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Grant Awarded for National Biorepository for GUDMAP Biobank

Sunder Sims-Lucas, PhD, and Jacqueline Ho, MD, are co-investigators on a $600,000 per year grant for 5 years from the National Institutes of Health to be the national biorepository for the GenitoUrinary Development Molecular Anatomy Project (GUDMAP).                 GUDMAP is an international consortium working to generate gene expression […]

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Growing Kidneys in Lymph Nodes

Carl Bates, MD, and Sunder Sims-Lucas, PhD, of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, in collaboration with Eric Lagasse, PhD, of the University of Pittsburgh McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, are developing a novel approach to regenerate kidney tissues. The group has discovered that embryonic kidney fragments and isolated […]

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Thomas Kleyman, MD, Selected to Give Distinguished Lectureship at American Physiological Society Meeting

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 10, 2015 – Thomas Kleyman, MD, chief of the Renal-Electrolyte Division at the University of Pittsburgh, has been chosen for the 2015 Carl W. Gottschalk Distinguished Lectureship of the American Physiological Society (APS) Renal Section at Experimental Biology (EB) 2015 in Boston from March 28–April 1. The award recognizes a world-renowned, distinguished scientist who […]

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UPMC Approved to Perform Kidney Transplants at UPMC Hamot

ERIE, Pa., Jan. 22, 2015 – The private organization that manages the nation’s organ sharing network has given approval for UPMC surgeons to start performing kidney transplants at UPMC Hamot. The decision by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) means kidney recipients in northwestern Pennsylvania will have access to the same world-class care offered […]

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Pitt Study Links Biomarkers to Long-term Kidney Damage and Death in Critically Ill Patients

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 14, 2015–High levels of two novel urinary biomarkers early in critical illness are associated with adverse long-term outcomes in patients with acute kidney injury (AKI), according to an international, multi-center study led by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Researchers. AKI is a condition that often affects those in intensive care and can […]

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Pitt Analysis Questions Use of Acute Hemodialysis Treatment

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 20, 2014 – A common approach to treating kidney failure by removing waste products from the blood did not improve survival chances for people who suddenly developed the condition, in an analysis led by experts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Their findings, published online in the journal PLOS One, suggest […]

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Naturally Occurring Antibodies May be Treatment for BK Nephropathy in Kidney Transplant Patients

SAN FRANCISCO, July 30, 2014 – A viral infection known as BK that commonly causes kidney transplant dysfunction in patients taking high doses of immunosuppressants may be treated with naturally occurring antibodies that already are widely available, according to UPMC-led research that was presented this week at the World Transplant Congress in San Francisco. The […]

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NIH Awards $5.8 Million to Pitt Center for Kidney Research

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 8, 2013 – The Pittsburgh Center for Kidney Research has been awarded a five-year grant totaling $5.8 million from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant will support research facilities, educational programs and pilot projects to enhance kidney-focused research […]

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