Perspectives from a Junior Investigator in the Kidney Precision Medicine Project

  • 1 Laura H. Mariani, MD, is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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Laura H. Mariani

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

Working with the Kidney Precision Medicine Project (KPMP) consortium as a junior investigator is a tremendous opportunity for me, with tangible training experiences and many more intangible moments for professional growth and creativity.

Certainly, the tangible training experiences are exceptional, and the KPMP consortium has not only allowed, but encouraged, contributions from junior investigators, allowing us to learn best by doing. In particular, each research team from a recruitment site interpreted the request for application independently and proposed an approach relevant