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