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Virtual: Global Innovation for Kidney Disease: Leveraging Technology to Improve Access and Reduce Cost

November 20, 2020 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This webinar is part of the series Resilience and Well-Being Through the Lens of the Pandemic, a series that examines the impact the global coronavirus pandemic has had on India and the way that the country is responding to COVID-19. The series will address key related issues in areas such as economics, medicine, urbanization and public health.

Kidney disease is currently a global epidemic which is having a huge clinical, social, economic and ethical impact in developing countries such as India. This is due to a combination of an increase in the causes of kidney disease such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity, together with an inadequate access to care (preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic), and the high cost of treating end stage kidney disease (dialysis or transplant). As a result, it is estimated that 8 million people will die worldwide in 2020 due to a lack of available treatment for end stage kidney disease (ESKD), almost all of whom will live in low and lower-middle income countries.
Join to hear more from a distinguished panel of key opinion leaders from India and the United States with backgrounds and experience in medicine, public health, engineering, industry, innovation and regulation.


Ron Falk, Nan and Hugh Cullman Eminent Professor, Chairman, Department of Medicine Co-Director, UNC Kidney Center

Vivekananda Jha, Executive Director, George Institute for Global Health (India); Chair of Global Kidney Health, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College of London; President, International Society of Nephrology

Manisha Sahay, Professor and Head of Department of Nephrology, Osmania General Hospital and Osmania Medical College (Hyperabad, India)

Murray Sheldon, Associate Director for Technology and Innovation, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Shuvo Roy, Professor, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences (BTS), University of California, San Francisco; Director of the Biodesign Laboratory and Technical Director, Kidney Project

Moderated by Prabir Roy-Chaduhury, Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension; Co-Director, UNC Kidney Center

Registration is required to receive the meeting link. Register here!

This webinar series is hosted by the Modern Indian Studies Initiative at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a leading public university and home to the largest Asia Studies Center in the southeastern U.S., Carolina is uniquely positioned to be at the forefront of advancing knowledge of modern India across North Carolina, the United States and beyond. In partnership with leaders from North Carolina’s Indian-American community, UNC has embarked on a bold initiative to transform the model for Indian Studies. We are forging ahead in establishing the country’s leading program in Modern Indian Studies – increasing knowledge and understanding of the India of today, and its rapidly evolving future.



November 20, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Modern Indian Studies Initiative