The George M. O’Brien Kidney Center at Yale
Stefan Somlo, M.D., Associate Director
The George M. O'Brien Kidney Center at Yale was established to facilitate translational and clinical research that will advance the prevention and treatment of kidney diseases.
A critically important benefit of the Yale Center is to provide renal investigators both at Yale and across the country with access to highly specialized services not otherwise routinely available to support their research. To this end, three Research Cores have been established:
A Pilot and Feasibility Program has been established to provide initial project funding for young investigators, to attract new investigators into the field of kidney disease research, and to foster translational and clinical studies directly related to kidney diseases.
In addition, an Enrichment Program has been established to promote interdisciplinary interactions and collaborations among renal investigators participating in the Center; facilitate the application of new technologies to kidney disease research; and sponsor an annual symposium on advances in kidney disease research.
The Center also includes a Research Training Program to enhance the training of college students, graduate students, medical students, and postdoctoral fellows in kidney disease research in general, and in the specialized methods provided by the Research Cores in particular.
This Center is supported by Award P30DK079310 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, within the National Institutes of Health.