About The Transplant Forum
The Forum consists of a dedicated group of philanthropists, patients, families, physicians, and scientists who are passionate about advancing transplant research across all organ disciplines.
The Transplant Forum supports adult and pediatric transplant research in the areas of heart, kidney, pancreas, liver, lung, as well as in Columbia’s Center for Translational Immunology. Examples of ongoing research projects include:
- A comprehensive biobank dedicated to transplantation tissue that is enhancing basic and clinical research on human immunity and disease
- Research on the immune response to heart pumps implanted as a bridge to transplant
- Development of a combined bone marrow and liver transplantation protocol to induce organ tolerance
- An ex vivo lung perfusion (“lung in a box”) system that sustains donor lungs outside the body, allowing for the enhancement of organs otherwise not viable for transplant
- Research on genome-based approaches to matching kidney transplant patients with donors, reducing the incidence of kidney rejection
- New methods to induce organ tolerance using donor reactive T cells as a biomarker of transplant outcomes
Click any of the related links to learn more about each transplant program and the latest updates in research, led by Columbia’s outstanding faculty.
To learn more about how to make a gift or to discuss how you can help raise funds for transplant research, please contact Jamie Montgomery, Senior Director of Development, at (212) 342-1580 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Alternatively, you can make an online gift by following the link below.