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Recent Publications

APOL1 Kidney Risk Variants and Long-Term Kidney Function in Healthy Middle-Aged Black Individuals: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study

Monday, May 27, 2024
Mona D Doshi
CONCLUSIONS: Among middle-aged individuals, APOL1 genotype does not appear to be a major driver of future risk of kidney disease.

Modulation of the Immunological Milieu in Acute Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: The Potential Role of Monocytes Through CXCL10 Secretion

Thursday, May 23, 2024
Sebastian Sanchez
Emerging evidence indicates that aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) elicits a response from both innate and adaptive immune systems. An upregulation of CD8 + CD161 + cells has been observed in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) after aSAH, yet the precise role of these cells in the context of aSAH is unkown. CSF samples from patients with aSAH and non-aneurysmal SAH (naSAH) were analyzed. Single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNAseq) was performed on CD8 + CD161 + sorted samples from aSAH patients....

Screening of Living Kidney Donors for Genetic Diseases: CON

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Christie P Thomas
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Keratinocyte FABP5-VCP complex mediates recruitment of neutrophils in psoriasis

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Jiaqing Hao
One of the hallmarks of intractable psoriasis is neutrophil infiltration in skin lesions. However, detailed molecular mechanisms of neutrophil chemotaxis and activation remain unclear. Here, we demonstrate a significant upregulation of epidermal fatty acid binding protein (E-FABP, FABP5) in the skin of human psoriasis and psoriatic mouse models. Genetic deletion of FABP5 in mice by global knockout and keratinocyte conditional (Krt6a-Cre) knockout, but not myeloid cell conditional (LysM-Cre)...

Genetic testing in the evaluation of recipient candidates and living kidney donors

Thursday, October 12, 2023
Brian K Lee
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this study is to provide an overview of the role of genetic testing in the evaluation of kidney transplant candidates and living donors who may be at risk for heritable kidney disease. We focus our discussion on monogenic diseases, excluding renal diseases that have complex polygenic influences. Adoption of new technologies such as next-generation sequencing (NGS) with comprehensive gene panels has greatly enabled access to genetic testing recently; yet transplant...


TriNetX Basic Training

Thursday, July 25, 2024 9:00am to 10:00am
This training will provide an in-depth look at TriNetX and show you how to use the tool. We will go through building a study, searching for a specific population, and finally what information you can gather from the specific cohort. We will also discuss next steps on getting data extracted for research. After this training you will have a thorough understanding of how to use TriNetX and what the process is to get data extracted for research studies. Register by clicking the virtual event link...

IHDR Summer Seminar Series - PCORNet GPC

Thursday, July 25, 2024 11:00am to 12:00pm
Presentation: Practical Guide to Using Real World Data from PCORnet Guest Presenter: Elizabeth Chrischilles Professor and Head, Department of Epidemiology Pomerantz Chair in Public Health Director, Health Effectiveness Research Center University of Iowa

IHDR Summer Seminar Series

Thursday, August 1, 2024 11:00am to 12:00pm
Please join us every Thursday throughout the summer for this exciting seminar series! Each week a different expert will present on topics geared to enhance your understanding and accessibility of health science data.  Seminars will take place over Zoom 11 a.m.–noon CST.