The Transplant Research and Education Center (TREC) is an interdisciplinary research and education center directed by Dr. Amy Waterman and located at the University of California, Los Angeles, a leading transplant center in the United States. TREC leads the field in conducting state of the art clinical research to understand and improve important issues affecting transplant outcomes, intervenes to reduce disparities in access to transplantation for diverse patient and donor populations, and tests the effectiveness of interventions to increase transplant referrals and living donation rates.
Through collaboration with healthcare providers, national transplant leaders, and healthcare policymakers, TREC translates findings from effective clinical trials into practice to ensure that patients can live longer and enjoy the best possible quality of life.
TREC designs and conducts research and educational interventions about kidney disease, transplant, and living donation, for both adult and pediatric patients.
TREC’s ultimate vision is to increase transplant and living donation rates to solve the kidney donor shortage. This vision is achieved when:
Amy Waterman, PhD, Nephrology
Associate Director and Principal Statistician
John D. Peipert, PhD
Business and Research Operations
Crystal Anderson, MPH
Administration/Clinical Research Office
1018 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone and Fax: 424-901-0408
To learn about TREC’s collaboration with the Terasaki Research Institute, visit their website.