UAB Kidney Scholar News
December 2021
2021 Wrap Up
As 2021 comes to an end, we look back over the impressive year for Kidney scholars. With 31+ summer scholars, an impressive group of Post-Doc and PRIME T32 scholars and affiliates, new F, K, and CDA awardees, publications and presentations at local, national, and international conferences, service projects and organizational leadership, invited speakers and many awards.

Happiest of holidays and new year to each of the scholars and those who have supported them throughout the year.
Grant Details
FORMS F or G for NIH Submission?
If you are submitting an NIH grant in the near future – be sure to review the details regarding appropriate forms F or G as they will be both be available during the transition - you must choose the appropriate forms for submission. If you still have questions after reviewing details on the NIH Website, please reach out to your PO. More Details and Table.
Don't Forget to Cite the Grant
Trainees or Mentors who have trainees supported by a T32, R25, U54, etc., don't forget to cite
  • PRIME: NIH T32-DK116672
  • Post-Doc T32: NIH T32-DK007545
  • KURE: NIH R25-DK115353, Cystic Projects to also include: NIH U54-DK126087
  • PROmoTE: NIH R25-DK112731
Undergraduate Highlights
Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program
KDSAP Ended their fall programming with a "Stress Less" Tabling Program for Students before their finals week. For this program, they prepared over 50 care packages for students, and in the package, they included information on how stress can affect kidney health, hot chocolate, tea, candy canes, journals, and contact information for mental health resources.
Check out future newsletters and @uab.kdsap for ways to support spring events.
Dr. Carmen De Miguel's Lab
Sharrell Greene: Best physiology poster presentation award - ABRCMS
María Cabrera Echevarría: Award for lightning talk - ABRCMS
Brian Soto Miranda: Presented Talk - BioAcCES (Academic Conference for Emerging Scholars)
*Scholars and faculty can provide details on presentations and awards. Please contact us with details for future articles.
O'Brien Center & NRTC Opportunities
NRTC Weekly Seminars
Weekly - Mondays at 12:00 Noon
December 6, 2021
Yanhua Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
"Mechanisms of Water Re-absorption by the Kidneys"
Trainee Meeting 10:30 AM

December 13, 2021
Kenneth Saag, M.D., M.Sc.
"Hyperuricemia and Gout in Chronic Kidney Disease"

December 20, 2021
Ji-Bin Peng, Ph.D.
"Epithelial Calcium Transport in Health and Disease"
A Big Thank You!!
Scholar Choice Speaker
Clintoria Williams, Ph.D.

December NOCKS Seminar
December 8, 2021
11:00 AM CT
Kidney Seminar
Sho Morioka, PhD
"Clearance of Dying Cells: Life Beyond Death”

Trainee Seminar
Drs. Sho Morioka, Carmen De Miguel, Kelly Hyndman, & Anne Ramsey
Applications Open
Planning for the summer programs has begun - we hope you can be a part of the mentorship, near peer, and training team that helps support these impactful experiences. We would also greatly appreciate you passing along to friends, colleagues, etc.
Rising Juniors and Seniors in college can join for an 8-week summer research experience in kidney labs. Learn More.

June 1, 2022 - August 3, 2022
Entering MD and PhD scholars -
Translational Team Science kidney-focused Research program. Learn More.

May 25, 2022 - July 20, 2022
Gap Year Openings
Several faculty in the kidney community are looking for gap year interns, position openings and application process can be found online - Learn More.
Funding Announcements
Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation
2022 Fellowships in PKD research
Deadline: January 18, 2022
CCTS Predoctoral Clinical/Translational Research Program (TL1)
Learn More. Deadline: December 15, 2021.
The immersive mentored research program provides 12 months of protected time for trainees to develop projects focused on reducing health disparities and/or diseases that disproportionately affect the Deep South. The program provides a stipend and support for tuition, among other benefits. 
Upcoming Conferences
38th Annual Department of Medicine
Trainee Research Symposium
Wednesday, March 2, 2022(Virtual)
Abstract Due: January 28, 2022 - 5:00 PM
Experimental Biology
April 2 - 5, 2022
Philadelphia, PA
The 2nd Acute Kidney Injury Conference
From Bench to Bedside
Banff, Canada
May 14th - 18th, 2022
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