NURAG 2020 Annual Retreat: Discoveries that Drive Kidney Health Equity

On Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, from 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Nephrology and Urology Research Affinity Group (NURAG) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital invites clinicians and researchers from around the globe to attend its annual retreat. Join this complimentary, virtual event to hear presentations from a variety of nephrology and urology experts to learn about new research in kidney health inequities and how to address them.

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Virtual Conference Agenda

Michael Brian Becknell

Welcome Remarks
7:45 – 8 a.m.

Brian Becknell, MD, PhD
Director, Nephrology and Urology Research Affinity Group
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Michael Brian Becknell

Introduction
8  8:10 a.m.

Dennis R. Durbin, MD
Chief Scientific Officer, Abigail Wexner Research Institute
Abigail Wexner Research Institute, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

NURAG Annual Retreat Speaker

“The Tangled Web of Biologic and Non-Biologic Determinants in Kidney Disease Outcomes”
8:10 – 9 a.m.

Keisha Gibson MD, MPH, FASN 
Chief, Pediatric Nephrology Division, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Kidney Center
Vice Chair of Diversity and Inclusion, UNC Department of Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, UNC School of Medicine

 

Break
9 – 9:10 a.m.

Michael Brian Becknell

“Race to Equity in Childhood Surgical Outcomes: The Fierce Urgency of Now”
9:10 – 10 a.m.

Olubukola O. Nafiu, MD, FRCA, MS
Vice Chair for Academic Affairs and Research, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Nationwide Children’s Hospital 
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology, The Ohio State University School of Medicine

 

Break
10 – 10:10 a.m.

NURAG Annual Retreat Speaker

“Health Disparities in Pediatric Urology: A Growing Problem”
10:10 – 11 a.m.

David I-Wang Chu, MD, MSCE 
Attending Physician, Urology; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Assistant Professor of Urology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

 

Break
11 – 11:10 a.m.

NURAG Annual Retreat Speaker

“Should Race Determine Who Has CKD? (A Critical Evaluation of Race-Based GFR Equations”
11:10 – 12 p.m.

Marva Moxey-Mims, MD, FASN 
Chief, Division of Nephrology, Children’s National Hospital
Professor of Pediatrics, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

 

Break
12 – 12:15 p.m.

Keynote Round Table Discussion: “Will Diversifying the Nephrology and Urology Workforce Help Enable Equity?”
12:15 – 1 p.m.

Facilitator

Orville Bignall

O.N. Ray Bignall II, MD, FAAP
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Nationwide Children’s Hospital 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University School of Medicine

Panelists

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

Christina Ching, MD
Department of Urology, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Urology, The Ohio State University School of Medicine

Ashley Jackson

Ashley Jackson, PhD
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Center for Clinical and Translational Research, Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University School of Medicine

Tahagod Mohamed

Tahagod Mohamed, MD
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University School of Medicine

Diana Zepeda Orozco

Diana Zepeda-Orozco, MD
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University School of Medicine

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