Meeting Schedule



Meeting Date




October 5th, 2012

Background, Case Study and Approach

Kate, Lorelei, Joe

Introduction: The problem, the goal; Lenses (Social Determinants, Genetic, Environmental);

November 9th, 2012

Renal Diseasein AI/AN populations

Dr. AndrewNarva; Dr. Erika Blacksher

Epidemiology, AI/AN specific information

December 7th, 2012

Environment and Occupational Determinants; Toxin Exposures

Dr. Brooks; Dr. Friedman


Epidemic of chronic kidney disease in Mesoamerica: epidemiology and hypotheses

Genetic susceptibility as a possible factor in the epidemic of chronic kidney disease in Mesoamerica

February 1st, 2013

Leptin-deficiency mouse model of type 2 diabetes and

Group Conceptual Integration

 Kelly Hudkins;

Group Discussion

"The goal is reversal of diabetic nephropathy - Can the BTBR ob/ob mouse model help get us there?"       

Group Case Study Review

March 1st, 2013

Understanding Biomarkers involved in Renal Disease Pathways

 Dr. Bryan Kestenbaum;  

Dr. Chris Simpson

 PTH, FGF23, and measurement error involved in biomarker use

April 5th, 2013

Epigeneticsand Fetal Environment

Dr. Susan Bagby 

 Developmental Origins of Disease; Epigenetics, Perinatal Health

May 3rd, 2013

Immunology of Renal Disease/CommunityPerspectives

 Moroni Benally

 The Illusion of Collaboration: Cooptation in Collaborative Settings

June 7th, 2013

Summary , Conclusions and Deliverables

 Entire Group Discussion