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Southeastern Kidney Disease Consortium

SEKDC Membership

SouthEastern Kidney Disease Consortium



Frequently Asked Questions...

What do I need to do as a Member?

As a member, we ask that you participate in at least one of our studies and attend our Annual Consortium meeting. Study participation will increase the SEKDC related biobank and will serve as a foundation for future research. All Study materials and training will be provided free of charge to all members.

What are the Costs?

There is no required charge to you or to your organization for SEKDC membership, except to SEKDC Annual Meetings. Your membership will be noted on our SEKDC web pages at unless you prefer to not be listed.

SEKDC Meetings

We ask that you attend our Annual Consortium Meetings. Our meetings are typically held in Charleston during the month of September of the current calendar year. Meetings offer Nephrologists CME credit and collaboration/study participation and opportunities as well as recent updates and/or findings in nephrology.

What studies are available for Members to participate in and become investigators through SEKDC?

The SEKDC memership allows you MUSC Net ID and Study Eligibility, pending MUSC IRB approval. Currently, we offer members two studies, POSEIDON and Prognostic Markers in Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury. 

  The POSEIDON Study asks patients to donate their tissue, blood samples and/or bodily fluids during their clinic visit so that researchers can use them for future research. The patient does not need to be diagnosed with Kidney Disease to participate. These samples will become part of the POSEIDON Biobank. Researchers will use the samples to learn more about preventing, finding and treating kidney disease.

  The Prognostic Markers in Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury, also known as the Fluid Protein Study, requires verbal consent and entails collection of the patient’s urine sample only. The goal of this project is to determine if changes in the amount or number of proteins present in fluids is associated with certain diseases or conditions. Fluids collected for this study will be stored at the Renal Disease Biomarker’s Biobank at MUSC


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Southeastern Kidney Disease Consortium (SEKDC) Contact Information:

John Arthur, MD, PhD
DCI Endowed Chair in Nephrology
Director of the SC Renal Disease Biomarkers Program,
      Proteomics Laboratory and SEKDC
Divsion of Nephrology
96 Jonathon Lucas St
Charleston, SC 29425
Elizabeth Shewfelt, MA
Study Coordinator
Program Coordinator
RDB Newsletter Creator/Editor
Divison of Nephrology
96 Jonathon Lucas St
Charleston, SC 29425
Phone: 843-792-4123 
Fax: 843-876-5129                                        
Phone: 843-792-6109 (Direct Line)
Fax: 843-876-5129

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