Kidney News Online Readership Doubles Since Last Year

In September 2018, Kidney News Online (KNO) reached its largest readership numbers since its beginning in March 2016.

The Renal Fellow Network, A Fellow’s Perspective

As a trainee newly entering a subspecialty, the sources of information online can be both innumerable and overwhelming. Where can a fellow turn to find the latest updates and interesting cases all in a one-stop-shop source? The Renal Fellow Network (RFN)!

New App Helps Kidney Disease Patients Self-Manage Eating Habits, Acitivity, and Medications

“A new app to help individuals with kidney disease track daily eating habits, daily activities, medications and efforts to self-manage their disease is being tested”.

With development lead by the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the American Association of Kidney Patients, and the American Society of Nephrology, the app is in “beta phase testing” but will eventually be released to veterans, as well as the general public.

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?