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Empowering Patients Through Health Literacy

As part of our Patient Empowerment series, this presentation brings you concepts and resources to help improve health literacy among your patients, especially those with chronic kidney disease, as they manage the complexities of their care regimen. Health literacy is crucial for dialysis and transplant patients so they can be empowered to participate in shared decision-making. Effective communication strategies lead to better patient engagement, and engaged patients can better deal with the many challenges they face in living with kidney disease.

*Speakers are employees of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC).

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Sachin Hajarnis

Sachin Hajarnis, PhD

Nephrology Senior Clinical & Scientific Liaison
    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.*

Sachin Hajarnis, PhD is a Medical Science Liaison at Otsuka Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Hajarnis has a B.S and M.S in Life Sciences from University of Mumbai, India. He obtained a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Colorado State University. Dr. Hajarnis joined the University of Texas Southwestern Medical school in Dallas, as a post-doctoral fellow in the dept of Nephrology where he performed basic research on various aspects of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). He continued his studies on the role of micro-RNAs in PKD as a Research Scientist for several years before joining his current position at Otsuka as a Medical Science Liaison. Dr. Hajarnis has published a book chapter and several original articles in leading journals that include Nature Communications, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of American Society of Nephrology, American Journal of Physiology- Renal, Journal of Biological Chemistry, to name a few.

Dr. Hajarnis is a member of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN).


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