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The University of Chicago Medicine will be hosting a free event on Tuesday, April 2, that will feature an award-winning documentary about the "father of modern transplantation" and a panel discussion with members of the medical center's transplant surgery team.
The event will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by a 30-minute panel discussion at 7 p.m., then the exclusive Chicago screening of "Burden of Genius: Dr. Thomas Starzl's Journey Into Organ Transplantation." The panelists will include:
Starzl pioneered many of the surgical techniques still used for organ transplants today. He performed the first human liver transplants in the 1960s and the first simultaneous heart and liver transplant on a child in 1984. His research on immuno-suppression also made lifesaving organ transplantation a possibility for millions of patients.
Meanwhile, the University of Chicago also contributed to advancing organ transplantation, including the following:
Space is limited, and registration is required. To register for the event, visit uchicagomedicine.org/burdenofgenius.
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