Satellite Healthcare Names Recipients of 2007 Norman S. Coplon Extramural Grants

    Recipients Spearheading Cutting-Edge Research in Nephrology Field

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 15 /CNW/ -- Satellite Healthcare, Inc., a
leader in the field of kidney disease services and research, has announced the
recipients of its 2007 Norman S. Coplon Extramural Grants.  Recipients of
these grants, which are awarded annually, are selected from among individuals
at leading institutions in the United States and Canada that are engaged in
innovative kidney disease research projects.  The 2007 winners are conducting
valuable research focused on a broad range of aspects of kidney disease
including treatment, progression and role in other types of disease, among

    The 2007 Normon S. Coplon Extramural Grant recipients are:

    -- Tarek El-Achkar -- Saint Louis University
    -- Vijayakrishna K. Gadi -- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    -- Gur Kaushal -- University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    -- Thu Le -- Duke University Medical Center
    -- Martina Reslerova -- University of Manitoba
    -- Farook Thameem -- The University of Texas Health Science Center at San
    -- Joshua Thurman -- University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences
    -- Xiaonan Wang -- Emory University
    "Satellite Healthcare is committed to advancing the state of chronic
kidney disease (CKD) services and care.  One important way we achieve this is
by supporting important research in the area of kidney disease.  It is in this
spirit that we award our Coplon Grants each year," said Mark Burke, chief
executive officer of Satellite Healthcare.  "As with previous years, we were
pleased by the quality of these grant applications whose research covered a
broad range in important scientific and clinical topics. We strongly believe
that those individuals that have been selected will maintain the proud
tradition of the Coplon Grants and we look forward to the results of their
important research efforts."
    Grant proposals submitted to Satellite Research, a division of Satellite
Healthcare, are reviewed and approved by the independent Satellite Research
Scientific Advisory Board.  While research topics for the grants are not
restricted to any one clinical area, applicants must focus on topics that
exhibit scientific merit and potential for clinical application.  The Coplon
Grants allow for a maximum of $50,000 per year for a maximum of three years
for each recipient.
    About Satellite Healthcare
    Satellite Healthcare, Inc. is an established leader in driving clinical
excellence though joint ventures with nephrologists and through its affiliated
companies WellBound, Satellite Dialysis, and Satellite Laboratory Services.
Satellite Healthcare provides early patient wellness education, superior
clinical support services and a complete range of dialysis therapy choices.
This comprehensive offering allows Satellite Healthcare to advance the
standard of chronic kidney disease care while optimizing patient wellness.
    Satellite Healthcare offers physicians interested in dialysis ownership
the benefits of aligning with a non-profit company with a 30-year history of
excellence, independence and innovation through its PartnerPlus(TM) Do Well
Feel Good program.
    To learn more about Satellite Healthcare, Inc., please visit or contact the company directly at

     Contacts:  Satellite Healthcare      Vida Communication
                Kim Hernandez             Stephanie Diaz
                650-404-3623              (415) 675-7400

                                          Tim Brons (media)
                                          (415) 675-7402

For further information:

For further information: Kim Hernandez of Satellite Healthcare, 
+1-650-404-3623; or Stephanie Diaz, +1-415-675-7400, or Tim Brons, media, 
+1-415-675-7402, both of Vida Communication, for Satellite Healthcare, Inc.
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