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Discover The PKD Foundation’s ADPKD Centers Of Excellence Program

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Discover The PKD Foundation’s ADPKD Centers Of Excellence Program


The PKD Foundation’s Centers of Excellence (COE) program is built upon the belief that the best way to provide ADPKD-centered care is through patient-focused, comprehensive care with the coordination and support of an integrated care team.   The program’s mission stands on three pillars:
  1. understanding Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) through research
  2. ensuring better care for all individuals with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD)
  3. educating and empowering the community.

Why Attend This Webinar?

  • Take a deep dive into the PKD Foundation COE initiative to coordinate and standardize specialty care for patients with PKD, which includes the professional network created between Centers of Excellence and designated Partner Clinics across the United States.
  • Be part of the PKD professional community that is empowering patients, advancing research, and optimizing care for those affected by PKD in hopes of improving outcomes.
  • Receive information on how to apply to the program and hear from the PKD Foundation about the critical deadlines for the 2023 application cycle.


Elise Hoover

Elise Hoover, MPH

Vice President of Research Programs

PKD Foundation*

Elise is the Vice President of Research Programs at the PKD Foundation. She has led the design and implementation of the ADPKD Registry and Centers of Excellence in ADPKD programs along with members of the clinician, researcher, and patient communities. Before joining the PKD Foundation, Elise received her Bachelor of Arts from New York University and a Masters in Public Health degree from Boston University. After earning her degrees, Elise has made significant contributions to the research field as a Clinical Research Coordinator at Tufts Medical Center focusing on clinical trials for patients with PKD, as well as holding an epidemiology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute. Elise is excited to be able to contribute to patient-centered research in her position at the PKD Foundation.


Tazin Aijaz

Tazin Aijaz, PharmD, BCPS

Nephrology Medical Science Director

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.*

Tazin Aijaz, PharmD, BCPS, is a Nephrology Medical Science Director at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development and Commercialization. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio and then completed her clinical residency training at the Atlanta VA Medical Center with a focus in internal medicine and psychiatry. Prior to joining Otsuka, Dr Aijaz held various positions within the pharmaceutical industry in several therapeutic areas including immunology, movement disorders, and epilepsy.

*Elise Hoover is an unpaid consultant of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC). Dr Tazin Aijaz is an employee of OPDC.

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