Jared J. Grantham Symposium

Jared Grantham Symposium May 4, 2015

Greg Pazour

Gregory J. Pazour, Ph.D.

Professor of Molecular Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

"New roles for an ancient organelle: Ciliary defects cause cystic kidney disease and structural birth defects"

12:30 - 1:30pm in Beller Auditorium
Peter Igarashi

Peter Igarashi, M.D.

Nesbitt Chair and Head of the Department of Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical School

"Non-coding RNA and polycystic kidney disease"

5:00 - 6:00pm in Beller Auditorium

Kidney Institute Faculty will also give brief seminars on their current research

 Kidney Institute Faculty Speaking at the 2015 Grantham Symposium

1:30 - 2:45pm in Beller:

     Stephen Parnell, Ph.D.    
     Pam Tran, Ph.D.     
     Xiaogang Li, Ph.D.

3:00 - 4:40pm in Beller:

    Reena Rao, Ph.D.   
    Chris Ward, Ph.D.
    Katherine Swenson-Fields, Ph.D. 
    Darren Wallace, Ph.D. 

Symposium Registration and Dinner Reservation

Register online by April 17th at: https://eventbrite.com/event/16304939513/

The Grantham Symposium seminar sessions are open to all and free to attend.  Registration is required in order to provide adequate seating and room set-up. The Kidney Institute will host a reception (6:00-6:30pm) and dinner (6:30-7:45pm) in Beller Auditorium following the symposium.  Brancato's catering will serve a dinner buffet with a variety of main course selections. Reservations are required online at https://eventbrite.com/event/16304939513/  by April 17th.

About the Grantham Symposium

To honor Dr. Jared Grantham in his retirement, the Kidney Institute at the University of Kansas Medical Center hosted the first Jared J. Grantham Symposium on May 7 - 9th, 2014 in Kansas City. Dr. Grantham's vision was to invite all of the Lillian Jean Kaplan award recipients to lead a forward-thinking and interactive forum to focus on future directions and innovations in polycystic kidney disease research. All twelve of the Kaplan Awardees were present at the inaugural symposium to give talks on on their vision of "The Future of PKD Research."  The Kidney Institute will continue to host the Grantham Symposium annually with the tradition of inviting the most recent Kaplan awardees to give the keynote seminars. 


We greatly appreciate the generous support of the PKD Foundation as the Lead Sponsor of the Grantham Symposium.

Campus Map and Parking

The Symposium will be held in Beller Auditorium in the Hemenway Life Sciences Innovation Center on the University of Kansas Medical Center campus.  A KUMC campus map is available here:


A limited number of reserved parking spots next to the Hemenway building are available.  Please contact Lyn Harris, lharris3@kumc.edu, Tel. 913.588.6075 for more information.

Questions? Contact:

Lyn Harris
Administrative Director
Kidney Institute
University of Kansas Medical Center
Tel. 913.588.6075
E-mail: lharris3@kumc.edu

Last modified: Mar 25, 2015