Positions

Overview

  • Dr Dana Rizk is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
    Her clinical and research interests revolve around glomerular diseases and, in particular IgA Nephropathy. She has served as the site principal investigator on many clinical trials and is part of several multi-disciplinary translational research projects focused on the role of biomarkers in IgAN. Her research efforts resulted in more than 45 peer-reviewed publications in prestigious medical journals including the New England Journal of Medicine.
    Dr Rizk has been the Director of Clinical Trials Research in the Division of Nephrology since 2015 and also serves as the Medical Director for the Clinical Trials Administrative Office at UAB since October 2019.
  • Selected Publications

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2017 Inherited Cystic Kidney Diseases 2017
    2013 Polycystic and other cystic kidney diseases.  362-370. 2013

    Research Overview

  • IgA nephropathy
    Glomerular diseases
  • Principal Investigator On

  • A Randomized Controlled Trial of Rituximub versus Cyclosporine in the Treatment of Idiopathic Membranous Nephropathy (IMN)  awarded by MAYO CLINIC
  • Cure GN 2.0 - UNC-PCC  awarded by University of North Carolina
  • Efficacy of Belimumab and Rituximab Compared to Rituximab Alone for the Treatment of Primary Membranous Nephropathy  awarded by BENAROYA RESEARCH INSTITUTE (BRI)
  • Private Grant  awarded by REATA PHARMACEUTICALS
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMGEN, INC.^
  • Private Grant  awarded by REATA PHARMACEUTICALS
  • Private Grant  awarded by REATA PHARMACEUTICALS
  • Private Grant  awarded by BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY
  • Private Grant  awarded by FAST BIOMEDICAL
  • Private Grant  awarded by NEPHROGENEX, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by ABBVIE INC
  • Private Grant  awarded by REATA PHARMACEUTICALS
  • Private Grant  awarded by FAST BIOMEDICAL
  • Private Grant  awarded by REATA PHARMACEUTICALS
  • Private Grant  awarded by ACHILLION PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • Private Grant  awarded by CALLIDITAS THERAPEUTICS AB
  • Private Grant  awarded by RETROPHIN, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by Pfizer Inc., U.S. Pharmaceuticals Group
  • Private Grant  awarded by REATA PHARMACEUTICALS
  • Private Grant  awarded by REATA PHARMACEUTICALS
  • Private Grant  awarded by VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by VISTERRA, INC
  • Private Grant  awarded by MORPHOSYS AG
  • Private Grant  awarded by ALEXION PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by VALENZA BIO INC
  • Private Grant  awarded by CHINOOK THERAPEUTICS, INC
  • Private Grant  awarded by VERA THERAPEUTICS INC.
  • The Impact of Diabetes on Patients with Glomerular Disease: CureGN-Diabetes  awarded by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Investigator On

  • Abnormal STAT3 Signaling and Aberrant O-Glycosylation of IgA1 in IgA Nephropathy  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • COMPLETED - UAB-UCSD O'Brien Center for Acute Kidney Injury Research - Core A  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • Cellular Bioenergetics as a Predictor of Diabetic Nephropathy  awarded by GEORGIA REGENTS UNIVERSITY (AUGUSTA)
  • Center for Clinical and Translational Science (3 Linked Awards UL1, KL2, TL1)  awarded by National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences/NIH/DHHS
  • Consortium for Radiologic Imaging Studies of Polycystic Kidney Disease (CRISP) IV: Prognosis for End-Stage Renal Disease and Biomarker Validation  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS (MEDICAL CENTER)
  • Cure GN 2.0 - UNC-PCC  awarded by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Elucidating lgA Nephropathy through Genetic Studies of lgA 1 Glycosylation  awarded by Columbia University
  • GDCN Clinical Center - Advancing Clinical Research in Primary Glomerular Diseases  awarded by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Improving Scientific Rigor of Renal Clinical Endpoints for Sickle Cell Anemia  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Interdisciplinary Training In Kidney-Related Research  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • Interdisciplinary Training in Kidney-Related Research  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • Kidney Undergraduate Research Experience (KURE)  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • Molecular Basis of Pathogenicity of IgA1-Containing Immune Complexes  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • PRedOctoral Phd and MD Research Training In TEams (PROmoTE)  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • PRedoctoral Interdisciplinary Training in Renal Physiology and MEdIcIne (PRIME)  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • Pathogenic Autoantibodies with Specificity for Aberrant Glycoproteins: Assessment of a Therapeutic Target in an Autoimmune Disease  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMICUS THERAPEUTICS, INC
  • Private Grant  awarded by QUESTCOR PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by Genzyme Corporation
  • Private Grant  awarded by Bayer HealthCare
  • Private Grant  awarded by OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL DEVELOPMENT & COMMERCIALIZATION, INC
  • Private Grant  awarded by IDORSIA PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
  • Private Grant  awarded by IDORSIA PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
  • UAB-UCSD O'Brien Center For Acute Kidney Injury Research - Core A  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • UAB-UCSD O'Brien Center for Acute Kidney Injury Research  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • Education And Training

  • American University of Beirut Medical Center, Internship
  • St. Louis University Hospitals, Internship
  • Emory University Hospital Systems, Residency
  • St. Louis University Hospitals, Residency
  • Emory University Hospital Systems, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, American University of Beirut 1997
  • Full Name

  • Dana Rizk