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The 2023 WIT Research Fellowship Grants will fund research that contributes to our understanding of the impact of sex and/or gender in transplantation.
The 2023 WIT Research Grants for LMIC will provide funding to a transplant professional from an LMIC country

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Women in Transplantation @ ITS 2023 Congress

Women in Transplantation (WIT), a Special Initiative of The Transplantation Society, is delighted to announce involvement in a scientific session as well as a Networking Event at the International Transplant Science (ITS) Meeting. This meeting will take place in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada.
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On Tuesday May 2nd at 17:00-18:00 local time (Eastern Time), all are invited to a special networking event where Dr. Jayne Danska (The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada) and Professor Lorna Marson (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom) will talk about overcoming barriers to career advancement as a woman in the field of transplantation. A discussion will follow. There is no separate registration fee for this event for all who are registered for the ITS meeting, and all are welcome.

On the following morning, Dr. Danska will represent WIT during a session on Influence of Sex and Gender in Transplantation with a talk on "Interactions between Sex and Microbiome Responses", on Wednesday May 3rd at 08:00-09:20 local time.

Women's Barrier to Transplant

In partnership with the Women in Transplantation Advocacy Pillar, we invite you to share your perspectives and experiences as a female kidney recipient.

This is Nicole (back center) during a research focus group

Who can take part?
• Women over 18 years of age

What will be involved in participating?
• Global interviews are taking place
• Held at a time that suits you
• Face-to-face via telephone or video conference

What will be asked?
How accessible your treatment has been and some of the hurdles you may have faced living with your transplanted kidney.

If you are interested in participating, please contact:
Nicole Scholes-Robertson
Research Fellow and Transplant recipient
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We hope this project will help improve the lives and experiences of women with kidney transplants. Your insights will help us create health literacy tailored to female recipients, as well as expand future studies to all organ recipients.

2022-2024 WIT Fellowship Awards

Women in Transplantation, in collaboration with One Lambda Thermo Fisher and Sanofi, is delighted to announce the winners of the WIT Fellowship Award 2022-2024!
One Lambda Thermo Fisher Fellowship Award
Dr. Emily Leven
Mount Sinai, New York City
Sanofi Fellowship Award
Dr. Brenda Rosales
University of Sydney, Australia


WIT promotes discussion of
‘Picture a Scientist’ movie

To celebrate International Women’s Day and continued support for transplantation professionals, Women in Transplantation (WIT), an initiative of The Transplantation Society (TTS) is pleased to announce an entirely new way to network, with the launch of what we hope will be a series of educational and mentoring discussions focused on the celebrated movie ‘Picture a Scientist’

We already have initial viewings happening within groups based in Chicago and Omaha for March and April 2021, who will be tweeting their discussion (#WIT). Most exciting is that WIT will provide members with unlimited opportunities for 1 year to watch the movie at no charge, in either a virtual or in-person format (where possible). WIT hopes that this movie will prompt transplant professionals all over the world to share their experiences, and brainstorm successful ways to advance their professional experience (either online or in person, depending on how you choose to view).

Here is what Dr. Anita Chong (Chair of WIT Pillar 1) has to say about the movie:

‘What struck me was how universal the experiences highlighted in the movie were, and yet, prior to the discussion of the movie, how each female professional thought that they were alone facing these challenges. This movie has motivated me to organize opportunities for women professionals to share their experience, and together, advocate for change one institution at a time.’

If you are interested in hosting a no-charge screening at your institution, please reach out to Katie Tait (WIT Manager) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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