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News & Events

Recent Accomplishments

Sian Piret, PhD, received an award from the UAB-UCSD O’Brien Center for Acute Kidney Injury Research.  The title is “Role of proximal tubular Kruppel-like factor 6 (KLF6) in acute injury responses to DNA damage”.

Kathleen Dickman, PhD and her team developed a new, non-invasive urine-based test to detect urothelial cancers of the bladder and upper urinary tract with high sensitivity and selectivity: https://news.stonybrook.edu/news/general/2018-03-30-New-Non-Invasive-Tes....

Rajeev Rohatgi, MD, and his team at the Northport Veterens Affairs have had two recent research publications:

"Telenephrology: Providing Healthcare to Remotely Located Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease" https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29558745

"Telenephrology: current perspectives and future directions" https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28893419

Conference Schedule

(All conferences held in HSC T16 Room 025 unless otherwise indicated)

Thursday, June 6, 2019

8:00am - Renal / Vascular Joint Conference - Dr. Samie

Thursday, June 13, 2019 

Program Evaluation meeting (members only)


Tuesday, June 18, 2019 

12:00pm - Research Seminar Guest Speaker - Dr. Ryuji Morizane

Title of Talk: Kidney Organoids for Disease Modeling and Regenerative Medicine

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 

7:45am – DOM Renal Grand Round Speaker - Dr. Alp Ikizler

Title of Talk: Management of Patients with Advanced Kidney Disease: Successes, Failures, and Future Targets

Thursday, June 20, 2019 

8:00am - Fellow Research Update

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 

5:00pm – Renal Biopsy Conference 

Pathology Conference room - Hospital Level 2

Thursday, June 27, 2019 



Recent Visiting Speakers:


  • Dr. Belinda Jim, MD, FACP, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, "Hypertension in pregnancy" 
  • Dr. Bhasker Chandra Das, Weill Cornell Medical College, Research seminar guest speaker
  • Takash Hato, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine, "Sepsis and Acute kidney in jury"
  • Madhav Menon, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, Renal Ground Rounds Guest Speaker, "Dichotomous roles of Shroom3 in Tubular cells and Podocytes are motif dependent"
  • Rujun Gong, MD, PhD, Brown University School of Medicine, "Therapeutic targeting of glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta in kidney disease" 
  • Sumit Mohan, MD, MPH, Columbia University, "Kidney Transplantation, Discards and the Challenges of Precision Medicine" 
  • Leah J. Siskind, PhD, University of Louisville, "Understanding Mechanisms of Cisplatin-Induced Nephrotoxicity" (DOM Research Conference)
  • Joseph Vassalotti, MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, "Blood pressure control in CKD: Adapting guidelines to individualized care"
  • Robert Bacallao, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine, "Mathematical models of cyst formation in ADPKD insights from computer based modeling" (DOM Research Seminar)
  • Rajnish Mehrotra, MD, University of Washington, "Current State of Dialysis Therapies" (DOM Grand Rounds)
  • George N. Coritsidis, MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, "Renal Function in the Critically Ill" and "The Undocumented Immigrant and ESRD"


  • Leslie Gewin, MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (DOM Research Conference)
  • Eliyahu Khankin, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Renal Grand Rounds)
  • John Richard Lee, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine (DOM Research Conference)
  • Anupam Agarwal, MD, The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine (DOM grand rounds) 
  • David Basile, PhD, Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, Indiana University School of Medicine (DOM Research Conference) 
  • Julie Paik, MD, MPH, Brigham and Women's Hospital (DOM Research Conference) 
  • Jeffrey Kopp, MD, Chief, Kidney Diseases Branch, NIDDK/NIH, “Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis and the African American predilection for kidney disease” 
  • Sanja Sever, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, "Multiple roles of dynamin-actin interactions in kidney"
  • Jaime Uribarri, MD, Director of Peritoneal Dialysis Mount Sinai School of Medicine, "Advances in Peritoneal Dialysis"


  • Kumar Sharma, MD, University of California, San Diego, “Novel role of mitochondria in diabetic complications”
  • Sumant Chugh, MD, Rush Medical College, “Transcriptional regulation in podocyte disease”
  • Michael Ross, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, “Kidney Injury in HIV positive patients”
  • Peter Heeger, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, "An expanded role for complement in transplant rejection"
  • Kirk Campbell, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, “Novel mediators of pedocyte survival in glomerular disease progression”
  • Ramon Bonegio, MD, Boston University, "Toll-like receptor pathways promote sterile inflammation in immune complex glomerulonephritis"


  • Ali Gharavi, MD, Columbia University, “Genetics of IgA Nephropathy”
  • Raymond Townsend, MD, University of Pennsylvania, “HTN in the post-SPRINT Era”
  • Stuart Shankland, MD, University of Washington, “Making Sense of Glomerular Diseases”
  • David Goldfarb, MD, NYU, “Update on Nephrolithiasis”
  • Vishal S. Vaidya, Ph.D. Brigham & Women’s Hospital, "Translational and Mechanistic Biomarkers of Kidney Disease"
  • Roy Zent, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University, "The Glomerular Filtration Barrier"


  • Charles Jennette, MD, North Carolina @ Chapel Hill “Overview of Vasculitis: Historical Perspective, Clinical and Pathologic and Pathogenic concepts”
  • Ananth Karumanchi, MD, Harvard Medical School, “Pathogenesis of Pre-eclampsia”
  • John C. He, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai 
  • Avi Ma’ayan PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai