Navigation Links
American Society of Transplantation (AST) Launches Transplantation and Immunology Research Network (TIRN); Aims to Expand Research Collaboration & Funding
Date:7/28/2014

Mount Laurel, NJ (PRWEB) July 28, 2014

The American Society of Transplantation (AST), representing the majority of professionals engaged in the field of organ transplantation, today announced the launch of the Transplantation and Immunology Research Network (TIRN), a professional network established to advance transplantation and immunology research. As modern organ transplantation continues to diversify, AST determined the field needed a network that could provide more opportunities for physicians, scientists and researchers to collaborate within their respective specialty areas and engage those interested in funding groundbreaking research. TIRN was thus established as a means to support basic, translational and clinical research in transplantation and immunology by bringing together investigators, research partners, patients and the general public. The announcement was made at the 2014 World Transplant Congress in San Francisco, an event which itself represents the cooperation necessary for driving innovation in transplantation and immunology research.

TIRN will provide opportunities for researchers to learn from one another by building on their collective strengths, expanding their knowledge of cutting-edge techniques, and growing their professional connections. This new network includes industry leaders, private organizations and academic institutions that support transplantation research and are committed to nurturing the next generation of investigators. Patients and their families along with the general public will also be able to better understand the positive impact of new research.

“Advancing research is a critical step towards improving human life,” said Daniel R. Salomon, MD, TIRN chair and outgoing AST president. “Our vision is to establish TIRN as a collaborative network of innovators, people that will be responsible for developing the next generation of medications, tests and technical advances in our industry. We must come together to support research that will not only advance organ transplantation, but all areas of science and medicine.”

Like AST, TIRN will be governed by a committee of experts in transplantation and immunology. The committee will be appointed by the AST President, and approved by the AST Board of Directors.

Since 1995, AST has funded more than 200 research projects with more than $10 million through its existing research grants funding structure. This funding has spurred innovative research that has dramatically enhanced the field of organ transplantation. TIRN is currently accepting applications for grant funding for research with priorities in the areas of basic science, clinical science and translational science. Investigators are encouraged to apply for funding at http://www.TIRN.org by Sept. 15, 2014.

For more information on joining TIRN or becoming a TIRN industry partner, please visit http://www.TIRN.org.

About The American Society of Transplantation (AST)
The American Society of Transplantation (AST) is an international organization of transplant professionals who are dedicated to advancing the field of transplantation and improving patient care by promoting research, education, advocacy, and organ donation. The Society comprises more than 3,300 transplant physicians, surgeons, scientists and allied health professionals. For more information about the Society, go to http://www.myAST.org.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12051086.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2014 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Clinical news alert from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
2. American College of Cardiology cites new USF Simulation Center for Training Excellence
3. Presidential keynote address and new research highlights from the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology meeting
4. Young Americans Need to Cut Calorie Intake: Study
5. Hutchinson Center president elected to American Academy of Art and Sciences
6. Can weight loss help African-American breast cancer survivors?
7. Americans Support Medicare Reform, But Not on Their Dime: Poll
8. One-third of adult Americans with arthritis battle anxiety or depression
9. Equal access to care helps close survival gap for young African-American cancer patients
10. Systemic sclerosis complications more severe in African Americans than Caucasians
11. 53 million Americans might have diabetes by 2025, according to a new study in Population Health Management
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... Milford, NJ (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... weekend at scenic Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by ... and physical activity. The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On ... Christian identity. “America On The Brink” is the creation of published author, William ... several great-grandchildren. As a WWII veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( ... announced today the introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. ... you get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... HMP , a ... of a 2017 Folio Magazine Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare Website.’ Winners ... October 11, 2017. , The annual award competition recognizes editorial and design excellence across ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... of $3,296 in property taxes a year. In some states—like New York, New ... , By contrast, many overseas retirement havens have extremely low property-tax rates, which ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/19/2017)... Sept. 19, 2017   ZirMed Inc ., a recognized ... announced that it has been ranked #1 by its users ... Rankings 2017 User Survey. ZirMed was recognized as the ... hospitals and medical centers over 200 beds and holds one ... technology user survey history. ...
(Date:9/13/2017)... has been named the official orthopedic and sports medicine ... 2018 College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship to be played ... Atlanta, Georgia . OrthoAtlanta is proud to be ... many activities leading up to, and including the national championship ... OrthoAtlanta serves ...
(Date:9/12/2017)...  ValGenesis Inc., the global leader in Enterprise ... announce the appointment of Dr. Ajaz Hussain ... Directors and Chairman of Advisory Board beginning September ... to manage their entire validation lifecycle process electronically ... process. Furthermore, ValGenesis VLMS enables rigorous compliance, helps ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: