KHRC Works in Progress Seminars (WIPs)

KHRC Works in Progress (WIPs) occur every other Monday on the San Francisco VA Medical Center campus (building 2, room 140) at 10am-11am.  They are an opportunity for our members to present work and ideas in order to get feedback and comments.  If you are interested in learning more about our work, please feel free to join us for these WIPs.  You can also call into a conference line if you are unable to make it to campus. Please contact Erica Day ([email protected]) for more information about our WIPs and participating.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Presenter: Scott Bauer

Topic: Using VA data to define safe ranges for post-void residual - early brainstorming session

Monday, June 29, 2020

Presenter: All group discussion

Topic: COVID-19 project brainstorming

Monday, June 22, 2020

Presenter: Rebecca Scherzer, Simon Ascher, and Mike Shlipak

Topic: Mediation models

Monday, June 15, 2020

Presenter: Julio Lamprea Montealegre

Topic: project at the VA on SGLT2i and GLP1-RA

Monday, June 8, 2020

Presenter: Simon Ascher

Topic: K23 Aims

Monday, May 18, 2020

Presenter: Jonathan Amatruda 

Topic: alpha-1 data and abstract

Monday, May 11, 2020

Presenter: Meyeon Park

Topic: Ancillary study proposal to APOLLO study

Monday, May 4, 2020

Presenter: Erin Madden

Topic: VA Data and data needs assessment for KHRC

Monday, April 27, 2020

Presenter: Julio Lamprea Montealegre

Topic: Dataset on ambulatory pulmonary artery pressure monitoring using the cardiomems device

Monday, April 20, 2020

Presenter: Michael Shlipak

Topic: HIV R01 renewal application 

Monday, April 6, 2020

Presenter: Chi Chu and Delphine Tuot

Topic: Optum Data project

Monday, March 23, 2020

Presenter: TBD

Topic: TBD

Monday, March 9, 2020

Presenter: Michael Shlipak, MD

Topic: Building a research career and the value of working in collaboration

Monday, February 24, 2020


Monday, October 7 , 2019

Presenter: Ani Chilingirian

Topic: ASN Kidney Week Oral Presentation

Monday, September 23, 2019

Presenter: Meyeon Park

Topic: PKD Foundation grant resubmission

Monday, September 9, 2019

Presenter: Anthony Muiru

Topic: K23 Aims

Monday, August 26, 2019

Presenter: Carmen Peralta

Topic: Review of Cricket Health

Monday, July 29, 2019


Monday, July 15, 2019

Presenter: Cythnia Delgado

Topic: Markers of CKD Mineral Bone Disorder as Targets to Address Physical Dysfunction and Sarcopenia (discussion on R01 proposal aims)

Monday, July 1, 2019


Monday, June 17, 2019


Monday, June 3, 2019

Presenter: Scott Bauer

Topic: N-of-1 deprescribing RCT protocol

Monday, May 20, 2019

Presenter: Rebecca Scherzer

Topic: On statistical significance and the p-value fallacy

Suggested Readings:

Amrhein  V, Greenland  S, McShane  B.  Scientists rise up against statistical significance.  Nature. 2019;567(7748):305-307. doi:

Ioannidis JPA. The Importance of Predefined Rules and Prespecified Statistical Analyses: Do Not Abandon Significance. JAMA. Published online April 04, 2019. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.4582

Bacchetti, Peter.  "Common Biostatistical Problems and the Best Practices that Prevent Them".  Available from:

Monday, May 6 , 2019

Presenter: Michelle Estrella

Topic: OPTICS study update

Monday, April 22 , 2019

Presenter: Meyeon Park

Topic: Practice presentation for NKF 

Monday, April 8, 2019

Presenter: Michael Shlipak, Michelle Estrella

Topic: KHRC update

Monday, March 25, 2019

Presenter: Michelle Estrella

Topic: TBD

Monday, March 11, 2019


Monday, February 25, 2019

Presenter: Vasantha Jotwani

Topic: Mitochondrial Health, Cardiovascular Health and Frailty in SPRINT

Monday, February 11, 2019

Presenter: Michelle Estrella

Topic: TBD

Monday, January 28, 2019

Presenter: LekhaTummalapalli

Topic: CKD Awareness project and REGARDS cohort ideas

Monday, December 17, 2018

Presenter: Scott Bauer

Monday, December 3, 2018

Presenter: Meyeon Park

Monday, October 22, 2018

Presenter: Simon Ascher

Monday, September 24, 2018

Presenter: Lekha Tummalapalli

Topic: Cardiac Biomarkers are Associated with Heart Failure Symptom Scores in the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC)

Monday, August 27, 2018

Presenter: All members

Topic: Updates from everyone

Summer Break- No WIPS in June-August 2018

Monday, June 4, 2018

Presenter: Michelle Estrella and Anthony Muiru

Topic: Potential projects in H3Africa

Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day- NO KHRC WIP

Monday, May 14, 2018

Presenter: Brian Chan, Carmen Peralta, and Michelle Estrella

Topic: Using Epic data for research

Monday, May 7, 2018 (we will not have WIP April 30, 2018)

Presenter: Carmen Peralta

Topic: From epidemiology to trials: health services research in CKD

Monday, April 16, 2018

Presenter: Meyeon Park

Topic: MRI and biopsy study data and paper presentation

Monday, April 9, 2018

Presenter: Alex Lee

Topic: SPRINT biomarker results to date

Monday, March 19, 2018

Presenter: Mike Shlipak

Topic: new R01 Aims

Monday, March 5, 2018

Presenter: Vighnesh Walavalkar

Topic: Introduction to renal pathology, histology, and glomerular and interstitial disease.

Monday, February 29, 2018


President's Day holiday

Monday, February 5, 2018

Presenter: All members

Topic: updates on work from all members

Monday, January 22, 2018


Monday, January 8, 2018

Presenter: Michael Shlipak and Michelle Estrella

Topic: new R01 Aims

Monday, December 25, 2017


Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Presenter: Raymond Hsu and Anna Rubinsky

Topic: Data from "Clinical Outcomes after Dialysis-Requiring Acute Kidney Injury"- R03 study (PI: Hsu)

Monday, November 27, 2017

Presenter: Meyeon Park

Topic: Doris Duke Medical Student mentoring project application

Monday, November 13, 2017

Presenter: Carmen Peralta and Michelle Estrella

Topic: R01 proposed Aims for new upcoming grant submission

Monday, October 30, 2017

Presenter: Lenny Lopez and Carmen Peralta

Topic: R01 proposed Aims for new upcoming grant submission

Monday, October 16, 2017

Presenter: Anthony Muiru

Topic: K23 proposed Aims

Monday, October 2, 2017

Presenter: Meyeon Park

Topic: Progress report/presentation on Doris Duke award project

Monday, August 21, 2017

Presenter: Vasantha Jotwani

Topic: Using new trauma cohort through the Department of Medicine's cohort development grant- study design help.

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Presenter: Martin Frigaard

Topic: Associations of CKD diagnosis in a chart and the processes of care that follow.

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

No KHRC WIP due to the Federal Holiday

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Presenter: Carmen Peralta and Anna Rubsinky

Topic: How to handle blood pressure outcome in Dr. Peralta's VA clinical trial

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Presenter: KHRC group

Topic: ASN abstract submission presentations

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Presenter: Carmen Peralta and Michelle Estrella

Topic: Brainstorming on APOL1 genotype grant submission

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Presenter: Jesse Ikeme and Vasantha Jotwani

Topic: updates on Ikeme paper and presentation on bridging UCSF with industry.

Useful links:


Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

WIP cancelled this week

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Presenter: Vasantha Jotwani

Topic: mitochondrial DNA and kidney disease

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Presenter: Jesse Ikeme

Topic: Analyses of Randomized Clinical Trial for the Effect of Clopidogrel Added to Aspirin on Kidney Functio

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Presenter: Harini Sarathy

Topic: Analysis of the Hispanic Communities Healthy Study/Study of Latinos (SOL)

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Presenter(s): Michael Shlipak and Rebecca Scherzer

Topics: Association of FGF-23 with CVD Events, HF Events, and Mortality in SPRINT Participants with CKD and new analyses results from HIV biomarker studies