Research

The principal goal of the Division of Nephrology is to excel in research, education and patient care related to diverse kidney disease. The current topics below illustrate the list of faculty members and their clinical, research and educational activities including publications and sponsored research performed during the past three years.

Research in Acute Kidney Injury

Kevin R. Regner, MD, MS, FASN, in collaboration with Scott Van Why, MD (Pediatric Nephrology), is establishing a research laboratory that will focus on ischemic acute kidney injury (AKI).

Clinical Research on Diabetic Nephropathy and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and ESRD

Samuel S. Blumenthal, MD, Barbara A. Bresnahan, MD, Hariprasad Trivedi, MD, and Walter F. Piering, MD, are primarily involved in several areas of ongoing clinical research activity in subjects with CKD and ESRD.

Experimental and Clinical Radiation Nephropathy

Eric P. Cohen, MD, John Moulder, PhD (Radiation Biology, MCW), and John Imig, PhD (Pharmacology, MCW) continue their focused research investigation in the pathogenesis and therapy of radiation nephropathy.

Clinical Studies on Renal Transplantation: Newer Immunosuppressive Therapy and Prevention

Barbara A. Bresnahan, MD, Brahm Vasudev, MD, Ehab R. Saad, MD, FACP, FASN, MA, and Liliana Osadchuk, MD, have been involved in a number of pharmaceutical and NIH-sponsored clinical studies in the kidney transplant field.

Research in Renal Cell Biology and Signaling

The laboratory of Andrey Sorokin, PhD, is interested in multiple projects with focus on cell signaling as related to pathobiology of kidney disease.

Kidney Stone Research

The kidney stone research group at MCW consists of three full-time faculty, two physician scientists - Jack G. Kleinman, MD, and Jeffrey A. Wesson, MD, PhD - and one PhD investigator, Neil Mandel, PhD.

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