Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Center for Translational Metabolism and Health. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our members' latest achievements, awards and honors.
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.
Higher levels of urinary oxalate excretion were associated with a higher risk of chronic kidney disease progression, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
More than 450 scientists, trainees, students and faculty presented posters and abstracts at Feinberg’s 15th Annual Lewis Landsberg Research day — the largest celebration of scientific investigation at Feinberg to date.
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.
The recipients of the 2019 Mentor of the Year Award, Tamara Isakova, MD, MMSc, and John Varga, MD, discussed their experiences as mentors and shared strategies during a recent workshop.
- 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.
In a study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, Northwestern Medicine scientists identified a new therapeutic target that may help protect kidney function in patients with diabetes.
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.
The inaugural Women in Medicine Symposium brought together faculty, scientists, trainees and students to highlight achievements of women faculty and identify ongoing challenges in career development.
At the eighth annual Medical Education Day, Feinberg faculty, students and staff gathered to celebrate and advance medical education through workshops, lectures and an awards reception.
- 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.
A recent Northwestern Medicine study found that proteins linked to age-related macular degeneration crossed the blood-ocular barrier of aberrantly formed new blood vessels, a process that may contribute to disease.
Feinberg has been awarded a prestigious O’Brien Kidney Center from The National Institutes of Health to expand research into the prevention and treatment of kidney diseases.
The 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.
First-year students donned their white coats for the first time at Founders’ Day, an annual event that celebrates the incoming medical students and the history of the medical school.
Ali Shilatifard, PhD, has been appointed editor of Science Advances, an open-access journal published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which also publishes the journal Science.
A team of scientists has identified thousands of lincRNAs — long non-coding RNA molecules produced by so-called “junk DNA” — that are unique to human fat cells and may play an important role in fat metabolism.
The presence of certain antibodies in patients may suggest a higher risk of transplant rejection across multiple organ types, according to a study published in PLOS Medicine.
The 2nd Annual Symposium on Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research, held on the anniversary of the National Institutes of Health's landmark sex-inclusion policy, highlighted research on sex bias in autoimmune diseases.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered mutations that cause improper drainage and a buildup of ocular pressure leading to glaucoma, suggesting a path towards future treatments.
A new Northwestern Medicine study suggests that a protein called Bim may be a novel therapeutic target for lupus.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a genetic basis for glaucoma symptoms and the impact of other genes in early retinal development.
Scientists, students and trainees from dozens of departments gathered recently for the inaugural Stem Cells and Regenerative Biology Research Retreat.
Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD, has been named the new director of Feinberg’s Medical Scientist Training Program; Melissa Brown, PhD, has been named associate director of advising and Xunrong Luo, MD, PhD, the associate director of admissions for the program.