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NUGoKidney 2022 Year in Review

As we close off another amazing year, we'd like to express our gratitude to the kidney community. We wouldn't be where we are without such a supportive, welcoming and dedicated community and can't wait for you to see what we have in store for the new year! 

Join us as we reflect on some of our favorite moments and achievements from the past year.

Three Pilot & Feasibility Grants Awarded

Three New Pilot & Feasibility Grants Awarded

In 2022, NUGoKidney Pilot & Feasibility Program funded three new projects totaling nearly $150,000 in funds. These projects highlight NUGoKidney’s mission to facilitate new cross-disciplinary translational research for the identification and successful implementation of novel therapeutics for kidney disease. 2022 funded projects are:
  • Hispanic Disparities in Home Dialysis Utilization 
  • Anti-platelet and anti-inflammatory high-loading peptide nanoparticles for the preservation of kidney function following transplantation-associated ischemia-reperfusion injury
  • Targeted Immunosuppressive Nanotherapy for Ex Vivo Delivery in Kidney Transplantation: Establishment of Preclinical Studies 
In total the program has funded 19 investigators – eight from other academic institutions. Find all our funded project here. 
SciHigh 2022 Summer Program

SciHigh Welcomed It's Fourth Cohort of Budding Scientist

On June 27th, NUGoKidney welcomed 6 budding scientist from 3 high schools across Chicago for our SciHigh Summer Program. The 7-week program combined in-person mentorship, hands-on experiences, and interactive sessions led by experts in STEMM to engage students and provide them with the tools needed to feel confident about their skills in science and medicine.
This summer SciHigh Scholars demoed HoloAnatomy Software with Dr. Angelique Duenas, experienced clinical simulations with Simulations Lab and visited the Evanston campus for the CLP Core Crawl. Along with weekly Career in STEMM conversations with faculty, staff, students and visiting lecturers, students presented their research findings to peers, mentors, teachers and family during our closing showcase.
2022 World Kidney Day Sock It to Kidney Disease Campaign

World Kidney Day 2022: #SockItToKidneyDisease Almost Doubles It's Reach

On March 10th, 2022, we received almost 700 tweets and 373 total contributions to the #SockItToKidneyDisease campaign, reaching over 880,000 people on Twitter worldwide (almost doubling last years reach!). Thank you again to musician and kidney health advocate, David Rush, who inspired the campaign, for the continued support and dedication to awarness and advocacy.  

Get some inspiration for WKD 2023!

#SockItToKidneyDisease with us in 2023! World Kidney Day 2023 is on Thursday, March 9, 2023. Learn how to join here.

Kidney week 2022 collage

NUGoKidney at ASN Kidney Week 2022

NUGoKidney joined the 10,000 global nephrology professionals whom gathered in Orlando, FL for the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) 2022 Kidney Week. This year's conference provided updates on the standard of care while introducing new discoveries and major medical breakthroughs. With over 50 posters from Northwestern affiliates, the conference provided an outlet to discuss research with over 600 expert faculty & lecturers.  

Read the Recap for a few highlights from this years program.

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