Medicine Grand Rounds "Kidney Disease in African Americans: The Genetic Basis of a Major Health Disparity"

April 5, 2019 - 8:00am
Martin Pollak, M.D.

Learning Objectives

  • Appreciate the racial differences in rates of kidney disease.
  • Understand the role of variation in the APOL1 gene in susceptibility to kidney disease.
  • Understand the concept of balancing selection and its relevance to APOL1-associated kidney disease.
  • Appreciate possible clinical applications of APOL1 genotyping.


  • NIH, Amgen, Vertex - PI


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