MGR & Atuk Lecture | Phillip Darwin Bell, PhD – The Importance of Modifiers of Polycystic Kidney Disease Progression

Dr. Darwin Bell, PhD

Date: Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Location: Pinn Hall auditorium 1-5
Cost: Free


Phillip Darwin Bell, PhD, is a professor emeritus in the Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, at University of Alabama at Birmingham. At UAB, his was the first to hold the Thomas E. Andreoli, MD, Chair in Medicine.

Dr. Bell is the editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Physiology – Renal Physiology; he previously served as a member of the AJP-RP editorial board and of the Kidney International editorial board. In addition to the American Physiological Society, he is a member of the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Society of Nephrology. He has served on a number of national peer review groups, including those for the National Institutes of Health.

Recent work in Dr. Bell’s laboratory has focused on understanding the mechanisms of cystogenesis in polycystic kidney disease (PKD).

The annual Atuk lecture in Nephrology honors Dr. Nuzhet O. Atuk, who died in 2007. He served as the first chief of the Division of Nephrology, and pioneered the establishment of hemodialysis at UVA.

Learning objectives: 

  1. Understand the genetics and physiology of polycystic kidney disease (PKD)
  2. Describe specific modifiers of PKD progression
  3. Understand that these modifiers may be future targets for therapy

Medicine Grand Rounds is offered every Wednesday throughout the year by the UVA Department of Medicine, in association with UVA’s Office of Continuing Medical Education. CME credit is available; instructions and forms are available at the event.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Virginia School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The University Of Virginia School Of Medicine awards one hour of participation to each non-physician participant who successfully completes this educational activity. The University of Virginia School of Medicine maintains a permanent record of participants who have been awarded hours of participation. CME transcripts may be obtained at www.cmevillage.com (click on Transcripts and follow the instructions).

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