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Clinical Phenotyping Resource and Biobank Core of the Michigan O'Brien Renal Center (C-PROBE)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified October 2016 by Debbie Gipson, MD, University of Michigan
St. John Health System, Michigan
John H. Stroger Hospital
Wayne State University
Temple University
Levine Children’s Hospital
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Debbie Gipson, MD, University of Michigan Identifier:
First received: November 18, 2009
Last updated: October 20, 2016
Last verified: October 2016

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects approximately 26 million Americans and disproportionately manifests in specific race and ethnic groups. Patients burdened with CKD have significant morbidity and reduced life expectancy. In addition to excessive suffering and lost productivity, the cost of managing this epidemic has reached $40 billion annually. The recognition that CKD is a major public health problem is reflected in the fourteen objectives outlined in Healthy People 2020 to begin to address the disease burden. Advancement in approaches to halt CKD progression has been slow despite growing global awareness of disease burden.

This O'Brien Kidney Research Core will create opportunities for novel insights through characterization of tissue profiles that will define new disease markers and molecular pathways and will be available to all kidney investigators on the www. It will thereby fundamentally alter the starting point for research into prevention of progression of these kidney diseases. C-PROBE is an essential element of the center grant and presents a biomedical resource core consisting of: (1) clinical phenotyping (that is, systematic identification of observable physical and biomedical characteristics) of kidney disease patients including the accurate measurement of kidney function; and (2) a specimen BioBank which will store blood, urine and kidney tissue samples. A key component of C-PROBE is therefore that it contains a proven mechanism to collect samples from high risk groups including minorities, at the institutions of University of Michigan Health System, St. John Hospital, Wayne State University in Michigan, John H. Stroger Hospital in Illinois, Temple University Health System in Pennsylvania, and Levine Children's Hospital in North Carolina. This mechanism will feed the other Cores and provide biomedical investigators with approved projects the access to a dynamic pool of well characterized high risk kidney disease patients and their biological specimens to conduct high caliber translational research.

Chronic Kidney Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Clinical Phenotyping Resource and Biobank Core of the Michigan O'Brien Renal Center

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Debbie Gipson, MD, University of Michigan:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Urine, blood and renal tissue, if available

Estimated Enrollment: 1620
Study Start Date: January 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Chronic Kidney Disease Cohort
chronic kidney disease patients with any type of kidney disease
Matched Control Group
Healthy controls


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Nephrology clinic patients and community members

Inclusion Criteria:

  • persons of any age who have chronic kidney disease (abnormally high protein in urine or reduced kidney function determined by blood tests)
  • a small number of people without chronic kidney disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  • people on hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis
  • people who have had a kidney transplant
  • people unable or unwilling to provide consent
  • women who are pregnant or nursing
  • adults who have polycystic kidney disease
  • institutionalized persons
  • people currently participating in a blinded interventional clinical trial
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01016613

Contact: Jennifer J Hawkins, MPH 734-615-8304
Contact: Debbie Gipson, MD, MS 734-232-4830

United States, Illinois
John H. Stroger Hospital Recruiting
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612
Contact: Taha Iqbal, MD    312-864-4614   
Contact: Kalyani Perumal, MD    312-864-4601   
Principal Investigator: Kalyani Perumal, MD         
United States, Michigan
University of Michigan Health System Recruiting
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109
Contact: Jennifer J Hawkins, MPH    734-615-8304   
Contact: Sana Shaikh, MD    734-736-4273   
Principal Investigator: Frank Brosius, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Debbie Gipson, MD, MS         
Wayne State University Recruiting
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48201
Contact: Joe Chue, BS    313-745-2378   
Contact: Zeenat Bhat, MD    313-745-7145   
Principal Investigator: Zeenat Bhat, MD         
St. John's Health System Recruiting
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48236
Contact: Sherry Gasko, RN, BSN    313-886-8787 ext 1264   
Contact: Teresa Kozlowski    313-886-8787 ext 1218   
Principal Investigator: Keith Bellovich, DO         
United States, North Carolina
Levine Children's Hospital Recruiting
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, 28207
Contact: Kendra Titus    704-347-2273   
Contact: Susan Massengill, MD    704-381-8800   
Principal Investigator: Susan Massengill, MD         
United States, Pennsylvania
Temple University Recruiting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19140
Contact: Zoe Pfeffer    201-707-4712   
Contact: Crystal A Gadegbeku, MD    215-707-0744   
Principal Investigator: Crystal A Gadegbeku, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Michigan
St. John Health System, Michigan
John H. Stroger Hospital
Wayne State University
Temple University
Levine Children’s Hospital
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Principal Investigator: Frank C Brosius, MD University of Michigan
Study Director: Crystal A Gadegbeku, MD Temple University
Study Director: Matthias Kretzler, MD University of Michigan
Study Director: Debbie Gipson, MD, MS University of Michigan
  More Information

Responsible Party: Debbie Gipson, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, University of Michigan Identifier: NCT01016613     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P30DK081943 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: November 18, 2009
Last Updated: October 20, 2016

Keywords provided by Debbie Gipson, MD, University of Michigan:
chronic kidney disease
nephrotic syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Kidney Diseases
Renal Insufficiency
Urologic Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017