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transplantation celebration
Nearly 1,000 organ transplantation patients, donors and their families reunited with their medical teams at the West 168th Street Armory in May to celebrate a second chance at life. Columbia physicians are working on many fronts to improve clinical outcomes and quality of life for those who need transplants. In lung transplants, for example, the Center for Lung Disease and Transplantation has pioneered scientific investigations to better understand and treat major post-transplantation complications. In heart transplants, a major focus is in the area of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs). Kidney transplantation, liver regeneration, and mechanisms that affect diseases of the pancreas are other areas receiving research attention.