Mark D. Okusa, MD: Awarded NIH R01 grant renewal
Dr. Okusa was recently awarded a grant renewal now in its 10 year – 2R01DK062324 "Leukocyte Trafficking in Acute Renal Failure". The award was for 4 years (2012-2016) for $1,374,600. Drs. Diane Rosin, Li Li, Peter Lobo and Sun-Sang Sung and Liping Huang are key personnel in support of this grant.
The major goal of the proposal is to further investigate the role of the immune system in the inflammatory process that occurs in kidney injury and to explore mechanisms, such as immune suppression with adenosine 2A receptor agonists, which might be manipulated advantageously with new drugs to control the disease process.