Congratulations on NIH R21 Funding!

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Benjamin K.
Canales, MD
Muna T.
Canales, MD
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Cardel, MD
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W. Troy
Donahoo, MD

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Liu PhD

Congratulations to Dr. Benjamin K. Canales (Urology), Dr. Muna T. Canales (Nephrology), Dr. Michelle Cardel (Health Outcomes), Dr. W. Troy Donahoo (Endocrinology) and Dr. George Liu, (Health Outcomes)!

Their R21 grant entitled, “Phentermine/tOpiramate to eND Obesity and Uric acid stones Trial (POuND OUT)” was just funded through the NIH Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) section. Interdisciplinary efforts are becoming more critical for translational scientific discovery, and this collaboration from different departments and divisions within the University of Florida College of Medicine proves that team science is alive and well at UF. The POuND OUT proposal will investigate the ability of two FDA-approved weight loss medications to lower kidney stone risk in a population of obese, diabetic uric acid kidney stone formers.  Enrollment through the Department of Urology is expected later this fall.

Please join us in congratulating these scientists for their hard work!


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