Celebrating Advocacy Efforts, Overcoming Barriers and Addressing Inequity in Cellular Transplantation

In this latest episode of ASTCT Talks, we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month as Dr. Jennifer Saultz talks with Dr. Eneida Nemecek to highlight her work and share her advocacy, passion and journey to becoming a medical director of clinical research. She explains her experiences as a Latina woman in the field of cellular therapy and transplantation, barriers Hispanic and marginalized groups face in cellular transplantation, inclusivity efforts for health equity, the value of mentor and sponsorship and more.

About Dr. Jennifer Saultz

Dr. Jennifer Saultz is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Oregon Healthy & Science University and a member of the Adult Transplant and cellular therapy team. Her research focuses on the innate immune resistance signatures in AML. She is also a member of the ASTCT Content Committee.

About Dr. Eneida Nemecek

Dr. Eneida Nemecek is a Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Oncology and Medical director of Clinical Research at the Knight Cancer Institute-Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. Her research focuses on bone marrow and cellular therapies, and health services research addressing disparities in access for underrepresented groups. She has served in leadership roles in steering committees for several NIH/NCI-funded cooperative groups. She has also held elected leadership positions as director, trustee or committee chair in multiple organizations including Be The Match/National Marrow Donor Program, Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network, the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium, American Society of Transplant and Cellular Therapies, American Society of Hematology and Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy.

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