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Dr. Frank Treiber Receives $1.2M Grant

Congratulations to Frank A. Treiber, PhD and Prabhakar K. Baliga, MD (MUSC, Department of Surgery) for receiving funds in the amount of $1,290,625 from the National Institute of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) for an R01 titled “Enhancing Kidney Donation Through Live Organ Video Educated Donors (LOVED).”

This five year study will conduct focus groups with African American (AA) live organ kidney donors and recipients, as well as with end stage renal disease patients and kidney transplant team providers to determine barriers to live kidney donation. The information will be utilized to develop two iPad delivered education and motivation enhancement programs, one for AA kidney eligible end stage renal patients and the other for AA potential donors who have not finished the medical screening process. AA live kidney recipients and donors will lead the two programs, respectively.