2017 Transplantation Awards

The Transplantation Science Committee together with The Transplantation Society and Transplantation are pleased to announce the best manuscripts published by the journal in 2016. Named after two pioneering giants, a selection committee that included editors of Transplantation, The Transplantation Society, in addition to members and chairs of the Transplantation Science Committee, selected two winners amongst a very competitive group of publications.

This year’s awards recognize manuscripts with important implications for transplantation.


The Leslie Brent Award for the best transplant science paper for 2016 goes to Luciana L. Molinero and colleagues for their manuscript entitled “High-Fat Diet–Induced Obesity Enhances Allograft Rejection.”

The Anthony P. Monaco Award for the best translational or clinical paper is awarded to Edward K. Geissler and the SiLVER Co-Investigators for their randomized clinical trial of sirolimus use in liver transplant recipients with hepatocellular carcinoma, “Sirolimus Use in Liver Transplant Recipients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Randomized, Multicenter, Open-Label Phase 3 Trial.”

We congratulate all authors on their achievements. See the November issue of Transplantation for the Transplantation Science Committee’s report on what made these manuscripts compelling.
Both manuscripts are freely available at TransplantJournal.com