ASN Foundation for Kidney Research grants $3M for meritorious research in 2013

Published on July 15, 2013 at 4:50 AM · No Comments

American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research will fund $3 million in original, meritorious research in 2013.

"ASN established a foundation with one mission - to prevent and cure kidney diseases through research and innovation. By supporting a total of 20 new projects in 2013, the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research helps kidney professionals make a positive difference in the lives of millions," Chair of the Board of Directors Ronald J. Falk, MD, FASN, said.

The Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Program supports nephrology fellows who will advance the understanding of kidney biology and disease. The inaugural class ( includes:
Ben J. Lipps Research Fellows
YongenChang, MD, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
Katharina Hopp, PhD, Mayo Clinic
Daria Ilatovskaya, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin
Steven Kim, MD, University of California, San Francisco
Omar Maarouf, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Sharon Anderson Research Fellow
Nwamaka Eneanya, MPH, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Dimitrios G. Oreopoulos Research Fellow
Tripti Singh, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
George B. Rathmann Research Fellow
Jie Cui, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
ASN Foundation for Kidney Research Fellows
Colin Lenihan, MD, Stanford University
Meghan Sise, MD, Columbia University Medical Center

The foundation's Career Development Grants Program ( helps young investigators achieve independent research careers. Supported projects include basic and clinical research in adult and pediatric nephrology, immunology and genetics directly relevant to human membranous nephropathy, glomerular diseases and idiopathic focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). The 2013 recipients are:

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