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Innovations in Kidney Education Contest

ASN Innovations in Kidney Education Contest

Innovations in Kidney Education Contest

Congratulations to the 2020 Winners!

ASN proudly announces the winners of the fifth Innovations in Kidney Education Contest. We received exciting and creative tool submissions. The winners represent the best of these innovative approaches (relevance, creativity, portability, and feasibility) to teaching about kidney health and disease.

About the Contest

The ASN Innovations in Kidney Education Contest was launched in 2015 to stimulate the development of innovative tools to inspire students and trainees to think about nephrology in new ways.

Contest Goals

  • Develop and share tools to enhance teaching in nephrology topics
  • Generate excitement among students and trainees about the field of nephrology
  • Engender interactions between medical students, graduate students, residents, fellows, post-doc trainees, faculty, practicing nephrologists, researchers, and other health professionals
  • Engage learners in ASN activities
  • Create novel ideas for additional curricula development for medical and graduate students in the field of nephrology

What is the contest?

  • Part 1: Idea Submission
    Submission of ideas for an innovative teaching tool that will help teach nephrology
  • Part 2: Teaching Tool Submission
    Development and submission of the new teaching tool

What are "innovative teaching tools?"

Innovative teaching tools may be videos, smartboard talks, games, apps, or other electronic teaching instruments.

Who can enter the contest?

The contest is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry, and who are students and trainees (undergraduate, graduate, medical, PhD, resident, fellow, and post-doc trainees [documentation required]), faculty, practicing nephrologists, researchers, and other health professionals. Teams are encouraged to enter—only one prize will be awarded to the team. Interprofessional teamwork is encouraged. Click here for the official rules.

Submit Your Idea

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2018 Winners

2017 Winners

2016 Winners

2015 Winners

  • Water Homeostasis
    John Danziger, MD and Team; Nephrologist; Harvard Medical School
  • The Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Simulator
    Kamalana K. Sambandam, MD; Nephrologist, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  • Nephropoly: Urine Trouble (Board game focused on physiology of the nephron)
    Dorey A. Glenn, MD and Team; Fellow, University of North Carolina Kidney Center