The Sullivan Conference Formal Seminar Series was started in 1967 by Dr. Lawrence Sullivan, Professor Emeritus of Physiology, as an informal renal journal club to provide graduate students and postdoctoral fellows a venue to present research papers. This weekly meeting has evolved into an interdisciplinary research conference attended by faculty, students and fellows from Physiology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Pathology, Nephrology and Pediatric departments. Today, it is the foremost conference of the Kidney Institute and is intended to showcase the state-of-the-art clinical and basic science advances in nephrology. Attendance is expected by all clinical and research faculty, fellows, residents and students on service. The speakers include invited national and international visiting professors, and division and Kidney Institute faculty. In addition, each fellow is expected to present one conference yearly under the guidance of a faculty-mentor.
Conferences are held in 6016 Wahl Hall East, Friday, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Refreshments provided. (View last year's conferences here.)
Jan. 10: Virginia Savin, MD; VA Medical Center KC, MO
"Cardiotrophin-like cytokine-1 and related molecules in human focal glomerulosclerosis"
Jan. 17: Kim S. Kimminau, PhD; Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine
"Misclassification of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD): Exploring diagnostic coding patterns in primary care"
Jan. 24: Leslie Lyons, PhD; Gilbreath-McLorn Endowed Professor for Comparative Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri
"Polycystic Kidney Disease in the Domestic Cat"
Jan. 31: Mike Baltezor, PhD; Director, Biotechnology Innovation & Optimization Center, University of Kansas
"Pharmacokinetics/eADME, In Vitro & In Vivo Formulations"
Feb. 7: Emily Farrow, PhD, CGC; Research Scientist, Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City
"Clinical Applications of Next Generation Sequencing"
Feb. 14: Bassam Shakil, MD; Nephrology Fellow, KUMC
"Update in Onco-Nephrology"
Feb. 21: Stephen Parnell, PhD; Research Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Kidney Institute, KUMC
"Missense Mutations in Polycystin-1 Signaling Domains Cause Polycystic Kidney Disease"
Feb. 28: Louis Juncos, MD; Professor, Division of Nephrology, University of Mississippi Medical Center
March 7: No Sullivan Conference
March 14: Hameed Ahmad, MBBS; Nephrology Fellow, KUMC
March 21: Munis Mattu, MD; Nephrology Fellow, KUMC
"Biomarkers in Renal Transplant Rejection"
March 28: Michele Pritchard, PhD; Assistant Professor, Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics, KUMC
"Mechanisms of congenital hepatic fibrosis in autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease"
April 4: Darren Wallace, PhD; Professor, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Kidney Institute, KUMC
"Renal Expression of Periostin Promotes Cyst Growth and Fibrosis in PKD"
April 11: Nadine Aboul-Magd, MD; Nephrology Fellow, KUMC
"Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis Associated with Gadolinium Based Contrast Agents"
April 18: Sri Yarlagadda, MD; Assistant Professor, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Kidney Institute, KUMC
"Novel and Time Tested Approaches to Treat Hypertension"
April 25: Peter Rowe, PhD; Professor, Kidney Institute, KUMC
"Renal Models for Intrarenal Calcium Deposition and the Role of ASARM-peptides"
May 2: James Calvet, PhD; Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Kidney Institute, KUMC
"Neoplastic Cyst Growth in PKD: Maybe So But Where's the Cancer"
May 9: No Sullivan Conference
May 16: Karri McGreal, MD; Nephrology Fellow, KUMC
"Paraproteinemia and Kidney Disease"
May 23: Feras Ghosheh, MD; Nephrology Fellow, KUMC
May 30: Pamela Tran, PhD; Assistant Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Kidney Institute, KUMC
June 6: Jessica Rossol-Allison, PhD; Postdoctoral Fellow, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Kidney Institute, KUMC
"Cubot, a Novel Growth Factor-Like Protein That Interacts With Polycystin 1"
June 13: Dina Corbin, MB, ChB; Nephrology Fellow, KUMC
June 20: Robin Maser, PhD; Assistant Professor, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Kidney Institute, KUMC
June 27: Reena Rao, PhD; Assistant Professor, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Kidney Institute, KUMC