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 South Western

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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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Date Time  Institution Speaker Topic/Title Seminar Registration Link

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

1:00 PM CST

University of Pittsburgh

Arohan R. Subramamnya, MD, FASN
Associate Professor of Medicine and of Cell Biology
Dept of Medicine, Renal-Electrolyte Division
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Cary Boyd-Shiwarski, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor  
Dept of Medicine, Renal-Electrolyte Division
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

A new role for WNK kinases as molecular crowding sensors

 

Kidney-Specific WNK1: a potassium signaling amplifier in the DCT

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Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 1:00 PM CST Children's Hospital of Philadelphia TBD TBA TBA

*Please note that all seminars will be recorded and will be made available for viewing on this site once permission is obtained from speaker (this may be delayed if unpublished work is included)

 

Meet the Professor

If you are a trainee and you are interested in meeting the Professor after the seminar, please select the option to do so when registering for the seminar via the Zoom registration link related.