Congratulations to Jon Cheng on his acceptance into the UCSD Improving the Health of Aging Women and Men T32 Program! Jon will study free vitamin D and cardiovascular disease under the mentoship of Drs Joachim Ix, Charles Ginsberg, and Andrea LaCroix.
We are excited to announce that this April Dr. Joachim Ix was awarded a new R01 grant from the NIDDK. Dr. Ix will be collaborating with Dr. Alexander Bullen as well as colleagues from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Oregon State University in a project titled "Kidney Tubule Dysfunction and Future Risk of Acute Kidney Injury."
Former UCSD Nephrology Fellow and current Assistant Professor, Dr. Charles Ginsberg, received a Notice of Grant Award for his first NIH/NIDDK R01. Dr. Ginsberg will partner with UCSD Radiation Medicine colleagues to evaluate the utility of tilmanocept imaging for the early diagnosis of diabetic neuropathy.
Dr Prabhleen Singh was recently awarded a Senior Clinical Scientist grant from the VA. In addition, her VA Merit Award "Renal Oxygenation and Mitochondrial Function in the Pathophysiology of Kidney Disease" was renewed for an additional 6 years! Congrats Dr. Singh!
With a lot of pride and excitement we congratulate Dr. Cheryl Anderson, Dean of the School of Public Health & Human Longevity Science here at UC San Diego, for being the Health Sciences recipient of the 2020 UC San Diego Inclusive Excellence Award. Our Division is very proud of Dr. Anderson's commitment and contribution to a more inclusive, equitable, and diverse community at UC San Diego!
Dr. Tyler Woodell is the recipient of the 2020 Chief Resident Teaching Award from the Internal Medicine graduating chief medical residents. This is a terrific honor, as it represents the Chiefs' choice for the one faculty member for the inspiration, guidance, and mentorship they provided throughout their 4 years in their residency program. Congratulations Dr. Woodell!
Dr. Cheryl Anderson was recently named founding dean of the School of Public Health & Human Longevity Science at UC San Diego. Part of our faculty, and mentor to several of our fellows, our Division is proud of Dr. Anderson's new appointment.
Nephrology Division Chief, Dr. Joachim H. Ix, was recently awarded the prestigious Dr. Shaul G. Massry Distinguished Lecture Award from the National Kidney Foundation.
This October our dedicated team of UC San Diego nephrologists and surgeons completed their 100th successful kidney transplant for the year. Despite an ongoing global pandemic, our healthcare team continues to work very hard to provide the best and most expedient care possible for our patients.
UC San Diego Health recently ranked No. 1 among hospitals in San Diego, and among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Also in the 2020 report,10 Adult Specialties within the UC San Diego Health System were Nationally Ranked, including Nephrology.