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.)
Oct. 31: ASN Practice
Oct. 24: Gustavo Blanco, MD, PhD, Professor, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Kidney Institute, KUMC
Oct. 17: Christopher Ward, MBChB, PhD, Associate Professor, Nephrology and Hypertension, Kidney Institute, KUMC
Oct. 10: Oliver Wessley, PhD, Associate Staff, Dept. Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Oct. 3: Jason Stubbs, MD, Associate Professor, Nephrolgy and Hypertension, Kidney Institute, KUMC
Sept. 26: Surya Nauli, PhD, Professor, Chapman University, Irvine, CA, Vice Chairman Department of Pharmacology, University of Toledo, OH, Director, Department of Pharmacolgy Graduate Program, University of Toledo, OH
Sept. 19: Robin Maser, PhD, Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Kidney Institute, KUMC
Sept. 12: Detlef Wencker, MD, Associate Professor, Cardiovascular Diseases "Sensory Primary Cilia: Understanding Ciliopathy to Searching Ciliotherapy"
Sept. 5: No Conference
Aug. 29: Theresa Shireman, PhD, Professor, Preventative Medicine and Public Health, Kidney Institute, KUMC "A Pharmacoepidemiologic Evaluation of Cardioprotective Medications in End-Stage Renal Disease: Within Class Effects for the ABCs"
Aug. 22: Zheng Dong, PhD, FASN; Regents Professor, Senior Research Career Scientist, Med. College of GA, Director of Research Development, Georgia Regents University, Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center
"Cisplatin nephrotoxicity and renal protective strategies"
Aug. 15: Reena Rao, PhD; Assistant Professor, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Kidney Institute, KUMC
"Glycogen Synthase Kinase-3β: A CREB Responsive Gene in Polycystic Kidney Disease"
July 11: Neville Irani, MD; Assistant Professor, Radiology Faculty, KUMC
"MRI Contrast Media and NSF - A Tale of Two Ions: The Clinical Perspective"
July 11: Neville Irani, MD; Assistant Professor, Radiology Faculty, KUMC"MRI Contrast Media and NSF - A Tale of Two Ions: The Clinical Perspective"
June 20: Robin Maser, PhD; Assistant Professor, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Kidney Institute, KUMC
June 13: Dina Corbin, MB, ChB; Nephrology Fellow, 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"
May 30: Pamela Tran, PhD; Assistant Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Kidney Institute, KUMC
May 23: Feras Ghosheh, MD; Nephrology Fellow, KUMC
May 16: Kerri McGreal, MD; Nephrology Fellow, KUMC
"Paraproteinemia and Kidney Disease"
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"
April 25: Peter Rowe, PhD; Professor, Kidney Institute, KUMC
"Renal Models for Intrarenal Calcium Deposition and the Role of ASARM-peptides"
April 18: Sri Yarlagadda, MD; Assistant Professor, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Kidney Institute, KUMC
"Novel and Time Tested Approaches to Treat Hypertension"
April 11: Nadine Aboul-Magd, MD; Nephrology Fellow, KUMC
"Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis Associated with Gadolinium Based Contrast Agents"
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"
March 28: Michele Pritchard, PhD; Assistant Professor, Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics, KUMC
"Mechanisms of congenital hepatic fibrosis in autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease"
March 21: Munis Mattu, MD; Nephrology Fellow, KUMC
"Biomarkers in Renal Transplant Rejection"
March 14: Hameed Ahmad, MBBS; Nephrology Fellow, KUMC
Feb. 28: Louis Juncos, MD; Professor, Division of Nephrology, University of Mississippi Medical Center
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. 14: Bassam Shakil, MD; Nephrology Fellow, KUMC
"Update in Onco-Nephrology"
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"
Jan. 31: Mike Baltezor, PhD; Director, Biotechnology Innovation & Optimization Center, University of Kansas
"Pharmacokinetics/eADME, In Vitro & In Vivo Formulations"
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. 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. 10: Virginia Savin, MD; VA Medical Center KC, MO
"Cardiotrophin-like cytokine-1 and related molecules in human focal glomerulosclerosis"