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Feature articles shine spotlight on Kidney Project
By UCSF School of Pharmacy Editorial Staff / Fri Apr 26, 2013
The San Francisco Chronicle and the Bay Area News Group, which includes the San Jose Mercury News and Oakland Tribune, have published feature articles this week focused on The Kidney Project, an effort to develop the first implantable bioartificial kidney to treat end-stage renal disease.
The project seeks to replace dialysis and replicate the vital functions of a healthy kidney with a surgically implanted device the size of a coffee cup. The multi-institution research is being led by Shuvo Roy, PhD, a faculty member in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, a joint department of the UCSF Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine.
- Kidney designers take cues from nature - San Francisco Chronicle
- Artificial kidney offers hope to patients tethered to a dialysis machine - Oakland Tribune
About the School: The UCSF School of Pharmacy aims to solve the most pressing health care problems and strives to ensure that each patient receives the safest, most effective treatments. Our discoveries seed the development of novel therapies, and our researchers consistently lead the nation in NIH funding. The School’s doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree program, with its unique emphasis on scientific thinking, prepares students to be critical thinkers and leaders in their field.