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.

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
David Lovett, MD (Co-Chair)
University of California, San Francisco
Rajiv Agarwal, MD
Indiana University School of Medicine
Sarah Faubel, MD
University of Colorado Denver
Robert Foley, MD
University of Minnesota
Chi-yuan Hsu, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Tom Hostetter, MD
Case Western Reserve University
Jane Tan, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine

2015 Recipients

Khaled Abdel-Kader, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

“Prediction Modeling in Older Adults with Advanced CKD”

Teresa Chen, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

“APOL1 Risk Variants and Cardiovascular Disease”

LaTonya Hickson, Mayo Clinic

“Functional Characteristics of Mesenchymal Stromal/Stem Cells in Diabetic Chronic Kidney Disease”

Colin Lenihan, Stanford University School of Medicine

“HLA Sensitization in Patients Wait-listed for Kidney Transplant”

Rosemary Sampogna, Columbia University Medical Center

“Circadian Clock Regulation of Nephron Morphogenesis During Development”