Founded in 1991 by renowned transplant surgeon, Dr. Clive O. Callender, National MOTTEP's mission is to reduce the rate and number of ethnic minority Americans needing organ and tissue transplants.
National MOTTEP was the first program of its kind to include a two-fold strategy: 1) increase the number of persons becoming organ/tissue donors and 2) increase awareness of the diseases and behaviors that lead to the need for transplantation in the first place. In 2000, National MOTTEP created the campaign, “Love Yourself, Take Care of Yourself,” that promotes disease prevention. In 2006, it developed the Triple-A Effect promoting Awareness, Action and Accountability amongst community individuals.
National MOTTEP's impact is chronicled in over 50 publications. Identified below are links to a few publications leading up to the establishment of National MOTTEP and about National MOTTEP.
Brief Biographical Sketch of Clive O. Callender, MD
Dr. Clive O. Callender is currently a Professor of Surgery, Howard University College of Medicine.
In 1973, Dr. Callender returned to Howard University Hospital and helped develop the first minority directed dialysis and transplant center and histocompatibility and immunogenetic laboratory in this country.
In 1991, Dr. Callender conceptualized and founded the National Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP) for the purpose of increasing minority donation rates nationally. National MOTTEP is the first national organization to identify a two-fold solution to the donor shortage. The solution includes increasing the number of minority donors and decreasing the number of persons who need transplants through a health promotion campaign aimed to prevent the need for transplantation.
Dr. Callender’s’ media appearances have included the Oprah Show, and the CBS Evening News. Dr. Callender has spoken to both professional and lay audiences at more than 1,000 meetings/forums on the subject of transplantation, and has authored over 140 scientific publications on this subject. Dr. Callender has received many honors and awards in recognition of his significant contributions, but it is his dream that he be remembered as a God fearing surgeon who reached the “unreachable stars.”