The nomination deadline has passed. Winners will be announced during the 29th International Congress of The Transplantation Society (TTS 2022), taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 10-14. Visit for Congress details.

The Women in Transplantation Steering Committee have created the Woman Leader in Transplantation Award to recognize a woman who has helped further the field of transplantation through research, policies, leadership, initiatives or other regarded contributions. The Unsung Hero Award will be presented to one woman who has had an extraordinary impact in transplantation through community service, volunteering, mentorship or other community based activity. Both Awards are presented during the presidential address at the TTS International Congress.
  • Be a member of TTS or Women in Transplantation. If an applicant is not a member of The Transplantation Society, a membership application must be completed on the website and accepted in order for the award application to be reviewed and considered. The membership application must be submitted and accepted prior to applying for the award.
  • Complete the nomination package, with the nomination form, statement of nomination, letters of support, photograph and resume.
  • Nomination packages, including all supporting documents, must be received by MAY 1, 2022.
  • Nomination form (see below for downloads)
  • Statement of Nomination to include answers to the following:
    1) What are the nominees’ unique and outstanding achievements in the field of transplantation?
    2) How has the nominee contributed as a mentor or role model for other women in the field?
    3) How has the nominee contributed to the advancement of women in the field or as leaders in transplantation?
  • Letters of support:
    Provide at least one (1) and up to a maximum of three (3) letters of support which further demonstrate the impact
    the nominee has made as outlined in the statement of nomination.
    1) Letters should not exceed one page in length.
    2) Letters of support must be signed by the letter writer.
  • Photograph: Submit a recent photograph, preferably a headshot.
  • Resume: Attach a resume, which outlines the nominees’ background, career and present work including organizational
    involvement, volunteer activities, education, awards, recognition and other achievements OR provide a link to an
    online profile.
  • US$ 2,000.00 cash prize
  • Complimentary Congress registration to TTS 2022 in Buenos Aires
  • Recognition during the TTS 2022 Presidential Address
Woman Leader in Transplantation Award sponsored by:

Woman Leader in
Transplantation Award


  • 2020 - Elaine F. Reed
  • 2020 - Anita Chong
  • 2018 - Karen Dwyer
  • 2016 - Lori J. West
  • 2014 - Kathryn J. Wood

Unsung Hero


  • 2020 - Vasanthi Ramesh
  • 2020 - Yingzi Ming
  • 2020 - Rose Marie O. Rosete-Liquete
  • 2020 - Lkhaakhuu Od-Erdene
  • 2018 - Pantis Carmen
  • 2018 - Yuki Nakagawa
  • 2016 - Elmi Muller
  • 2016 - Lalitha Raghuram
  • 2014 - Curie Ahn

The Transplantation Society

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