News from Arbor Research
May 2018
Arbor Research Collaborative for Health Celebrates Groundbreaking for New Office
Arbor Research Collaborative for Health held a groundbreaking ceremony on May 11 for their new corporate headquarters located in Domino's Farms Office Park at the intersection of US-23 and M-14.
The planned two-story 49,500 square foot building will be located just south of the Petting Farm at Domino's Farms. It will house approximately 140 current staff members with room for anticipated growth.
Robert Merion, Arbor Research President and CEO, speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony on May 11, 2018
"We are thrilled to celebrate this important milestone in the history of our organization," said Robert M. Merion, President and CEO of Arbor Research. "Construction of our own building makes good sense for us at this time. We are planning an environment that facilitates collaboration and maximizes productivity of our growing team. The Arbor Research building will give us flexibility to expand even further if needed to pursue our mission of improving patient lives and to broaden our impact."
New AHRQ-Funded Project Will Study Peritonitis Infection in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

A research team led by Arbor Research Collaborative for Health and St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto was recently awarded a five-year contract from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to study peritonitis infection in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. This project will function as an ancillary study of the Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (PDOPPS).
This project aims to identify high-risk patients and clinical practices associated with peritonitis risk to help further inform best practice guidelines for reducing risk. Working with a broad group of US stakeholders, other key goals of this project are to create a meaningful approach for standardized reporting of peritonitis episodes and to promote knowledge dissemination strategies that foster continuous quality improvement activities and clinical treatment pathways for preventing peritonitis in PD care settings.

Conference Presentations
55th European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association Congress

We are proud to present research findings at the European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association's 55th Annual Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark, May 24-27, 2018.

You can also visit us at Booth 2.162 to learn more about our research.

DOPPS Program Clinical Symposium
The sweet truth: Optimizing care in advanced CKD and dialysis with a focus on diabetic patients
Chairpersons: Ziad Massy & Bruce Robinson
May 25, 2018: 11:45 a.m.
  • DOPPS: The burden of diabetes in advanced CKD and dialysis (Bruce Robinson)
  • PDOPPS: Variation in the PD prescription, glucose exposure, and outcomes (Mark Lambie)
  • DOPPS: Hepatitis C in HD patients - Prevalence trends over 20 years, outcomes, and use of newer treatments (Michel Jadoul)
  • CKDopps: Diabetes treatment, control, and hypoglycemia in patients with advanced CKD (Benedicte Stengel)
  • EURODOPPS: Outcomes according to different strategies of HbA1c use among diabetic HD patients (Ionut Nistor)
DOPPS Practice Monitor
Watch the Latest Webinar from the DOPPS Practice Monitor

The DOPPS Practice Monitor (DPM) hosted a web conference on May 3 discussing the latest trends in US hemodialysis practice, with a special focus on ultrafiltration rates (UFR), patiromer, etelcalcetide, pruritus in hemodialysis patients, and concern regarding US arteriovenous fistula (AVF) placement.

Speakers included Bruce Robinson from Arbor Research, Ron Pisoni from Arbor Research, Hugh Rayner from DipMedEd, and Doug Fuller from Arbor Research.

Staff Spotlight
Ron Pisoni, Senior Research Scientist since 1997

Ron Pisoni is a Senior Research Scientist specializing in end-stage kidney disease research for the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) Program and the United States Renal Data System (USRDS). As an investigator for the USRDS, Ron contributes to chapters on international comparisons, vascular access, anemia, and mineral bone disorder management for the USRDS Annual Data Report, which describes trends in practices and outcomes for kidney disease patients in the United States.

Featured Career Opportunity
Medical Technical Writer

Arbor Research Collaborative for Health seeks a medical technical writer experienced in medical writing and technical communications to join our team. This individual will work with scientific investigators and project staff to develop manuscripts and proposals, support the strategic communications of the organization, and support project-level scientific communications by designing and writing scientific content for project deliverables. 

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