Hannah received a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville in 2009. In 2014, she received a Master of Science in nursing from Columbia University School of Nursing and was the recipient of the 2021 Early Career Alumni Award as an Emerging Nurse Leader.
Hannah has taken the lead role in the development of a Solid Organ Transplant Transition Program. She collaborates with a multidisciplnary team of transplant physicians, pharmacists, and psychologists; uses evidence-based research to guide clinical decision-making; and improves clinical outcomes for pediatric organ transplant patients transitioning from pediatric to adult care.
Dana Mannino, MSN, NP-C is an Advanced Practice Nurse within the Division of Solid Organ Transplantation at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware. Dana is the Allied Health Co-Chair for the Society of Pediatric Liver Transplantation’s (SPLIT) Education Committee. She is also a member of the SPLIT Allied Health Committee.
Aliza Jaffe Sass, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Pediatric Psychology within the Pediatric Transplant Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her interests include collaborating with multidisciplinary teams to promote positive psychosocial outcomes for youth and families affected by chronic health concerns. Aliza completed her psychology internship in Integrated Behavioral Health at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and earned her PhD in School Psychology, with a pediatric subspecialization, from Lehigh University. She is a member of the American Psychological Association Society of Pediatric Psychology (Division 54), as well as the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Division 53).
Jenny Prüfe, PhD, MPhil (cantab), Dipl. Reha-Päd is heading the psychosocial services at University Children’s Hospital Essen. From 2012-2019 has been post-doctoral researcher and clinical scientist at MHH (Medical School Hannover). Jenny’s research focusses on childhood development in the context of severe disease. She has particular interest is in aspects of cognition, adherence, and transition into adulthood of young people following solid organ transplantation.
Emily Ghent is a Social Worker at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, with 17 years of clinical experience in the Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Centre.
Emily holds a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Toronto. Her clinical practice is guided by a trauma informed, strengths-based approach to care. She is an advocate for patient-oriented research initiatives and patient engagement with a focus on indigenous health and quality of life interventions aimed at improving the lives of children and their families impacted by the need for organ transplantation. She is a founding board member of Camp Kivita, which is a summer camp program for children living with end stage organ failure and organ transplants.
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