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Resource for Clinical Studies of AKI (Clinical Research, Genomics and Biorepository)

Director:
Ravindra L. Mehta, M.D., Univ of California, San Diego

Co-Director:
Daniel O’Connor, M.D., University of California, San Diego

The Resource for Clinical Studies of AKI (Core A) provides: 1) core resources to support the design and conduct of clinical research in AKI, 2) a genomics resource to perform systematic genomic analyses and allow correlation with clinical phenotypic information, and 3) a biological sample repository linked to the clinical and genomics database for the characterization of patients for our investigator base. This core specifically provides investigators access to patients with AKI through an established international network of collaborating investigators who are contributing to an ongoing registry of AKI in the ICU setting, access to biological samples including DNA from patients and healthy controls and protocols and tools for quantitative assessment of changes in kidney function.

The Core has established a robust data management system and database of patients with AKI that is flexible in accommodating the research objectives of individual investigators and collaborating centers; currently supporting 5 large multicenter projects including the AKI registry and an international prospective study for the genomics of drug-induced kidney injury.


Ravindra L. Mehta, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director, CREST and MAS in
Clinical Research Programs

Daniel O’Connor, MD

Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
Co-Director, UCSD Center for
Human Genetics & Genomics


Linda Awdishu, PharmD

Pharmacist Specialist
Nephrology and Kidney Transplantation
UCSD Medical Center

Sam Kuo, BS

Data Management
UCSD School of Medicine
Nephrology Division

Sara Ortiz, BA, CCRC

Clinical Research Coordinator
Division of Nephrology
Department of Medicine
University of California, San Diego

Marcela Zhou, BS

Clinical Research Coordinator
Division of Nephrology
Department of Medicine
University of California, San Diego

Anousone Bounkhoun, BS

Clinical Research Lab Assistant
Division of Nephrology
Department of Medicine
University of California, San Diego