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Brock University


St. Catharines

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Vanessa Silva e Silva

Much of Dr. Silva e Silva’s career has been devoted to research and active involvement in Organ Donation and Transplantation activities. She has worked for over 6 years as an Organ and Tissue Donation Coordinator (OTDC) nurse in Brazil. In this position, she coordinated projects, innovations, and teams, and led national organ donation campaigns. Her research expertise is focused in organ donation quality improvement initiatives. Her doctoral research focused on investigating the complexity of organ donation processes through a social network analysis of the communication between organ donation coordinators and individuals involved in the donation processes. Dr. Silva e Silva was a Kidney Research Scientist Core Education Program (KRESCENT) fellow and is a trainee in the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP). She currently works as a research coordinator at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and leads the investigation of burnout among donation coordinators, with the support and collaboration of Canadian Blood Services and key organ donation researchers nationally and internationally.