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October 2009 Issue
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By Jill Hafner
Published October 2009

Dialysis Access Program Wins $500,000 Grant From NIH
Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD, UC Health and Cincinnati Dialysis Access Program nephrologist, in collaboration with Mark Meyerhoff at the University of Michigan, has received a $500,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to test nitric oxide-generating arteriovenous grafts that have reduced the chance of clot formation in dialysis patients. Arteriovenous grafts connect the artery and vein and are essential for the removal and purification of blood during hemodialysis. “Dialysis access dysfunction due to graft thrombosis, or clotting, is one of the most important causes of morbidity and hospital admissions within the hemodialysis population,” Roy-Chaudhury says. “With this grant, we hope to find more options for patients needing dialysis.”

Mini Medical College
This month, UC will host Mini Medical College, a public health lecture series that features distinguished faculty from the College of Medicine as they discuss new trends in modern medicine and disease prevention and how they affect personal health. The sessions will be held each Tuesday in October from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. The cost is $69. For more information, visit www.uc.edu/ce/minimed.


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