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Mo Sika Ph.D.

Department: Medicine


Research Associate Professor, Administrative Director of Nephrology Clinical Trials Center


Since joining the Nephrology Clinical Trials Center at Vanderbilt in 1997, I have participated in more than 60 clinical trials (Federal, Pharmaceutical, and Investigator-initiated) related to progression of chronic kidney
disease, dialysis, and kidney transplantation under different Principal Investigators (Lewis, Schulman, Golper,Helderman, Langone, Schaefer, and Dwyer) . I have also served as a projector coordinator for 2 trials: Treatment of Diabetic Nephropathy (NIH 5R01 DK 63091-02, PI: Lewis, Julia, MD) and Development of Ferric
Citrate as a phosphate Binder (Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Study Chair: Lewis, Julia, MD) where our center was the Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC) as well as a performing site (PI: Schulman, Gerald, MD). The first
trial (Treatment of Diabetic Nephropathy) involved 3 sites (Vanderbilt, Duke, and Rush) where I also served as a monitor to ensure the quality of the data submitted to the CCC. The second trial (Ferric Citrate) was a large multinational study involving 60 sites where in addition to answering protocol-related questions I supervised receiving, reviewing, and submitting serious adverse events reports to the medical monitors.

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