Distinguished Educator Award: Jason Cobb, MD

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Jason Cobb, MD

Citation: Kidney News 15, 10/11

Dr. Cobb is associate professor of medicine in the Division of Renal Medicine and associate director of the nephrology fellowship program at Emory University School of Medicine.

His research has focused on quality improvement in medical education as well as developing projects to address health disparities, particularly exploring conditions observed at high volumes at Emory University Hospital, such as lupus nephritis, HIV, and calciphylaxis, which disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minority groups.

In his educational efforts for ASN, Dr. Cobb has served on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and the Workforce and Training Committee. He has represented ASN in activities of the National Collaborative for Improving the Clinical Learning Environment and in Equity Matters of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. As a principal investigator for an ASN grant for its Kidney Mentoring and Assessment Program for Students (MAPS), he explored outreach to medical students to encourage interest in nephrology.

Dr. Cobb has been active with ASN Kidney Week, organizing, reviewing patient safety abstracts and home dialysis oral presentations, as well as moderating a session on health care equity in kidney diseases.

At Emory University, he serves as a member of the Medical School Performance Evaluation Committee and faculty advisor for Kidney MAPS and the Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program.

Dr. Cobb received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine, where he completed his internal medicine residency and served as chief fellow during his nephrology fellowship.