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Dr. Jacqueline Ho presents on some of the recent work her lab has been doing, looking at the roles of micro RNAs and kidney development.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review the significance of congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract in childhood CKD
  • Discuss roles for microRNAs in kidney development
  • Discuss the function of the miR-17~92 cluster in kidney development and disease

Reading Resources:

1.   Smith JM, Martz K, Blydt-Hansen TD.  Pediatric kidney transplant practice patterns and outcome benchmarks, 1987-2010: a report of the North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Studies.  Ped Transplant 17(2): 149-157.
2.  Ho J and Kreidberg JA.  The long and short of microRNAs.  J Am Soc. Neph 2012; 23(3): 400-4.  PMID 22302196.
3.  Marrone AK, Stolz DB, Bastacky SI, Kostka D, Bodnar AJ and Ho J.  miR-17~92 is required for nephrogenesis and renal function.  J Am Soc Neph 2014; 25(7): 1440-1452.  PMID 24511118.


Dr. Ho has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Grant/Research Support: Satellite Healthcare, NIDDK, March of Dimes

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The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .75 contact hour.

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Release Date: 11/3/2015 | Last Modified On: 11/3/2015 | Expires: 11/3/2016

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