The Department of Nephrology has a strong interest in clinical and translational research. We have a commitment to stimulate the fellows interest in pursiung research conductive to peer-review publications.

Ongoing Clinical Research

  1. ACTH in resistant FSGS
    Sponsor: Mallinckrodt
    PI (site): L. Meggs
  2. Atacicept in IgA Nephropathy
    Sponsor: EMD Serono
    PI (site): JC Velez; Sub-PI: H. Vashistha
  3. Terlipressin in Hepatorenal Syndrome (CONFIRM trial)
    Sponsor: Mallinckrodt
    PI (site): JC Velez; Sub-PI: G. Therapondos (Hepatology)
  4. Voclosporin added to MMF in Lupus Glomerulonephritis
    Sponsor: Aurinia
    PI: JC Velez; Sub-PI: I. Lukitsch
  5. Sparsentan as primary therapy for FSGS
    Sponsor: Retrophin
    PI: JC Velez
  6. Renal perfusion pressure in hepatorenal, BRAKE (Blood Pressure Rise in Acute Kidney Injury in End-Stage Liver Disease) cohort
    Sponsor: OMC (CRISP grant)
    PI: JC Velez
  7. MRI Perfusion in AKI in Cirrhosis (TRACE-HRS)
    Sponsor: OMC (CRISP grant)
    PI: JC Velez, Sub-PI E. Rudman (Radiology)
  8. Value of Urine Microscopy in Diagnosis and Management of Hepatorenal AKI
    Sponsor: OMC
    PI: JC Velez Sub-PI: Post-Docs: MS Rivera, A. Alghamdi
  9. Vadadustat in Anemia of ESRD (2 studies)
    Sponsor: Akebia
    PI (site): [0014] L. Meggs
    PI (site): [0015] L. Meggs
  10. SUPER, salt restriction in reduction of proteinuria in CKD
    Sponsor: Tulane University
    PI (site): D. Kumbala

Ongoing Basic Research

  1. Angiotensin Metabolism by Aminopeptidase A in Glomerular Diseases.
    PI: JC Velez. Collaboration with Dr. Navar, Dept. of Physiology, Tulane University and Dr. Janech, Div. of Nephrology, Medical University of South Carolina
  2. The role of p66 and aging in diabetic nephropathy
    PI: L. Meggs; Sub-PI: H. Vashistha

If you have questions about how to get involved in clinical research at Ochsner, please contact the Department of Clinical Research Support at 504-842-4685.