A listing of this year's UC San Diego's Division of Nephrology-Hypertension faculty and fellows presenting at the 2020 ASN Kidney Week conference can be accessed from this link. Hope to see you (virtually) there!
Fellowship Interviews are going virtual! ERAS opened to programs on August 12th and fellowship leadership is hard at work converting interview days to Zoom. Many thanks to UC San Diego's Graduate Medical Education department for producing a recruitment video showcasing training sites at UC San Diego.
Former UCSD Nephrology fellow Dr. Charles Ginsberg's manuscript "The Vitamin D Metabolite Ratio is Independent of Vitamin D Binding Protein Concentration" was accepted for publication in Clinical Chemistry.
Check out Dr. Amber Sanchez's recent publication on the Journal of Clinical Apheresis, Update to the ASFA Guidelines on the use of Therapeutic Apheresis in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis.
UCSD Nephrology Fellowship graduate, Dr. O. Alison Potok, was recently featured in a Medscape-Reuters article on eGFR by creatinine and cystatin C.
Drs Etienne Macedo and Ravindra Mehta have initiated a global study evaluating COVID-19 positive patients with kidney disease (Global Assessment of Acute Kidney Disease Incidence and Outcomes in Patients with COVID-19 Infection).
Dr. Mehta is further participating in COVID-19 research at UC San Diego (A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy of Ramipril to Prevent ICU Admission, Mechanical Ventilation or Death in Persons with COVID-19) and a Boston based study (Multicenter Study of COVID-19 Disease in Critically Ill Patients in the US: Examination of the Incidence, Risk Factors, Clinical Features, and Outcomes of Acute and Chronic Kidney Disease).
Nephrology Division Chief, Dr. Joachim H. Ix, was recently awarded the prestigious Dr. Shaul G. Massry Distinguished Lecture Award from the National Kidney Foundation.