Because of our reputation, the Section of Nephrology has been asked to participate in major national clinical trials. We were one of 11 institutions to participate in a study looking at the feasibility of using a bioartificial kidney made from human proximal tubule cells in the treatment of acute renal failure. We are also participating in a combined VA/NIH study comparing daily dialysis to conventional three times a week dialysis in the critically ill.
Ms. Allison Dubner recently presented her Dean's Summer Research findings (2011) at the American Medical Association meeting, with her oral presentation tying for first place.
Allison worked with Nephrology Professor, William Paulson, MD, over the summer. In November, she was selected from among 500 medical students to orally present her abstract in New Orleans. Her category was “Clinical/Epidemiological/Healthcare”. As additional recognition, she will attend the AMA-MSS Annual Meeting in Chicago in June 2012.