CDTRP Research Connect Series

The CDTRP is pleased to host its new discussion-based meeting series called “Research Connect“.

This series streamlines the subset of Theme, Hub, and Working Group meetings that aimed to share and discuss the latest research findings across the network and our Webinar series, which featured national and international speakers. Theme, Hub, and Working Group meetings aimed at developing new initiatives, projects, or grants will be scheduled separately, approximately three times per year per group.

The series takes place every other Tuesday at 1-2 pm EST.

Our goal is to make it easy for our members to know about and attend high quality presentations across all Themes and topics of interest. We are aiming for active discussions including researchers, trainees, and patient, family, and donor partners, engaging the whole community as if we were having a family dinner rather than listening to a formal presentation.

Dr. David Harriman – Is the urobiome relevant for kidney allograft health?

On June 13, 2023 we were pleased to have Dr. David Harriman, a kidney transplant surgeon and Assistant Professor in the UBC Department of Urologic Sciences in Vancouver, BC, to present on the topic: “Is the urobiome relevant for kidney allograft health?” as part of the CDTRP Theme 4 -Tailor an Optimal Immune System for Each Patient.

About Dr. David Harriman

Dr. David Harriman is an active kidney transplant surgeon and AssistantProfessor in the UBC Department of Urologic Sciences in Vancouver, BC. He completed his Urology Residency at UBC then completed a 2-year accredited American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) Kidney and Pancreas Fellowship at Wake Forest University. His clinical interests include transplantation of kidneys from marginal donors and medically and surgically high risk recipients, while academically, he is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms leading to kidney transplant dysfunction with the goal of developing new diagnostics and therapeutics.