2015 Blythe Lecture to be delivered by Robert Chevalier

The Blythe Lecture takes place each year in honor of William Blythe, MD, who was a distinguished and admired former chief of the Division of Nephrology at UNC. This year's lecture features Robert Chevalier, MD, professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Center of Excellence in Nephrology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

2015 Blythe Lecture to be delivered by Robert Chevalier click to enlarge Robert Chevalier, MD

The UNC Kidney Center is honored to host Chevalier as the 2015 Blythe Lecturer. 

Chevalier received his medical degree at the University of Chicago and completed his pediatric residency at UNC Chapel Hill. His training included a fellowship in renal physiology in the lab of Carl Gottschalk, MD, and a clinical pediatric nephrology fellowship at the University of Colorado.

Chevalier has been a faculty member at the University of Virginia for more than 35 years. He established UVA's Division of Pediatric Nephrology, and a laboratory supported by NIH funding.  He served as the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics for 14 years until 2010, when he decided to focus on lab research full-time.

Chevalier’s research addresses the pathogenesis of congenital obstructive nephropathy, a group of malformations of the urinary tract representing the leading cause of kidney failure in children. His laboratory uses mouse models with surgically-induced or genetic kidney disease to develop new interventions to slow progression of congenital kidney disorders.

The Blythe Lecture will take place on Wednesday, April 8 at 4:00 PM in G-100 Bondurant Hall.

The title of the talk is, "The Proximal Tubule and Chronic Kidney Disease: Lessons from the Mouse."

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