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7-Jul-2014

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Contact: Adrienne Lea
alea@asn-online.org
202-503-6560
American Society of Nephrology

ASN Foundation for Kidney Research funds $2.8 million in research grants

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research will fund $2.8 million in original, meritorious research in 2014 to improve care for the more than 20 million Americans with kidney disease, and for kidney patients worldwide.

"The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research helps prevent and cure kidney diseases through research and innovation. By adding 19 new research projects to a strong funding portfolio, the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research helps kidney professionals apply their talents to make a positive difference in the lives of millions," Chair of the Board of Directors Bruce A. Molitoris, MD, FASN, said.

The Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Program supports nephrology fellows who will advance the understanding of kidney biology and disease. The 2014 class includes:

Ben J. Lipps Research Fellows

The foundation's Career Development Grants Program helps young investigators achieve independent research careers. Funding supports basic and clinical research in adult and pediatric nephrology, immunology and genetics directly relevant to human membranous nephropathy, glomerular diseases and idiopathic focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). The 2014 recipients are:

Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grants

"The 2014 grant recipients will propel advances in patient care and outcomes through basic, translational and clinical research," Dr. Molitoris said. "ASN is delighted to support this research and foster the careers of the next generation of investigators who will advance care for kidney patients."

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The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research was established in 2012 and funds the Career Development Grants Program, the Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Program, and the Student Scholar Grants Program. The Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Program is supported by educational donations provided by the American Renal Patient Care Foundation, Inc., Amgen, ASN, Baxter, and Fresenius Medical Care. For more information on the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research or its Grants Program, please visit http://www.asn-online.org/foundation or contact grants@asn-online.org, 202.618.6990.



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