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.

All participants should submit an Abstract Submittal From along with an abstract (limit of 400 words including section headings) on a separate page and submit as a word document and as a pdf.  Font size 11 or 12. One figure may be included, not larger than 3x3 inches.  Do not provide author names or institutions.  Please indicate on the Abstract Submittal Form the category under which you are submitting your work.  See Application Guidelines for description of required elements of abstract.

The deadline for abstracts is no later than Monday, May 5, 2014 at 12 PM (noon) and must be emailed to paul.mcginley@kidney.org.

Each abstract is reviewed by a panel of local researchers using four criteria:

  1. ORIGINALITY OF WORK: Novel idea, new approach
  2. QUALITY: Quality of approach, excellence of investigative methods
  3. CONTRIBUTION: New insights, valuable contribution to field
  4. PRESENTATION: Clarity of presentation, quality of writing, logic of conclusions

Results will be announced by Wednesday, May 21, 2014.

Two researchers with the highest scoring abstracts, for each category of Basic and Clinical Science, will receive an award and be asked to present their research at the event. All other remaining researchers that submitted an abstract are invited and highly encouraged to participate in the poster session at the event. The top scorers presenting their work in the poster session, in either category, will receive an award at the end of the event.

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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Congratulations to the six winners of the event!

Oral Presenters

Clinical Science

John S. Thurlow, MD, CPT, USA, MC
Institution: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Program Director: Kevin C. Abbott, MD
Title: Cystatin C is Superior to Serum Creatinine as a Renal Filtration Marker in Traumatic Amputees
Maria R. Wing, PhD
Institution: The George Washington University
Program Director: Dominic Raj, MD
Title: The Influence of Race on the Association between Body Composition and Inflammation in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: Findings from the CRIC Study

Basic Science

Taichi Murakami, MD, PhD
Institution: NIDDK, NIH
Program Director: Jeffrey Kopp, MD
Title: Paricalcitol ameliorates TGF beta-induced Glomerulopathy via Noth pathway activation
Casey Watkins, MD
Institution: The George Washington University
Program Director: Ali Ramezani, PhD
Title: Multifunctional Role of the N-terminal Variable Domain of the Sodium Bicarbonate Co-Transporter NBCe1-A

Poster Winners

Elizabeth Ann Dominic
Institution: The George Washington University
Program Director: Dominic Raj, MD
Title: Inflammation modulates Cardiac Geometry and function in CKD. Findings from the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohot (CRIC) study.

Janis S. Lawrence-Jackson, DO
Institution: The George Washington University Hospital
Program Director: Samir Patel, MD
Title: Pregnancy Outcomes after Kidney Transplantation: A Systematic Review

This event was made possible through the support from:

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

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