The Norman S. Coplon Extramural Grants for Clinical Applied Research

The Norman S. Coplon Extramural Grant Program has become one of the nation's largest private research endowments for kidney disease treatment. Since 2000, the program has funded over 15 million dollars in research to improve the lives of patients.

The program includes an annual symposium where Coplon Grant researchers share findings with and receive constructive feedback from peers and members of the Scientific Advisory Board.

2017 Grant Guidelines

Scientific Advisory Board

Satellite Healthcare's independent scientific advisory board convenes each year to review all submitted grant applications and recommend the best proposals for approval to the Satellite Board of Directors.

T. Alp Ikizler, MD (Chair)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Rajiv Agarwal, MD
Indiana University School of Medicine
Robert Foley, MD
University of Minnesota
Chi-yuan Hsu, MD
University of California, San Francisco

2016 Recipients

Laura Plantinga, PhD, Emory University,
“Improving Communication About Physical Functioning Between Dialysis Patients and Their Providers”

Matthew Rivara, MD, University of Washington,
“Assessing Patient-Reported Experience of Care for Home Dialysis”

Bjoerg Thorsteinsdottir, MD, Mayo Clinic,
“Evidence Based Encounter Decision Aid for Elderly Patients to Promote Shared Decision Making on Treatment Choice in End Stage Renal Disease”