Diabetes & Metabolism

Amar Majmundar, MD, PhD - 2020 Norman Siegel Research Scholar Grant

Majmundar_Photo.pngName: Amar J. Majmundar, MD, PhD

Institution: Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Grant: 2020 Norman Siegel Research Scholar Grant

Project Title: Dissecting the Molecular Pathogenesis of NOS1AP and TRIM8 Mutations in Monogenic SRNS/FSGS.

 

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Liwei Jiang, PhD - 2020 John Merrill Grant in Transplantation

Jiang_Liwei_Photo.pngName: Liwei Jiang, PhD

Institution: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Grant: 2020 John Merrill Grant in Transplantation

Project Title: Microengineering Third Party Off-Shelf-Biological Skin Construct for Burn Patient

 

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Sian Piret, PhD - 2020 Joseph V. Bonventre Research Scholar Grant

Piret_photo.jpgName: Sian Piret, PhD

Institution: Stony Brook University

Grant: 2020 Joseph V. Bonventre Research Scholar Grant

Project Title: Transcriptional Regulation of Proximal Tubular Amino Acid Metabolism in AKI

 

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Jason Watts, MD, PhD - 2020 ASN-Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Recipient

Name: Jason Watts, MD, PhDWatts_photo_0.jpg

Institution: University of Michigan

Grant: 2020 ASN-Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Recipient

Project Title: Regulatory Mechanism of RNA Polymerase Pausing Affects Gene Expression in the Kidney

 

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Q&As with KidneyCure Grant Recipients 2020

ASN_Foundation_Logo-Color (1).jpgThe following articles are brief Q&A sessions with KidneyCure (ASN Foundation) grant recipients. The sessions explore what research the individual is undertaking with the grant funds, their hopes for the research, career goals, and advice for others interested in applying for these grant funds.

ASN Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award

ASN Releases a Statement on Gender Equality, Stands with Members of the LGBTQ+ Community

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) stands with members of the LGBTQ+ community to continue to work to improve diversity, inclusiveness, and equity for members, patients, and the kidney community at large.

On Monday, June 15, 2020 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that civil rights law protects gay and transgender workers from workplace discrimination, extending workplace protections to millions across the nation. While this is a wonderful victory for the LGBTQ community, steps backward in other areas continue to undermine LGBTQ equality.

New Nephrology and Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship Training Programs Approved at Select US Universities

The Nephrology and Hospice & Palliative Medicine fellowship training programs of the University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, and the University of North Carolina have collaborated to create a combined 2-year training program through the ACGME’s Advancing Innovation in Residency Education (AIRE) program.

Minority Kidney Patients at Increased Risk for COVID-19 Due to Longstanding Structural Inequities

The statistics are startling. As of April 20, African Americans were far more likely than whites to become infected with SARS-CoV-2 and die from COVID-19.

ASN Issues a Statement Against Racism

The following statement was released today:

Washington, DC (June 1, 2020)—The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is proud of its efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion among kidney health professionals. This commitment is hollow, however, if ASN fails to oppose racism. ASN strongly supports and will advance efforts to achieve equality to reduce the adverse impact of racism, especially on health and in health care.

ASN Encourages Fellowship Programs to Conduct Interviews Remotely

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) recognizes that the current coronavirus pandemic has placed unique demands on frontline caregivers, necessitated restrictions on travel, and imposed limitations on individuals with various health conditions.

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