The Kidney & Urology Foundation has had a busy Fall and Winter thus far...
In addition to Walk the Walk in Central Park, we hosted our first Westchester Fashion Show. The Foundation also sponsored the following Programs:
Presentation at Nephrology Grand Rounds on nephrotic syndrome at Stony Brook University Hospital, on November 15, 2012. The talk was given by Andrew Bomback, MD, MPH, Columbia University Medical Center, Division of Nephrology to approximately 20 nephrologists and nephrology fellows.
Renal biopsy program at Jonathan's Restaurant, on December 3, 2012. The presentation was given by Glen S. Markowitz, MD, Professor of Clinical Pathology and Cell Biology at New York-Presbyterian Columbia and was attended by more than 60 nephrologists and nephrology fellows.
New Insights into the Pathogenesis and Management of atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome dinner program held on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Estia Restaurant in Philadelphia. Over 50 physicians and fellows attended.
"Strategies for the Treatment of Atypical Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome"
CPNU - KUFA hosted a planning meeting to develop a protocol for submission to the NIH study on Advancing Clinical Research in Primary Glomerular Disease on Friday, December 7th, 2012. The full-day meeting was chaired by Frederick Kaskel, MD, PhD, Chair, KUFA's Council of Pediatric Nephrology & Urology (CPNU) and Director, Division & Training Program in Pediatric Nephrology, Children's Hospital at Montefiore/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The agenda for this meeting included a review of the NIH RFA with an emphasis on our pediatric council's history as a Core for the FSGS clinical trial; a detailed discussion on the specific aims and formulation of working groups for the research proposal; and development of a time-line for submission. Executive Board Member, Palmina Fava graciously provided use of conference space at her law firm, Paul Hastings, LLP. Over 25 pediatric nephrologists and nephrology fellows representing 15 institutions participated.
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A letter from the parent of one of KUFA’s scholarship recipients...
Just a status update I knew all of you and KUFA would appreciate hearing about.
Brittany just graduated in May with her Master’s Degree from Boston University School of Public Health in two areas of concentration:
2. Health Policy and Management
She was home (in Fl) with family for the summer while she began the search for work. This past weekend I helped her move in to her apartment in Cambridge, MA. She just landed her first job and I think you all would be most happy to know what it is and where...
Beginning next week (9-17-12), Brittany will be the new Clinical Trials Coordinator at Boston Children's Hospital Renal Transplantation Division working with Harvard clinical trial studies led by Dr. William Harmon, Director of Pediatric Nephrology at BCH and Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School. His main research interests deal with Pathophysiology and treatment of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in children, Clinical Trials, Novel Immuno-suppression. Tolerance induction.