Dr. Lori West receives the 2016 Woman Leader in Transplantation Award
September 7, 2016
On behalf of the entire CNTRP, we offer our congratulations to [GlycoNet scientist] Dr. Lori West on receiving the 2016 Woman Leader in Transplantation Award, presented to Dr. West during the 26th International Congress of The Transplantation Society in Hong Kong in August of 2016. This well deserved award provides recognition to one woman who has helped further the field of transplantation through research, policies, leadership, initiatives or other regarded contributions. The Women in Transplantation Steering Committee created the Woman Leader in Transplantation award to recognize a woman who has advanced the field of transplantation through leadership, mentorship, science or other outstanding contributions.
Congratulations to Dr. Lori West, Director of the CNTRP, on this well deserved recognition.
The Canadian National Transplant Research Program (CNTRP) is a national research network designed to increase organ and tissue donation in Canada and enhance the survival and quality of life of Canadians who receive transplants.
Announced at the end of April 2013, the CNTRP develops new knowledge and health care practices to increase the availability of transplants for Canadians in need and improve longterm outcomes for patients receiving a transplant. Until now, researchers have worked within their own provinces and clinical domains. The CNTRP is the first program to bring together and integrate solid organ transplant, bone marrow transplant and donation and critical care research communities from across the country.
The program is led by Drs. Lori West at the Alberta Transplant Institute at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and Marie-Josée Hébert at the Université de Montréal and connects more than 200 scientists, students, collaborators, patient partners and knowledge-users at 30 sites throughout Canada to carry out research and develop resources to increase access to transplantation and improve survival and quality of life of transplant patients.