SCM15: 10th Annual National Young Investigators Forum

The 10th annual National Young Investigators Forum took place at the NKF 2015 Spring Clinical Meetings where the best original basic and clinical research projects were presented by fellows in the United States who won regional competitions. Independent clinical experts judged the presentations, and a list of the 2015 winners follows:

Clinical Research Competition Winners:

  • 1st Sook Park, MD – Emory University, Nephrology, Atlanta, GA – “Intradiayltic Hypertension: Role of Sympathetic Nervous System Overactivation”
  • 2nd – Gabor Bodonyi-Kovacs, MD – University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA – “Additive Effect of the GSTM1(0) Null and APOL1 High Risk Alleles On Clinical Outcomes In The African American Study Of Kidney Disease (AASK) Trial”
  • 3rd – Deepti S. Moon, MD – Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD – “Impact of Area-Level Income on Arteriovenous Fistula Use Among End Stage Renal Disease Patients Initiated on Hemodialysis”

Basic Science Competition Winners:

  • 1st – Ronak Lakhia, MD – University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX – “Deletion of MIR-21 Attenuates Cyst Growth In A Genetic Model Of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease”
  • 2nd – Pei-Lun Chu, MD, PhD – University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA – “Role Of Collectrin, An X Chromosome Gene, On Blood Pressure Regulation”
  • 3rd – Brandi M. Wynne, PhD – Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA – “The Sodium Chloride Cotransporter and the Epithelial Sodium Channel Interact Within the Distal Convoluted Tubule, and is Modulated via Serum Glucocorticoid Regulated Kinase-1”

Check out more AJKD blog coverage of the NKF’s 2015 Spring Clinical Meetings!

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