Kidney specialist Ojo joins UA Health Sciences

Dr. Akinlolu O. Ojo, a leader in research and clinical care of chronic kidney disease and kidney transplantation, has been named associate vice president for clinical research and global health initiatives at University of Arizona Health Sciences.

Ojo also will serve as professor of medicine in the UA College of Medicine-Tucson and as professor of health promotion sciences in the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

He was the Florence E. Bingham research professor in nephrology at the University of Michigan, among other posts there.

He has a particular clinical interest in kidney disease in African Americans and blacks in developing nations.