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ASN Society News - April 2015

Meet the Finalists: 2015 ASN Innovations in Kidney Education Contest

The American Society of Nephrology proudly announces the finalists of the first Innovations in Kidney Education Contest. Medical students, graduate students, post-doctoral trainees, nephrologists and PhD faculty provided exciting and creative submissions. The finalists represents the best of these innovative approaches to teaching about kidney health and disease.

Judges selected six finalists to proceed to Part 2 of the contest based on relevance, creativity, portability, and feasibility of their ideas. Up to three of the finalists will be selected as winners.

Winners will be announced in September 2015 and will be awarded a prize of $5,000, including travel support and complimentary registration to ASN Kidney Week 2015, November 3–8, 2015, in San Diego, CA.

Please join ASN in congratulating the finalists:

Ishir Bhan, MD, MPH

Web-based interactive tool focused on management of disorders of water metabolism

John Danziger, MD

Animations with accompanying text demonstrating physiologic principles

Dorey A. Glenn, MD

Board game focused on physiology of the nephron

Christopher Molina

Nephron simulator with a quiz and an arcade game, focused on renal physiology

Madhumitha Rajagopal, PhD

Interactive game in form of a mobile app focused on renal transport physiology

Kamalana K. Sambandam, MD

CRRT simulator using PowerPoint macros