Perspectives

3 Tips for Better PhD Candidate and Principal Investigator Meetings

Principal investigators (PIs) are an integral part of the PhD student experience and they can offer a wealth of knowledge and experience that is worthwhile to utilize. The mentoring meetings offer an excellent opportunity to ask questions and round out your education, so it’s important to take advantage of the one-on-one opportunities.

Three tips or practices that help to optimize this time are:

Dr. Shivam Joshi speaks about plant-based diets and the relationship with CKD in recent study: "Adequacy of Plant-Based Proteins in Chronic Kidney Disease”

A recent study was published online in the Journal of Renal Nutrition entitled “Adequacy of Plant-Based Proteins in Chronic Kidney Disease” on August 16, 2018. To get a behind-the-scenes look into the recent study, Kidney News Online asked Dr. Shivam Joshi, a physician and faculty member at the New York University School of Medicine, to answer several questions about the findings and what they mean for the future.

Q&As with ASN Foundation Grant Recipients 2018

The following articles are brief Q&A sessions with American Society of Nephrology (ASN) 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.


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Fatimah Khalaf - ASN Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award (2018)

Name: Fatimah Khalaf

Institution: University of Toledo

Grant: ASN Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award (2018)

Project Title: Paraoxonase-1 regulation of renal inflammation in Chronic Kidney Disease
 

How would you sum up your research in one sentence?

Nicholas Zwang, MD - John Merrill Grant in Transplantation (2018)

Name: Nicholas Zwang, MD

Institution: The University of Illinois at Chicago

Grant: John Merrill Grant in Transplantation (2018)

Project Title: Quantifying signaling and activation mechanisms in human transitional B cells
 

How would you sum up your research in one sentence?

Brandi M. Wynne, MS PhD - Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant (2018)

Name:  Brandi M. Wynne, MS PhD

Institution: Emory University

Grant: Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant (2018)

Project Title:  Renal Dendritic Cell-Derived Interleukin 6 Increases Sodium Reabsorption and Blood Pressure
 

How would you sum up your research in one sentence? 

Roderick Tan, MD, PhD - Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant (2018)

Name: Roderick Tan, MD, PhD

Institution: University of Pittsburgh

Grant: Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant (2018)

Project Title: Tubular-to-Glomerular Crosstalk in Kidney Disease
 

How would you sum up your research in one sentence?

Ali Poyan Mehr, MD - Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant (2018)

Name: Ali Poyan Mehr, MD

Institution: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Grant: Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant (2018)

Project Title:  Metabolic and Molecular Predictors of Acute Kidney Injury in Humans and Their Clinical Response to NAD+ Augmentation
 

How would you sum up your research in one sentence?

Meghan Pearl, MD - Norman Siegel Research Scholar Grant (2018)

Name: Meghan Pearl, MD

Institution: University of California, Los Angeles

Grant: Norman Siegel Research Scholar Grant (2018)

Project Title: Understanding the Interface of Allo and Auto-Immunity: the Impact of Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Antibodies in Pediatric Kidney Transplant Recipients
 

How would you sum up your research in one sentence?

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