Education and Outreach

Working with VOKC leadership and the Community Advisory Board, the VOKC coordinates several research training opportunities, workshops, seminar series and conferences for investigators and trainees interested in kidney research.


VOKC participates in biennial VUMC-UAB retreat and FASEB Acute Kidney conferences


Research seminars that provide updates for local (VOKC) and national (NOCKS) platforms

Summer Research Training Program

Research-intensive summer training program for first and second-year medical students


Hands-on training in the Mouse Kidney Injury and Renal Translational Pathology workshops

Contact the VOKC Education and Outreach Program:

Mark de Caestecker, MBBS, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension


For more information and questions, please email Karen Thompson, Program Manager, or call (615) 343-5400.