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Abstract: INFO07-SA

UAB-UCSD O'Brien Center for AKI   Research

Session Information

  • Informational Posters - III
    November 04, 2023 | Location: Exhibit Hall, Pennsylvania Convention Center
    Abstract Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Category: Acute Kidney Injury

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  • Vasiliu, Monica, The University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama, United States
  • Agarwal, Anupam, The University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama, United States
  • Ix, Joachim H., University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States
  • Sanders, Paul W., The University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama, United States

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)-University of California at San Diego (UCSD) O’Brien Center for Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Research is an interdisciplinary center of excellence in AKI-related research. The overall theme of this Center is to focus on pre-clinical, translational, and clinical research in AKI. Building on the support from NIH/NIDDK as a P30 award and substantial institutional commitments from UAB and UCSD, the Center has matured into a national resource with a significant impact on AKI research. This theme-based Center shares resources, methods, and innovations with the Consortium to attract new scientific expertise into the field. The UAB-UCSD O’Brien Center will combine efforts, resources and expertise with the other Centers in the Consortium under the guidance of the Steering Committee, National Coordinating Center (NCC), and NIDDK to coordinate and prioritize resource development and innovative services that are most essential to the Consortium. These objectives are implemented in these specific aims: (1) Integrate our two institution-based O’Brien Center into the O’Brien Kidney Consortium to accelerate the pace of AKI-related research through the support of shared Core facilities and expertise while ensuring quality assurance/quality control, rigor, and reproducibility for the Core services. (2) Foster meaningful interactions among investigators in the O’Brien Kidney Consortium. (3) Through the National Co-ordinating Center (NCC) and the Consortium, share the Center’s intellectual resources and infrastructure to expand the diversity of investigators in AKI-related research, with an emphasis on early-stage investigators. (4) Utilize the Resource Development Core to respond to the evolving needs of investigators through promotion of innovative lines of investigation in AKI-related research. (5) Develop tomorrow’s thought leaders through the Summer Student Training Program (SSTP). As an NRC, the UAB-UCSD O’Brien Center includes two Biomedical Research Cores (1) Clinical Core - Resource for Clinical Studies of AKI and (2) Pre-clinical Core - Resource for Pre-Clinical Studies of AKI and a Resource Development Core that will integrate our existing intellectual and technological resources to provide the Consortium and the NCC a set of services/resources for innovative investigation in AKI-related research.