ASN Foundation for Kidney Research Commits $3 Million to Research Funding in 2013

Article ID: 605341

Released: 14-Jul-2013 5:00 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Newswise — WASHINGTON, DC - American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research will fund $3 million in original, meritorious research in 2013.

“ASN established a foundation with one mission - to prevent and cure kidney diseases through research and innovation. By supporting a total of 20 new projects in 2013, the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research helps kidney professionals make a positive difference in the lives of millions,” Chair of the Board of Directors Ronald J. Falk, MD, FASN, said.

The Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Program supports nephrology fellows who will advance the understanding of kidney biology and disease. The inaugural class ( includes:• Ben J. Lipps Research FellowsYongen Chang, MD, PhD, University of California, San FranciscoKatharina Hopp, PhD, Mayo Clinic Daria Ilatovskaya, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin Steven Kim, MD, University of California, San Francisco Omar Maarouf, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital • Sharon Anderson Research FellowNwamaka Eneanya, MPH, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital• Dimitrios G. Oreopoulos Research Fellow Tripti Singh, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center • George B. Rathmann Research FellowJie Cui, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital • ASN Foundation for Kidney Research FellowsColin Lenihan, MD, Stanford UniversityMeghan Sise, MD, Columbia University Medical Center

The foundation’s Career Development Grants Program ( helps young investigators achieve independent research careers. Supported projects include basic and clinical research in adult and pediatric nephrology, immunology and genetics directly relevant to human membranous nephropathy, glomerular diseases and idiopathic focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). The 2013 recipients are:

Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar GrantsMatthew Abramowitz, MD, Albert Einstein College of MedicineMichelle Gumz, PhD, University of FloridaTamara Isakova, MD, University of Miami Miller School of MedicinePinelopi Kapitsinou, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical CenterMara Mcadams-DeMarco, MD, Johns Hopkins UniversityJennifer Pluznick, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineAylin Rodan, MD, PhD, UT Southwestern Medical Center• Norman Siegel Research Scholar GrantKatherine Wesseling-Perry, MD, University of California, Los Angeles• The Halpin Foundation-ASN Foundation for Kidney Research GrantYing Chen, MD, PhD, Washington University• The NephCure Foundation-ASN Foundation for Kidney Research GrantJeffrey Hodgin, MD, PhD, University of Michigan

“The 2013 grant recipients will propel advances in patient care and outcomes through basic, translational and clinical research,” Dr. Falk said. “ASN is delighted to support this research and foster the careers of the next generation of nephrology investigators.”

The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research was established in 2012 and funds the Career Development Grants Program, the Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Program, and the Student Scholar Grants Program. For more information on the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research or its Grants Program, please visit or contact, 202.618.6990.


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