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2019 was an incredible year for advancing kidney health and science for NUGoKidney. Take a look back with us as we reflect on some of our favorite moments and achievements from the past year.

2019 World Kidney Day Sock It to Kidney Disease Campaign

World Kidney Day 2019: #SockItToKidneyDisease

For World Kidney Day 2019, nearly 400,000 people saw our socks to raise awareness about kidney health in honor of our friend and passionate kidney disease advocate, David Rush and the 850 million people with kidney disease.

Relive the fun and get some inspiration for World Kidney Day 2020

#SockItToKidneyDisease with us in 2020! World Kidney Day 2020 is on Thursday, March 12, 2020. 

SciHigh 2019 Summer Program

SciHigh Welcomed First Summer Scholars

For 8 weeks this summer, five highly motivated students from Holy Trinity High School worked with mentors in their research labs and participated in opportunities to explore different research areas, build professional skills (e.g,. public speaking, writing), and learn about college life. At the end of the summer, students showcased their work with their final poster presentations. 
An incredible success its first year, the program recently received a $2 million gift from Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey to support and expand the program.

Read about a summer of taking science to new heights

Collage of 2019 NUGoKidney Innovation Symposium
In October 2019, over 100 attendees joined NUGoKidney for a day of expert-led presentations, lightning talks, poster competition, and networking session at the first ever Kidney Disease Therapeutic Innovation Symposium entitled, The Revolution in Kidney Medicine: Creating a World Beyond Kidney Disease.
Our keynote speaker - Chad Mirkin, PhD - discussed how nephrology is primed for nanomedicine and the ways spherical nucleic acids could play a role. Milica Radisic, PhD and Katalin Susztak, MD, PhD also presented their pioneering works in organ-on-a-chip technology and single-cell sequencing.
The symposium also highlighted the intersection between science and policy with discussions on the Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative with V ice President and Chief Medical Officer of CVS Kidney Care,  Bruce Culleton, MD , and the American Society of Nephrology’s Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Rachel Meyer .

Take a look back at the day of trailblazing kidney science and policy

Save the date: Our 2020 Kidney Disease Therapeutic Innovation Symposium is happening August 19-20, 2020. 

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