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Prof Austin Stack

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Professor Stack is the Foundation Chair of Medicine at GEMS and Consultant Nephrologist at University Hospital Limerick. His principal interests include: assessment of treatment strategies for chronic kidney disease (CKD) & end-stage kidney disease (ESKD); determinants and outcomes of acute kidney injury (AKI); cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular risk assessment; clinical impact of gout and hyperuricaemia; risk prediction models; and the application of IT communications systems in clinical and epidemiological research. He is leading an initiative to establish Ireland first National Surveillance System for Kidney Disease and is PI for several large-scale observational studies including a 3-year Health Research Board (HRB) funded study assessing the burden and progression of Chronic Kidney Disease in the Irish Health System. He is also co-investigator in the CDC funded CKD Surveillance programme that is lead by the University of Michigan and the University of California SanFrancisco (UCSF). The UL Kidney Health Consortium offers opportunities to nephrology trainees and interested researchers to participate in large research projects under his supervision. All trainees will benefit from weekly interdisciplinary research meetings with strong emphasis on statistical and epidemiological methods.