Meeting 3: 12/7

Invited Presenters:

  1. Dr. Daniel Brooks, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health. “Epidemic of chronic kidney disease in Mesoamerica: epidemiology and hypotheses”
  2. Dr. David Friedman, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. “Genetic susceptibility as a possible factor in the epidemic of chronic kidney disease in Mesoamerica”

Meeting Notes

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  • Weiner et al. 2012. CJASN ePress. The Central American Epidemic of CKD.
  • Friedman and Pollak. 2011. Journal of Clinical Investigation. Genetics of kidney failure and the evolving story of APOL1.