EM2403I “The Path is the Goal: Physician-Science and a Potential New Drug for Kidney Disease” (IM GR-032224)

Purpose and Overview

In medicine, translational research emerged as an attempt to relate basic findings with the advances in the clinical practice during the 1990s. Since then, it has been a priority among researchers and academics as well as the organizations that fund research to expand the treatment's scope to include patients of all backgrounds and ages. In his presentation, Dr. Jochen Reiser shares shifting paradigms and unprecedented possibilities in medicine that all researchers and clinicians can use to make the most of their careers in this era of translational medicine. As a renowned nephrologist, he will talk about his career, research, and path to science advocacy through the institutions he worked. He will summarize his renal research, that lead to the discovery of suPAR (soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor) as a global, circulating risk factor for chronic kidney disease (CKD) as well as for acute kidney injury (AKI).

Target Audience

<p>UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.</p>

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Learn the importance interdisciplinary work (through the reflections from a physician scientist and a healthcare leader) to address complex health problems.
  • Learn how to move/translate the vital knowledge from researchers to clinicians, who are in position to help patients.
  • Learn the best ways to use our discoveries to help people better their lives with the example of a soluble factor (suPAR), which is discovered to be a predictive biomarker of CKD and AKI.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
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Photo: First Last, M.D.Jochen Reiser, M.D., Ph.D,
President, University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
CEO, UTMB Health

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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