Sunday, 27 January 2013 13:33

Meet the YNC mentors

Introducing you to the YNC mentors. The YNC Mentoring Program helps young nephrologists rise to the challenge and help advance nephrology at home and abroad.

The ISN-Young Nephrologists Committee (YNC) Mentoring Program fosters international relationships between nephrologists and nephrologists-in-training or more junior nephrologists/ nephrology researchers. Their objective is to discuss clinical cases and/or research projects of mutual interest.

Tom Nijenhuis.Tom Nijenhuis is an internist-nephrologist and attends to renal transplant recipients. His specific clinical interests include renal tubular disorders and proteinuric glomerular disease. He coordinates several research projects focusing on the role of TRPC6 in podocyte injury, with a recent specific focus on diabetic nephropathy.

Vassilios Liakopoulos.Vassilios Liakopoulos is Assistant Professor of Nephrology at the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, at the AHEPA Hospital, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He serves as an editorial member of several reputed journals. His research interests include glomerular diseases, preeclampsia, exercise, infections and immune response in peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis patients.

Fiona Brown.Fiona Brown is a renal physician at Monash Medical Centre, and director of the peritoneal dialysis program at Southern Health. She completed her PhD in 2000 investigating the role of Macrophage migration inhibitory factor in renal transplantation and glomerulonephritis. She has a keen interest in clinical research and is a principal investigator on the BALANZ trial.

Manisha Sahay.A clinical nephrologist, Manisha Sahay is also involved in research, interested in the etiology of glomerular diseases and the efficiency of traditional versus newer treatment protocols. She is currently studying the role of oxidant stress, lifestyle and obesity in causing chronic kidney disease. Her passion is to develop low cost strategies for prevention and management of CKD in resource challenged areas.

Learn more about this program CLICK HERE.

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