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Read the latest news in Northwestern kidney research from NU GoKidney, the Northwestern kidney core.
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- 06.11.2019This summer NUGoKidney will welcome 5 highly motivated students from Holy Trinity High School - a school located on Chicago’s West Side - to participate in its inaugural Sci-High program.
- 05.28.2019Tamara Isakova, MD - Director of NUGoKidney's Clinical & Translational Core (Core C) - selected to receive the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) 2019 Distinguished Mentor Award.
NU GoKidney Director, Susan Quaggin, and Therapeutics Design & Development Core Associate Director, Evan Scott joined esteemed NU GoKidney partners, Chemistry of Life Processes (CLP) Institute for their inaugural Biotech Summit by the Lake on March 27, 2019.
As part of the scientific showcase bringing together researchers, investors, and potential collaborators, Drs. Quaggin and Scott each presented their innovative research aimed at disease intervention.
Learn more about the Summit and CLP here.
Now accepting applications for pilot and feasibility grants to be awarded in fiscal year 2020. Up to 2 awards for $50,000 will be awarded.
Proposals should be focused on:
- Novel targets for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of kidney diseases; OR
- Use of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technologies to study subpopulations of patients with kidney diseases that may benefit from targeted therapies.
Junior investigators and investigators outside the field of kidney research encouraged to apply.
For full application details and to download application templates, click here.
March 14, 2019 - NU GoKidney celebrated World Kidney Day 2019 with passionate kidney disease research advocate and hip-hop artist David Rush and a social media campaign - #SockItToKidneyDisease - to raise awareness about kidney health for everyone everywhere.
- 03.19.2019Susan Quaggin, MD, Director of NU GoKidney, publishes study in Journal of Experimental Medicine identifying a new therapeutic target in diabetic kidney disease.
For passionate kidney disease research advocate and hip-hop artist David Rush, one of the first signs something wasn’t right with his health was how tight his socks would get around his ankles. Early in his kidney disease, the swelling prevented him from wearing his favorite bright, colorful statement socks. Once he got his kidney transplant, David knew he was making progress when he could start bringing his love of fashion back to his feet again.
To honor David and the 850 million people with kidney disease, we’re showing our socks to raise awareness about kidney health for everyone everywhere.
Here's how you can participate:
Get the latest on NU GoKidney's celebration of World Kidney Day and other news and events @NU_Nephrology.
The Northwestern University George M. O'Brien Kidney Research Core Center is delighted to announce that Ashley Sipocz will join the NU-GoKidney Center as Operations and Outreach Administrator on February 8, 2019.
- Vanderbilt Pilot and Feasibility Grant Proposals Due April 101.25.2019
Vanderbilt O’Brien Kidney Center (VOKC) and Vanderbilt Center for Kidney Disease (VCKD) are seeking applications for pilot project proposals with a deadline for submission of April 1, 2019. This request for applications is open to investigators within or outside of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
- Evan Scott joins the NU GoKidney Executive Team as Co-Director of Core B11.09.2018
Evan Scott, PhD, recently received the Young Innovator Award in NanoBiotech, which earned him recognition from the Northwestern Faculty Honors Committee. His research focuses on the development of novel controlled drug delivery systems composed of self-assembling synthetic polymers. Recent highlights of his lab’s work include the application of a new platform for dual delivery of small molecule drugs and proteins as well as an injectable slow release system for drug loaded nanocarriers.
- Pilot and Feasibility Grant Proposals Due Nov. 209.20.2018
The NU GoKidney Center is funding up to two pilot and feasibility grants in fiscal year 2019. Proposals should be focused on novel targets for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of kidney diseases and identifying subpopulations of patients with kidney diseases that may benefit from targeted therapies.
- 09.07.2018The grant will fund the Northwestern University George M. O’Brien Kidney Core Center (NU GoKidney), bringing together basic and clinical scientists in a collaborative hub dedicated to identifying, testing and translating discoveries into novel therapeutics for patients with kidney diseases.