#NKFClinicals 2018: Winners of the NKF Young Investigators Forum

Nephrology Fellows who placed highest in Regional Forums were invited to compete at the 13th Annual National Young Investigators Forum, held April 10th at the 2018 NKF Spring Clinical Meetings in Austin, TX. Final awards were determined through an open competition judged by independent clinical experts.

Congratulations to these winners!

Clinical Research

1st place: Melissa R. Meyers, MD (The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia): Utilization of Public Health Service “Increased Risk” Kidneys in Renal Transplant Recipients by Era

2nd place: Devika Nair, MD (@devimol; Vanderbilt University Medical Center): Coping is Associated With Patient-Centered Outcomes in End-Stage Kidney Disease

3rd place: Ida T. Fonkoue, PhD (Emory University): Impaired Arterial Baroreflex Sensitivity in Prehypertention

L-R: Nair, Meyers, and Ida T. Fonkoue. Photo: Rodney Choice/Choice Photography

Basic Science

1st place: Jihwan Park, PhD (University of Pennsylvania): Single-Cell Unexpected Cellular Targets of Kidney Diseases

2nd place: Shinji Tanaka, MD, PhD (University of Virginia): Optogenetic Stimulation of the Vagus Nerve Controls Inflammation in Sepsis and AKI

3rd place: Sylvia Ferrè, PhD (@SilviaFerre_it; University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center): Role of Renal Tubular Cell Spliced XBP1 in AKI and Inflammation Transcriptomics of the Kidney Reveals  

Tanaka (L) and Park (R). Photo: Rodney Choice/Choice Photography

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The National Young Investigators Forum was sponsored by an educational grants from Amgen and AstraZeneca.

The NKF Spring Clinical Meeting abstracts are available in the April 2018 issue of AJKD. Check out more AJKDBlog coverage of #NKFClinicals!


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