Closing the Gap: A Virtual Conversation


Our panel of experts discussed health disparities in transplant and diagnosis, the importance of representation, cultural considerations in diet and much more.


Speakers include:

  • Dr. Velma Scantlebury - the nation's first Black, female transplant surgeon

  • Dr. Dinee Simpson, Northwestern Medicine - Chicago's only Black, female transplant surgeon

  • Dr. Milda Saunders, University of Chicago - her research includes health disparities and chronic kidney disease

  • Samantha Mok, MSW, LSW, UI Health - transplant social worker

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