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To create a world without kidney diseases, the ASN Alliance for Kidney Health elevates care by educating and informing, driving breakthroughs and innovation, and advocating for policies that create transformative changes in kidney medicine throughout the world.

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Innovations in Kidney Education Contest

ASN Innovations in Kidney Education Contest

Innovations in Kidney Education Contest for 2023 has been paused. Please check back again in 2024

The 2023 contest is paused.

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 all students, trainees, researchers, clinicians, and interprofessional team members
  • 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.
Click here to enter your Part 1: Idea Submission.


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2022 Winners

  • Channel your Enthusiasm: The Burton Rose Book Club
    Joel M. Topf; Anna Gaddy; Melanie Hoenig; Edgar Lerma; Sai Sudha Mannemuddhu; Priti Meena; Roger Rodby; Dominique Tomacruz; Juan Carlos Velez; Joshua Waitzman; Amy Yau; and Leticia Rolon
    Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
  • Genomics of Kidney Disease Interactive Virtual Modules
    Mira T. Keddis; Hana Newman; Harini Chakkera; Kara Mangold; Filippo Pinto e Vairo; Mireille El Ters; Marie Hogan; Timothy Curry
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (Arizona)
    Ryan Town
    Stanford University School of Medicine

2021 Winners

2020 Winners

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