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ASN leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.

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First-Ever Kidney Disease Research Congressional Briefing

On Tuesday, June 19, 2012, ASN co-sponsored a congressional briefing on the importance and value of kidney disease research with the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (ASPN), the American Kidney Fund (AKF), and honorary co-sponsor, the Congressional Kidney Caucus. Congressional Kidney Caucus co-chair US Representative Tom Marino (R-PA) joined congressional staff to hear how federally funded research has transformed the lives of millions of Americans affected by kidney disease from National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Director Griffin P. Rodgers, MD, MACP, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Director Susan B. Shurin, MD, AKF President and CEO LaVarne Burton, ASPN Immediate Past President H. William Schnaper, MD.

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