CHEEER part of 20-year research trial studying kidney disease

“In what’s known as the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC, pronounced crick) study, more than 100 researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and other institutions have discovered new insights into the drivers of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and how it impacts the body’s systems by closely following thousands of patients. Almost 20 years ago, researchers couldn’t have predicted the paths CRIC would take, nor what questions they’d get to ask or even the methods they’d use to answer them. And today, in what would have probably seemed like science fiction back then, researchers are turning to a cutting-edge discipline and its smart technologies to keep it growing.” –from Penn Medicine News (to read the article in full, click here.)


The Center for Health Equity Engagement Education and Research here at MetroHealth has had staff working on the CRIC study for a number of years.  Jacqueline Dolata, Center Manager, Julie Pencak, Research Associate and MaryJo Day, Clinical Research Coordinator are currently  working on the study as well as fulfilling roles at the CHEEER.  MetroHealth physicians Ed Horwitz and Georges Saab are Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator, respectively.