Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology/Hypertension. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards, and honors.
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- Antonio Alvarado, MD, appeared on Great Day SA to discuss the San Antonio Walk for PKD and educate the public about the disease. Dr. Alvarado is a Northwestern alum who now practices at the San Antonio Kidney Disease Center. See his interview here >>
- Lorenzo Gallon, MD is an author on "Biopsy transcriptome expression profiling to identify kidney transplants at risk of chronic injury: a multicentre prospective study". Recently published in Lancet, the paper was generated from the efforts multiple institutions including Northwestern. Read the abstract and more about the study here >>
- Rupal Mehta, MD's paper, "Association of Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 With Atrial Fibrillation in Chronic Kidney Disease, From the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study", was recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association-Cardiology. Read the published paper and more about the study here >>
- Northwestern Medicine and University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) scientists have identified a gene that causes severe glaucoma in children. The finding, published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, validates a similar discovery made by the scientists in mice two years ago and suggests a target for future therapies to treat the devastating eye disease that currently has no cure. Read the article and interview with Susan Quaggin, MD here >>
Northwestern beat out the University of Illinois at Chicago in the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois' "Controversies in Nephrology: An Academic Debate" on May 19, 2016. The Northwestern team, mentored by Yusra Cheema, MD and Jennifer Tuazon, MD, consisted of Khurram Saleem, MD and Khaled Boobes, MD. Dr. Saleem and Dr. Boobes argued on the PRO side of the topic: "Steroids are an effetive treatment for IgA nephropathy". Their knowledge and expertise propelled Northwestern to win the debate of the assigned topic, and be chosen as the audience favorite for both the assigned topic and the entire debate. Congratulations to the 2016 winners!