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APOLLO In The News

This page is dedicated to all things APOLLO, APOL1 and kidney transplant-related that have been noticed in different publications and the news! Look below to see the accomplishments made from our great team.

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Drs. Mariella Ortigosa-Goggins, APOLLO Co-Investigator, and Krista Lentine and Roslyn B. Mannon, APOLLO Co- Principle Investigators, recently had an article published in the Turkish Journal of Nephrology entitled "The Impact of Ethnicity on Research Authorization at the Time of Organ Donation: A Single-Center Experience Among Deceased Donor Kidney Transplantation". This article highlights the importance of research on deceased organ donors and how it can be the key to expanding our understanding of factors that influence the quality and quantity of organs for transplantation. 

KaShawna Guy, a Project Manager with the APOLLO SDRC, recently represented APOLLO at the national Society for Clinical Trials (SCT) conference. KaShawna's accepted poster was entitled "Strategies for Efficiently Building Public Facing Websites to Promote Participant Recruitment and Engagement" and highlighted the APOLLO community-facing website. 


Dr. Krista Lentine, APOLLO Co-Principle Investigator and Saint Louis University (SLU) Care Nephrologist, has provided her medical expertise on an article entitled "What You Need To Know About Kidney Transplants". This article not only highlights the importance of Kidney Transplants, but what donors and recipients can expect during the process. 

“Despite the risks, kidney transplant is the preferred treatment option for most patients, improving quality of life and survival over long-term dialysis,” - Krista Lentine, M.D., Ph.D.

Ms. Nichole Jefferson, CAC member since study inception, has been quoted in a USA Today article speaking out against a test that elongated the wait time for many Black Americans to receive kidney transplants.  

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APOLLO Co-Principle Investigator and Saint Louis University (SLU) Care Nephrologist, Dr. Krista L. Lentine (2nd from left) & APOLLO Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator (far right), along with the SLU team, discuss the importance of knowing if you are at risk of Kidney disease due to genetic variations through genotyping. The article states that "African Americans have an increased risk of kidney failure, and research shows some of the higher levels are related to variations in a gene called apolipoprotein L1 (APOL1)."

CAC Members, Ms. Glenda Roberts (CAC co-Chair & Steering Committee member) and Dr. Patrick Gee recently received the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) President's Medal. An honor that is bestowed to individuals who have helped advance ASN's mission to "lead the fight against kidney disease by educating health professionals, sharing new knowledge, advancing research, and advocating the highest quality care for patients."

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