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.
On Friday, October, 18th, NUGoKidney held its first ever Kidney Disease Therapeutic Innovation Symposium entitled, The Revolution in Kidney Medicine: Creating a World Beyond Kidney Disease.
Over 100 attendees joined the day of expert-led presentations, lightning talks, poster competition, and networking session. The event provided NUGoKidney and the kidney research community with opportunities to build expertise and forge new collaborations for advancing therapeutic discovery and implementation in kidney diseases.
David Cella, PhD, Susan Quaggin, MD, John Rogers, PhD, and Catherine Wolley, PhD, have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the field.
- 10.21.2019NUGoKidney's Director - Susan Quaggin, MD, - honored with election to the National Academy of Medicine. Read the full story here.
- Be Vigilant When Trying to Determine Food Allergies10.16.2019
NUGoKidney will work with Endeleo Institute and Dinee Simpson, MD from Northwestern’s Comprehensive Transplant Center, on a 1-year project to develop community partnerships around improving health disparities related to kidney disease thanks to a partnership development grant from NUCATS Center for Community Health's Alliance for Research in Chicago Communities.
Read more about the project here.
- New Faculty Spotlight: Anne M Stey, MD09.30.2019
Join NUGoKidney and Dr. Dinee Simpson on Saturday, October 5th for a community event to filter through common misconceptions, racial and ethnic disparities, and everything you need to know about keeping your kidneys healthy.
Click here to reserve your seat!
- The annual 2019 "State of IPHAM" address: reflecting on the past and making plans for the future09.20.2019
- Chicago CHEC Announces 4th Annual Community Forum: Navigating the Cancer Journey09.17.2019
From building a hub for kidney research with NUGoKidney to finding new therapeutic targets, Susan Quaggin, MD - Director of NUGoKidney and Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension - shares what inspired her to become a physician and what continues to inspire her vision of a future without kidney disease.
We've extended the deadline to submit posters for our Kidney Therapeutics Innovation Symposium happening on Friday, Oct. 18.
- The Public Health Boot Camp: An Intensive Training Institute Graduates Its 2019 Cohort09.05.2019
- Are physicians helping cancer survivors live healthy lives?08.26.2019
- Hospital ratings systems get low grades from experts08.26.2019
NUGoKidney 2018 Pilot & Feasibility Awardee and Assistant Professor of Pharmacology - Paul DeCaen, PhD - publishes new article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) on the molecular mechanisms of ion channels and kidney disease.
Dr. DeCaen will be presenting an update on his funded project at our NUGoKidney Innovation Symposium on Friday, Oct. 18.
Final blog from our SciHigh Summer students. Chantel Beltran - rising senior at Holy Trinity High School - talks about her journey of self-discovery through learning about research.
SciHigh Summer Program participant and Holy Trinity High School junior, Monserrat Estrada, explores different areas of science and learns imperfections are opportunities to improve science.
Click here to read on about her SciHigh experience.
- Available Gun Violence Data Doesn’t Show the Full Picture08.05.2019
- Sesame Allergy is More Common Than Previously Recognized08.05.2019
The Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center, which officially opened in mid-June, is designed to maximize collaboration and multi-disciplinary research efforts.
- New Faculty Spotlight: Anna Chorniy, PhD07.29.2019
Gabriel Sheikh, SciHigh Summer student with Dr. Quaggin's lab, shares the projects he's working on, what he's learned, and his growing interest in biomedical engineering.
Read all about it here.
Director of NUGoKidney Therapeutic Design & Development Core (Core B), Jason Wertheim, MD, PhD, has been awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Wertheim received the honor for his innovative and applied research investigating how injured tissues and organs heal, regenerate, and repair to develop new tissues as future treatments for chronic organ failure.
Read more about Dr. Wertheim and his work here.
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 extended: August 19, 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!