSC

Levitsky

Biomarkers for the Diagnosis of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis in the Liver Transplant Population

Stewart Pine

AOSC

VanWagner

The Relationship Between Body Composition Profiles and Outcomes in Liver Transplantation

Brett Nelson

Medical Student

Ison

Clinical Outcomes Related to Antimicrobial Therapy for Infections due to Multi-Drug Resistant Gram Negative Bacilli in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

Kim Pardilla

Medical Student

Wallia/Kling-Colson/Karam

Development of an Assessment Tool of Diabetes Knowledge After Education with the ‘DIY-Diabetes Management’ System

Alexander Polyak

Medical Student

Shetty/Ganger

Evaluation of Renal Outcomes for Liver Transplant Patients on Renal Sparing Protocol

Lindsay Adamski

Undergrad

VanWagner

The Relationship Between Body Composition Profiles and Outcomes in Liver Transplantation

Hamza Ashfaq

Undergrad

Wolf

Determinant Factors of Routine Patient Portal Usage in Kidney and Liver Transplant Recipients

Tenzin Babu

Undergrad

Ison

Clinical Outcomes Related to Antimicrobial Therapy for Infections due to Multi-Drug Resistant Gram Negative Bacilli in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

Karisma Chhabria

Undergrad

Bhorade

Clinical Implications of Lung Microbiota Dynamics in the Transplant Population

Samuel Chiang

Grinnell

Friedewald

Wellness and Health Outcomes of Live Kidney Donors (Whole Donor Study)

Siyuan Du

Grinnell

Liu

Characterization of the Course of MCMV Acute Infection and Latency Establishment in Mouse Spleen

Michelle Guo

Undergrad

Luo

Collagen Scaffolds for Islet Cell Transplantation in Treatment of Type I Diabetes

Christina Im

Undergrad

Wertheim

Improving Adhesion and Retention of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells in Decellularized Rat Kidney Extracellular Matrices

Akash Karmur

Undergrad

Fryer

Medical Student Duty Hours

Aidan M.

Undergrad

Levitsky

Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Services Amongst Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients

Ari Spellman

Undergrad

Ladner

Evaluation of Online Educational Resources for Cirrhosis Patients and Caregivers

Francesca Varias

Grinnell

Ison

Assessment of Methenamine Hippurate for the Prevention of Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections in Adult Renal Transplant Recipients: A Single Center Study

Kevin  Chen

High School

Gordon

Linguistic Access to Care: Availability of Spanish Communication Systems in U.S. Hospitals

Mihir  Kumar

High School

Gordon

Linguistic Access to Care: Availability of Spanish Communication Systems in U.S. Hospitals

Mateen  Motavaf

High School

Wertheim

Validating Antibodies for Kidney Organoid Characterization

 2016 Summer Students

2016_summer_students

NAME

EDUCATION

MENTOR

TOPIC

Avni Bavish

AOSC

Skaro/ Zhao

Age-related Hazard in Liver Transplantation

Daniella Ohnemus

AOSC

Alonso

A Pilot Study of the Feasibility and Variability of the PedsPCF Item Bank as a Screening Tool for Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy

Elliot Russell

AOSC

Ison

Parainfluenza Virus in Hospitalized Adults: A 7-Year Retrospective Study

Bilal Naved

MSTP

Wertheim

Developing Functional Metrics to Assess Therapeutic Interventions in a Rodent Model for Limb Transplantation

Ahmad Atallah

Medical Student

Atiemo

Characteristics of Donors Turned Down Following Complete Evaluation for Living Donor Liver Transplantation

Devan Higginbotham

Medical Student

Wallia

Donor Characteristics in Liver Transplant Patient Population in a Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating Glycemic Control Post Transplant

David Lyubashevsky

Medical Student

Shetty

Prospective Study of a Steroid Free, low dose Tacrolimus with Everolimus Regimen in Kidney Transplant

Stephanie Arias

Graduate Student

Ladner/Elrich-Jones

Effects of Rehabilitation for Liver Transplant Recipients

Parker Stride

Graduate Student

Fryer

Ischemic Cholangiopathy in DCD Recipients: Creating a Standard Definition and Grading System

Joseph Beggs

Undergrad

Wertheim

Cytochrome P450 Metabolic Activity as an Indicator of Cell Maturation

Jeffry Granados

Undergrad

Wertheim

Protein Characterization in Cellular Repopulation in Healthy and Fibrotic Kidney Extracellular Matrix Scaffolds

Emily Hayes

Undergrad

Liu

Quantification of Murine Cytomegalovirus DNA in Mouse Bone Marrow Cells during the Course of Acute Infection and the Establishment of Latency

Eman Hijab

Undergrad

Koller

Pharmacological Interventions to Prolong Primary Unassisted Patency

Sameeksha Malhotra

Undergrad

Mixon

A Billing Process Improvement for the Comprehensive Transplant Center

Rishabh Mazmudar

Undergrad

Ladner/Elrich-Jones

Investigating the Impact of Post-Operative Rehabilitation on Liver Transplant Outcomes

Sydney Tardrew

Undergrad

Ison

Parainfluenza Virus in Hospitalized Adults:  A 7-Year Retrospective Study

Aditi Bawa

High School

Daud

Community, Caregiver, and Advocacy Group-Directed Strategies to Lead Comparative Effectiveness Research for Liver Cirrhosis

Anisa Ciaciura

High School

Luo

A Generation of Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Growth- Transformed B Cell Lines

Arun Maganti

High School

VanWagner

Cardiovascular Risk Assessment of the Liver Transplant Candidate: An Evaluation of the Evidence and Proposed Management Strategies

 2015 Summer Students

2015_summer_students

NAME

EDUCATION

MENTOR

TOPIC

Kevin Y Chang

AOSC

Ladner

The Use of Neuro-monitoring to Reduce Compression Neuropraxia in Living Liver Donors

Ruizhi Dong

AOSC

Levitsky

Factors Mediating the Rejection of Kidneys in Patients of Simultaneous Liver-Kidney Transplants

Helen Gomez

AOSC

Caicedo

Hispanic Preferences and Perceptions of the Kidney Transplant Education Received at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Nicolas Krepostman

AOSC

Ladner

The Use of Neuro-monitoring to Reduce Compression Neuropraxia in Living Liver Donors

Andy Lee

AOSC

Ladner

A Multicenter Study of Factors that Increase Cognitive Load in Living Donor Liver Transplants

Erica Malagon-Blackwell

AOSC

Caicedo

Hispanic Preferences and Perceptions of the Kidney Transplant Education Received at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Stephen Ngo

AOSC

Ison

The Impact of Pre-Transplant Infections on Post-Liver Transplant Outcomes

Benjamin Rodrigues

AOSC

Caicedo/Butt

Racial Differences in Post-Renal Transplantation Health-Related Quality of Life

Dustin Slagle

AOSC

Ison

Epidemiology and Outcomes of Fever during the First Month after Simultaneous Pancreas-Kidney Transplant

Pascal Accoh

Medical Student

Baker

Analysis of the Outcomes of Liver Transplants at Northwestern Based on Quality of Organs and Priority on Transplant List

Francis Eusebio

Medical Student

Maganti

The Interesting Presentations of Infective Endocarditis in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

David R. Kasjanski

Medical Student

Friedewald

Comparison of Digital versus Light Microscopy in Renal Allograft Biopsies

Akta Patel

Medical Student

Bhorade

Comparison of the Incidence of Diabetes in Two Immunosuppressive Regimens in Lung Transplant Patients

Henry Schmidt

Medical Student

Ison

Epidemiology and Outcomes of Patients Admitted with Respiratory Syncytial Virus: A Six Year Retrospective Study

Pratyusha Yadavalli

Graduate Student

Bhorade

Renal Failure in Lung Transplant Patients

Alina Ahmad

Undergrad

Ladner

A2ALL-Patient Safety System Improvements in Living Donor Liver Transplantation

Wilson Faeh

Undergrad

Leventhal/Stare

T-Regulatory Adoptive Cell Transfer (TRACT)

Binu Kolenchery

Undergrad

Luo

Post-Transplant Immunotolerance Induced by Nanoparticles

Jacob B. Lissoos

Undergrad

Wertheim

Isolation of Hepatocytes from 3-D ECM Scaffolding

Victoria Liu

Undergrad

Hazen

Using Past MELD Scores as a Predictor for Future Changes

Alexandra Pfenning

Undergrad

Levitsky/Al-Saden

A Chronology of Hepatitis C Treatments

Alexander Siarris

Undergrad

Baker

Analysis of the Outcomes of Liver Transplants at Northwestern Based on Quality of Organs and Priority on Transplant List

Zayd Ahmed

High School

Daud

Causes and Clinical Consequences of Equipment Malfunction in Surgical Procedures

Kevin Chow

High School

Daud

Medical Records in Research, Paper or Electronic?

Anisa Ciaciura

High School

Salehitezangi

Social Media Strategies for Cirrhotic Patient Outreach

Becky Shepard

High School

Salehitezangi

Social Media and NUTORC

 2014 Summer Students

2014_summer_students

NAME

EDUCATION

MENTOR

TOPIC

Ania Bilski

AOSC

Ison

Non-U.S. Born Transplant Candidates: Infectious Screening and Evaluation Hurdles

Chris Feng

AOSC

Ison

Vaccine Responses in Combined Hematopoietic Stem Cell-Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

Mia Helfrich

AOSC

Ison

A Retrospective Study to Describe the Epidemiology and Outcomes of Opportunistic Infections Post-Solid Organ Transplantation

Blake Platt

AOSC

Ladner/Woods

Living Donor Liver Transplant Surgery – Donor Adverse Events Codebook

Amanda Rosen

AOSC

Ison

Utility and Outcomes of Expanded Live Solid Organ Donor Screening

Jessica Lee Houk

Medical Student

Ison

Timing and Outcomes of Antiviral and Antibacterial Therapy in Patients Admitted with Influenza: A Five Year Retrospective Study

Vadim Lyuksemburg

Medical Student

Skaro

Project 1: Outcomes of Basilic Vein Transposition for Hemodialysis: A Meta-Analysis. Project 2: Evaluating the Impact of Graft Type on Biliary Complications After Liver Transplantation

Sanaa Abdul Hameed

Medical School Graduate

Ladner

Hospital Patient Safety Culture in Living Donor Liver Transplantation

John Cannizzaro

Graduate Student

Ladner

Patient Safety in Living Donor Liver Transplantation: Equipment Malfunction

John Capua

Graduate Student

Gordon

Cultural Competency in Organ Donation: A Literature Review of Interventions

Katy Skibba

Graduate Student

Ladner

Risk Factors for Mortality in Cirrhotic Patients with a Low MELD Score

Nicholas Welsh

Graduate Student

Wallia

Evaluation of Hypoglycemia in a Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Moderate to Intensive Glycemic Control Post-Liver Transplant

Jennifer Zakko

Graduate Student

Gordon

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Kidney Transplant Access and Outcomes

Corey Meehan

Undergrad

Ladner

Patient Safety in Living Donor Liver Transplantation: Patient Positioning

Gabrielle Schwartzman

Undergrad

Ladner

Patient Safety in Living Donor Liver Transplantation: Sign in and Time Out

Tanvi Subramanian

Undergrad

Levitsky

Assessment of Energy Metabolism with Exercise in Liver Transplant Recipients

Jaylen Thomas

Undergrad

Levitsky

Incidence of Early Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events after Liver Transplantation

Sanskriti Varma

Undergrad

Caicedo

Are Kidney Transplant Centers in the US Targeting Minorities? Website Evaluation of Transplant Centers Across the Nation

Jacob Lissoos

High School

Wertheim

The Impact of 3-D Micro-Bio Scaffold Design On Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Hepatocyte Maturation and Differentiation

 2013 Summer Students

2013_summer_students

NAME

EDUCATION

MENTOR

TOPIC

Peter Bjorkman Dorschner

AOSC

Ison

Nosocomial Infections within the First Month of Solic Organ Transplantation

Kamil Bober

AOSC

Ison

Clinical and Virological Outcomes of BK Virus Nephropathy Treated with Cidofovir

Edwardo Bustamante

AOSC

Levitsky

The Six Minute Walk Distance to Measure Exercise Capacity Early After Liver Transplantation

Jamie Amanda Chin

 AOSC

Skaro

The Alphabet Soup of Kidney Transplantation in the Elderly

Mathew Goodmanson

AOSC

Levitsky

Colonoscopic Evaluation of Diarrhea and Colitis in Abdominal Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

Joshua Lee

AOSC

Levitsky

The Six Minute Walk Distance to Measure Exercise Capacity Early After Liver Transplantation

Adrian Tomes

AOSC

Alonso

Descriptive Analysis of Infectious Complications Following Pediatric Liver Transplantation and Cost of Treatment from 2005 to 2012

Christopher Tapia

AOSC

Levitsky

The Six Minute Walk Distance to Measure Exercise Capacity Early After Liver Transplantation

Lauren You-Jin Lee

AOSC

Ison

Epidemiology and Outcomes of Norovirus-Related Diarrhea in Transplant Recipients

Natalie Behnke

Medical Student

Ladner/McElroy

Quality and Safety of Abdominal Organ Transplant

Arman Changelian

Medical Student

Caicedo

Outcomes of Hispanic Patients

Kristina Doytcheva

Medical Student

Ladner/McElroy

Quality and Safety of Abdominal Organ Transplant

John Joseph

Medical Student

Ladner

The Etiology of Delays in Kidney Transplantation

Cristina Nguyen

Medical Student

Ladner/McElroy

Quality and Safety of Abdominal Organ Transplant

Rachel Ramchandani

Medical Student

Wolf

Medication Adherence in Transplant Patients

Zach Abecassis

Undergrad

Ladner

The Application of Systems Engineering to Post-Operative Complications in Liver Transplant Recipients, Seasonal Variation Paper

Madeleine Rose Heldman

Undergrad

Levitsky

A National Survey of Adult Transplant Hepatologists’ Perceptions on Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients’ Transition to Adult Care

Margret Miller

Undergrad

Gordon

Smart Phone Use and Interest in a Smart Phone Intervention to Foster Transplant Evaluation Completion Among Kidney Transplant Candidates

Michael Pearl

Undergrad

Friedewald

Transplant Center and Organ Procurement Organization Assessment – Impact of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Conditions of Participation

Kathryn Schmidt

Undergrad

Ladner/McElroy

Emergency Care of Transplant Patients: System Optimization and Rationalization

Arianna Yanes

Undergrad

Ladner/McElroy

Assessment of Process Vulnerabilities in the Postoperative Handoff of Patients in the Intensive Care Unit

Alina Ahmad

High School

Daud

Introduction to Northwestern University Transplant Outcomes Research Collaborative

Anisa Ciaciura

High School

Ladner

Introduction to Northwestern University Transplant Outcomes Research Collaborative

 2012 Summer Students

2012_summer_students

NAME

EDUCATION

MENTOR

TOPIC

Andres Camacho

MSSRP

Caicedo

Hispanic American Outcomes in Renal Transplantation

Lukasz Cerbin

MSSRP

Skaro

Cardiovascular Risk Index in Renal Transplant Recipients

Paul Jurgens

MSSRP

Wolf Serper

Assessment of Medication Adherence and Understanding in Liver and Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Pilot Study

Andrew Lok-Ming

MSSRP

Gordon

Shared Decision Making in Organ Transplantation

Harrison Mahon

MSSRP

Baker

A Complex Decision Analysis Tool for Decision Making for Optimal Treatment for Early Hepatocellular Cancer

Christian Mewaldt

MSSRP

Gordon

Internet Use for Health Information Among Kidney Transplant Candidates and Prospective Living Donors

Ariella Sprague

MSSRP

Friedewald

Quality of Life in Kidney Transplantation

Kai Xu

MSSRP

Ladner, Preczewski

The Effectiveness and Cost-effectiveness of Patient Safety Regulations in Liver Transplant

Joshua Cahan

Medical Student

Baker

A Complex Decision Analysis Tool for Decision Making for Optimal Treatment for Early Hepatocellular Cancer

John Joseph

Undergraduate

Ladner

A2ALL Patient Safety System Improvements in Living Donor Liver Transplantation

Pamela Sharaf

Undergraduate

Ladner

A2ALL Patient Safety System Improvements in Living Donor Liver Transplantation

 2011 Summer Students

 

NAME

EDUCATION

MENTOR

TOPIC

Jimmy Krupp

MSSRP

Levitsky

Simultaneous Liver Kidney Versus Liver Transplant Outcomes

Yuiy Moklyak

MSSRP

Skaro

Conducting Risk Assessments and Analysis to Improve Patient Safety in Kidney Transplantation

Chandni Patel

MSSRP

Gordon

Public Perception on when Payment for Kidney Donation Becomes Coercive

Amanda Schieler

MSSRP

Ladner

Conducting Risk Assessments and Analysis to Improve Patient Safety in Transplantation

Katy Secunda

MSSRP

Levitsky, Skaro, Caicedo

A National Survey of Attitudes and Perceptions of Transplant Providers Towards New Liver Transplant Candidates

Yabtsega Moges

MSSRP

Ladner

Northwestern University Transplant Outcomes Research Collaborative Marketing

Joshua Cahan

Undergraduate

Baker

A Complex Decision Analysis Tool for Decision Making for Optimal Treatment for Early Hepatocellular Cancer

Brad Feiger

Undergraduate

Ladner

Literature Review Kidney Transplantation and Safety

Lorena Garcia

Undergraduate

Caicedo

Cultural Competence of the Hispanic Transplant Program and/or Hispanic Pediatric Kidney Transplant

Brendan Lovasik

Undergraduate

Ladner

The Influence of Systems and Processes on Cold-Ischemic Time in Liver Transplantation

Jimmy Rosati

Undergraduate

Friedewald

Aperio Glass Pathology Side Scanning and Liver Safety Literature Review

Sissa Abecassis

High School

Ladner, Holl

Living Donor Liver Transplantation and Safety Literature Review

Adekore Taiwo

High School

Ladner

Introduction to Organ Transplantation

 2010 Summer Students

NAME

EDUCATION

MENTOR

TOPIC

Krutika Lakhoo

MSSRP

Ladner

Safety Processes in Kidney Transplant Recipients

Sarali Mehta

Graduate Student

Ladner, Woods

 2009 Summer Students

NAME

EDUCATION

MENTOR

TOPIC

Jae Lee

MSSRP

Levitsky, Ladner, Butt

Quality of Life in Liver Transplant Recipients and Effects of Immunosuppression

Gihyun Myung

MSSRP

Ladner, Fryer

Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Access to Transplantation