HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
1 of 2 pediatric kidney disease research centers in world established

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $4.6 million over the next five years to the Medical College of Wisconsin to establish a Research Center of Excellence in Pediatric Nephrology at Childrens Research Institute. As one of only two such Centers in the country, it will build on current groundbreaking research programs at the College and Childrens Research Institute, expediting new and exciting treatments for thousands of children with genetic, acquired or progressive kidney disease.

This new Center of Excellence designation will enhance our ability to implement our translational research program, where research and clinical care are fully integrated, said Ellis D. Avner, M.D., principal investigator of the program and director of Childrens Research Institute. Dr. Avner is a professor of pediatrics, and associate dean for research at the Medical College.

In coordination with the mission of Childrens Research Institute, this designation and funding will lead to significant improvements in the health care of children, providing us with the resources to understand and effectively treat progressive kidney diseases in children. It also will permit us to attract and mentor a new group of physicians and scientists who will study childhood kidney diseases. -

Dr. Avner also sees patients at the Polycystic Kidney Disease Clinic at Childrens Hospital of Wisconsin.

The basic molecular and cellular mechanisms of the majority of pediatric disorders are still poorly understood. Since renal disease also is a progressive childhood disease, it is often a harbinger of cardiovascular disease in adults. The grant will focus on three major areas: polycystic kidney disease, which is a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous fluid filled cysts in the kidneys; hypertension and diabetes-induced disease; and occurring injuries when the kidney lacks oxyg
'"/>

Contact: Toranj Marphetia
toranj@mcw.edu
414-456-4700
Medical College of Wisconsin
13-Aug-2007


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Wireless technology shows promise in diagnosing pediatric intestinal disease
2. Abilify sNDA for pediatric patients with schizophrenia accepted for priority FDA review
3. Study: Who claims to be a pediatrician?
4. Help for pediatricians in treating behavioral health problems only partially successful
5. Most pediatric chemotherapy mistakes reach patients
6. UCLA pediatrician honored with prestigious achievement award
7. Childrens Hospital and Pitt lead national trial of hypothermia to treat pediatric brain injury
8. Procedural changes may reduce cardiac arrests outside pediatric ICUs
9. New, less painful wound treatment for pediatric patients
10. Study in recent issue of Clinical Pediatrics helps pediatricians to understand discipline practices
11. Columbia pediatricians, Anne Gershon and Richard Polin, awarded top honors

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/17/2018)... ... ... have been doing this for five years. This year’s event takes place on October ... “The Harvest Festival is another way we like to give back to our families in ... Kris and Keith. , The event includes a 50/50 raffle, where half goes to ...
(Date:10/16/2018)... ... October 16, 2018 , ... ... business loans, equipment leasing, and franchise financing , is now recognized by ... States. Balboa Capital will structure and deliver custom-tailored financing programs to Massage Envy ...
(Date:10/16/2018)... ... October 16, 2018 , ... Bastyr ... the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine’s (AIHM) Visionary Award for his passionate ... , Dr. Pizzorno was selected as AIHM’s recipient of the Visionary Award due ...
(Date:10/16/2018)... ... October 16, 2018 , ... dicentra Global Certifications, an affiliate ... Certification Program . Canada will become the first G7 country in the world to ... Canada also plans to formally legalize the production and use of cannabis edibles. , ...
(Date:10/16/2018)... , ... October 16, 2018 , ... ... Healthcare Compliance, an attorney experienced in employment law, writes frequently on employment law ... Recently, she authored a chapter in the Health Care Compliance Professional's Manual titled ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/18/2018)... ... October 18, 2018 , ... The American Society for Clinical ... Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop pathology-related quality measures that will be ... Program (QPP). ASCP is among seven awardees – and the only pathology or ...
(Date:10/17/2018)... ... October 17, 2018 , ... WHAT: , Hosted by ... on high-growth niche markets, Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Conference will bring ... and learn from leading experts who are developing and deploying the technology. The ...
(Date:10/16/2018)... ... October 16, 2018 , ... Association Gloves ... a strategic alliance with The Dentists Supply Company (TDSC). TDSC operates ... a robust catalog of dental supplies through tdsc.com. This strategic alliance enhances the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: