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.
NUGoKidney SciHigh Summer Program participant, Aaron Jaszczor shares his experiences and how he's discovered his passion for medicine and research.
Northwestern University’s Center for Advanced Molecular Imaging (CAMI) is offering pilot project funding for up to TEN projects/year during each of the next three years to researchers with nascent imaging projects that will benefit from CAMI expertise in imaging method development and refinement.
Selected projects will be funded for a period of one year and up to $5,000 (and in very special circumstances, up to $7,500) direct costs for imaging studies performed in CAMI.
Proposal deadline: August 5, 2019
Read the full application guidelines here.
- New Award: Longitudinal Study on Collateral Consequences of Parents’ Incarcerations for Their Adolescent Children07.15.2019
NUGoKidney and the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute have assembled some Feinberg School of Medicine's top experts onkidney disease for a workshop on July 31st covering the fundamentals of kidney disease and new areas of scientific discovery in this therapeutic area.
Students, trainees, and faculty new to kidney science encouraged to attend.
Click here to reserve your seat today!
- Health Sciences PhD Student Awarded Presidential Fellowship06.24.2019
- Podcast: Heart Failure Deaths on the Rise in Younger People with Sadiya Khan, MD, Msc06.24.2019
- Northwestern Receives $24.8M Grant to Study the Long-Term Effects of Vaping, the Environment & Lifestyle on Lung Health06.24.2019
- Many Preventive Antibiotics Prescribed by Dentists Are Unnecessary06.24.2019
The Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center – the largest new building dedicated to biomedical research at a US medical school – has officially opened.
- 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.
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.
A huge congratulations to the Program in Public Health, led by Michael Fagen, PhD, MPH, on being ranked 37 out of 177 schools and programs in public health by US News.
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.