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O'Brien Center

We are an NIH-sponsored George M. O'Brien Kidney Resource Center

We support shared core facilities to enhance collaborations and further research in kidney-related research, foster interactions among kidney researchers from different backgrounds and disciplines, and provide intellectual resources and infrastructure to attract new and established investigators.


Discover our cores and services

The UAB-UCSD O'Brien Center is made up of two Biomedical Resource Cores and a Resource Develoment Core with the goals of providing gold standard services in the area of kidney disease to enhance research foster collaborations.

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Pilot Program

Apply for pilot funding

The Pilot and Feasibility Grants program is designed to fund science that can expand the impact of the O’Brien Consortium with a focus on supporting early-stage investigators, especially those under-represented in the medical sciences and mid-career and senior investigators new to kidney research.

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Enhance your understanding and expertise

The UAB-UCSD O'Brien Center offers workshops, symposia, and courses to help investigators better apply these to their research programs, as well as student research experiences.

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Acknowledge the Center

We're supported by a U54 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Acknowledge the UAB-UCSD O'Brien Center and Grant NIH U54 DK137307 for support. Click here for suggested acknowledgment wording.