Clinical Science

Pandemic Underscores Urgent Need for Kidney Care Innovation

When a novel coronavirus emerged in late 2019, everyone risked infection, but kidney patients found themselves especially vulnerable. People with kidney disease have compromised immune systems and the vast majority of these individuals—roughly half a million people—must visit dialysis centers several times a week, exposing themselves to contact with staff and other patients when they should ideally be isolated at home.

ASN and NKF Establishing a Task Force to Reassess the Inclusion of Race in Diagnosing Kidney Diseases

On July 2, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) released a joint statement announcing the establishment of a joint task force that aims to reassess the includsion of race in diagnosing kidney diseases.

Alexander Flannery, PharmD, FCCM, BCCCP, BCPS - 2020 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award

Flannery_photo-min.jpgName: Alexander Flannery, PharmD, FCCM, BCCCP, BCPS

Institution: University of Kentucky

Grant: 2020 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award

Project Title: Alternative Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System (RAAS) Activation and RAAS Therapeutics in Septic-Shock Associated Acute Kidney Injury

 

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Tessa Huffstater, M.Eng. - 2020 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award

Huffstater_photo.jpgName: Tessa Huffstater, M.Eng.

Institution: Vanderbilt University

Grant: 2020 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award

Project Title: Inhibition of Cadherin-11 in Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease

 

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Yan Xie, MPH - 2020 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award

Xie_photo.jpgName: Yan Xie, MPH

Institution: Veterans Research and Education Foundation at Saint Louis

Grant: 2020 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award

Project Title: Comparative Effectiveness of Newer and Older Antihyperglycemic Medications in Chronic Kidney Disease

 

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Mariia Alibekova - 2020 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award

Alibekova_Photo_2.pngName: Mariia Alibekova

Institution: University of Pennsylvania

Grant: 2020 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award

Project Title: Elucidating the Role of Cell Microenvironment and Cell Differentiation Decisions in Kidney Organoid Heterogeneity Towards Better Models of Kidney Development and Disease

 

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Michael D. Donnan, MD - 2020 Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship

Donnan_photo.jpgName: Michael D. Donnan, MD

Institution: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Grant: 2020 Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship

Project Title: Defining the role of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor 3 (VEGFR3) in the Fenestrated Microvascular Beds of the Kidney

 

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Yuvaram N.V. Reddy, MBBS - 2020 Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship

Reddy_Yuvaram_photo.jpgName: Yuvaram N.V. Reddy, MBBS

Institution: Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital

Grant: 2020 Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship

Project Title: Novel Methods to Inform Health Care Policy in Home Dialysis

 

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Joshua Waitzman, MD, PhD - 2020 Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship

Waitzman_photo.jpgName: Joshua Waitzman, MD, PhD

Institution: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Grant: 2020 Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship

Project Title: Structure and Molecular Mechanism of ApoL1

 

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Seolhyun Lee, MD - 2020 Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship

Lee_photo.jpgName: Seolhyun Lee, MD

Institution: Stanford Hospital

Grant: 2020 Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship

Project Title: Improving Clearance of Protein-Bound Uremic Solutes with Sorbent Technologies

 

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