O’Brien Kidney Center Lecture Series

All lectures are held from Noon to 1 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Presentations will be virtual and will utilize Zoom.

November 1, 2022

photo of Dr. Edward Smith

Lecturer:  Edward R. Smith, Ph.D., FASN
Title: Professor of Nephrology
The Royal Melbourne Hospital Australia
Lecture: "Calciprotein particles: Lot’s Wife’s problem solved

June 9, 2022

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Lecturer:  Ravi Thadhani, M.D., MPH
Titles: Chief Academic Officer, Mass General Brigham
Professor of Medicine and Academic Dean of the Faculty, Harvard Medical School
Lecture: "Artificial Intelligence in Nephrology: Real or Hype?

March 28, 2022

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Lecturer:  Joost Hoenderop, Ph.D.
Title: Professor of Molecular Renal Physiology, Department of Physiology
Institution: ​​​​​​​Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS), Radboud University Medical Center
Lecture: "Renal magnesium handling in health and disease

March 14, 2022

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Lecturer:  Joo-Seop Park, Ph.D.
Title: Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Institution: ​​​​​​​Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Lecture: "Gene Regulatory Networks in Kidney Development

March 7, 2022

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Lecturer:  Richard J. Johnson, M.D.
Title: Professor of Medicine, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension
Institution: ​​​​​​​University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Lecture: "Fructose activates an Evolutionary Pathway that may Contribute to Chronic Kidney Disease and other Noncommunicable Diseases

February 7, 2022

photo of Dr. Jennifer R. Charlton

Lecturer:  Jennifer R. Charlton, M.D., M.Sc.
Title: Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology
Institution: University of Virginia Health Systems
Lecture: "Nephron number: from development to diagnostics

January 10, 2022

photo of Dr. Ryuichi Nishinakumara

Lecturer: Ryuichi Nishinakumara, M.D., Ph.D.
Title: Professor, Department of Kidney Development
Institution: Institute of Molecular Embryology and Genetics, Kumamoto University
Lecture: "Building the kidney from pluripotent stem cells

November 15, 2021

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Lecturer: Kathleen D. Liu, M.D., Ph.D., MAS
Title: Professor in Research, Step 3
Institution: The University of California San Francisco
Lecture: "AKI Clinical Trials: Lessons Learned from ARDS and the COVID-19 Pandemic

October 18, 2021

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Lecturer: Mark de Caestecker M.B, B.S., Ph.D., F.A.S.N.
Title: Professor of Medicine
Institution: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Division of Nephrology
Lecture: "How reversible is ureteric obstruction?

July 26, 2021

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Lecturer: Isaac J. Pence, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Institution: Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital
Lecture: "Translational Biophotonics: Addressing Clinical Problems with Light-Tissue Interaction

April 5, 2021

photo of Dr. Vivek Bhalla

Lecturer: Vivek Bhalla, M.D., FASN, FAHA
Title: Associate Professor Medicine, Division of Nephrology
Institution: Stanford University School of Medicine
Lecture: "Contribution of vascular endothelial cell-specific molecule-1 (Esm-1) to Diabetic Kidney Disease

March 29, 2021

photo of Dr. Ronak Lakhia

Lecturer: Ronak Lakhia, M.D.
Title: Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology
Institution: UT Southwestern
Lecture: "Role of Cholesterol in ADPKD

February 22, 2021

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Lecturer: Peter Van Buren, M.D, MSCS
Title: Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology
Institution: UT Southwestern
Lecture: "Using Intradialytic Blood Pressure Slopes to Improve Fluid Management in Hemodialysis Patients

January 11, 2021

photo of Dr. Ondine Cleaver

Lecturer: Ondine Cleaver, Ph.D.
Title: Professor of Molecular Biology
Institution: UT Southwestern
Lecture: "Building renal blood vessels, in the embryo and the dish

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