The George M. O’Brien centers were established in 1987 as NIH-funded interdisciplinary
research centers in kidney and urological diseases. The UAB-UCSD O’Brien Core Center for
Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is one of 8 centers funded nationwide and is an interdisciplinary
center of excellence in AKI-related research.
• Supports shared core facilities and
leverages these technologies into new
projects, interactions and collaborations,
• Fosters interactions among UAB-UCSD
investigators from several different
disciplines and extends these interactions
to include a cadre of investigators from
multiple institutions at the regional,
national and international levels,
• Provides intellectual resources and
research infrastructure to attract new and
established investigators to AKI research.
A review article has been published in the Clinical Therapeutics section of the Dec. 27, 2012, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, by University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) nephrologist Ashita Tolwani, M.D.
Changing Paradigms in Acute Kidney Injury: From Mechanisms to Management
The UAB-UCSD O’Brien Core Center for Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
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