The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research have awarded UNC Medical Student Colby Allred a Student Scholar Grant.
The award will fund 10 weeks of research for Allred’s investigation of “Characterization of Two Novel Isoforms of Proteinase-3 (PR3).”
Allred is a first-year medical student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who studied in the lab of UNC Kidney Center Director Dr. Ron Falk last summer.
Allred's research focuses on Proteinase-3, which is a specific protein that plays an important role in the development of ANCA vasculitis.
This grant will fund Allred’s further investigation in this area starting in May.
Allred describes the research opportunity as "one of the best experiences I can imagine as a first-year medical student."
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Location: G100 Bondurant
Guest Speaker: Lawrence B. Holzman, MD, Chief, Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension Division, Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Topic: "Gaining a Foothold on Podocyte Function"
KEOP will conduct a kidney screening on Tuesday, May 14 in Windsor, NC (Bertie County) and on Tuesday, May 21 at the NC Department of Justice in Raleigh. Click here for calendar.