23rd Annual Fellows Reseach Forum

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
6 pm - 9 pm
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Sanford Auditorium and Lobby
Building B, 1st Floor
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

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The Forum is open to pre-doctoral trainees (e.g. college students,medical students, PhD students and post-baccalaureate fellows), residents, clinical fellows, and post-doctoral research fellows who conducted their work at a Washington, DC metropolitan area and Virginia program in a kidney-related discipline.  These include nephrology (adult or pediatric), urology (adult or pediatric), renal transplantation medicine or surgery and the kidney related science.

Congratulations to the Top Four Scorers Selected to Be This Year's Presenters at the Forum

This year, we received 23 abstracts for both clinical and basic science categories. Each abstract was judged based on four criteria: Originality, Quality, Contribution and Presentation. Our Abstract Review Panel had a tough time because of the high quality of research that was presented. From the 23 abstracts submitted, we've selected the top two scorers for each category to receive an award and make a ten minute presentation at the event on Wednesday, June 11. The four presenters selected are:


Salima Sadruddin, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Program Director: Daniel Carl, MD
Title: Presence and Strength of anti-Phospholipase A2 Receptor Antibodies Predict Recurrence of Membranous Nephropathy 
after Kidney Transplantation

Jun Shoji
Clinical Fellow
George Washington University
Program Director: Samir Patel, MD
Title: Inflammation: Risk factor for Atrial Fibrillation in Chronic Kidney Disease


Koji Okamoto, MD, PHD
Post-doctoral Fellow
Kidney section/ NIDDK/NIH
Program Director: Jeffrey Kopp, MD
Title: Biological mechanisms underlying African American kidney disease risk: APOL1mRNA renal risk variants activate protein kinase R (PKR) and reduce cell protein synthesis

Tanchun Wang
Post-doctoral Fellow
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Program Director: Gregory Germino, MD
Title: Interaction of Polycystin-1 with ADP Ribosylation Factor-Like (Arl) family G Proteins

The remaining 19 participants that submitted abstracts are invited to participate in a poster session where they will be able to discuss their work.  Poster Judges will view all posters and select two winners (one from each category – basic and clinical) based upon the criteria of scientific merit and clarity of visual presentation.  The poster winners will be announced at the end of the evening's program.

Program At A Glance

6:00 pm – 7:15 pm       Registration, Reception and Poster Session

7:15 pm – 7:30 pm       Welcome & Introductions

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm       Oral Presentations

8:30 pm – 8:45 pm       Awards Presentation & Closing Remarks

You're invited!

Reception, Poster Session and Awards Ceremony with Presentations

Please RSVP by June 6

Register online or you may complete and return your Registration Form to paul.mcginley@kidney.org or fax 202-244-7405

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This event was made possible through the support from:

Joseph M. Krainin, M.D. Memorial Young Investigator Award

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