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September 11, 2008

Kidney research center grant received

Pitt’s School of Medicine, Renal-Electrolyte Division, has been awarded a nearly $4 million, five-year Kidney Research Center grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, one of only eight such centers in the United States.

Ora Weisz of medicine, cell biology and physiology will be associate director of the center.

The center will support four main core facilities: cellular physiology; single nephron and whole organ physiology; imaging at a cellular and organ level, and the use of model organisms to elucidate novel aspects of kidney function. All research cores will be structured to serve as nationwide resources for investigators.

The Kidney Research Center also will support two-year pilot research projects that are led by Linton Traub, cell biology and physiology; Agnes Swiatecka-Urban, pediatrics, and Kenneth Hallows, medicine, cell biology and physiology.

Filed under: Feature,Volume 41 Issue 2

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