The Indiana University NIH P-30 George M. O'Brien Center for Advanced Renal Microscopic Analysis is designed to provide scientifically rigorous, quality controlled, state-of-the-art methodologies in a cost-effective manner to foster investigations that will
- Advance our understanding of kidney physiology and the pathophysiology of disease states
- Enhance our diagnostic specificity
- Expand our future therapeutic approaches for kidney disease patients.
The administrative core will coordinate and integrate the diverse activities of the O'Brien Center, facilitate interactions and collaborations among the research base, ensure quality control of the core services and promote scientific development and enrichment on the IU SOM campus. The Administrative Core will also oversee the Pilot and Feasibility Studies Program, modified into an “O’Brien Fellows Program” and will be responsible for evaluating the Program's efficacy in promoting high quality related basic science leading to exciting new observations that result in additional extramural funding and publications.
In addition, the Administrative Core will organize and support an Enrichment Program consisting of seminars with visiting speakers and journal clubs/work-in progress sessions.