Speaker

Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Benzing
Department II of Internal Medicine
University Hospital Cologne
Kerpener Str. 62
50937 Cologne, Germany
+49 221 478-4480
thomas.benzing@uk-koeln.de

Scientific coordinator

Prof. Dr. med. Paul Thomas Brinkkötter
Department II of Internal Medicine
University Hospital Cologne
Kerpener Str. 62
50937 Cologne, Germany
+49 221 478-30627
paul.brinkkoetter@uk-koeln.de

Administration

Anja Kirsch
CECAD Research Center
Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 26
50931 Cologne, Germany
+49 221 478-84449
+49 221 478-1497141
anja.kirsch@uni-koeln.de

Central project 1

Coordination and administration of the Clinical Research Unit (KFO 329)

Thomas Benzing and Paul Brinkkötter

The central project (CP1) encompasses the scientific coordination and administrative organization of the Clinical Research Unit, rotational positions for physician scientists (Gerok positions), measures for gender and family support, as well as the educational program. It is the distinct goal of this CRU to translate basic science into clinical applications in diagnostics and therapy of glomerular diseases, in particular FSGS and MCD. Therefore, it is very important to promote the interaction between scientists from the natural sciences and physician scientists. To engage young physicians into basic research we will create 3 rotational positions. Moreover, CP1 will organize the annual meeting on glomerular biology and all measures regarding public relations.