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Jocelyn Wiggins, B.M., B.Ch.

Title and department:Jocelyn Wiggins
Clinical Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
Associate Division Chief, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine
Medical Director, Geriatrics Center Clinics & Turner Geriatric Clinic and in-patient consult service
University of Michigan
Research Scientist, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center

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University of Michigan Geriatrics Center
1560 MSBR II, 5676
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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Research Interests
Kidney failure in older adults and glomerular structure and function,  preventing progression in kidney failure and role in calorie restriction.

Brief Biography
Dr. Wiggins received her medical degree from Oxford University, England. Her clinical training was completed in London. In addition, she completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine at the University of Michigan. Dr. Wiggins enjoys teaching and is interested in community service.

Recent Publications
Wiggins J, Goyal M, Wharram B, Wiggins RC.  The anti-oxidant Ceruloplasmin is expressed by glomerular parietal epithelial cells and secreted into the urine in association with glomerular aging and high calorie diet. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2006 Apr 5; [Epub ahead of print] J Am Soc Nephrol May:17(5): 1382-7, 2006

Sato Y, Wharram BL, Lee SK, Wickman L, Goyal M, Venkatareddy M, Chang JW, Wiggins JE, Lienczewski C, Kretzler M, Wiggins RC. Urine podocyte mRNAs mark progression of renal disease. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009 May;20(5):1041-52. Epub 2009 Apr 23.

Charba DS, Wiggins RC, Goyal M, Wharram BL, Wiggins JE, McCarthy ET, Sharma R, Sharma M, Savin VJ. Antibodies to Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase Receptor Type O (PTPro) increase Glomerular Albumin Permeability (Palb). Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. Jul;297(1):F138-44, 2009

Wiggins J. Podocyes and Glomerular function in Aging. Seminars in Nephrology 29(6): 587-593, Nov 2009

Wiggins J, Patel S, Shedden K, Goyal M, Wharram B, Martini S, Kretzler M, Wiggins R. NFkB promotes inflammation, coagulation, and  fibrosis in the aging glomeruls. J Am Soc Nephrol. Apr;21(4):587-97. 2010.