National O'Brien Centers Kidney Seminars (NOCKS)

 

The Vanderbilt-O’Brien Kidney Center (VOKC) is coordinating a monthly, Zoom-based seminar series for the eight adult and two pediatric O’Brien Kidney Centers in the US. The National O’Brien Center Kidney Seminars (or NOCKS) will take place on the second of Tuesday (1-2pm CDT) or Friday (11am-noon CDT) of every month, starting with VOKC on Tuesday November 10th 2020, and then rotating each month between centers through to August 2020. The idea of this seminar series is to promote regular scientific interactions between participating centers, with each center selecting one speaker to present some of the most exciting current research from their institution. These will be 40-minute talks, followed by moderated discussion. We also plan to set up a private chat room at the end of each of the seminars for interested trainees to “meet the professor”. Each of the participating centers will choose their speakers and host each of the Zoom meetings with support from the VOKC to coordinate meetings and promote lively, interactive discussions.

For more information about the program, feel free to reach out to the any of the VOKC NOCKS coordinators below:

Dr. Mark deCaestecker

 

Dr. Raymond Harris

 

Lindsey Schindler

 

Mark P. de Caestecker, MBBS, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Vice Chair for Faculty Development
Division of Nephrology
E-mail: mark.de.caestecker@vumc.org

Raymond C. Harris, Jr., MD
Professor of Medicine
Associate Director
Division of Nephrology
E-mail: ray.harris@vumc.org

Lindsey Schindler
Associate Program Manager
Division of Nephrology
E-mail: lindsey.schindler@vumc.org
Ph: (615)322-5914

 

Participating Centers

National Institutes of Health

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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University of Alabama at Birmingham/ University of California San Diego

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Indiana University

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Northwestern University

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University of Pittsburgh

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University of Michigan

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University of Texas Southwestern

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Yale

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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/Johns Hopkins University

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University of Virginia Pediatric Center of Excellence

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Upcoming Meetings

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Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST UT Southwestern

Vishal D. Patel, M.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Nephrology
UT Southwestern Medical Center

 

Pkd1 Therapy for Polycystic
Kidney Disease

 

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NOCKS Career Development Workshop for Trainees

If you are a trainee and are interested in participating in the career
development workshop following directly after the seminar, please
register for the seminar and select the option to register for the
career development workshop (You may attend/register for the workshop even if you are
unable to attend the seminar before)