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Partners

For more information regarding our partners:

American Society of Nephrology
American Society of Nephrology The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) was founded in 1967 as a nonprofit corporation to enhance and assist the study and practice of nephrology, to provide a forum for the promulgation of research, and to meet the professional and continuing education needs of its members. We fulfill our mission through the programs and services described in this Web presentation and invite you to read our web site and contact us with comments by phone at (202) 659-0599 or by email at email@asn-online.org.

Halpin Foundation works with leading researchers in partnership with ASN:

Andrew W. Minto, Jr., MVM, Ph.D., CBiol
Complement activation on podocytes

Changli Wei, Ph.D., MD
Role of TRPCG in pathogenesis of MN

Elena Torban, Ph.D.
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
Cell and molecular bases for nephritic syndrome – MN focus on podocytes

Laurence H. Beck, Jr., MD, Ph.D.
Boston University School of Medicine
Identified PLA2R target antigens in MN

The National Kidney Foundation
National Kidney Foundation The National Kidney Foundation, Inc., a major voluntary health organization, seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation. To learn more call the foundation at (800) 622-9010 or to donate online go to www.kidneycars.org.

The Mario Negri Institute
The Mario Negri Institute has four centers and 900 staff in Italy. Since 1960, the Institute has studied and published findings on cardiovascular disease, psychiatric / neurological and cancer. In recent years, the Institute began intensive study in environment and health, kidney disease, organ transplantation, rare diseases, adapting their research to technological developments. They may be contacted by email at bergamo@marionegri.it. Visit http://www.marionegri.it/

In 2007 and again in 2011, the Mario Negri Institute and The Halpin Foundation are co-sponsoring The International Conference on Membranous Nephropathy in Bergamo, Italy. The objective is to foster collaborative scientific research. See pictures on our News page.

The Negri Bergamo Laboratories relocated on July 5, 2010:

Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research
c/o Parco Scientifico Tecnologico Kilometro Rosso
Via Stezzano, 87
24126 Bergamo, Italy
Tel: 035-42131
Fax: 035-319331

The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIH is one of the world's foremost medical research centers. An agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, the NIH is the Federal focal point for health research. NIH is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the Nation. Its mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability. www.nih.gov.
Nephrotic Syndrome Rare Disease Consortium

Rare Disease Consortium The Halpin Foundation and the NephCure Foundation join together with a network of investigators from the United States and Canada to create the necessary infrastructure for collecting clinical patient information and comprehensive molecular data sets to integrate molecular disease information with clinical studies and to train future researchers. The University of Michigan Health System will function as the central operational hub; renowned clinical investigators from 11 academic medical centers will make up the research team.
http://www.med.umich.edu/intmed/nephrology/news/index.htm#neptune

This Consortium has created NEPTUNE, a patient registry, sponsored in part, by the Office of Rare Diseases at the National Institutes of Health.