AATAP in the News

AATAP in the News

AATAP in the News

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Clergy and Clinicians discuss AATAP

‘Clergy & Clinicians’ Addresses Health Concerns in the Black Community

In the first video, Dinee C. Simpson, MD, of Northwestern Medicine, joins Pastor Chris Harris and Harry E. Wilkins III, MD, of Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network to talk about organ transplantation and donation.

In the second video, Bright Star Community Church members ask key questions about mental health, and Northwestern Medicine Psychiatrist John Franklin, MD, MSc, MA, shares answers and information about resources in Chicago.

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Program Puts Organ Transplants Within Reach of African Americans

Northwestern Medicine’s African American Transplant Access Program addresses the needs of organ transplant candidates who suffer from liver and kidney diseases in underserved Chicago communities.

Dr. Dinee Simpson working on a computer.

Surgeon Brings Transplant Patients Closer to Lifesaving Surgery

The number of barriers Black patients face when trying to become eligible for a transplant can seem insurmountable. Dinee C. Simpson, MD, is breaking down those barriers, one patient at a time.

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Program Closes Gap For Black Patients Seeking Organ Transplant

Only 26% of Black patients waiting for an organ receive one; that number is nearly double for white patients. NBC News visits the trailblazing Northwestern Medicine clinic tackling this inequity head-on.


Perfect match: Daughter donates kidney to her mother with diabetes

Linda Humphrey-Morgan received a kidney donated by her daughter, who desperately wanted to see her mother survive diabetes.


AATAP Working Towards Health Equity

Northwestern Medicine AATAP founder Dr. Dinee Simpson strives to create access to equal care for liver, kidney disease, which disproportionately affect Black Americans.


Dr. Simpson talks about her reasons for founding AATAP


Couple matches for organ transplant after husband suffers from failing kidneys due to stroke

Bi-racial couple discovers they are a match after search for a kidney for husband.


Diversity in Transplant Care

In recognition of Donate Life month, chief of Cardiology Dr. Clyde Yancy moderated a discussion with transplant surgeon Dr. Dinee Simpson and Director of the Hispanic Transplant Program, Dr. Juan Carlos Caicedo, about how our health system is making strides towards diversity in transplant care.

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Chicago Transplant Surgeon Aims to Increase Live-saving Options for African American Patients

Jacquelyn Charleston has been waiting for a transplant for weeks. A liver from a living or deceased donor could save her life.