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.
World Kidney Day 2019: #SockItToKidneyDisease
For World Kidney Day 2019, nearly 400,000 people saw our socksto 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.
#SockItToKidneyDisease with us in 2020! World Kidney Day 2020 is on Thursday, March 12, 2020.
Four New Pilot & Feasibility Grants Awarded
Four winning ideas were awarded a total of $150,000 from the 2020 NUGoKidney's Pilot & Feasibility Program. The program supports cross-disciplinary research for the identification and implementation of novel therapeutic approaches for kidney diseases. Ten awards have been awarded to date.
For 8 weeks this summer, five highly motivated students from Holy Trinity High Schoolworked 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.
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.
The symposium also highlighted the intersection between science and policy with discussions on the Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative with Vice 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.