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FIU-RCMI Research in Progress Seminar: Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Origin: An Epidemic Related to Climate Change

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Friday, March 19, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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Join us for this upcoming FIU-RCMI Research in Progress Seminar, Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Origin: An Epidemic Related to Climate Change, featuring Drs. Roberto Lucchini and Michael Anastario. 

Since the 1990s, there has been an increase in cases of chronic kidney disease (CKD) that are not associated with traditional risk factors, and which disproportionately affect younger men who work in agriculture. Referred to as Chronic Kidney Disease of Uncertain Etiology (CKDu), a multi-factorial interplay of lifestyle, environmental and occupational exposures, genetic variation and infections are suspected. In this RCMI seminar, Dr. Roberto Lucchini presents an overview of the epidemic, including ways in which it is tied to anthropogenic climate change. Dr. Michael Anastario presents ethnographic data concerning both the diagnosis and study of CKDu in El Salvador.

The meeting will be held virtually; Zoom login information will be provided upon RSVP

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Academics, Workshops & webinars


Students, Faculty & Staff




Research, Research Center in Minority Institutions - RCMI
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