#NKFClinicals 2019: Winners of the NKF Young Investigators Forum

Nephrology Fellows who placed highest in Regional Forums were invited to compete at the National Young Investigators Forum, held April 8th at the 2019 NKF Spring Clinical Meetings in Boston, MA. Final awards were determined through an open competition judged by independent clinical experts.


Congratulations to these winners!

Clinical Research

1st place: Vishnu Potluri, MD, MPH (University of Pennsylvania):Trends in the Transplantation and Outcomes for Hepatitis C Seropositive Kidney Transplanted into Uninfected Recipients

2nd place: Daniel Edmonston, MD @DanEdmonston (Duke University): Pulmonary Hypertension Subtypes and Mortality in Chronic Kidney Disease

3rd place: May H. Lwin, MBBS (University of Southern California): Hepatorenal Syndrome Redefined Using Inferior Vena Cava Ultrasound to Assess Relative Intravascular Volume

Basic Science

1st place: Shinji Tanaka, MD, PhD (University of Virginia): Optogenetic Stimulation of the Vagus Nerve Identified Distinct Pathways that Mediate Tissue Protection from Renal Ischemia- Reperfusion Injury  

2nd place: Eryn E. Dixon @EzrinRadixin (University of Maryland): Novel PC2 Regulation of Ezrin in Renal Epithelia Reveals Insight into ADPKD Cystogenesis

3rd place: Sunil Rangarajan, MBBS @Sunilrang (University of Alabama at Birmingham): Immunoglobulin in Free Light Chains Cause Progressive Kidney Damage and Fibrosis Via STAT1-Dependent Mechanisms

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 May 2019 issue of AJKD. Check out more AJKDBlog coverage of #NKFClinicals!


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