The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDKD) – part of the National Institutes of Health – has renewed a grant shared by the University of California, San Diego and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Schools of Medicine. The five-year, $5.64 million renewal will extend and expand research into acute kidney failure, or acute kidney injury, which kills 70 to 80 percent of patients in intensive care units who develop the disease
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, UC San Diego professor of clinical medicine and vice chair for clinical research in the Department of Medicine, is associate director of the Ravindra L. Mehta, MD, FACP . UC San Diego – University of Alabama at Birmingham O’Brien Center for Acute Kidney Injury Research
He directs the O’Brien Center’s
clinical studies core with co-director . O’Connor is professor of medicine and pharmacology and co-director, UCSD Center for Human Genetics and Genomics. Daniel O’Connor, MD
UC San Diego nephrology faculty members
, and Roland Blantz, MD , are co-directors of the Volker Vallon, MD pre-clinical studies core of the O’Brien Center. Blantz is distinguished professor of medicine emeritus and former chief of the ; Vallon is professor of medicine and pharmacology. Division of Nephrology-Hypertension
UC San Diego nephrologist
, assistant professor of medicine, is a co-director of the Satish RamachandraRao, PhD Bioanalytical Resource Core.
Ravindra L. Mehta is Director of Dialysis Programs and Clinical Nephrology for UC San Diego Health System. In the
, Mehta directs the UC San Diego School of Medicine and Clinical Research Enhancement through Supplemental Training (CREST) programs. Master’s Degree in Clinical Research
In 2011, Mehta received the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) Shire Bywaters Award for his lifetime achievements in acute kidney injury.
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Kumar Sharma, MD, FAHA, professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and director of the Center for Renal Translational Medicine, has received a $5.9 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health, to study kidney complications related to type 1 and type 2 diabetes….
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project, “Novel Paradigms in Diabetic Complications,” is a five-year Type 1 Diabetes Targeted Research Award. Dr. Sharma’s
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Other Department of Medicine investigators in the project:
Larry L. Hillblom Chair in Geriatric Medicine, Professor of Medicine and chief of the Laura Dugan, MD, Division of Geriatrics.
Professor of Medicine and Bioengineering and chief of the Trey Ideker, PhD, Division of Medical Genetics.
, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Joachim H. Ix, MD, MAS, FASN . Division of Nephrology-Hypertension
Professor of Medicine in the Division of Medical Genetics. Robert K. Naviaux, MD, PhD,
Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology-Hypertension, Professor of Pharmacology, and Co-Director of the UCSD Center for Human Genetics and Genomics. Daniel T. O’Connor, MD,
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in UC San Diego’s Division of Nephrology has become part of a prestigious national kidney research network with the award of a five-year, $4.23 million O’Brien Research Center grant to the Department of Medicine University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
The project, which will bring about $400,000 annually to UCSD, will focus on finding new ways to prevent and to treat kidney failure.
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from Health Sciences Communications
UCSD nephrologists, headed by
will operate one of the core research efforts in the UAB/UCSD O’Brien Center. Ravindra L. Mehta, M.D., F.A.C.P.,
Dr. Mehta, professor of clinical medicine in the Division of Nephrology, is Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs in the
Department of Medicine.
Two other UCSD Nephrology researchers will contribute their research expertise in genetics and molecular markers of kidney injury:
The O’Brien Center funding comes from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. There are only eight O’Brien kidney research centers in the United States.
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