#SCM16: 11th Annual National Young Investigator’s Forum


The 11th Annual National Young Investigator’s Forum took place yesterday at the 2016 NKF Spring Clinical Meeting. The day was filled with outstanding presentations on both the basic and clinical science side. In the end, the judges picked 3 winners in each of these categories. Below are the winners. Congrats to everyone who presented. The future is bright in nephrology.

Basic Science
1st place: Jamie Lin, MD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA for her project, ARF6: Shedding Light on Nephrin Signaling and Podocyte Effacement 
2nd place: Evan C. Ray, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA for his project, The Epithelial Sodium Channel, Sodium Self-Inhibition, and Salt-Sensitive Blood Pressure
3rd place: Orhan Efe, MD, Emory University, Atlanta, GA for his project, A Novel Treatment Approach to Congenital Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus: AMPK Activation Restores Urine Concentrating Ability in a Rat Model and V2 Receptor Knock Out Mice

Clinical Research
1st place: Michelle O’Shaughnessy, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA for her project, Differences by Glomerulonephritis Subtype in the Outcomes of Kidney Transplantation in the United States
2nd place: Jordana Cohen, MD, MSCE, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA for her project, Obesity, Renin-Angiotensin System Blockade, and Risk of Adverse Renal Outcomes: A Population-Based Cohort Study
3rd place: Lauren Beach, JD, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, for her project, Use of an ESA Decision Aid Improves Patient Anemia Knowledge and Patient-Satisfaction: Results from the ARC-KD Trial

The National Young Investigators Forum was sponsored by educational donations provided by Amgen and AstraZeneca.

Check out more AJKDblog coverage of the NKF’s 2016 Spring Clinical Meetings (#SCM16)!

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