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Abstract: INFO15

Pittsburgh Center for Kidney Research: A George M. O'Brien Kidney Research Core Center

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Category: Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders

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  • Kleyman, Thomas R., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Weisz, Ora A., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

The Pittsburgh Center for Kidney Research is supported by a George M. O’Brien Kidney Research Core Center grant from NIDDK, by the University of Pittsburgh, UPMC and the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Our Center is designed to facilitate multidisciplinary research, training and information transfer related to kidney physiology, cell biology and pathophysiology. Our Center provides resources for the kidney research community within the University of Pittsburgh, the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and throughout the United States. We support three Scientific Research Cores: Core A: Physiology and Model Organisms; Core B: Animal and Translational; Core C: Kidney Imaging. We also support four Pilot and Feasibility projects that are up to two years in duration. The Center is dedicated to providing education, training and enrichment opportunities. Mini-sabbaticals and other instructional opportunities are available to new and established investigators, post-doctoral fellows and trainees, with the goal of bring new technologies into the laboratories of investigators to broaden and enhance their research activities. Information regarding utilization of our core facilities, participation in mini-sabbaticals, and applying for pilot and feasibility funding is available on our website: