Established in 2012, KidneyCure, the ASN Foundation, funds the Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Program, the Transition to Independence Grants Program, the William and Sandra Bennett Clinical Scholars Program, the American Society of Nephrology-Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program, and the ASN Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award Program.
I was inspired to focus my research in the area of kidney development because of my own experiences as a child diagnosed with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR).
Long-term, I aspire to be a transplant physician-scientist at a leading academic institution, and to be able to serve and benefit transplant recipients.
My hope is that this research will enable the development of new treatment options for people with heart and kidney disease and new methods for monitoring the efficacy and safety of those treatments.
I hope to be part of big collaborative researcher and physician teams that will eventually develop novel and increasingly personalized therapeutic concepts that in turn will prolong time without dialysis but high quality of life for people with chronic glomerular diseases.
Identifying key molecules that regulate kidney development will help with the diagnosis and treatment of congenital kidney abnormalities.