Search

Center Director:
Anupam Agarwal, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Center Associate Directors:
Paul W. Sanders, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Ravindra L. Mehta, MD
University of California, San Diego

The Administrative Core coordinates and integrates the diverse activities of the UAB-UCSD O’Brien center, facilitates interactions and collaborations among the research base, ensures quality control of the core services and promotes scientific development. The administrative core includes a Biostatistics Resource (BR), which provides statistical support for the cores and research and pilot projects of the O’Brien Center. The administrative structure has clear lines of authority to ensure that the goals and objectives of the center are achieved. The Director and Associate Directors are advised by an Internal Advisory Committee and include the Directors of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) at both UAB and UCSD. In addition, the Center leadership is advised by an External Advisory Committee, a Pilot and Feasibility (PAF) Program Committee and a Scientific Advisory Committee for each Core.

The Administrative Core oversees the PAF Program and is responsible for evaluating the Pilot Program’s efficacy in promoting high quality AKI-related research that leads to extramural funding and publications. In addition, the Administrative Core organizes and supports an enrichment program consisting of seminars with visiting speakers, journal clubs/work-in progress sessions, interface with CTSA enrichment programs, Summer Student’s Training Program, and an Annual Comprehensive Research Symposium. The Administrative Core has also established a communication network through email, newsletters, live video conferencing and this website to inform Core Center investigators of the center activities and funding opportunities, AKI-related news, as well as the availability of new reagents and technologies through the Center.


Anupam Agarwal, MD

Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL USA

Paul W. Sanders, MD

Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL USA

Ravindra L. Mehta, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine
UCSD School of Medicine
UCSD Medical Center
San Diego, CA USA